You will need:
- doilies. I trimmed mine from an old crocheted lace place mat.
- Lace of several widths for jelly underskirting and tentacles!
- (Man, do I love a craft with tentacles!)
- Mod Podge or slightly thinned white glue
- 36 gauge wire ( Thinnest available.)
- doily colored thread.
- Cutting instruments for wire and thread and lace.
- Paint brush
- Curved circular containers to use for molds.
1) Trim doilies for the jelly domes to the ideal size for you. Mine are small. 2-3 inches. But I think this would work to make much larger Jellies. Just select your lacy underbits to match the scale of your doily.
2)Find molds for your doilies that will give you the curvature you prefer. I used an old jelly mold and a margarita glass.
3) Generously coat one side of your doily with Mod Podge or thinned glue.
4) Place in molds and allow to dry.
5) Make a rosette (gather lace and sew into a spiral). Stitch into place in the center of the doily.
You may want a thimble for this part.
6) Cut lace and wire to double the length that you would like to use for your tentacles. I cut 2 of each, both the same length.
7) Weave the wire into the lace using a "running stitch". To finish fold the wire end and end of lace over and pinch to crimp the wire.
8) I folded the wired tentacles in half, but unevenly, so they would be staggered, and stitched
into the center of the rosette.
9) Fluff up your jelly and string him up for hanging.
additional note: I used two different widths for the tentacle lace to make the 4 tentacles feel like more. Also.. if you were clever and used only cotton lace these could be dyed! I'd love to see someone try that!
Please let me know if you make some. I'd love to check them out!
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