My husband is brilliant. Really. Andy saw these “Decorative Glass Gems” sitting on a dirty shelf, underneath a display of dusty faux silk flowers at the local the Dollar General. I would have walked quickly past the depressing display, but Andy, being who he is saw their potential.
He was right, of course, these extra-large flat marble things do make fantastic pattern weights. They are larger than the usual marbles that are more commonly used in vases (They measure roughly an inch and quarter.), and have a satisfying weight to them, and the 24 ounce bag was only two dollars. Two bags are more than enough for any pattern weight needs you might have. If you don’t have a Dollar General nearby, I would look for them at a craft store in the floral department.
Mostly, I must admit. I just enjoy drizzling these over my pattern pieces like some sort of queen scattering diamonds across her table. It’s a deeply satisfying experience. One I hope you get enjoy for yourself soon.
What a great idea and they look so pretty as well. I’ll have to see what I can find in my local Pound World or Pound Land (the UK equivalents of Dollar General I guess).
Oh! Let us know if you find some for cheap in the UK!
Keep looking they do have them occasionally.
Laurie San Diego says
Ah, fantastic idea! I love the look of them, and your video clip on Facebook just enhanced their allure 🙂 I will have to find some, I hate pins and these are so pretty!
I made some washer-and-ribbon pattern weights not to long ago, but these would be much more fun to scatter across my work! I’m pretty sure there is a Dollar General nearby… here’s hoping! =)