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the69thwarrior Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
DAMN IT

your figures are o so amazing i wanna cry





*drowns in tears*
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GreyscaleRainbowXx Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I have to say, I am in love with your figures! I had been making figures out of pipecleaners throughout my childhood but never considered them as a serious medium in adult hood until I found them packed away in my basement! I came on here to see what people were making and was just in awe! I took some basic techniques I already knew and am putting my own methods and flair into my craft while still trying to learn from others such as yourself to improve. ^^

Right now I  have just a few questions though; one technique based and another material based.

I am considering making a figure soon that will be able to open and close their mouth, complete with a nice set of teeth but am not sure how to make the mouth so that the different colors don't pop apart from each other or over lap in awkward places, as well as being able to secure the teeth so they won't pop out! Do you have any advice for something like this? I have been having some trouble with making ears with colored insides too. I had a good technique with my Jolteon figure but I tried replicating it in a recent one and couldn't remember exactly what I did. >.<

My second question is regarding colors. While my craft stores have a huge selection it seems there are just some colors they either don't make, or don't sell in larger packs (more than 3 strands at a time in multi-color packs some of them!) or my stores just don't keep them in stock at all. I have seen several websites online that sell pipecleaners in bulk but I don't have any way of knowing what color selections exist. Any recommendations you would have for me on where to order or find color examples would be much appreciated!
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:iconleo-tux:
Leo-tux Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you
I'm not really good at explaining my technique but I'll try. 
To make teeth for a mouth that opens and closes I make a frame of the mouth (simply 2 strands of pipe cleaners each representing the top and bottom jaws, add whatever teeth on each jaw (note that its gonna look like the teeth might be popping out), then wrap pipe cleaners around the bottom part of the teeth so it kinda looks like gums and then add a final layer of pipe cleaners around the gum layer. As for the the ears, as for example bunny ears, then make a smaller loop that's filled in with the secondary color and place it inside the larger one, then just fill in the bigger loop with its' appropriate color and avoid covering the inner ear. 

As for pipe cleaners I buy them at my local crafts store and online too. kwikcrafts.com/crafts/product/… is at really good site its one of the few site that sell the peach color pipe cleaners in 6mm width.

I hope the description isn't too confusing. Maybe if you ever see me selling at a convention I can show you in person. 
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FigureCreator Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Hey Leo-tux. I love your pipe cleaner crafts. They look very awesome, but let me give you some advice here. I hope I don't sound like a dick, but you should wind the pipe cleaners  (if possible) in one direction. It would look much cooler. Also, if you try to make details, but it won't work like it should, then try to use scissors to cut of he plush. If you can draw, then try to use copic marker or something like that to paint the eyes or the clothes.

I hope I could help ^^
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RegulaDestroya Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2013
WOW! those are THE most amazing pipe cleaner figures I have EVER seen...I know I might be asking too much, but do you think you could let me in on how you do the heads? I would like to learn how to make something out of pipe cleaners other than roses.
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Leo-tux Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Well, I start with making a circle which shows how big i want the head to be. Then I start with the eyes according to the circle I made and wrap around the eyes with pipe cleaners I intend to fill the rest of the head with. I'm sorry if this sounds confusing but that's the very general steps how I start making heads but some will vary.
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:iconreguladestroya:
RegulaDestroya Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2013
Yeah, its a little confusing, but I'll give it a shot, thanks.

How did you learn to make such detailed pieces? cause I'm seriously impressed!
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sarilys Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2012  Student Filmographer
WOW how resistant are these? could you make a stop motion film with them?
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shimmering-raindrop Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2012
i realized how awesome pipe cleaners were before.
You are a true master
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Xetlyr Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Just... Wow :iconrlytearplz:
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