These lightweight flat charms are great for embellishing rubber-stamped designs. Each has a definite front, and on some the pattern is cut all the way through, making it visible on both sides. Therefore, although we could almost call them 2-sided, the back doesn't quite look finished.
Use these wood components as-is, or color them with paints (all types), marker pens or dyes. To apply stain, lacquer, or other wood finish, the manufacturer says to first sand the charm by laying it flat on a small piece of 320-grit sandpaper. Rub both sides across the paper about 10 times and then blow off the sawdust. Use a small drill to add extra holes for hanging dangles.
Measurements: Include loop, which usually has a hole size of 1-1.3mm. All charms are approximately 1-4mm thick. Stock numbers with L are left-side charms; Stock numbers with R are right-side charms.
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These used to be great when I used them a few years ago, but the ones I just got don't have the same quality as the older ones. The loop for attaching the jump-ring is no longer well-made, it tears out very easily and I feel a really good product has been lost to us. Still very nice to look at, but loop is way too flimsy now. Very disappointing. Hope they can make it better again. [R&T reply: Hello Lynn, Thank you so much for your review. We are checking our stock and removing any products that are not up to our high quality of standards. If you give us a call @ 1-800-366-2156 - 8-4pm, we can refund you fully for your purchase. We value every review. ~Nate @ www.rings-things.com ]