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  • Bob K.
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    Those look so cute, Eddy...and what a cool idea! Now I know what to do with that box full of basswood hen eggs I've got down in the basement! I might make a couple ladybugs for my grand kids if you don't mind.

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  • DLarabee
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    Just tossing out a not about the "magnet" question that was asked above. If you want a REALLY strong magnet, go to a computer recycler and look for hard drive magnets. These are incredibly powerful, and often MORE powerful than people expect.

    You can usually get them already stripped at the right recycler, or you can disassemble the drive yourself. It's a bit challenging, but very fun. There are a lot of other very interesting metal pieces inside that are great for unique crafts.

    I think most people have one or two old drives sitting in a closet somewhere anyway, or maybe that's just my circle of computer geeks. :-) Have fun!

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  • DLarabee
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    Very cute. Wish my partner got as excited about my creations as yours does. I would requests first dibs as well.

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  • Merle Rice
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    Hi Eddy, Great innovation , that's using your Ole Kidney . Ha,Ha. They are Cute as a Bugs Ear. Painting is right on. Needless to say I like them. Merle

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  • Nomad
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    I love 'em. One of my favorite beetles.

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  • Arthur C.
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    Great idea, Eddy! Nicely done. I, too, will likely wipe your idea.

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  • Eddy-Smiles
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    Originally posted by scotia carver View Post
    Nice work Eddy, its always nice to give our wives first choice
    Bruce
    The upside to offering first choice to the wife is that it makes her happy. The down side to offering first choice to the wife is that she can't make up her mind which one she likes more so she grabs both of them to put on her refrigerator which makes her even more happy!

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  • Eddy-Smiles
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    Originally posted by Robson Valley View Post
    Those are really nice. Good thing my partner isn't seeing these. I might have to crib that idea.
    The color and the spot pattern are different for every species (60+), like a fingerprint.
    Some beetle-freak is bound to come along and say: "Oh! That's a such-and-such Ladybird beetle" Relax doc, it's a Ladybug.

    Give you credit = not a true "bug" so it's one word. Like Dragonfly and Butterfly = not really flies.

    Fridge magnets: can these hold up a paper grocery list on the fridge? I can't find strong enough magnets to do that. Glue the magnets in with CA?
    I get my magnets at Michaels Craft Store using a 50% off coupon. They're made in the U.S.A. fabricated by ProMagProducts.Com of Marietta, Ohio. The magnets are round and 19mm in diameter. And yes they will hold up a grocery list as long as the paper stock isn't too thick. As for adhering them on to the Ladybugs. I just use hot glue. It's quick and it's easy. If the glue is hot enough when applied and encircles the entire perimeter of the magnet when pressed against the bottom of the Ladybug, it's not going to come off for a long, long, time.

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  • uvawyo
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    Super, Eddy!

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  • Randy
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    I may have to do some for my wife. She loves lady bugs. Nicly done Eddy!

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  • Soggy
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    Originally posted by Robson Valley View Post

    Fridge magnets: can these hold up a paper grocery list on the fridge? I can't find strong enough magnets to do that. Glue the magnets in with CA?
    Great idea Eddy! ....as Robson said " I might have to crib that idea "
    Robson Valley. Lee Valley has some terrific magnets; the 1/2" ones will almost tear the door off your refrigerator . I fasten them in with 5 minute epoxy from the Dollar Store , ........haven't had one let go yet.
    Wayne

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  • scotia carver
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    Nice work Eddy, its always nice to give our wives first choice
    Bruce

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  • joepaulbutler
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    A clever use of eggs & well done

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  • ada504fha
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    Such cuties! Great job on these - and smart to let the wife have first dibs.

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  • Brian T
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    Those are really nice. Good thing my partner isn't seeing these. I might have to crib that idea.
    The color and the spot pattern are different for every species (60+), like a fingerprint.
    Some beetle-freak is bound to come along and say: "Oh! That's a such-and-such Ladybird beetle" Relax doc, it's a Ladybug.

    Give you credit = not a true "bug" so it's one word. Like Dragonfly and Butterfly = not really flies.

    Fridge magnets: can these hold up a paper grocery list on the fridge? I can't find strong enough magnets to do that. Glue the magnets in with CA?

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