I was collecting hexagon pins on Pinterest when one picture caught my attention: A crafter was holding up her quilt top, and the sun was shining through the fabric.
“Oh, wouldn’t a woven hexagon sun catcher be grand,” crossed my mind.
But common sense reminded me that yarns are typically not translucent. Weaving lace weight would be an option, but I really had my mind set on something like a stained glass effect.
Google “translucent yarn”: Sewing thread, fishing line, unraveled feed bags, more sewing thread, fiber optic cable (really?), hay bale twine, more sewing thread, jelly yarn, … ok, what is jelly yarn?
Long story short, I found Jellyyarns.com, owned by Kathleen Greco and her husband, who are offering vinyl “yarns” designed for crafting, available in different weights and over 10 colors. BINGO!
A woven sample in the “fine” weight jelly yarn delivered very pleasant results on the TURTLE looms. But life happened, and neither the sun catcher nor any of the other ideas that had joined the former were realized.
Until October came near, and that was spooky.
Another long story short, there are three jelly yarns that actually glow-in-the-dark, and what better occasion than Halloween to use that property to make some … glow-in-the-dark earrings!
Here is your opportunity to explore weaving this unusual material:
In our Etsy store we offer complete kits for making glow-in-the-dark earrings, in all three colors, Vanilla, Pink, and Green. Each kit comes with instructions and enough vinyl yarn and fishhook notions to make one pair of earrings.
All you will need to add is your TinyTURTLE™ loom.
We have also made available a “Glow-in-the-Dark Earrings” project video that walks you through the complete making of one earring:
We hope to see you glowing-in-the-dark, soon.