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« on: May 12, 2008 12:49:46 PM »

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« Reply #1 on: May 12, 2008 12:55:34 PM »

well, you might be able to make jewelry with them?
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« Reply #2 on: May 12, 2008 01:00:57 PM »

You know, they just might actually make an interesting looking necklace if I joined them with jumprings.
Thanks, I'll have to give it a try.
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« Reply #3 on: May 12, 2008 01:50:28 PM »

couch pillow covers? use ribbon or something for the eyes? but that'll still take forever to get rid of. hm..
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« Reply #4 on: May 12, 2008 02:10:03 PM »

in that second photo, it would be neat to place them out like that and then use wire or thread to tie them together or wind a string around many times to connect them, and then create a necklace or earrings.  post whatever you do!
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« Reply #5 on: May 12, 2008 02:12:52 PM »

If you could find a way to crimp down the hook end so they would fit through the part you sew on, you might be able to make a chain mail fashion statement - maybe a vest out of them?
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« Reply #6 on: May 12, 2008 02:37:29 PM »

A woman I work with just bought a shirt that had eyelet/grommets with hooks through them instead of buttons. It was wicked cool looking!
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« Reply #7 on: May 12, 2008 02:46:13 PM »

i really want to see the jewellery when you make it.

you might want to add wires with beads in between?
just an idea.  to break up the metallyness of it. or whatever
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« Reply #8 on: May 12, 2008 02:56:53 PM »

Stitch markers?
With the little bend in the middle, it might work to hold them on and make it easy to remove them. :]
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« Reply #9 on: May 12, 2008 03:18:48 PM »

It's perfectly standard tailoring to sew a bar tack of thread instead of an eye (take a nice long stitch where you want the "eye" to be, go back around and do the same stitch several times, and then if you're feeling fancy, the last time wrap your thread a bunch of times around the bar you've just created to keep that all together) or you can use any sort of eyelet trim with holes in good places, or a strip of narrow ribbon along where you want something to fasten, and just sew across the width of the ribbon twice leaving enough space to hook through. 

I'd also consider using them for some kind of hanger-- either with a tapestry or trim that you sew hooks onto and then hang from a wire, or where you hang small things (narrow chain necklaces?  miniature pictures with wire on the back?) off of a row of hooks.
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