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« on: October 05, 2008 01:53:44 PM »

I signed up with a pal to do a craft show and came up with magnets as one thing to bring (that I hoped would be different than most things there...and I didn't see any others there - woot!)
Here's what I came up with:
Some Halloween ones, images from a fabric catalog -

These were craft paper that had clear words (from a scrapbook sheet of paper) on top -

Some familiar faces -

And then some glitter ones - shapes from my resin mold -


In total, I made 82 (yup, I counted) all unique but I don't want to overwhelm with pictures.

Quick steps for this easy project, just:
1) Acquire bottle caps - friends in bands are awesome for such contributions Tongue - mine donated a fantastic variety of colors.
2) Cut out images - I bought a 1" (round) hole punch and made quick work of this.
3) Seal images - I used decoupage glue - critical step or resin bleeds through - see poor Hale's face. Sad
4) *In a well ventilated area* - mix resin and pour a bit into each cap - I use a plastic bottle for more control.
5) Make sure images are properly covered with resin, arrange image and glitter as desired, and address any bubbles.
6) After resin has cured - hot glue the magnets onto the back (I used 3/4" from Michael's.)

What do you think of mine?
They got a lot of great feedback at the show and now friends want to commission me to do sets with desired images. Smiley
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« Reply #1 on: October 05, 2008 03:25:45 PM »

So cute. How did the craft show turn out? I've been wanting to do one but the craft shows in my area are a kind of expensive to do. Undecided but anywho. Great job.
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« Reply #2 on: October 05, 2008 03:33:46 PM »

So cute! Congrats on the commission offer as well!
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« Reply #3 on: October 05, 2008 04:18:56 PM »

Congrats!  Those are too cool!
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« Reply #4 on: October 05, 2008 04:54:39 PM »

I LOOOOVVEEEE the halloween ones!   great choices, they are soo cute.
it's funny because i was just thinking about if i made bottle cap resin magnets, how they would turn out. I didn't think about the holepuncher though, didn't even know they sold those! cooool
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« Reply #5 on: October 05, 2008 05:01:37 PM »

I have about 400 bottlecaps that a friend of mine gave to me..so they are sitting in my studio collectin dust..I was using some for pendants and rings but magnets are a great idea you dont have to worry about drilling a hole..

your stuff turned out great ..

and,yes..how did the craft show do???
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« Reply #6 on: October 05, 2008 05:03:48 PM »

They look great!

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« Reply #7 on: October 05, 2008 06:13:12 PM »

Hello! Thanks for all of the feedback!

The art show was at my local Hospice (they have a very large campus and had over 100 vendors), we did not get a great turnout though. I think part of it was we were in the outer portion where there were less vendors...and in the sun (in Florida- wah, so it was pretty darn hot) but it was a pretty good experience.
As said, the magnets generated a lot of positive comments but I came home with a ton. Sad Oh well, Christmas presents for the coworkers! Tongue Unless anyone wants to do a personal trade. Tongue Grin Tongue

I LOOOOVVEEEE the halloween ones!   great choices, they are soo cute.
it's funny because i was just thinking about if i made bottle cap resin magnets, how they would turn out. I didn't think about the holepuncher though, didn't even know they sold those! cooool
Alt+Hana - definitely go with a hole punch if you try this out - it makes it so easy! I bought a Fisker one that punches from the top so you can see exactly what you are cutting out too.

I have about 400 bottlecaps that a friend of mine gave to me..so they are sitting in my studio collectin dust..I was using some for pendants and rings but magnets are a great idea you dont have to worry about drilling a hole..
Yeah, they really are easy. I'm going to go check out your posts and see if you've posted your bottle cap jewelry.

Thanks again for all the feedback everyone!
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