Tin cases at Michael's

I saw those tin cases with the glass top containers and wanted some. I
didn't order them online because everywhere I looked had a disclaimer saying
that the tins could be dented and scratched. Yesterday I was in Michael's
and they had several different tin sets although they didn't have the one
with 40 in the case. I bought 2 12's and one 20. I came home eager to put my
eyelets into the tins and found that the tops only sit on top and don't
screw onto the base. I have visions of one of the kids knocking the case
over and having a large pile of mixed eyelets to have to sort out. I only
opened one so I guess I will take the other 2 back.
Reply to
Scout Lady
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as long as you snap the cover on them (the box you store them in) you should be fine.. I have 5 of these full and I've knocked them around... I also put a strong rubberband around them when they are stored...
Reply to
ronni
been there, done that. and ya know some of the reds and oranges all look alike when they're mixed together on red carpet.
Reply to
Jessie
Do you have children? Your knocked around can probably not come close to my grandson's "I was just looking at it when all of the sudden it just broke".
Just yesterday morning the outside phone line was only "barely touched" by accident of course by my grandson. He had no explanation as to how a wire "barely touched" was somehow ripped right from the outside wall. Rubberbands present no obstacle to an 8 year old. ;o)
Reply to
Scout Lady
I don't "have children" but my 3 year old neice is here often and I have 4 dogs (two puppies) that seem to find everything.... not to mention the 4 neighborhood kids that I take care of weekly.... I have my share of kids in this house... I stack them all on a shelf above my workspace and rubberband them... that way if they DO get to them, I catch them by the time they can get them all off... and thats rare...
Reply to
ronni
I have a couple of these cases and I've never had a problem. Just keep the little tins with the glass tops inside the case and keep the case closed when not in use. the 40 piec case just has smaller tins in it so you probably did best with what you got. If you still decide to take them back, I recommend using film canisters. I like the ones from Fugi since they are simi clear vs black. The lits snap on tight and you can glue a sample eyelet on the top if you wish. Its just a thought. Susan
Reply to
SusanWest1
Ditto on the strong rubber band. Mine did get knocked over by a kid and had some minor eyelet slippage. I keep a rubber band around it now. The thought of all those eyelets falling out was too scary. Rubber band working great.
Lynne
Reply to
King's Crown
I buy my tins at the local hardware store. You'll find them with the fishing tackle supplies. And for a lot less $$.
Reply to
Cleo

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