Posts Tagged ‘magnets’

Watchmaker Tins

July 18, 2011 Leave a comment

Disclaimer: I haven’t bought anything from Lee Valley, nor have I seen their tins in person, but don’t they look nifty? ūüėČ

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Watchmaker tins from Lee Valley

Originally made to store gems, watch movements and jeweller’s findings, these glass-topped aluminum containers are ideal for organizing seeds, beads, bugs, buttons, or anything else small.

I saw these tins in the following Flickr photo. She added magnets and hung the tins on the wall in her sewing room.

Magnetic Memo Boards

Photo by brenda-seamsfitting

I bought similar tins from Ikea. They¬†differ from the Lee Valley ones in that they¬†come in only one size; the lids are plastic, not glass; and magnets are already on the base. I like them, and one of these days I’ll get them mounted on the wall!

Ikea tins

Grundtal containers from Ikea (not available to buy online ‚ÄĒ must buy in the store)


Zippers and Felt Balls

June 5, 2011 Leave a comment

This post is brought to you by the 6/2/11 Kingwood Sewing Guild neighborhood group, where Janelle showed some great projects using zipper trim from Indygo Junction and magnets (see previous post).

She also showed a felted bag (purchased at Hobby Lobby) that she boxed the bottom corners of, lined, and¬†decorated with felt balls.¬†It’s possible to make felt balls, but she says it’s much easier to buy them! Her source was HandBEHG, which is based in St. Louis (my hometown!).

Felt balls from HandBEHG

Magnetic Badge Holders

April 24, 2011 2 comments

Update: She double-checked her order slip, and her source is actually Applied Magnets, item #MB002-ST.

Janelle bought the magnetic badge holders (which she used for her brooches) from this company: K&J Magnets.

She adds: “If you order before 4 pm, you will probably get your supplies the next day without paying any additional shipping.”

I browsed the web and found a few other vendors (I don’t know what they’re like — just FYI):