Fridge Magnet Shortage in UK Tourist Attractions!

I collect fridge magnets, but the places I’ve visited most recently don’t sell any! I might have to offer my services…

Rob and I are on holiday in the UK at the moment, and I’m recharging my ‘creative batteries’ by going to lots of museums and lovely English towns and castles.

The other day we went to the town of Nantwich, and none of the shops or museums that we visited seemed to sell fridge magnets. There is surely a gap in the market for them, because I actually know quite a few people who collect fridge magnets.

Here are a couple of examples below of buildings that I think would look nice as fridge magnets:

black and white shop in nantwich

black and white house in Nantwich - KayVincent

Heck, you could even make your own mix-and-match village of cute little black and white buildings on your fridge or freezer if only you had a few of these buildings cut out as fridge magnets.

I am now on a mission to create some magnets for myself, to see if they come out as well as I imagine they will…

Laser Cut Fridge Magnet Souvenir

Following on from yesterday’s post, here is another laser-cut souvenir that I picked up on holiday

Laser Cut Fridge Magnet Souvenir – Bucharest

I mentioned in yesterday’s post that I’d come back from our recent holiday with a few laser-cut souvenirs that caught my eye while we were away. Here’s another one. We visited Ceaușescu‘s bonkers giant palace while we were in Bucharest, and it was amazing and frightening in equal parts.

This piece is a bit more complex than the previous fridge magnet, because it’s also coloured, somehow. I’m not sure how it’s made, to be honest, apart from the shape itself being laser-cut from a sheet of wood. Maybe it’s a transfer/decal applied to the surface of the wood?:

laser cut fridge magnet - Bucharest Romania
laser cut fridge magnet – Bucharest

If you know what the process is, please give me a shout – I would be very interested to find out! You can use the contact us form, or Twitter or Facebook or the comments section below. Thanks!

Laser Cut Souvenir Fridge Magnet

Laser cut souvenir fridge magnet: I went on holiday away from my laser cutter, and ended up buying some laser cut souvenirs.

Laser Cut Souvenir Fridge Magnet – Belogradchik Rocks, Hungary

We got back from holiday last week and only just finished unpacking today – and I’d forgotten that while I was on holiday my eye had been caught by several laser-cut souvenirs.

This one is a laser cut souvenir fridge magnet from Belogradchik Rocks, in Bulgaria. Mmmm, laser-y!

laser cut souvenir fridge magnet - belogradchick rocks bulgariaI like the way that it has two layers to it. But whoever made it has left quite a bit of scorching/smoke-marking on the front, and I’d be really disappointed if I sold a piece like that. On the other hand, I’m too much of a perfectionist. Weird how it didn’t stop me buying a piece, but it would stop me selling one. Maybe I’ve got things the wrong way round?!

Latest Batch of Sea-Themed Laser Cuts

Sea-themed laser cuts: mixed pieces

Over the last couple of days I’ve been cutting some sea-themed laser cuts, ready to turn into items for the Inspired by the Sea gallery in Worthing.

This is the “before” stage, when the pieces are fresh from the laser cutter, and then they will be turned into jewellery and fridge magnets:

sea-themed laser cuts for jewellery and fridge magnets
Mix of freshly-cut items
sea-themed laser cuts - dolphins for earrings
Dolphins for earrings

 

sea-themed laser cuts - shells for earrings
Shells for earrings
sea-themed laser cuts - tang fish for earrings
Tang fish for earrings
sea-themed laser cuts - sea turtles for earrings
Sea turtles for stud earrings

 

Now I just need to add some magnets and some beads and jewellery findings.

 

Laser-Cut Souvenir Fridge Magnets

Laser cut wooden souvenir fridge magnets

This website is being updated daily at the moment as it migrates from our previous provider, but here is a sneak preview of one of the pages that will shortly go live:

The Fridge Magnets page shows a range of recent (sea-themed) products. They are made from 3.6mm(ish) thick cherry wood laminate and can be etched with a place name or just left blank.

Please click on the photo below for more images.

Laser-cut wooden fridge magnet - Worthing seahorse