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« Reply #10 on: March 15, 2005 07:28:55 PM »

PinkBiird - Microbeads are just tiny clear plastic  beads without any holes drilled in them. Occasionally they come in colors, too, though obviously that wouldn't work for this project unless they were translucent.

You can find microbeads at most craft stores - sometimes they're in the scrapbooking section though I've also seen them in the jewelry areas and also in the general crafting section. They usually come in two grades - meidum and really small. I used the small ones for this project - that way the image has a bit of a shimmer and pixelation but doesn't look grainy like it would if the medium beads were used instead. They're easy to apply, just paint on some craft glue and apply them evenly. Shake off excess. Hope this helps - if you have any other questions about em let me know Smiley

Aunty Em - Too bad I didn't know that a few days ago! I just gave my Altoids tins to a friend of mine who is a teacher - the kids in her class are using them to make personalized crayon holders with their names on em.



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« Reply #11 on: March 16, 2005 12:30:01 AM »

thanks!
i'm gonna have to check them out the next time i'm at the craft store!
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« Reply #12 on: March 16, 2005 03:26:17 PM »

CUTE CUTE CUTEEEEEEEEEEEEE  Cheesy  Cheesy  Cheesy
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« Reply #13 on: March 16, 2005 03:45:37 PM »

Way cool!
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« Reply #14 on: March 16, 2005 04:53:24 PM »

the microbeads are the same thing they put in the paint when they paint the light reflective road markings - if you know anyone that works for one of the road painting outfits they can probably get a 10 lb bag pretty cheap
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« Reply #15 on: March 16, 2005 08:34:59 PM »

Great Idea!! Never thought of an Altoid's tin that would be a great way to keep track of credit cards, id cards and the like and I've been wanting to split them up into their own separate little "wallets"
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« Reply #16 on: March 20, 2005 08:53:10 PM »

AMAZING!!! R altoids a kind of peppermint? I guess If I were to make this at home here in sunny sydney, Australia than its a safe bet to use a cigar tin or something of that nature? Other than that I really find this project done so well. One of the best I have viewed so far on this website. Well done darls. I love the kitsch too.
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« Reply #17 on: March 20, 2005 08:56:14 PM »

When I saw the title I was like:  Roll Eyes okay?

But when I finally saw the purse I was more like this!  Shocked  lol. this is really neat!
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« Reply #18 on: March 20, 2005 10:38:54 PM »

Oh my, that is just the cutest little thing!!  Altoids tins are perfect to use as substitutes for wallets, because you can fit money & credit cards in there.  I love it.
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« Reply #19 on: March 22, 2005 05:56:51 PM »

I've got so many Altoid tins hanging around the house... Perfect project for me tonight!
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