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CosmicCranberry
« Reply #310 on: December 16, 2005 08:18:27 AM »

um...in relation to this...how big is 9/16" are those small marbles? Cause I am having a bit of trouble finding the larger marbles online.......
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SprocketJones
« Reply #311 on: December 16, 2005 08:25:09 AM »

Oddly enough, I discovered the ones at Walmart were just a tad too small for 3/4 inch magnets, but the ones at Hobby Lobby tended to be enough bigger to be perfect for 3/4 inch magnets EXCEPT the jumbo size bag of the small marbles. Get this, the smaller bag had bigger marbles than the giant bag (twice as many marbles) , both bags being from Hobby Lobby.  Huh

I've about decided to use the smaller than 3/4 inch size for bordering picture frames, instead of trying to take them back.

Very Odd indeed - how I long for a Hobby Lobby that isn't more than an hour away... Closest to the TC area are 75 miles in either direction...

I decided to use smaller magnets...and it seems to be working just fine.

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GroggyFroggy
« Reply #312 on: December 16, 2005 09:27:45 AM »

I just read on another marble thread that someone uses felt to cover the back of the marble. That's a pretty neat idea.

I got my big marbles at Dollar Tree and they're really cracked and flawed. I'm going to use them but I probably won't buy them again. I found tiny ones at Walmart but haven't had a chance to look anywhere else.

I am so excited. Michael's is all the way across town (well, small town but still...) and I had never heard of ACMoore until I came to Craftster and then, of course, I wanted one.  Well Yay for me! We are getting an ACMoore within 10 minutes of me!!
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« Reply #313 on: December 17, 2005 09:32:18 PM »

CosmicCranberry, I got my 1 1/2 inch marbles (the biggest ones you can get) online at: www.save-on-crafts.com.  I also found them at Joann's in the floral section.

By the way, I was selling the big ones at a craft fair, and I nearly ran out of them!  I was quite amazed...I sold them for $1.50 each (the giant ones).
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I can tell you, Fall is composed of

1 part dead fish smell
1 part wet leaves
1 part arctic chilled air (not winter chilled variety)
2 parts crunchy walking
a pinch very cold rain
some apples you picked yourself
a few very still moments
a good deal of inner reflection
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« Reply #314 on: December 18, 2005 09:33:17 PM »

You guys are the best. Just when I thought I couldn't come up with a "stocking stuffer" for my dad. The guys in the car group will have a scream over these.

Flat marbles from Walmart, plain index cards, some catalogs, magnets, and voila!

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GroggyFroggy
« Reply #315 on: December 19, 2005 09:10:05 AM »

Those are great!
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kristen vs mothra
« Reply #316 on: December 19, 2005 01:31:06 PM »

cute magnets!  so i made my first batch yesterday and i was so excited...until i stuck one on the fridge and it wouldn't stay up.  staples brand magnet paper=CRAP.  what brands are strong enough to hold the marbles weight?
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« Reply #317 on: December 20, 2005 12:05:34 PM »

yeah..magnet paper type stuff isnt too good with actually holding up stuff.....i dont know what kind of brands are the best....but the ones that are like really thin, definitely dont work that well.
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« Reply #318 on: December 21, 2005 08:30:14 PM »

You need magnets that are about 1/16" or so in thickness.  I got a roll of magnet "tape" that has a sticky side, only the sticky side is no good, you still need to use glue.  I use hot glue cos it dries so wonderfully quickly!  I tried using E6000 but since the magnet tape comes rolled up, the circle I cut out doesn't stay flat and the glue takes hours to dry and the sides would curl up and curve to the shape it's used to being in, which is why I use hot glue.  (does any of that make sense? queen of run-ons here...)  I got the magnet roll at Michael's.
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I can tell you, Fall is composed of

1 part dead fish smell
1 part wet leaves
1 part arctic chilled air (not winter chilled variety)
2 parts crunchy walking
a pinch very cold rain
some apples you picked yourself
a few very still moments
a good deal of inner reflection
GroggyFroggy
« Reply #319 on: December 23, 2005 09:10:08 AM »

I used some round, thickish magnets I found packaged with about twelve to a pack at walmart :::trying to remember what section::: tools, hardware...something other than a craft aisle. They are holding the kids' report cards to the fridge and doing a real spiffy job of it.
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