This is Connie who is heading up the market and has done a terrific job so far with everything being so well organized.
We made more sockeye salmon magnets again this year in both the sculpted technique as well as our "stylized" ones.
These were created from texture sheets we made from clay using my original drawing. They are flexible so we can run them through our pasta machine to make a deep impression. Mica powders are then applied to give the shimmering color.
If magnets are baked in the clay they can lose their strength so they need to be glued in after baking. To increase the strength of the magnet as well as maintaining a strong hold so it won't come out, we embedded a metal washer (A) in the back. Another layer of clay was placed over top with a large enough space to glue the magnet in after the pieces are baked. In this case we found that an apoxy clay worked really well.