Friday, October 2, 2009

Bling!

I was on the hunt for some vintage earrings. Not to wear; but to use as magnets for some new magnetic photo display boards I am making. I wanted some bling. Well I found a boat load of vintage earrings in an antique shop but my oh my were they expensive. So I went to the fabric store and looked through the fancy buttons there and they were even more. $5.99 for one button! What? So feeling defeated I went to the counter to have my fabrics cut and while waiting  I noticed a basket full of buttons marked down. Well, these beauties were in there for $1.98. Yay!! Aren't they so pretty and sparkly?. I clipped off their backs, filed them down and used some epoxy to attach them to magnets. Voila I have bling for not too much cha-ching. Okay, I couldn't help myself. Corny, I know. What can I say? So there you have it. Pretty magnets on the cheap. Buttons, Earrings, game pieces, small toys, etc can be used to spiff up your magnets.

9 comments:

  1. I love those buttons, I know it's ridiculous how much buttons can be at the store!I have some pretty magnets and love them too!

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  2. I love them :)Beautiful! Sally

    ps...when I clicked on your website on the blogger dashboard area...it doesn't go to your site?

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  3. what a gorgeous idea!! now i'm excited to see the magnetic board that goes with those!!

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  4. They are divine. Has my lil letter made it too you yet?

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  5. those buttons are lovely...i hear you about the vintage bling...i used to find it for a dollar at one of my local antique stores...the good stuff too...now, it is really pricey...and i don't buy it that much anymore...

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  6. HEY! That is a great idea! I have some vintage earrings of my MIL and I can't bear to part with. Magnets would be a perfect solution. Thanks!
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  7. Cool idea! I"ve got a big package of fancy buttons that I picked up at a flea market. Some are too big for dolls, but they would make great magnets. Thanks for sharing the idea!

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  8. What a great idea! I have lots of old earrings and such that I would never, ever wear anymore and some that are just falling apart -- I love the idea of doing something different with them. Love the bling! Have a happy day :) Tammy

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  9. Brilliant, the idea and the bling!

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