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« on: January 14, 2006 01:15:57 PM »

Inspired by: http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=62915.0 [of course]

I made it with copper wire from the art room and a plain old black marble.


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My sister thinks shes a model [lol].

Enjoy!
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« Reply #1 on: January 23, 2006 07:38:19 PM »

Cosmic-I really like the rustic look of your pendant, and it kinda reminds me of a cool planet or something...plus bonus points for using found supplies.   Wink
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« Reply #2 on: January 24, 2006 03:45:42 AM »

I like yours very much, cosmicjacuzzi.  It's a tough skill to learn.  I've been wrapping marbles in wire for ages now. (Even posted a necklace here several months ago).  I don't have the skills of Matthew, but my stuff is similar to yours in style.  I hang them on tigertail with a few beads.  I really love the look of the copper wire.
  As far as posting pics in someone's thread; it's usually done after the author requests to see what other people have done with a similar technique.  A link to one of the other threads you have posted that picture in may be more appropriate.
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« Reply #3 on: January 24, 2006 05:56:05 AM »

I actually like cosmicjacuzzi's considerably more.  It's far more my style.   Grin
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« Reply #4 on: January 24, 2006 09:48:34 AM »

Cosmicjacuzzi that is one pretty necklace!

It looks like one of those pieces that you can wear casually with jeans and a top but that will also work well with fancypants clothes. Jewelry like that is so hard to find.

Can't wait to see more of your work Smiley




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« Reply #5 on: January 24, 2006 12:37:30 PM »

Thank you to everyone!

And everyone doesnt have to be so hard on Matthew. His work is beautiful and now that Ive seen what he does, I am going to try to crack marbles for future wire wrap necklaces.

Matthew, when you go to crack the marble, is it possible that the entire piece will shatter? Or does only the middle crack? Im a bit afraid of wasting a marble or possibly hurting myself.

Once again, thanks to everyone! That copper wire was a bitch to work with and my friend didnt even like it lol.
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« Reply #6 on: January 24, 2006 01:33:49 PM »


Matthew, when you go to crack the marble, is it possible that the entire piece will shatter? Or does only the middle crack?
Godd question.  I want to try it too. 
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« Reply #7 on: January 25, 2006 01:57:48 PM »

Cracking marbles is just that... "cracking marbles". They usually break if you drop them on the floor. Out of a 100... maybe only two might break. Overall... they are pretty stable and don't break. I advise keeping them away from small children. I don't want to see anyone get sued for a child putting them their mouth.

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« Reply #8 on: February 03, 2006 11:32:58 PM »

My personal method for crackling marbles is to fry them & dump in a bowl of cold water. Couldn't tell you for how long... except 'till they're hot! (Thank you Archie & Jughead!) Play with it a little bit; if you pop one in the water & it's not as crackly as you like then toss it back in the pan. The great thing about reconstructed projects is you don't have to worry so much about experimenting with your materials!
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« Reply #9 on: February 04, 2006 06:19:05 AM »

I sucessfully did got some marbles to crackle by heating then in the over and then dumping them into a cold water bath.  They crackled and none broke, but I did wear eye protection, just in case  Smiley
Thanks for everyone's help.
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