The set of spangled bobbins Mari lent me have glared at me for a week. All fanned out on a tray table. Put in to pairs. Begging to be used. I had one problem - contact paper.
I knew exactly which pattern I wanted to try - Star with Star Ground - that we had done in guild two years ago. It has very little sewings and looks lovely when done. The problem was I couldn't find my roll of contact paper to cover the pricking and DH couldn't find any at the store. This led to the cleaning up of my art studio . . . I know I know it needed doing too. And Hazzah the paper was found, the pricking covered and the work begun.
Here is what I've found. I pick the bobbins up by the spangles. I have a hard time picking up the itty bitty shaft and find the spangle loop easier to grasp. I've not seen anyone else do this so I know it's probably not "proper", but it's working for me. I'm still not sold on itty spangled bobbins, but they do take up much less space on the pillow.