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« on: October 04, 2003 06:43:28 PM »

Just like the Glass Marble Bracelet... just stuck a magnet back to it with E6000 glue and some tack pins and wow am I gonna have a colorful frig.

http://im1.shutterfly.com/procserv/47b3d738b3127cce8eeca08b7da80000001610

( here's the link to the glass picture marble bracelet project:
http://www.craftster.org/yabbse/index.php?board=14;action=display;threadid=46 )
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« Reply #1 on: November 20, 2003 05:01:06 AM »

I'm so happy with the way these large marble magnets came out!

Here's a refresher for how to do these:

1.the marbles can be found in a floral supply section of Michaels, Target, etc.
2. cut out 1.5" circle images out of an old McCalls
3. glue the image to the marble with white glue that dries clear (Gem-Tac in this case)
4. glue the magnet onto the back with a strong glue (I like WeldBond because it's non-toxic/non-fumey)

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« Reply #2 on: November 20, 2003 07:58:02 AM »

Hello! I went to get the supplies in a rush this weekend to make the magnets and I couldn't find the glass pebble things so I ended up buying these things in the scrap book aisle called "page pebbles." They are very lightweight and also come in different shapes and sizes. They are working pretty good so far but I still want to try the other pebbles. These ones are plastic. The only thing is that they don't come too many to a pack; do the glass pebbles come in a big bag?
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« Reply #3 on: November 20, 2003 08:56:52 AM »

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I couldn't find the glass pebble things so I ended up buying these things in the scrap book aisle called "page pebbles."

Yeah... the "page pebble" things are nice because they are lightweight plastic and are really uniform in shape and size but they are pretty costly.

For a couple of bucks you get a ton of the glass marbles.  They are usually in the floral section.  At Target, they come in a plastic cylindrical container and at other places I've seen them in netted bags.  One problem I've found is that even though a store may carry them, they're sometimes out of the plain, clear ones so they'll only have colored or lustered ones.
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« Reply #4 on: November 20, 2003 09:32:08 PM »

I've been wanting to try the marble magnets for a while, but didn't have any images I REALLY liked. Thanks to glitter, I have a new favorite artist and images to put on GIANT marble magnets!!!

www.explodingdog.com

I'll post pics when the semester is up and I can crank out these bad boys!
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« Reply #5 on: November 21, 2003 08:39:46 PM »

Will tacky glue work on these?

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« Reply #6 on: November 21, 2003 10:48:44 PM »

Millie - tacky glue fill hold it together. It just wont be as stong as the bond with glue like E6000 or any epoxy glue.

The good thing about epoxy glues:
Strong
Fast drying
Clear
waterproof (as I have found)

things with tacky glue can fall apart and if they get wet that risk is higher. so if you are working on you miniture works of art I would invest some $ in E6000.

Good luck! Jaime
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« Reply #7 on: November 22, 2003 12:45:44 PM »

i've heard that you can buy half inch hole punches to make this super easy - anyone know where i could find some? (on-line preferably) thanks!
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« Reply #8 on: November 22, 2003 02:16:00 PM »

My two cents: I bought a half-inch hole punch at Michaels and found that it was LESS efficient than scissors.  Unfortunately, glass marbles are no where near perfectly round so there's lots of trimming to do if you do use the punch.  If you get uniformly circular bead things (like the acrylic cabochons from Tap Plastics - http://www.tapplastics.com/shop/product.php?pid=139& ) then the punch is worth the money.
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« Reply #9 on: November 23, 2003 07:52:26 AM »

ugh. just wrote a long post and then accidentally deleted it. ugh.

anyway, the jist:

I am confused. glue is confusing.

what is epoxy--rubber cement? elmers? what is E6000? it sounds scary and high-tech. where does one get gem-tack and is there something like it at my neighborhood hardware store? I own a small tub of YES glue, does it fit into any of these glue catagories?

can't hold back any longer. must. make. marble. magnets.

thank you.
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