Several weeks ago, I received 3 of these from a fellow artist...
She had issued a challenge at PDA to use them in our art.
I tried a few things, nothing was working, so I put them away.
Several days later, I was working on an ATC and was stuck. I wanted to add a stick pin and could not come up with a way to attach it and I thought about the "thingies" I had received. My original idea for the stick pin didn't pan out and then I had another thought...I cut off the black cord and used the silver piece as a little bucket. Added a few flowers (actually beads) and here it is...
Artist Trading Card
The image was a gift from Lee Weber.
Some things work better when taken apart.
Have a great weekend.