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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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