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« Reply #40 on: November 11, 2011 12:05:29 PM »

This is a really great idea, I love how they turned out
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« Reply #41 on: November 15, 2011 06:44:38 PM »

What a great idea! Thanks for your tips, I'll be trying these when I move back home Smiley
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« Reply #42 on: November 28, 2011 03:46:37 PM »

I tried it before and it didn't work for me. Yours look great.

I tried a few times today and failed and finally found the magic temperature. Smiley

It's 500 degrees for 20 minutes  - I did them on a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper and just slid them into an ice water bath right off the cookie sheet and it worked like a charm.

I tried 350, 375 and 400 with no luck. Trying to heat them multiple times just resulted in breaks. 500 did the trick!

Thanks for a beautiful idea!! I love these so much. I'll bake the rest of the two pound bag tomorrow - LOL!!

PS - mine are floral marbles from Hobby Lobby - the flat backed kind.
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« Reply #43 on: December 04, 2011 07:29:10 AM »

Those are really pretty!  I've always had a soft spot for marbles.  Thank you for sharing how you cracked yours.
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« Reply #44 on: January 07, 2012 07:31:41 PM »

These are amazingly beautiful!! Thanks for including how to make them, it seems so simple. I will definitely be trying this! =]
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« Reply #45 on: January 13, 2012 07:02:08 AM »

Ahhhh, back to the future!! These were extremely popular back in the late 50s and early 50s. I remember making tons of necklaces for my friends and myself. We boiled the marbles then covered them with ice. What fun! Cheesy
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« Reply #46 on: January 21, 2012 10:19:53 AM »

Can you tell me where I can purchase the cap & loop you used? Also what size drill did you use?  I love love love this idea!!!!
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« Reply #47 on: February 09, 2012 05:58:37 PM »

I need to try this. They are beautiful.
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« Reply #48 on: February 12, 2012 02:40:58 PM »

It worked! These clear marbles came with beads I got at an estate sale. So, they were basically free and I didn't care if they got ruined.

I wondered, then, after they were shattered, if the cracks could pick up color. So I rolled them around in food coloring, and HEY LOOK! It worked!



Thanks for the great idea!!! I bet the color would be more brilliant if I'd let them sit longer, but this is after about two minutes. I didn't want the food coloring to dry and require scrubbing.
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« Reply #49 on: February 24, 2012 11:21:47 AM »

Absolutely beautiful! This is a genius idea. I can't wait to try this. Thank you for sharing!
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