Username Post: what is this & how do I use it?        (Topic#1581491)
Kathy Edwards
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I don't how meaning thing I have and don't know what to do with it!!!! sound like something to talk about!!!! tell us what it is well see if someone can tell what to do with it LOL OK I'll start what this how can I use it?
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anda11
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In response to Kathy Edwards

Hi Kathy, I do not know about this one. I think this is a great topic idea.


 
binkiemonstermom
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I have no idea???!!!!!!


 
aquabunny
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"Press the button to pick up/release disposable pom poms, small objects, etc."


 
Debbie2006
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In response to aquabunny

Looks like a mini head scratcher.......lol


 
Just G
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In response to Debbie2006

it's a 'mini grabber' used to pick up small objects like brads, eyelets, pom poms etc out of your stash


 
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  • stick on 10-05-12 06:53 PM
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This tool is commonly used in the jewelry industry - it's basically a 3-pronged tweezer. It's good for picking up and viewing gemstones because it doesn't matter what shape the stone is, the tool will grab it, and it holds it without you having to squeeze the tool like with tweezers. However it doesn't give you a lot of control over precise placement when you release whatever item you're holding, so I think the application it was sold for here was not well thought out.


 
Kathy Edwards
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In response to stick

yup!!!!


 
kiyawinn
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I agree with Stick...it is used to pick up items...However, the company that makes this, Pebbles, makes "chalk inks" and as a previous poster said, you pick up the cotton "pompom" , stir it around in the chalk ink and apply to your paper....no release needed.
The pompoms are quite small and you swirl them to chalk up your embellishment, stamp etc...You generally use a different pompom for each colour of chalk....IYKWIM?

Alison



 
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  • stick on 10-05-12 08:24 PM
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So it's intended to be an an ink dauber? My thought is why not just use a q-tip instead, or a cotton ball, but I guess that wouldn't be much of a money-maker for them.


 
mrsdriver5
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I have a cheapie version of the tool and use it often for holding little rhinestones to put glue on the bottoms, then putting them in place. I have no trouble with placement. I've also used it with my Pebbles chalks. The chalks come with three sizes of balls for each of the colors plus a pincher to hold the balls, but I like this little tool better for the tiny balls. Hubby picked the tool up when he was wandering around J's and I used it to humor him, then found out how useful it really was~Judy

(Oh, and the pom pom balls for the chalks are firm, so they rub harder and more precise than a regular cotton ball. I use my chalks all the time since I'm messy and they can be erased, but ink-distressing tends to make a permanent mess for me )


 
Juansmom
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Well, as a mom of a little boy, I'd use it to pick toys, jewelry, etc out of the sink drain!! BWAHAHA!


 
Megan - ForumTech
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I had one years ago for computer work - picking up small screws and such, too.


 
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I have one that I use for the little pom poms I got to use with the chalks. My DGS decided that he needed it for his chalks so it went into his scrapbook drawer.


 
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I am very impressed by the responses, because I couldn't even tell what the question was.


 
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