Wednesday, May 28, 2014


You would think that putting a magnet on a marble would be pretty straightforward. I had no idea how complicated it could get.

My first goal was to make a quality product. I like strong magnets so I made sure to get Neodynium, also called Rare Earth magnets. These are the strongest magnets. What I didn't realize, and I don't know why it's common sense, is that the tiny magnets would have a tiny pull.

The tiny magnets looked very cute on my marbles. However, they don't have the strength that I prefer. I put them on my refrigerator and they can hold up one paper. When I took it to work I felt it didn't hold up the things I needed them to. I was very disappointed with the quality and have now taken these particular magnet I had to take out of my store.

I am now using magnets with a 6lb pull strength. Yes, now I'm learning all about the different magnets and how they measure strength.

I have also learned more about glues. I found Gorilla and Loctite glues don't work for what I need. I am happy with e-6000 glue, although I will continue to experiment.

Saturday, May 17, 2014

What Sesame Street Character would you be?

After long and careful thought I decided that I would be Oscar the Grouch, or perhaps being a girl I would be Grundgetta.
I’m not really a ‘grouchy’ person, but I do love being alone. I’m not really that social. I like upcycling, recycling, reusing and reducing, as do a lot of Grouches on Sesame Street. Big Bird really gets me irritated, just like he does with Oscar. 
Having said that, I will not give up my dream of being the Disney Princess Belle to live on Sesame Street. Belle has loads of books, inanimate objects do the cooking and cleaning. Not a lot of visitors come by, a huge plus in my book. And her husband dotes on her. There isn’t much better than that.

Monday, May 5, 2014

The Lemon Daisy Etsy Shop

Here are some marble magnets that I am offering in my Lemon Daisy Etsy shop. They are made with Rare Earth magnets.They may be small but they are quite powerful little magnets. I really like using marbles. They look cool on my refrigerator with my bees. Like a whole bunch of little toys scattered on my fridge.