Handmade whatnots by Heather Zalapa

Lemon Grove, California · 29 Sales


Handmade whatnots by Heather Zalapa

Lemon Grove, California 29 Sales On Etsy since 2008

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Anonymous on Jun 6, 2011

5 out of 5 stars

Love them, thank you!

Anonymous on Oct 3, 2010

5 out of 5 stars

I love the magnets I bought. They were delivered very quickly, and they look great in person. They've really added a pop to my fridge! :-)

Anonymous on Aug 27, 2010

5 out of 5 stars
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Shop policies

Last updated on December 8, 2014
I LOVE to dig into crafty things and it makes my day when I can share that feeling with someone else. I strive to make every customer 100% satisfied with their purchase, and to support a shared love and respect for handcrafted arts.

If you have questions or concerns please do not hesitate to contact me. I appreciate all feedback - constructive or complimentary!

You can find detailed info about specific curios below.

Please see my other shop for scrumptious candles:

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I ship via USPS and will pack your order with love to ensure it gets you safely.


Please note that the recipient will be responsible for any taxes or customs duty fees that may be assessed to an international shipment.
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I want you to be 1000% happy with your purchase, so please let me know if you have any concerns about your items. Returns and/or refunds will be handled on a case by case basis.
Additional policies and FAQs


Glass: Marbles of various sizes and shapes. I do not go out of my way to find the 'perfect' pieces of glass - I find beauty in imperfections. Some of the marbles may have blemishes, pock marks, surface varations, etc., but I feel that is truly what makes handmade items 'handmade' and unique.

Magnets: I use uber strong Neodymium Rare Earth magnets in two sizes, depending on the size of glass. They can hold up to a dozen sheets of paper, of course depending on the paper.

Artwork: I use only repurposed (upcycled) 'junk mail', catalogs and magazines. If one day I decide to include my personal art, I'll make sure to let you know :) Since each set is made from various pieces of media, you know THAT EACH SET IS ONE OF A KIND! Some designs may be made in the same theme, but no two magnets will be identical!

*All magnet sets are shipped in a little baggie with the name of/any info about the design and a bit of magnet usage safety info.


Glass: Each bauble is created using real glass ornaments. They are fragile, and I promise to package them safely.

Color: Enamel. The enamel is poured on the INSIDE of the bauble and, if there is more than one color or material used, swirled around as best I can manage. Since this is a manual process, each bauble is guaranteed one of a kind. I cannot recreate an *exact* pattern, but am happy to try :) And because the color is on the inside of the bauble, you do not have to worry about the color scratching or peeling off. These babies will last a lifetime (well.. unless the glass breaks, then there could be a problem.)

Occasionally, I like to throw in a little glitter just for fun.

Ribbons: I like to tie off each bauble with some sort of coordinating ribbon. I try to match them as best I can, and I think they are much more fun than using plain old metal ornament hooks!


Plates: Each plate is a standard size and should fit any switch. Comes with screws.

Design: Again, I try to repurpose as much as I can to avoid unwanted waste - so I reuse tissue, scrapbook paper, wrapping paper, magazines, and 'junk' mail. Each plate is sealed and can be wiped clean with a damp-dry cloth.