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Old 07-21-2007, 05:37 PM   #1
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unwanted plastic needles?
Here is something to do with them. I am going to get some from ebay just for this... Knitting Needle Bracelets
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Old 07-21-2007, 07:34 PM   #2
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oh my gosh that is super cool!!!!!!!
too bad the only plastics I have are double pointed =/
but if I can find them for a good price or something..I'm doing that!
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Old 07-22-2007, 03:56 PM   #3
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The lady who made the tutorial said she got the plastic needles at an op-shop and that they are basically older, vintage needles. Would it work to just buy plastic needles at Michaels or somewhere? Or do you have to use the vintage kind? Anyways, they are soo cute! Gotta make one...
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Old 07-22-2007, 06:37 PM   #4
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First of all, I don't see any reason why you couldn't use DPNs as long as they were long enough.

And I think that the point of getting them at an op-shop (which i assume is a thrift store? ) is that they are cheaper and you are doing some recycling. I don't see any reason why you couldn't use new ones though. There are loads of them on Ebay too.
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Old 07-22-2007, 07:03 PM   #5
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Cool! Time to go shopping for plastic needles!!
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Old 07-22-2007, 11:39 PM   #6
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Does it work with acrylic needles, or just plastic?
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well in theory i would think it would because you are just softening the material but i am not sure if the fumes from melting acrylic is any worse than from melting plastic. seems like those at home acrylic nail kits have warning labels all over them about fumes? I could be wrong about that though.
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Ooh! What a fab idea! My MIL has a whole load of odd needles so I'll have to see if she's got any plastic ones.
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The main draw of using old or vintage needles over new ones is that the older ones often have unusual/cool 'caps' or tops on them.
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So, if I were to make one I would have to worry about fumes? I never thought of that...
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