Brads come in many different colours, shapes, sizes and finishes.
They are also known as paper fasteners to us in the UK
There are jewels, glitter and velvet, Gold, silver, bronze, pink, blue in fact any colour you require.
You can buy these useful additions big, small and even huge ones if that is what you fancy. Some have words on them, or symbols. Others have pictures or characters on them to suit your theme.
And there is bound to be one that suits your particular needs
They are very versatile. Use them to attach ribbons or tags, or when building up flowers and you need something to pop in the centre.
This is a flower made from felt, with a pearl in the centre to hold all the layers together.
You could also use them to attach small charms to your cards.
These pearl bards are from Wild Orchid Crafts
Buy them in small packets or big tubs and use them for effect wherever you need them.
They aren't expensive and will go a long way.
This is a large box with many shapes, sizes and colours and cost just a few £££'s
But the ways to use them are endless for any of my designs
And the latest trend is to make your own Brads from kits
They come in Antique Gold or pewter, and there are various shapes and sizes in one pack.
You simply punch out some of the paper you are using and fix it via the enclosed glue sticker to the coloured base of your choice.
Then cover the top with one of the glazed dome covers.
There are three different sized punches too so you will always have the perfect embellishment to co-ordinate with your project.
And this is a good way to use up any of those scraps that you can't bear to part with.
There are lots of designs to tempt you and they are a really cheap embellishment to add to any of your projects. Click the link to view just a small portion of the ones available from
And if you wanted to change the look totally of the metal brads then with some Versamark and embossing powder you can make them look bronze or gold or silver to match your personal project