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« Reply #10 on: November 29, 2006 02:39:18 AM »

You can make a necklace out of them really easy!
What you do is find a piece of fabric that you like and make sure you cut it long with a small width. Then you get coloured cotton or string and tie the material in a kebab shape at the end. Then you just slot each marble in the material and wrap the gaps between the marbles with the cotton. Viola... a fabric marble necklace.

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« Reply #11 on: November 29, 2006 10:15:47 AM »

This page at my polymer clay encylopedia website has a bit more on what could be done with spherical marbles, including the frying or otherwise-heating thing... look especially under "Some Uses":
(click on Marbles, etc.)

P.S.  Glue that should hold them on various places would be 2-part epoxies and E-6000 for clear-drying flexible glues and clear cement for non-flexible, and Gorilla glue will hold anything but it's not clear and it will also swell a bit while setting so don't use much of it and clamp or press while setting.

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« Reply #12 on: January 09, 2008 01:28:29 AM »

those are really good ideas ! i have some marbles so maybe i ll give it a try
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« Reply #13 on: January 24, 2008 01:44:05 PM »

if you bake at all, you can use them for pie weights, that's what i do Cheesy

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« Reply #14 on: January 30, 2008 06:51:47 AM »

I've always wanted to learn how to make these...
interchangeable marble jewelry--pretty, but not at those prices! Surely someone here could make the same thing...
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« Reply #15 on: February 18, 2008 07:16:10 PM »

Well ive recently lost my marbles Grin, but i like the stepping stone idea!  Tongue

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« Reply #16 on: April 08, 2008 08:07:30 PM »

I am not sure if you have any marbles left, but I just redid my kitchen decor with marbles.  It started off as a bud vase filled with marbles and a taper candle.. and then I went crazy. 
  I used premixed tiling mud to cover my plain glass canisters with marbles. 
  I poured the mud into a foil pan (later removed) and added marbles for a hot plate (too pretty to actually use).
  I hot glued the marbles around my cork board.
  My centerpeice is small glass bowls and cups filled with marbles and tealights.
May sound odd, but I picked out all the variations of blue, green, cream, and iredescent marbles from my kids' stash of marbles and my kitchen looks great.  And yes, you can still buy marbles.. Walmart sells them in tins for around $3.
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« Reply #17 on: April 13, 2008 01:23:15 PM »

Micheals is even cheaper than walmart, and I think has a better selection.  I got a ton of them for a dollar a bag (one of their random sales).  Marbles have been my craft of choice lately, mostly for jewelry and small trinkets and things.  I've attempted soldering some to make pendants out of, but my soldering capabilities have greatly diminished since high school, and I think I need a hire wattage iron.   Otherwise I've mostly just been wrapping them with wire, but when spring comes I want to make a birdbath with them.  I haven't figured out the details yet though.

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A lady on Etsy makes garden balls with them.  Pretty cool.
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