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« on: January 29, 2007 06:10:00 AM »

You crafty gals have made my day,
I'll show you why, if I may.

My marbles were, at first, oh so blah:



But now my marbles are so rah!



Marble pendants are so yummy:



And, to be sure, they're very rummy! Cheesy

I put them in the oven, 40 minutes at 450,
And now they look so beautifully nifty!

Thank you, lovely Craftsters, for making my day!
I love these marbles, hip, hip, hooray! Grin

P.S. I'm sorry for typing this post in rhyme,
But I simply couldn't resist this time!
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« Reply #1 on: January 29, 2007 06:25:31 AM »

they look beautiful! i wish i could get my hands on some marbles. anyways wonderful job and i love the pedant you made in the last picture!
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« Reply #2 on: January 29, 2007 09:29:14 AM »

Gorgeous work!  Thank you so much for sharing your pics.  I wondered if this type of marble would work for this project, but I hesitated to give it a shot.  Well done!
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« Reply #3 on: January 29, 2007 10:05:53 AM »

Great job on that pendant, it's really pretty.
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« Reply #4 on: January 29, 2007 11:40:17 AM »

One of my favorite projects, fried marbles are
Yours are some of the nicest I've seen by far.

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« Reply #5 on: January 29, 2007 12:05:31 PM »

Thanks, everyone! Grin I found the marbles at a dollar store. (I tried two other stores, but one had none, the other had just the pebbled style, and I was too scaredy-cat to try those!)

CraftyPirateGirl, me too! I wondered if these would work or explode. Cheesy Luckily, it was the former.

FJD, thanks for joining in the fun!
I fear my rhymes have made everyone else run. Sad Tongue
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« Reply #6 on: January 30, 2007 09:19:34 AM »

I love these
They're sure to please

She was a poet and didn't know it  Wink
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« Reply #7 on: January 30, 2007 10:27:50 AM »

Thanks, retro-redux
Now I'm embarrassed: aw, shucks!

I am a poet,
But I already know it.

Thanks for joining in the good times,
It's so fun to make up rhymes!

And sometimes I can't resist
The rhymes in my head insist. Sad Tongue
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« Reply #8 on: January 31, 2007 03:35:59 PM »

Those are superb and your wire-wrapping is awesome!  Smiley

Love the poem, too!!  hehe
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« Reply #9 on: January 31, 2007 06:14:53 PM »

Tee hee, thank you! Grin

Oooops! I forgot to say, I used a premade bead cage. I'm just a beginner wire-wrapper, very sporadic results! Tongue

But thanks anyway, I aspire to be another JewelryArtist/Matthew! Cheesy
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« Reply #10 on: January 31, 2007 06:21:59 PM »

Can't top your Dr. Seuss-like post, but I love your pretty marbles, so I leave you with a haiku:

Some cat's eye marbles
Look they've cracked beautifully
Fresh from the oven
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« Reply #11 on: February 01, 2007 09:47:44 PM »

i just love the sheer joy in your poem! hehehe. honestly, i think your poem is more beautiful than the cracked marbles but i hope you take that as a compliment rather than an insult to your jewelry because they're really cool and something i've got on my to do list!  Roll Eyes
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« Reply #12 on: February 02, 2007 05:45:38 AM »

Ahaha! Thank you, Fun4Bambi! Awesome haiku! Grin
And thanks, mochiko... Don't worry, I didn't take it the wrong way. Wink
Now I just have to work on my wire-wrapping so I can do something with them all! Grin
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« Reply #13 on: February 02, 2007 06:06:00 AM »

Groovy, I have never seen these before!!
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« Reply #14 on: February 02, 2007 06:14:29 AM »

Thanks! Grin
Here's the thread I was inspired by:
http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=95654.0
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« Reply #15 on: May 04, 2007 10:06:00 AM »

oh. my. fred.
THIS IS EXACTLY WHAT I HAVE BEEN LOOKING FOR FOREVER!

dear new best friend: please please pretty please tell me how you wrapped those marbles, and i will love you forever. because i too, want to make a necklace of mables, but the darn things keep falling off the wire. gah.

so.
helllp would be muchas muchas apprechiated.
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« Reply #16 on: May 08, 2007 06:40:06 AM »

Gorgeous! Hmmmm how did you bend the wire around the marble? Just with needle nose pliers?
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« Reply #17 on: June 16, 2007 09:12:56 PM »

ah my grandmother does this all the time still!  and then she gives them all to me haha - i love the way your pendant came out  Smiley
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« Reply #18 on: June 17, 2007 05:33:46 AM »

Me too, I have a box of marbles I want to wrap, and have had no luck.  She said she used a wire bead cage or bird cage or something like that (*I don't know what that IS*) so I would like to know how to wrap too, or where the bird's cages can be found?
thank you so much, Barbara

PS: I love the marbles, and the poem.psalm.
My Mom and I used to fry marbles in a frying pan when I was little, that was big fun too, as you could "see" the inner shattering happening, very cool!

oh. my. fred.
THIS IS EXACTLY WHAT I HAVE BEEN LOOKING FOR FOREVER!

dear new best friend: please please pretty please tell me how you wrapped those marbles, and i will love you forever. because i too, want to make a necklace of mables, but the darn things keep falling off the wire. gah.

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« Reply #19 on: June 17, 2007 07:17:07 AM »

These are great!  Thanks for the great idea!
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« Reply #20 on: June 21, 2007 06:58:20 AM »

Hey guys! Thanks! Cheesy
Sorry to disappoint you, but I didn't make the cages myself. I'm not that good, heehee. I found the cages at a New Age-y stand in the local mall, that sells crystals and pretty stones. (Craftster tip... you can find some awesome jewelry stuff at those places!) I bet there are some on eBay, or google might help you:
http://www.google.ca/search?hl=en&q=bead+wire+cages&btnG=Google+Search&meta=
http://www.google.ca/search?hl=en&q=jewelry+wire+cages&btnG=Search&meta=
I see a few results that might help you on the first page... as for eBay...
http://cgi.ebay.ca/20-mm-Gold-Tone-Wire-Cages-for-Beads-x-2_W0QQitemZ110133002297QQihZ001QQcategoryZ111583QQrdZ1QQssPageNameZWD1VQQcmdZViewItem
That's just like what I bought. Smiley
I hope I helped you a bit! Cheesy

Edit: Hurrah for the new version! Cheesy I didn't break the page with those long links, heehee. Wink
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« Reply #21 on: June 25, 2007 10:57:20 AM »

That is so nifty! Ill have to try it sometime!!!
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« Reply #22 on: June 27, 2007 05:59:24 AM »

HOW did you DO that?
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« Reply #23 on: June 29, 2007 06:59:44 AM »

Thanks! Cheesy

I put them in the oven, on a metal baking sheet with edges so they didn't roll off, 40 minutes at 450. Meanwhile, I filled the sink with melted snow (you may have to use cold water with ice cubes this time of year Tongue ). As soon as the time was up, I took them out of the oven and dumped them straight into the cold water. It's awesome to watch the crackling in front of your eyes, heehee. Then I waited a few minutes and took them out, dried them off and ta dah! Cheesy
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« Reply #24 on: June 30, 2007 11:30:55 PM »

they look beautiful! i wish i could get my hands on some marbles. anyways wonderful job and i love the pedant you made in the last picture!

You can get marbles at most craft stores and quite a few game stores or even dollar stores!
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« Reply #25 on: July 01, 2007 07:01:18 PM »

I'm going to have to steal some of my brother's marbles
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« Reply #26 on: July 12, 2007 11:31:12 AM »

Thanks for the inspiration!  Those are cool! 

I have had a huge ice cream bucket full of my prized marbles stashed in my attic.  Back in the "day", this was the funnest thing to play when we were about 7-10 years old.  LOL  I had a few fried/cracked marbles that I had won and I was always wanting to learn how they were made.  My son and I just finished frying a batch.  And they turned out fantastic! 
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« Reply #27 on: July 13, 2007 08:21:57 AM »

I'm glad I could help inspire you, CapturingLife! Cheesy
Thank you!

Heehee, I'm afraid I'm not in the "marble generation", but my mother said the same thing! Cheesy

Just one little warning -- they hold up well to normal use and wear, but if you crack them sharply against a counter or bang two together, sometimes one or the other will crumble into glass shards, you may want to warn your son about this, I found out the hard way! Smiley (Note: Testing the resilience of the marbles while sitting on my bed was among the stupidest crafting-related things I've ever done. Roll Eyes lol.)
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« Reply #28 on: July 13, 2007 02:06:03 PM »

holy cow!!!  Shocked  They were just selling bunches of these bags with marbles in them at Value Village for $2.00 each and now I am totally kicking myself for not buying them since I never see them anymore.  Thank you, thank you for the completely awesome idea, I never would have though of putting them in the oven!
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« Reply #29 on: October 10, 2007 05:48:19 AM »

I have been making and selling these for years. I wire wrap mine and also cap them with beading caps. With beading caps you simply glue the cap on and add a very tiny eye screw in the beading hole. To wire wrap them i use my round nose pliers and make a small circle. I continue to wrap the wire into a spiral shape about 6 times. Then i close the pliers and poke the middle until the spiral pokes out a little ways, then place the marble into the spiral. Once the marble is in there i use my fingers and slowly wrap the wire around the rest of the marble. It is very tricky at first cause the marbles are very slippery suckers against the wire.

I also use a different way to crack mine. Here we call them fried marbles. I have a small cast iron skillet that is dedicated to fried marbles. I heat up my pan and place all my marbles in it. I heat it up for about 10 15 minutes and with tongs i place the hot marbles into a bowl of water and ice. I make tons at a time so i usually will take one out and test it before doing the rest. I have messed up and reheated them but most of them busted when i did that, so i don't do that anymore  Wink.

A very important lesson I learnt recently. If you search for marbles at antique stores beware u might be frying valuable marbles. I sold a necklace to a friend and her husband is a marble collector that went ape when he came to see my marble collection, HEHE. I had some valuable marbles (not fried yet) to which I sold to him. If you can find clear marbles with a slightly tinted color these are very attractive. BTW pink is the hardest to find but the prettiest.
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« Reply #30 on: October 11, 2007 04:31:31 PM »

so cooooooool
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« Reply #31 on: October 12, 2007 09:51:43 AM »

LOOKS GREAT!! Cant wait to try myself!!!
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