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majdle Posts: 130
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Any tips what to make mouse whiskers out of?

Chowlea Bears Chowlea Bears
Posts: 602

Fine gauge fishing line?

Very fine gauge floristry wire?

Horse hair might be too thick do you think?

Some brilliant person will be on in a minute with a ..........why didn't I think of that answer.......... :doh:

Jare Hares & Bears Jare Hares & Bears
Polo, IL
Posts: 983

I just use thread and coat it with beeswax.

matilda Matilda Huggington-beare
WA
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OH Renea???? you crack me up bear_grin  bear_grin

I just buy the stuff at my local fabric craft store that stocks absolutely everything.  It's labeled 'Dolls whiskers'
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Michelle Helen Chaska, Minnesota
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Renae: you are a hoot!!!

Whiskers: well if it is a mico mini I use clear sewing thread.

Michelle

Michelle Helen Chaska, Minnesota
Posts: 2,895

Renae: I'm still laughing...antelope fur? I would not even know where to find it much less using it as a whisker. Though that is a wonderful idea.  As for "moosie", I'm not sure if you are talking about a real moose or a pet!!! Though, if left up to me  they would be one in the same  if only my silly, uptight association board would let me have one in my back yard. I do love animals.....

Michelle

BearBottoms 'Bear' Bottoms Originals
Ft. Bragg, NC
Posts: 2,465

Matilda,

Doll whiskers?!?!!??! LOL  Hilarious!

I have nothing to add; everyone's already suggested what I would have! :)

Kimberly W.

Jodi Falk Bears by Jodi
Gahanna , Ohio USA
Posts: 3,463

   I use the flower from the banskee bush !!

Jodi Falk Bears by Jodi
Gahanna , Ohio USA
Posts: 3,463


Just wanted to pull your leg on the last post. gave me a good laugh :crackup:  :crackup:  :crackup:  :crackup:  But seriously , I use fishing line. I poke a hole in fabric use a good craft glue that dries clear and put glue on line and insert into hole. let dry.

Chowlea Bears Chowlea Bears
Posts: 602
Jodi Falk wrote:


  I use fishing line. I poke a hole in fabric use a good craft glue that dries clear and put glue on line and insert into hole. let dry.

WOW - I got something right after all............... :crackup:  :crackup:  :crackup:

I'm not a total fluffhead................ :dance:  :dance:  :dance:

K P Bear K P Bear
Lewiston
Posts: 386

Horse hair is great and comes in many colors. I love it. Use only the tail hair.
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Michelle Helen Chaska, Minnesota
Posts: 2,895

Lena wrote: Horse hair is great and comes in many colors. I love it. Use only the tail hair.

Lena: Do people sell horse hair for crafts? If so  where can one buy it? My friend gave me some years ago but I don't live near any horse people (well I do, I just don't know them).

Michelle

K P Bear K P Bear
Lewiston
Posts: 386

I get mine from my daughter. She has 4 horses all differnt colours. Not sure if craft shops sell it. I be happy to send you some. Might be a problem with customs I think. Maybe you can get in contact with a stabel some where and as for some. Most horse folk are very nice folk.
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Koala Adorable Bears
Shepparton/Victoria
Posts: 149

I have used the fine wire from  'wired ribbon". You all possibly have left over wire ribbon. I just pull it out. It is fine but will bend to any shape and the copper shade is usually a good contrast.

Susan

Eileen Baird'sBears
Toronto
Posts: 3,873

bear_original I use horse mane hair for mousie whiskers . . . the tail hair is too coarse for teeny tinies!avmishdL.jpg

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