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« Reply #110 on: June 26, 2005 09:28:45 PM »

Here are my bottlecap/picture marble creations (only a few of course  Wink I have so many more!)

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« Reply #111 on: June 27, 2005 10:01:15 AM »

what do you use the bottlecap marbles for?
they look pretty anyway Smiley
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« Reply #112 on: June 27, 2005 12:08:54 PM »

what do you use the bottlecap marbles for?
they look pretty anyway Smiley

thanks! they're pins but you could make them into other things mentioned in this thread.
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« Reply #113 on: July 07, 2005 08:47:13 AM »

would a hot glue gun work for glueing these things? (the magnets, specifically)
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« Reply #114 on: July 17, 2005 07:09:44 PM »

Sometimes the back of magnets have a hard time sticking to hot glue.  They're normally pretty smooth.  Every time the magnet yanks off the back of the church key on my fridge, i curse forgetting to pick up some epoxy or something. sheesh.
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« Reply #115 on: July 29, 2005 03:06:56 PM »

I tried to figure out the best place to share these since this is actually what I do with the iridescent marbles that don't work for picture marbles because of their shiny tint.  I would love to find large, clear marbles that are this size but the ones I see online are quite expensive.

Using wire, I wrap around the marble several times (this is very random -- no two look the same) and then create a wire loop with the same piece of wire so that they can hang on a pre-existing chain necklace.  You have to make sure to match the loop size with the necklace(s) that you want to wear it on since they are kind of heavy and need to be on a chain that can support the weight.  The loop can show above or be hidden behind the marble like the blue marble on the right.

I have also done this with smaller coloured glass marbles.

Hope you like them!


Three amulets


How the amulet looks on a chain


Modelling the clear amulet
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« Reply #116 on: August 25, 2005 07:59:09 PM »

thank's for posting a tute Smiley I never thought of using a punch instead of cutting them out by hand, that's a really great idea.
And I've been looking for clear marbles that are really clear instead of pearly, so I checked the website but I couldn't find them.
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« Reply #117 on: August 25, 2005 08:05:14 PM »

eacargal,
that is an awesome use for the marbles...i may have to try this!
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« Reply #118 on: September 10, 2005 08:34:38 PM »

cool!
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« Reply #119 on: September 11, 2005 06:20:01 PM »

I know these marble magnets have been all over the place (i.e. Not Martha, etc.), but I don't think anyone has posted them specifically on here.

Supplies:
flat marbles (I ordered them from this mosaic website: http://www.mosaic-witsend.com/)
1/2" round magnets (from Home Depot)
1/2" hole punch (from Michael's)
hot glue + gun
oragami paper or pics from magazines
Altoid tin
spray paint for metal

I went through all my magazines looking for 1/2" circular pics and then realized that I really like the look of oragami pattered paper. I ended up using that mostly.



So, punch up all the paper you like and take your magnet and dab a little glue on it, then place the pic down. Then, put down a little more glue (enough to cover the whole 1/2" as you squish the marble down). Place the marble on top and press it firmly down until it seems like the glue has dried (approx. 10 seconds). Beware: these magnets are strong, so don't be surprised if their force takes over and they get pulled to your unfinished magnets.

Now, I'm an insane pack-rat and often collect things knowing that "one day I'll make something fabulous outta this here thang!" So, I've been hording Altoid tins figuring they'll come in handy sometime. Well, here's the time. I spray painted a bunch with this:



I think it's probably best to sand the tin just a little. Make sure you spray paint outdoors (cough, cough) and know that it might take a few coats to get the tin covered completely.

I glued a little sheet of paper to the bottom. The tin's the perfect gift box for 6-8 magnets.



I've given these as little gifts to friends and they've been thoroughly appreciative--you can never have enough strong, minty-smelling magnets!

--Simone

P.S. Sorry for all the glare on the pix!




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