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Oh! My Rivets are made from...
« on: November 29, 2010, 10:48:50 AM »
So some of you were wondering what my rivets were made from that I use on some of my projects. Well frankly I had no idea until a few minutes ago since someone gave them to me and he didn't even know. They're silvery, but not metallic. They're near-impossible to scratch/smash and hard to get paint to stick to which is why I've been only using them for potential resin kits. What are they and where can I get more?!?!?! While looking for something else I found out....

Micro glass beads. They come in many colors, including my silver ones.
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Re: Oh! My Rivets are made from...
« Reply #1 on: September 05, 2011, 11:30:19 PM »
i got given a big bag of these a couple of yars ago, great. however i also use (for smaller rivets) a water filter, the kind you have in a jug or kettle. just cut it open and you'll have thousands of bits of charcoal and squillions of tiny beads. i'm still using the cotents of one i openned 7 years ago :)

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Re: Oh! My Rivets are made from...
« Reply #2 on: September 06, 2011, 05:40:55 AM »
The only thing I don't like about the britta beads is having to sort them by size. Otherwise they're great.
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Re: Oh! My Rivets are made from...
« Reply #3 on: September 06, 2011, 06:05:50 AM »
lol, yeah that is true :D but once its done......

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