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Old 04-11-2009, 09:02 PM   #1
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I noticed how many eyelets I have sitting in my stamp room, unloved.

It seems as though I have abandoned them for brads! I really want to start using them again because I LOVE the way they look.

I think my reasons for not using them as much is that I have found brads faster and quieter. I know, I have a cropodile and a silent setter that I have to take out of the box. But I still grab the brads.

How about you? What do you prefer and why?
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Old 04-11-2009, 09:04 PM   #2
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I prefer brads. I love the look and they are so easy to use!
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Yay, you figured out the poll posting.

I use brads more often but I prefer eyelets, because they come in so many interesting shapes. And I have the old fashioned pound-them-in-with-a-hammer type of setter, so perhaps that's why I don't use them as often.

I had a bag full of froggie shaped eyelets that were a particular favorite . . .
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Old 04-11-2009, 09:04 PM   #4
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I like the way brads look better. I do like the Jumbo Eyelets, tho!
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Brads because I bought the cheap eyelets and cannot make them come out non-smooshed. Plus I love the coppery brads-they go with everything!
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I noticed how many eyelets I have sitting in my stamp room, unloved.

It seems as though I have abandoned them for brads! I really want to start using them again because I LOVE the way they look.

I think my reasons for not using them as much is that I have found brads faster and quieter. I know, I have a cropodile and a silent setter that I have to take out of the box. But I still grab the brads.

How about you? What do you prefer and why?
I like brads mostly because they are quicker. I do use eyelets too, but not as often as brads. When I make gift card holders I mostly use eyelets and ribbon to hold them closed.
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Hmmm ... if it's shiny, I like it! LOL!

(Congrats on your poll, BTW!)
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I love brads, I used an eyelet once and I didnt like the looks of it.
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I am like you, I have tons of eyelets just sitting in my cupboard because I always reach for the brads first.
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Definitely brads.
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I probably prefer the clean front and back of eyelets, but I don't have a manual setter and am intimidated by the cropadile, so I use brads. Brads are just easier to deal with (for me).
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My eyelets are sitting there mostly unused ... I always reach for my brads too
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I think of eyelets as more 'rustic' or casual-looking. Brads to me are a little dressier, as are most cards.
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Old 04-11-2009, 10:20 PM   #14
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I never mastered the art of eyelet setting. I always smooshed them. So I prefer brads.
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I prefer brads - they're quicker
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Eyelets would be nice if they didn't have holes!
I vote for brads!
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Old 04-11-2009, 10:36 PM   #17
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Brads all the way. They are so versatile and they come in every shape and color possible.
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Old 04-11-2009, 10:46 PM   #18
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I like the ease of brads however, once I purchased the Big Bite Cropadile, I like the easy way to use the eyelets. The one thing they do not tell you is unless you use the same brand (as the cropadile) eyelets, the Big Bite works too well and breaks the little eyelets. You don't know until you ruin the project, that the cheap eyelets will break. I now love my Big Bite and use it more and more.
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I vote neither - I've been on a rhinestone and Dew Drop kick.

I know... I'm quite the rebel.
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Old 04-12-2009, 12:14 AM   #20
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I love brads. I do think eyelets look nice but they are such a pain in the rump!
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Old 04-12-2009, 12:33 AM   #22
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Definitely Brads - so much quicker & easier to use.

I tend to only use eyelets these days if I want to thread them with ribbon or fibres.
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Yeah, you figured out the poll! But I didn't select an option because I love brads, eyelets, Dew Drops, and rhinestones. I use it all! I just used an eyelet this week. I always use my Crop-a-Dile for my eyelets. SUPER FAST, easy, and quiet! I say open up that Crop-a-Dile and use some eyelets!
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Well, I chose brads---more color to see, but give me some jumbo eyelets and I will put them anywhere, love that you can thread ribbon through and use them as handles!
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Old 04-12-2009, 04:54 AM   #25
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Brads..just easier and I love the variety in sizes and shapes.
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Brads, but I have oodles of eyelets and I'm starting to use them again so I can decide to either use them up or give them away. It seems the only time I use eyelets is attaching ribbon.
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Brads..way better..

Altho, I have a ton of eyelets, when I first got my cropodile..I did a bulk order on SCS with eyelets, prolly haven't touched them since.
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I couldn't answer the poll because there wasn't a spot to mark "both". It depends on the card I'm making, the color I need and what I feel like doing at that moment.
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i love brads!

i like eyelets too don't get me wrong... you just have to be aware of what will show BEHIND the layer with the eyelet. i don't know how many times i would get to going, use an eyelet and then... POO! now THAT is gonna show thru...
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I reach for brads all the time ... however, I WANT to use my eyelets more because, like Gina, I have so many sitting there unloved!
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If I had a choice, and I don't (no eyelets here), I would still choose brads over eyelets. I just like the look better. However, I have found these little candy dots at my LSS that are so awesome. If you're like me, you have made your card/project and then looked at it and said "I should have put brads THERE". Well, candy dots can go anywhere I also lean heavily towards the 1/2 pearls now that I have them in so many different colors!

Funny story about my HUGE eyelet stash that I use to have. In May of 2006, our house caught fire. When we were forced to move out, I had all my eyelets in a tackle box. We packed the car with whatever we could take and drove off down our long driveway. Just as we turned on the busy street we lived on, we heard a crash! My eyelet tackle box had been left on the top of the car! They (all zillion of them) were now all over the busiest street in town. I didn't even look back.



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Brads just have more options....they can be blingy, manly, silly, etc.... I do like some eyelets, especially my Halloween ones...but that's about the only time of year I use them...
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I voted eyelets, though I seem to be in a minority. Don't get me wrong, I love brads, especially the fancier ones, but I like the way you can thread stuff through eylets. (I'm also counting snaps as eyelets because they need to be set, even though they end up looking like brads. I use snaps even more than eyelets...). Not a big fan of the fancier shaped eyelets, except the jumbo flower ones...and snowflakes. I think eyelets work better on interactive elements too, because they allow easier rotation than brads.
I even like the teensty tiny ones that the Crop-a-Dile is no use for - like on this card here: http:////www.splitcoaststampers.com/...&ppuser=133118
Oh - and eyelets beat brads hands down for nautical look cards.
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Brads are just easier and quicker. I also have tons of eyelets sitting on my table.
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I prefer brads myself. They are much quicker to use. I do like the jumbo eyelet though but don't find myself using them all that much.
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I use brads specifically because it's a lot less work than placing an eyelet and I don't always like the way the eyelet looks after being "squished" with my crop-a-dile...LOL
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Not to throw a wrench into the conversation but has anyone used the eyelet brads?
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I love them both equally so I have not cast a vote. I probably use brads more, but I love using eyelets to thread ribbon and cording through.
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