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on: August 26, 2003 05:23:09 PM 
Started by leah, Message by SunCrush
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Archie and Jughead Earrings


Josie and the Pussycat's Hair Pin


George Michael Hair Clip


Betty and Veronica Hair Clip (Big Marbles)


Love Hair Clip


Archie Comics Braclet


Beach Theme Hair Clip

Those are a few things I have made.  I love the idea!!
I am no making tons of marble magnets.. those will come next. Smiley  
 
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on: August 15, 2003 05:07:42 PM 
Started by leah, Message by leah
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These bracelets were made with flat, clear, glass marbles that you can find in the floral section of a craft store.  They are really easy to make and the marbles provide this cool magnifying effect on the picture you put behind it.

before

after


What you do is this:
  • Buy a bunch of clear, flat, glass marbles.
  • Cut out some interesting images as 1/2" circles. I used old comic books for the bracelets above. If you plan on making lots of these, you can buy a 1/2" circle hole punch at a craft store and just punch out the images.
  • Apply a little glue to the back of the marble and press the image against the back of the marble.  I use "Gem-Tac" glue because it's decribed as glue for attaching "gems" to fabric.  Anything from a craft store like this should work fine.
  • When the glue dries, I then glue on a 1/2" circle that I cut out of vellum to the back of the image to protect the picture from the next thing you'll glue it to.
  • Now you just need to decide what to glue your picture marbles to.  You can use small circular magnets, or a blank bracelet form, or a barrette, or whatever.  I use a really strong glue, namely E-6000 (available at a hardware store or craft store) for this stage so that marble is sure to stay attached.

Blank bracelet forms like this can be found at Rings & Things http://www.rings-things.com,  Ornamental Resources http://www.ornabead.com, etc. you can check the jewelry findings section at your local craft store for similar components.  I buy mine at Ornamental Resources.


 
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on: December 06, 2003 08:58:40 PM 
Started by leah, Message by annaramma
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If anyone bought the smaller bracelet blanks from Rings & Things, here's an idea for using the larger glass drops.  I followed the directions, but I only put six drops on the bracelet and filled in the last five blanks with sequins.  

You can pick up the theme of your bracelet.  For example, I used red and blue sequins with gold stars for the wonder woman comic bracelet.  
You could also add rhinestones, beads, or little buttons.

By the way, I'm new here.  This rocks, I've already started three new projects inspired by this site.  Yay!  
 
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on: November 18, 2004 08:18:48 PM 
Started by leah, Message by kate conspiracy
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I was inspired so by this thread I bought some of the bracelet blanks from Klutz. I was especially happy that because of the way the marble (or in this case, plastic drop) refracts the light the ragged edges of my tiny pictures are completely obscured. So, being a geek I made a geeky bracelet - a Santiago Ramon y Cajal bracelet! ( you can read about him here if you're curious - http://nobelprize.org/medicine/articles/cajal/) I just found the images through google image search, used photoshop to make the dimensions smaller but keep the resolution,  printed them out and cut them down to size. I used super glue to attach everything to the blank. Now I have superglue all over my thumbs.    Sad



the whole thing



close up of 1-3



close up of 4-6
 
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on: August 20, 2003 04:40:57 AM 
Started by leah, Message by B-sis
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I love this idea so much that I had to go out immediately and get supplies. Couldn't find any bracelet forms so I made barrettes.
The images I used were from a Japanese Doraemon paper craft book. It was thick paper so I didn't back them with anything. I think it would look nicer if I covered the bare barrette in ribbon before attaching the marbles. I'll probably do that next time.

 
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on: April 23, 2005 03:02:22 AM 
Started by leah, Message by Ylva
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I just love this idea!
I couldn't get hold of any braclet thingy to glue my marbles to, so I just glued them onto thin wire, and glued a pice of fabric to the back. it's not as professional-looking, but it is much cheaper  Grin


This is how the finished braclet came out:
 
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on: June 20, 2005 02:22:55 PM 
Started by leah, Message by Coyotelady
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I couldn't find any bracelet forms so I decided to try pendants.  Thanks for the inspiration.




 
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on: August 14, 2004 06:37:33 PM 
Started by leah, Message by sheriffkarli
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Well, thanks to all of the helpful hints, and where'to's i ordered some chain's and made my own braclet. What do you all think?
 
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on: August 31, 2004 05:31:44 PM 
Started by leah, Message by gypsysoul3
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This is the bracelet I made from the disc charms i mentioned in my last post (i quoted it below,  in case you missed it. hee.hee.)



It's a picture of a rooster--i love those guys, we have chickens and roosters that roam our neighborhood, and i can't get enough of 'em (oh, and i live in the mountains of hawaii, so it's a little more "normal" to see chickens and such).

i found these awesome Disc Charms: http://www.mantofev.com/charms6.html 1 and 1/8th across including the loopies on the side. 80 cents each! sorry i didn't know how to inset a picture of them, and i didn't want to "steal" the pictures from her website, so you may have to scroll down.   (from www.mantofev.com ).
I only bought one to "test" if my glass marbles would fit onto it--and it's a perfect match, so now i have to go  order more. you'd have to loop them together to make a bracelet or necklace...but it's just a suggestion, something different, i guess.

 
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on: August 20, 2003 05:19:31 PM 
Started by leah, Message by leah
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Great choice in graphics! I love Japanese cute cartoonish design. I made this a while ago out of clippings from a Japanese magazine:


 
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on: September 03, 2003 08:26:28 PM 
Started by leah, Message by isadora
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I finally got around to making a hair clip. It's all from romance comics. I'm planning to make a second one that is all break-up scenes instead of kissing scenes!
 
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on: September 30, 2003 05:19:10 AM 
Started by leah, Message by lilcarol
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Finally finished my bracelet. They are pictures of my new grandson. Thanks for the instructions.
Carol


[fixed your image link carol! -- the craftster admin]
 
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on: September 30, 2003 08:10:54 PM 
Started by leah, Message by artzyfartzy
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Finally finished my bracelet. They are pictures of my new grandson. Thanks for the instructions.
Carol


[fixed your image link carol! -- the craftster admin]

btw carol ~~ how'd u get the images so teeeny! yay for you!..  did u scan and resize?
 
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on: December 03, 2003 10:17:00 AM 
Started by leah, Message by melidomi
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Hi guys,
I just whipped this bracelet out last night.
I didn't have time to wait for the bracelet blank to come in the mail (had to mail the bracelet to my grandma for Christmas), so I made it with ribbon instead.  I made a button and loop closure, and just glued the ribbon to the backs of the marbles, and then glued felt on top of that.  I used pictures of my grandma's 6 grandkids, for an extra sentimental present.  I'm also making the marble magnets with pictures of the appropriate kids for my mom and each of my aunts.  Anyway, here's the completed bracelet:
 
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on: April 15, 2004 12:14:50 PM 
Started by leah, Message by Rainy
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I am very in to your japanese graphics would you be willing to tell me where you got them? are they free or licenced?

Great choice in graphics! I love Japanese cute cartoonish design. I made this a while ago out of clippings from a Japanese magazine:



 
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