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« on: January 28, 2004 03:57:57 PM »

So I saw these magnets in a kitchsy little store once, these "elements magnets" - and i LOVED them... but of course i wasn't going to pay $20 for them.  But this was like 4 years ago, and finally, years later, I did it!  I made them!  Yay.



(here's the explanation part, skip it if you don't want to read about it and instead just look at my pretty picture! Smiley)

I bought the little tins online, and came up with my idea for each elements.  The fire is fire cut out of a magazine with burnt matches inside, the water is painted with glass paint, then filled with E6000 to seal the paint, then, well, obviously filled with water.  Wind is painted with glass paint again and filled with balled up cotton, earth is glass paint filled with soil.  All four are sealed with E6000.  I originally used magnet tape until they immediately fell off the fridge (notice the crack in the fire one) so I bought those hardcore circle magnets and they work better.
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« Reply #1 on: January 28, 2004 04:53:47 PM »

very cool indeed.  you should be proud of your diy efforts.

do you remember where you found those tins?
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« Reply #2 on: January 28, 2004 05:09:04 PM »

Yep!  Bought them here.  They have other sizes.
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« Reply #3 on: January 28, 2004 08:40:13 PM »

those are really lovely!  just as an aside, lee valley tools (http://www.leevalley.com/wood/page.asp?SID=&ccurrency=2&page=44948&category=1,43326) has those watchmaker's cases a little cheaper.  i have a ton of them.
i've never posted before, so sorry if that url doesn't work!
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« Reply #4 on: January 29, 2004 10:09:03 AM »

Those are awesome!
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« Reply #5 on: January 30, 2004 01:26:36 PM »

as an elemental girl (raised in a wiccan household, though i didn't choose that path) i love love LOVE this idea!
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« Reply #6 on: January 30, 2004 03:09:51 PM »

Those are really sweet.  Thanks: )
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« Reply #7 on: January 30, 2004 04:26:44 PM »

those are so cool, and i never would have noticed the crack in "fire" if you hadn't mentioned it Wink
they're lovely Smiley
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« Reply #8 on: January 30, 2004 05:43:21 PM »

i think i want to do other sets - maybe seasons?  that's kind of similar to elements.  anyone got ideas?
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« Reply #9 on: February 02, 2004 09:52:45 PM »

i think that doing a seasons set would be awesome too.  you could do some type of dried bud type flower (like baby's breathe or something similar) or fake green leaves for spring, a big dried sunflower for summer, some small autumnal leaves for fall, and bare twigs for winter.

i think you could do all kinds of great themes!  i'm thinking holidays (ones filled with construction paper hearts for v day, red white and blue glitter for the 4th etc), foods (i always want a use for those cute jolee's by you food stickers), little shrines to friends (a pic of them in the background with sparkles and glitter and beads inside to shake up)...
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« Reply #10 on: February 27, 2004 12:59:12 AM »

  Do these tins stay closed well?  I want to make those magnetic spice racks they have for like 50 bucks at Target and some other places.  Also on that note where could I get ametal 'board'?
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« Reply #11 on: February 27, 2004 03:43:27 AM »

LOL!  I was immediately going to post about Lee Valley but I kept reading.  These are amazing tins. I have them in all the sizes. Great for beads and findings, and everything you can imagine to put in them . Great for traveling cuz they are see through and customs just looks and closes the box. Ans yes they seal extremely well , so I DO use them for spices.
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« Reply #12 on: February 27, 2004 06:27:01 AM »

I think the general consensus for metal 'boards' is flashing that you buy at Home Depot (or someplace similar).  I believe it comes both in smallish (maybe 1 foot square) squares and in huge sheets.  If you want to cut it you need tinsnips and protective gloves - and you should probably put something around the edge (electrical tape, or a picture frame)  
your spice rack idea sounds cool!  Post a pic if you do it.
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« Reply #13 on: February 27, 2004 10:41:09 AM »


This is one that went for 90 bucks! Cool HUH?
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« Reply #14 on: February 27, 2004 10:47:25 AM »

"C:\Documents and Settings\Owner\Desktop\spice rack..htm"  Thes go for 90 bucks.  Cool HUH?
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« Reply #15 on: February 27, 2004 10:48:14 AM »

Im going to scream, none of my jpgs work! >:(
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« Reply #16 on: February 27, 2004 10:51:04 AM »

When you display pictures on craftster they must be on a website not your local computer.  That is why we can't see them.

Try using yahoo photos or some other free site to load the pictures on and then put that link on carftster.

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« Reply #17 on: February 27, 2004 10:58:22 AM »

this thread mentions some problems with yahoo and suggestions for other hosts:

http://www.craftster.org/yabbse/index.php?board=41;action=display;threadid=2393
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« Reply #18 on: February 28, 2004 01:09:34 PM »

I love 4 elements stuff... dunno why. Those are very cool. I love it when someone has the initiative to make something that would have been expensive to buy. Great job!  Smiley
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« Reply #19 on: February 28, 2004 01:12:34 PM »

These cases are so cheap!   Im ordering some from here http://www.leevalley.com/garden/page.asp?SID=&ccurrency=2&page=44948&category=2%
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« Reply #20 on: February 28, 2004 01:35:31 PM »


These are the spice racks , they go for like 90 bucks, the containers are cheap but where can  get  the slab of metal board cheap?
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