black wine, deep purple, and orchid crochet naturals

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black wine, deep purple, and orchid crochet naturals

Post by volksblues » Thu Apr 26, 2012 2:46 am

so here they are, still a bit sleek, shortly after sealing by pouring boiling water on them. my first go with crocheting dreads was remaking the black and green twisted transitionals, and then i had a go with some awful cheap hair from sallys that just would not seal at all, and then i got my package from IKS yesterday and started on these. i love love love them! the hair seals up just the way i was hoping! i love the colours. i'm hoping i can get enough dreads out of the hair i have to do a full install. if i do i will add pictures. this picture isn't the best (evening natural light sucks), but i couldn't wait to take a picture and get some criticism!

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first three dreads on the left are black wine, the next one is a blend of black wine and orchid, then a deep purple solid, then deep purple and orchid blend, and then a solid orchid. i'm also hoping to wave/trim up the ends as well.

please let me know what you think!! i would love some pointers. i'm going for a very natural look. i want my dreads to look real, even though the colours are bright/different. this was also my first try at blends, which i am very pleased with.

eta: here's some better pics:

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Re: black wine, deep purple, and orchid crochet naturals

Post by danixdorko » Thu Apr 26, 2012 8:12 am

Ahh these are so pretty! I love the colors you chose and everything!
Personally I think they're a little perfect looking for a very 'natural' style, but that's really just a preference thing. They're looking good! Can't wait to see them installed!
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Post by volksblues » Thu Apr 26, 2012 1:18 pm

danixdorko wrote:Ahh these are so pretty! I love the colors you chose and everything!
Personally I think they're a little perfect looking for a very 'natural' style, but that's really just a preference thing. They're looking good! Can't wait to see them installed!

i totally agree, they're a bit slick looking. i'm hoping they'll fluff up a bit more, i did take this picture pretty shortly after boiling. i might crochet them a bit more so they're not as slick if they don't fluff up.

eta: yes they definitely look a lot better this morning since they've dried out more. i will try and get some more pictures up later. i really love them!
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Post by ..::AtomicLox::.. » Fri Apr 27, 2012 2:52 pm

NOM. Love them!
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Post by volksblues » Fri Apr 27, 2012 3:42 pm

..::AtomicLox::.. wrote:NOM. Love them!

thank you! i'm still working hard on these, they look great. the base is going to be black wine and then the rest will be deep purple and orchid. it's sunny today so i will try and get some better pictures of the sealed ones that have fully dried!
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Post by MrsEss » Fri Apr 27, 2012 8:26 pm

Eeeek!! Love these!!! I think they're *perfect* so nice to see such well made naturals.
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Post by ChaosFollows » Fri Apr 27, 2012 9:58 pm

These are excellent. I dont think you need any pointers! x
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Post by volksblues » Sat Apr 28, 2012 1:33 am

thanks so much you guys.
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Post by IKickShins » Sat Apr 28, 2012 1:37 am

I think they look fantastic, and you don't need to improve or change anything :)
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Post by volksblues » Sat Apr 28, 2012 4:43 am

ikickshins wrote:I think they look fantastic, and you don't need to improve or change anything :)
you guys are awesome, thanks so much. i really have been working hard on them! i feel like just by doing it more and more i'm getting faster and finding ways to tighten them up faster. i hope i can make enough to do a full install. i'm really obsessed with black wine, it's such a great colour.
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Post by Izzybeau » Sat Apr 28, 2012 6:49 pm

I adore these and agree you don't need to change a thing with them. Gorgeous blend and choice of colours.
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Post by Shedandy » Mon Apr 30, 2012 2:21 pm

Love them! The colors and the texture are yummy!
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Post by PureUnDilutedEvil » Wed May 02, 2012 9:26 pm

These are beautiful! :)

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Post by The-Halloween-Master » Thu Feb 21, 2013 6:19 pm

I think they look really great :)

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Post by CurlUpAndDye » Fri Mar 08, 2013 10:57 pm

I actually quite like the slick look with those :P I love the orchid ones :)
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Re: black wine, deep purple, and orchid crochet naturals

Post by Cariad Dreads » Sat Mar 09, 2013 7:56 pm

These are absolutely beautiful, I love them :)
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Re: black wine, deep purple, and orchid crochet naturals

Post by iddylove » Tue Apr 02, 2013 2:30 am

They look pretty dead on in comparison to the real dreads that i've had in the past! Really pretty.

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