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Old 08-14-2012, 04:49 AM   #1
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Default What size brads do you use?

I am looking for rhinestone brads online and I swear I can't tell what size to get! To give you a visual...these will be in the center of a punched snowflake (SU Snowflake punch) and also in the center of a 1 1/4" circle. The "mini" brads are just too small. What is a normal, standard, everyday sized brad? There has to be an average size...right? Thanks!!
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Old 08-14-2012, 07:10 AM   #2
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I am looking for rhinestone brads online and I swear I can't tell what size to get! To give you a visual...these will be in the center of a punched snowflake (SU Snowflake punch) and also in the center of a 1 1/4" circle. The "mini" brads are just too small. What is a normal, standard, everyday sized brad? There has to be an average size...right? Thanks!!
I started out using rhinestone brads for things like that. Then I decided they were too hard to find in the color and sizes I wanted, and that they made an unnecessary "bump" on the card to deal with.

Now when I want a sparkle in the middle of something, I glue the snowflake/circle/flower down, and then just glue a flat backed jewel in the middle. You can find the flat backed gems everywhere, pretty cheaply, in any color and size you want.

I used a coupon at Hobby Lobby and got a huge canister of gems in all colors and sizes. Enough to last me several lifetimes.

I use a small dot of Tombow Mono Multi to adhere the gems, and they hold firmly.
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Thanks Bugga...I might have to do that. I needed these for a specific project and I thought it might be easier to have the brads in this situation. I have found some 11mm that are pretty cheap so I think I am going to take a chance and get those. If they end up being too big, I will be stuck with 100 of them so I better find a use for them!!!
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