Re: the kree kone rant

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Posted by Lisa K on October 24, 2002 at 18:38:29:

In reply to: the kree kone rant posted by anne beltestad on October 24, 2002 at 02:38:25:

I love this method. I just started using it. Thanks for the info.
What do you do to keep the tip from drying out in between use?
Thanks in advance.

: there seems to be a lot of interest in the type of henna tool I use
these days, so I figured I'd post a description of how I do it here.
: Save your hands, wrists, and 1/2 jacquard-worths of henna! Once
you've tried Kree Kones, you'll never go back!
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: Date: Fri, 10 May 2002 14:37:14 -0400
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: What is a Kree Kone?
: It's a cake decorating tip in a sturdy plastic bag. i started out
: with jaquard bottles, but those are hard to fill, hurt your hand,
: and don't hold much henna, and you tend to waste the last bits of
: paste. To me cones are impossible, carrot bags nearly so, and
: ok but messy and can tend to frighten customers. So, after trying
: all these (and toothpics and paintbrushes) I found the j-bottle
: (I think that's what you're using) to be ok. Lots of henna artists
: use them and say they get used to the hand pain.
: Then I met Kree of Gilded Lilies in Seattle and she introduced me
: to her invention.
: What is it?
: Tiny metal cake decorating tips (001 and nearby
: sizes, generally Korean or English-made, *and* come in different
: sizes, shapes, bands,etc.) packing tape, and a nice plastic cake
: decorating cone (cone-shaped plastic bag) - should be the sturdier
kind but not so much so
: that it bends. Basically what you do is reinforce the bag's seam
: with strips of tape, cut a hole in the end of the bag, drop the tip
in, then using minimal tape and allowing *NO* gaps seal the two
together. it's not easy. I only *just* got it flawless after years
of work.
: How do you use it?
: So you can fill this masterpiece with a whole night's worth of
henna (or a whole wedding, or a whole ______) and go to town! Close
the open end with a twist-tie, the foil kind, wrapped twice around
making sure it's very tight and right up against the surface of the
henna. The idea is that the pressure helps let the henna flow.
Squeeze from the *back* of the cone and if you get a clog, you can
either stick a needle (carefully) into the end of the metal tip or
open up the whole affair and stir.
: I guarantee that although this tool is hard to make it is the BEST
henna tool there is. (I can say that because I didn't invent it!) As
far as I know, ther are no jacquard bottles which are softer
: or easier to fill. I tried a ketchup bottle once with horrible
results, syringes, and, in those primordial days, toothpicks,
paintbrushes, needles...
: I hope this helps enlighten...


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