You guys rock my world. Have I said that already? I've received a gazillion emails today suggesting where I could buy eyelets and I thank you so much....I've ordered some thanks to your awesome recommendations! Yahoooo! Really, I am grateful.
Just for fun here and hopefully to explain my personal opinion with a smile....My point to last nights dastardly dilemma is ....why can't we, as crafters, just be able to walk into a store...LOCALLY.... and purchase 3/16 BRONZE eyelets. Yes, I can find them online and yes, I can color them... been there done that....but, I want to be able to go into a store and purchase what I believe is a standard piece of hardware for paper crafting. I can honestly say from my standpoint that if they are out of style, then whomever made this craftacular decision, did so without contacting the million people who still obviously use them....Based solely from the emails I've received today. LOL!
You know I'm not lazy and would be delighted to ink up or buff on bronze to a very tiny eyelet I can't even get my man fingers to hold successfully for two seconds before it magically pops out of my hands sending me scrambling on all fours to the floor searching impossibly without my glasses... which I had to go find ...so I'll be able to know that what I actually picked up is NOT the bi-colored eyelet, but the petrified- dust bunny covered - dog food morsel that has been under my desk for God knows how long! (breathe) (true story!) I just wanna buy a package, dump them in with my other eyelets and grab some when I need them. See what I mean? Bahahahaha! So yes, inks and buffs are awesome, but to me it translates into just another thing I need to do when I already have things to do....and the bronze eyelets match the chain I'm using perfectly....AMEN! Ahhhhhh!
Oh wait....Let's delve even deeper shall we... since I'm in the mood...HEHEHEHE...Take brads....I personally love antique nickle or mainly BRONZE colored brads. If Tim's are not available in the craft store, there is NOOOOOO way on God's Green Earth that they have standard Bronze or Antique Nickle brads in the store. I have to get back in my car and drive over to Michaels, which is where I should have gone in the first place, to pick these jobbies up. Seems to me this is standard stuff folks...If brads are not popular, than I'll eat my big ole black top hat! The ones I'm seeing lately are all PINK AND LIME GREEN and NO, these bad boys are just not me. But, I'm only one person in a BIG paper crafting sea and I'm sure there are tons of lovely people that use the ever so fashionable pink and green ones. Just sayin'! HAHAHAHA!
OK, now that I've made a political statement for having basic craft supplies stocked in local craft stores, I feel better. (write your congressman!) I wont go into the time I called the pizza place to order a pizza and they ran out of dough....Just won't go there tonight. LOL!
Y'all, I just want to reemphasize how much I honestly do thank you for your suggestions on my dilemma. It's been so much fun reading your comments. I truly know your comments help us all out, as a big family of papercrafters, to be even better.
Hugs to ya!
The Gentleman Crafter