Friday, February 4, 2011
Rhonda Rabbit seems like the ideal magnet to launch this Valentine's Day list - although she could just as easily be on an Easter list. She's a "hand-crafted soft sculpture refrigerator magnet ... filled with fragrant lavender" from Susan Faye. Update on May 10, 2012: I'm no longer finding these soft-sculpture magnets, but Susan does have this bunny design in other magnets.
Tinch Design Studios in Dunedin, New Zealand, makes some lovely heart-shaped magnets from recycled materials. "This set is made from high-contrast black & white photography from vintage crochet patterns, and aged-white vintage sheet music from Beethoven's Symphony 3, fabric offcuts and a repurposed garment." The magnets are sold on both Etsy and Felt, a New Zealand-based site for handmade items.
For more recycled products, there are the tin magnets from an old barn roof, made by Melanie West of MWestDesigns. Update on Feb. 8, 2013: This shop doesn't seem to sell magnet any more.
Boulder Pass Metalworks makes this heart-shaped magnet - and many other neat ones, too - from heavy gauge steel.
And Vilmain makes heart-shaped magnets from pewter; you can buy either the "mixed hearts" or the "original hearts" from Sattva Gallery.
For Valentine's Day 2009: Yet More Magnets
For Valentine's Day 2010: Magnets Full of Hearts and Love