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Recycled Gift Card Jewelry
Cool! I came across some jewelry on the internet made of cut up used gift cards. We have old cards that have been laying around for like 10 years around my house, so I thought it’d be a good thing for me to investigate.
I’m really happy with how this turned out – I’ve been wearing the bracelets all day and love the little jangly noise they make. I want to put these on Etsy, even though there are a lot on there…I want to make more – it is kind of a slow process (if you’re a perfectionist like me), but it’s well worth it.
- If you’re using old credit/debit cards, you can use your file to remove your signature and any personal information.
- Please don’t inhale the little plastic shavings…and there are a lot, so don’t let them just fall onto the floor like I did.
- Make necklaces, cell phone charms, rings, whatever!
- Try different shapes! Feature pretty designs that are on the card!
So yesterday, I thought all hope was lost in my getting an Eee Slate. I guess that was wrong, because I happen to be typing on the bluetooth keyboard as you read this! It has been a long time since I’ve typed on a full size keyboard…(the Eee PC has been my primary computer for a while now). I’ve also forgotten what it’s like to have more than a single core processor…and now I have 5! Wowza! Anyway, I thought I’d post some stuff about it and a bunch of photos (taken with my new Nexus S, of course!), because there doesn’t seem to be an overwhelming amount of stuff on it yet. What a great way to forget how hard it was to get through the day…
1. There is no preinstalled software for the camera. I was able to record videos through Windows Live Movie Maker, but no photos yet. I’ve read things about LifeFrame, which I had preinstalled on my old W7S notebook (and probably my Eee, I forget), but the drivers aren’t on the ASUS website right now. I’m sure there’s an alternative out there – I downloaded one right now, but haven’t actually checked it out.
2. I wanted to mention that the folio does stand up in both portrait and landscape orientations, but I am not someone who sits at a desk and looks down at their computer screen. The folio is set at a pretty low angle, so I find it painful to prop it on a soft tubey pillow (right now!) and have it more at “laptop” angle. That may just be my preference, though. Also, it’s nothing terrible.
3. One more thing is that when you put the batteries in the bluetooth keyboard, the LED will blink, alternating red and green. For some reason, I thought this meant the batteries were low – “What?! I just opened this!” – but maybe I’m the only one who was fooled by this. Apparently it just means that you have to push the little pairing button on the back (which the stylus is perfect for!) and you’re good to go.