Glue and Adhesive Advice

One of the most regular questions we get asked is “What glue should I use?”  To try to provide all the relevant details, we’ve made a short video giving the answers.    

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Autumn Leaves and fridge magnets

It’s half term in Wiltshire and, once again, we’ve had little helpers in the office.  In an effort to keep them entertained, we came up with a project they could do without any assistance from us – turning autumn leaves into fridge magnets. Our office fridge has worn many different fridge magnets over the years but this is the first … Continue reading

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Magnetic Christmas Decorations

It’s 8am on Christmas Eve and we’ve brought our two little helpers into the unit this morning in preparation for shutting after the post is collected. They’re a little bored so we’ve come up with a plan using some old Christmas decorations and some magnets! We’ve used: Cheap plastic baubles Wired ribbon Self Adhesive flexible magnetic strip Self Adhesive 10x1mm … Continue reading

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Magnetic pram corsages and charms

We receive a lot of enquiries about which magnets are needed to make pram flowers, pram corsages and pram charms. We thought it about time we put together a blog article about it. We’ve hunted for a tutorial specifically for making pram corsages or flowers but if they’re available, we couldn’t find them. What we did find was hundreds of … Continue reading

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Washi Peg fridge magnets tutorial

We’ve discovered Washi Tape and it’s beautiful! After some discussion, we decided to use it to make pretty peg fridge magnets using some wooden pegs and some neodymium magnets. The first job was to measure the width of the pegs which turned out to be just over 9mm so we used 9x1mm neodymium disk magnets for this project. You will … Continue reading

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6 washi tape peg fridge magnets on a fridge

Deilvery Day Friday

For some inexplicable reason, our big deliveries always seem to turn up on a Friday, usually, at the most inconvenient time.  We were expecting 3 pallets of approximately 1 million magnets to be delivered and as time ticked on to mid-day, we decided that to run a ‘book’ on just when it would arrive. Tandy, (Warehouse), chose 1.19pm (when the … Continue reading

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Neodymium prices

It’s been a little while since we mentioned the price of neodymium.  The latest news is that neodymium prices have once again gone up having expereinced nearly 2 months, over the summer, of low prices.  The link here shows the latest movement on the prices.

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New Rare Earth plant

A Malaysian court has given Australian company Lynas authorisation to start production at a controversial rare earths processing plant. The full story is on the BBC website here.

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Latest news on Neodymium prices

The prices of raw neodymium have already fallen since their record high in June and July 2011 and the trend looks set to continue throughout 2012. There will, therefore, be some easing on the prices of magnets, although increases in fuel costs are also having a knock on effect.

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