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11  Fancy Thumbtacks in Completed Projects by spaz_muse on: July 09, 2004 12:21:10 PM
Ok. This is probably a case of "everyone's made these" but I hadn't until the other night and I enjoyed it immensely, so now I'm showing you!  (cross-posted, therefore apologies to those of you who also read craftgrrl on LJ.)  If this should be moved to a different header, please let me know and I will move it!  So... what happens when you combine hot glue, a dream, and these?

Apparently, this!

I just put a little dot of glue on the back of the gem and then pressed the head of the tack into the glue. 

Impressed by my skill, I boldly mixed these:

And derived these:

These were handled the same way except, after the glue dried, I pushed the prongs tight under the head of the tack for extra security in case the glue failed.  I tried making some with the prongs flattened against the gem itself and then gluing it, but it didn't seem as stable. 

Anyway, lots of fun, lots of simple and lots of cheap.  What more could a girl ask for? 
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