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« on: November 13, 2011 10:18:51 PM »

Hey all.. I tried searching the internet but couldn't really find any info on what I was looking for.

I want to make some magnets as gifts with my polymer clay, but I was wondering if anyone could lead me to some info on what kinds of magnets would work best? I want them to actually work and be usuable, (ie, actually hold more than 1 sheet of paper/photo to the fridge). But I also don't want the magnet to be SO strong that the clay rips right off of it, with the magnet still stuck do the fridge. Does anyone have any tips for me? Also, what would be the best kind of adhesive to use? Would super glue work? Or should I use something different? Thanks!
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« Reply #1 on: December 09, 2011 09:43:50 AM »

Hi, just now seeing your question.

Not sure what you mean by "hold more than 1 sheet of paper/photo to the fridge," but polymer clay is made into magnets all the time.  (If you mean using sheets of polymer clay on "magnet sheets," that could be done with certain precautions**, but magnet sheet isn't very magnetic compared to regular magnets....Oh, I just realized you probably meant holding several photos to the frig with the magnet, so in that case, the strength would mostly depend on the strength of the magnet you choose to put on the back of the clay.)

There are several ways to do that, different kinds of magnets and magnet material that can be used, and different kinds of adhesives that work in various situations, but you can get much more info on making them on this page of my site if you're still interested:
http://glassattic.com/polymer/other_materials.htm
(click on the category called Magnets & Magnet Sheet near the bottom of the list at top of that page)

** using a "strong" clay brand/line since the clay will be thin, using a large piece of magnet sheet compared to the size of the clay sheet, etc

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Diane B.
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