while browsing the clearance aisle at walmart - I found regular brass office brads on sale for 25 cents for a box of 100! I bought every box they had... LOL there were only 9... but that's 900 brads for $2.25. I couldn't pass that up... yeah they're plain, but they can be dressed I have rubons called bradwear that are specifically meant for regular office brads like that.
Also, could I just paint them with acryllic???