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“Pink Pumpkins for October”

Description from EPBCornell: This is inspired by Medieval Momma's idea a year or two ago that we needed a way to make pink pumpkins.
When the felt beads came in, a design was made with orange and smaller golden and white ones with thread stitched through the middle and pulled around the sides shaping them into tiny pumpkins. Why not in pink?
Another design I've seen is using Czechmates crescents with 11/0 seed beads between them strung around in a ring to make a pumpkin.
Melon beads are ready-made, albeit small, and could be better if stouter or more rondelle-shaped.
Could add some curling wire vine, maybe a broad, light leaf, either leaving it gold or coloring it pink, too. Patina would be preferred to alcohol ink for coverage, but pink patina only available in sets right now.
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2.5" tube $1.30
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Measurements: 0.6mm hole/22 gauge

78 yd. bobbin $1.70
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Measurements: 78 yard bobbin

2.5" tube $1.30
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Measurements: 0.6mm hole/22 gauge

78 yd. bobbin $1.70
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Measurements: 78 yard bobbin

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  1. dolllady aka Pam
    dolllady aka Pam says:

    What a wonderful pumpkin patch for celebrating Breast Cancer Awareness Month!

  2. Chicky Red-haired Grammy
    Chicky Red-haired Grammy says:

    Absolutely, Pam! I love the pink felt balls and plan to make a pink necklace for October!

    Many years ago I made a necklace with multi-colored felt balls decorated with seed beads and sequins. It is still my holiday go-to necklace.

  3. BevB
    BevB says:

    This is a great pick! Thanks for your description.

  4. Kathryn R
    Kathryn R says:

    Well, there is no question about putting this wonderful pick into my favorites. EPBCornell, you have packed your pink pick chock full of great ideas for October projects! So inspiring and informative! I vote POD on this one. Thanks!

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    Melody F says:

    I keep trying to grow pumpkins in my shady yard, with no luck. Maybe if I can find a pink variety? Love your pick. Thanks for a nice long descroption.

  6. Stingray
    Stingray says:

    The pink banana squash is the only pink cucurbiticae that I’m aware of(don’t know ‘em all). The flavor rivals the best pie pumpkins and they grow HUGE(2ft+) but they are shaped more like enormous zucchini.
    I’ve used the melon beads as pumpkins for years and just by adding a looping,swirling wire(20g for 10mm+ and 22g for 8mm and less)works well. The idea of pink pumpkins is very interesting.

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