How to Make Fried Marble Necklaces
How to Make Fried Marble Necklaces these are inexpensive yet extremely elegant necklaces are made by baking and internally cracking ordinary marbles. Make up a few as gifts or for your next hot seller at a craft fair. Either way you will receive rave reviews and plenty of wonderful compliments.
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At my first craft show back in 2001 for my fused glass business, I made up 100’s of necklaces to hang around the craft booth. What was only made to be an attention getter, quickly became my number one seller.
It was my great grandmother that taught me how to make these necklaces. We used a cast iron pan in her home to create the necklaces. I just experimented until I achieved the same crackling look by using what I had on hand.
Things You’ll Need:
Pie Pan or Muffin Tin
1 Bag Of Marbles (Purchase Here)
Bowl Of Ice Water
Jewelry Bell Caps (Purchase Here)
E6000 Glue (Purchase Here)
Jewelry Jump Rings (Purchase Here)
Necklace (Purchase Here)
2 Pairs Of Needle Nose Pliers (Purchase Here)
1.) When you purchase your marbles, purchase can any regular, one color, or cat eye marbles. If you use a two tone color marble the marbles will not get a crackling appearance, instead they will just crack in half. You may also use flat back marbles
2.) In a medium size, metal bowl place 3 cups water and five ice cubes. For each batch of marbles that you fry be sure to replace the ice cubes. The marbles need to go from a fire, hot oven right into freezing, cold water in order to create the crackling effect.
Supplies Purchase on Amazon:
1.) Bell Caps
2.) E600 Glue
3.) Mini Set of Tools
4.) Jump Rings
3.) Place marbles in a metal pie pan or muffin tin and place them in a 500 degree oven for 20 minutes to heat them thoroughly. There might be a few that will crack in half while you are heating them up. This is O.K. and perfectly normal.
4.) Remove the marbles from the oven after 20 minutes. Pour them directly from the pie pan into the ice cold water. Let them cool for about a minute. When you remove the marbles from the water you may find some have broken, if they do just throw them out. It’s the marbles that are in intact but have a crackling effect inside and out that you are going to use for the next step.
5.) Use E6000 glue to glue the bail onto the marble. Let the bail completely dry before adding the jump ring.
6.) Place the jump ring in your left hand pliers, holding the rings left side with the split side up. Take your pliers in your right hand and gently grasp the right hand side of the jump ring and push backwards to open it.
7.) Slip the bell cap hole in the split ring. Place the necklace inside of the opened split ring to. Be careful that the necklace does not go into the bell cap hole, just the split ring should be in the bell cap.
Then use both sets of pliers, one on the right hand side of split and one on left hand of split to gently rock the ring back and forth, moving it closer to closing the split ring gap.
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(I am the original poster of this article that was written as an eHow tutorial in 2004. You might know me from my old fused glass business, FirenFusion. This was also my old pen name under eHow)
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