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Regarding marble magnets--supplies

I saved this post from a couple of years ago about making marble magnets. I have made them several times now, and I really love them--so much, that I am thinking of making them as favors for my wedding. Since I'm planning on making somewhere between 2-3 magnets per person, I'm going to need a lot of magnets and the clear beads (Right now we're planning on about 125 guests, so between 250-375 magnets). I want to buy them in bulk, since I'm pretty sure that will be cheaper than buying them at Michael's. Also, the clear beads that they sell at Michael's aren't always so clear. A lot of them have a weird yellow/purple sheen to them, making it hard to see the image you glue them to.

Does anyone know where I can buy those glass beads like those that Michael's sells online for cheaper? Or even the 3/4" diameter round magnets?

Thanks in advance for any replies!!

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cainle_bean
Mar. 14th, 2012 02:05 pm (UTC)
I also found some at dollar tree. They were not iridescent. But the size is sometimes a problem. It seems to swap out whether they get the big flat glass marbles or the rounded smaller ones.
piranha_girl
Mar. 14th, 2012 09:05 pm (UTC)
Try Amazon, i just typed in glass beads and there were a few options. They also have magnets, but not sure if you could get those cheaper elsewhere?
dystatic
Mar. 15th, 2012 05:36 am (UTC)
this place has magnets of various sizes:
http://s.dealextreme.com/search/magnets
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