I wanted to share a little history (below) of the fuzzy dice since this is the project I am presenting here from “cut out & keep”. The founder of “cut out & keep” Cat Morley is sharing this tutorial with us. What I like about this site is that they invite you to make your own version of the projects presented and share yours. I also like the version made by Chozel Vinn L. and I think these would make a darling pair of ear rings. Thanks ladies for the neat tutorials.
The practice of fuzzy dice originated in the U.S. in the 1950s and is considered one of the first items sold specifically to be hung from a rear-view mirror. The exact meaning and origin of fuzzy dice is unclear, but one theory holds that U.S. pilots in World War II used dice in their cockpits for good luck, and they continued the practice when they came home from the war.
While fuzzy dice were at the height of their popularity in the 1970s and the 1980s, they have since become increasingly rare. The practice of hanging any object from the rear-view mirror is prohibited in at least one state (Minnesota). A 1993 study showed there to be no correlation between the use of fuzzy dice and the degree of a driver’s reckless driving behavior.
By Linda Lanese