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« Reply #10 on: October 20, 2009 10:23:57 AM »

The reason they wont shatter: As the glass gets heated up it expands. Rapidly cooling it in water causes it to contract quickly, and because the marble is spherical, all the force from it contracting is directed inwards. It works for the flat glass marbles because they are rounded and likewise all the force of contraction is directed inwards.


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« Reply #11 on: October 20, 2009 04:02:24 PM »

soo pretty!! i wana try .

how strong are they?
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« Reply #12 on: October 20, 2009 07:43:36 PM »

I think how *you* did them, putting the end cap on them, is the way to go. They look beautiful!


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« Reply #13 on: October 21, 2009 04:40:28 AM »

this are beautiful, what glue did you use for the end caps?

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« Reply #14 on: October 21, 2009 01:44:09 PM »

 Shocked WOW. Those look amazing!
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« Reply #15 on: October 21, 2009 02:55:02 PM »

Beautiful!  Soooo pretty!

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« Reply #16 on: October 21, 2009 08:27:28 PM »

I love fried marbles! I have a huge gallon ziplock bag full of them. That isn't the best way to store them though because they break. I have to go find my some end caps and chains. Awesome idea. I don't think drilling them before you fried them would work because the marbles wouldn't be as strong because of the hole and then they'd break. Thanks so much for the inspiration!

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« Reply #17 on: October 21, 2009 11:15:15 PM »

Very cool! I would never have thought of doing anything like this. Do they break easier because they are cracked on the inside?

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« Reply #18 on: October 22, 2009 12:07:16 AM »

oooo. i've done plenty of things like this before...just not on purpose. haha. i go to school for art and work with glass a lot, so i've been struggling to make marbles without cracks in them. the only thing i would be careful with these (especially if you want to sell them or anything) is that they might unexpectedly fall apart later. since there are cracks on the inside, it's really easy for it to just crack apart without warning. glass is really finnicky like that. i've had a lot of things just fall apart later on because they haven't been cooled slowly enough.
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« Reply #19 on: October 22, 2009 08:28:46 AM »

I didn't realise this would work with flat marbles as well. I'll have to try it, they'd make fabulous gems to set into polymer clay. You've photographed them rather beautifully too, the top one seems to be glowing. Very interesting, and thankyou for being so informative Smiley
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