Sunday, January 4, 2009
You can see I like a good magnet; that's (part of) my refrigerator door. I've written about magnet boards and Christmas-themed magnets, and now it seemed time to give homage to the basic everyday magnet - no matter where you use it.
Let's start with the sites like Etsy that feature a range of handmade items. PearsonMaron has some fanciful magnets ranging from the Abominable Snowman (or the Abdominal Snowman) to the Loch Ness Monster (shown above) to a cute duck on a motorcycle.
CrowBiz sells animal magnets (and others) over on Etsy - and also on Shop Handmade.
Also on Shop Handmade, Balexa Designs has just one magnet right now - but it's quite a stunning magnet!
Just.add.salt sells these magnets (and others) on madeit - a site that features independent Australian designers. Update on Nov. 13, 2009: I no longer see these magnets on madeit - or anywhere else.
Similarly, Felt is "a New Zealand-based online marketplace for handmade goods, designed to enable artists, designers and craftspeople to promote their work and connect with buyers." One of those is the woman behind littlethings, who has a variety of fabric-covered magnets available.
Over on CafePress, Tascha has some fun magnets, many with cats. (If you like this artist, take a look at her blog.) Update on Nov. 13, 2009: Sadly, there's just one magnet left on this site, and Tascha's new Etsy shop doesn't list magnets at all.
And over on Zazzle, there's something about these sardine magnets that appealed to me.
Magnique has some lovely Italian glass magnets - but be careful with those small ones if you have little children. Update on August 16, 2011: The site selling these magnets seems to have disappeared.
Layla Grace sells some brass magnets in sets of three.
And here's another option: globe magnets! Update on June 24, 2014: I'm no longer finding these magnets.
Eileen Mosca has some delightful Fridge Philosophy magnets.
And finally, Shining Sun Gardenworks has magnets with a variety of words - maybe one will be your word of the year!