RoseWhiteLime

Elegant Home Decor - Gemstone Magnets & Marble Magnets

Washington, D.C. 738 Sales On Etsy since 2017

5 out of 5 stars (174)

RoseWhiteLime

Elegant Home Decor - Gemstone Magnets & Marble Magnets

Washington, D.C. | 738 Sales

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Siobhan

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Siobhan

Announcement    Free shipping on all domestic orders over $30 - Message me if you have any customization requests :)

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Last updated on Jun 9, 2019

Free shipping on all domestic orders over $30 - Message me if you have any customization requests :)

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About RoseWhiteLime

Sales 738
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Because Magnets Don't Have to be Ugly

I've always hated refrigerator magnets. Growing up, our fridge was constantly covered in those cheap, ugly promo magnets that local businesses give out for free. The shapes were boring, the colors were hideous, and worst of all, they couldn't hold more than a single sheet of paper - if that.

It wasn't until I discovered neodymium magnets that I believed refrigerator magnets could be anything but clutter.

When I discovered neodymium magnets (also called rare earth magnets), I fell in love immediately. One tiny speck of a magnet can hold up more papers or pictures than all of those hideous promo magnets combined. They're minimalist and elegant, they don't distract you or block you from seeing whatever they're holding up... they're the strong, silent heroes of the magnet world.

But plain neodymium magnets are also boring.

And the fact that they're tiny and strong sometimes makes them hard to use. You can't just pull them up off the fridge, you have to maneuver them off using some combination of long nails, and sliding, and strategy. It's a nightmare.

I'm also in love with gemstones, and granite, and marble, and crystals, and just plain old rocks.

I was totally that kid on vacation picking up sea glass, and shells, and pebbles, and god knows what else, and trying to bring it home in my suitcase. And my version of shopping heaven were gift shops with those little velvet bags and giant containers of gemstones and rocks you could pick from. On the rare (ok, very rare) occasion that my parents would indulge my inclination to bring home a bag of the heaviest souvenirs imaginable (airline weight limits be damned), I would get them home, and spread them out on the kitchen table, and pick them up and marvel at the colors and textures of each one. But then what? How do you display a pile of rocks?

I tried to make stuff out of them, but I didn't have the equipment to drill into them in order to hang them up. I tried to glue them onto things, but do you know how many adhesives can actually hold a rock onto anything? And how many of those would you allow your kid to touch? I tried to channel that love into making jewelry, but it turns out gemstone beads were a lot more expensive than the little plastic ones my parents could afford. And if I wasn't using the buckets of plastic beads my parents had already bought me, why on earth would they get me the more expensive ones?

Worse still, I was a tomboy. So it didn't matter how much jewelry I made because I never wore it. And as I grew up, I realized I didn't enjoy making jewelry anyway. So I would find myself in a store with natural stone beads of all kinds, completely enamored with all of them, but fully aware that if I bought them, they would just languish away in some impeccably organized, but never used container in the back of my closet.

Then one day, on a whim, I pulled out a container of those beautiful stone beads and decided to make them into magnets. And it took me ages to find a strong enough adhesive to keep them together. But they're beads... and it's pretty hard to ignore the holes drilled into them, so I set out to find beautiful, high-quality stones outside of the bead world, and Rose White Lime was born.

I am so excited to share with you my love of beautiful, elegant, natural stone magnets, and I hope you enjoy them every bit as much as I do :)

Best,
Siobhan

P.S. I am always happy to say hi, connect, collaborate on custom designs and orders, chat, and answer any of your questions! So please don't be shy - just send me a message :)

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    I am a paralegal by day and an Etsy Maker by night. Completely obsessed with playing with rocks and crystals and magnets... :)

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