Thursday, June 18, 2009

Hybrid Craft: Glass Gem Magnets

Glass Gem Magnets (Green, Brown, Turquoise)

I had seen these type of magnets before and thought that once I moved into a house I would make some for my newly decorated kitchen. However, we ended up moving to another apartment, instead. I have been trying more (smaller) things to make this place feel more like home, so I finally decided to make fridge magnets (because ours don't hold up much) that match a cute valance for a window in the kitchen that I bought shortly after moving in. Besides, I knew it would give me practice to work on a new craft. Overall I like them, but definitely see ways to improve how they're made. But hey, they're just for me, right? (Oh, and there are a few missing from the pic because I ran out of magnets. Oops!)

In case you're wondering, I printed digital scrapbook paper, along with some digital elements and digital stamps, so this is a hybrid craft. ^_^ (But easy to do with regular scrapbook papers, or fun pics from magazines or the newspaper.)


Sami June 19, 2009 at 9:20 AM  

I LOVE them!!! :) How big are they across? (it's hard to get a sense of scale on the internet sometimes, LOL)

Those could definitely make any place feel more home-y :)

Gabby June 19, 2009 at 9:23 AM  

You know, I was JUST looking at them and going "huh, I should have put something to compare them to, because they could be any size." Heh. (They're already on the fridge at this point.) These are about 1 1/4 inches across, give or take, as some are a little irregular in shape.

However, I have seen these done with smaller gems, like 3/4.

Charles Gramlich June 19, 2009 at 10:55 AM  

Those would make cool glass eyes!

Gabby June 19, 2009 at 11:18 AM  

Charles -- they MIGHT, except these are flat on the backside, not completely round. But interesting thought! Would you like some fridge magnets made with pictures of eyes??? *laughs* I could do it!

Claudia June 19, 2009 at 1:15 PM  

These are great! Can I come be crafty with you sometime?

Steph Glazier-Collao June 22, 2009 at 3:19 PM  

Aren't they great? I have a few on my magnet board that I made and think they are the greatest things ;)

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