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« on: January 29, 2008 01:27:32 AM »

So I just cranked out a ton of these.  They're flat glass marble beads with a variety of images, wrapped in fimo/sculpey, with embedded metal pins.  Your 2 cents more than welcome, since I'm fairly new to the jewelry game...

(Oh, and they're about an inch and a half wide, you can't really tell out of context)

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« Reply #1 on: January 29, 2008 01:57:21 AM »

They're brilliant! Love em. Yet another thing to do with fimo Smiley

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« Reply #2 on: January 29, 2008 03:21:19 AM »

These are AWESOME!! How did you do the clay did you back the clay with the marble and picture all together?  I love this!! I used flat metal pendant mounts with my plastic cabochons (picture below)   I love the clay much better!! 


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« Reply #3 on: January 29, 2008 06:35:54 AM »

I love them! Did you use any glue for the images or just applied the fimo and then baked pictures and hooks in? They are fabulous!

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« Reply #4 on: January 29, 2008 07:02:29 AM »

and i have always wondered how i was gonna get my glass marbles on a necklace....
here in brazil we dont have these metal thingie-ma-wingies and i simply LOVE your solution!  i'm also curious as to how you made it without cracking the marble...
« Reply #5 on: January 29, 2008 07:13:33 AM »

I love this idea! I made a few marble pendants and had no idea what to do with them. Thank you for reminding me.
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« Reply #6 on: January 29, 2008 07:50:45 AM »

I like the idea very much, and I'm especially impressed with how well you've matched ribbon to clay in some cases!

I was thinking about doing this but I was worried that the picturesmight scorch in the oven. The clay is baked at too low a temperature to actually set the paper alight, I believe (or to cause the marbles to crack, mixi, as long as you let them cool slowly and don't use the drop-them-in-ice-water method to cool them Cheesy) but I think it could still scorch and change the colours if you haven't got a heatproof ink. Do you have a trick for avoiding this?
« Reply #7 on: January 29, 2008 08:14:07 AM »

beautiful!! I'm going to try this. You could also use leftover cane work to cover the backs too. Cheesy
« Reply #8 on: January 29, 2008 10:24:57 AM »

talyra is right--the clay is baked at such low temperatures and short intervals that you're not in danger of scorching or cracking at all--you can even bake them in the toaster oven!

heck, i even used comic book pages, which are practically like tissue paper!  i think the clay even acts to insulate the paper to a degree.

i use a glue stick to affix the papers to the glass before i apply the clay, but it's just temporary and lightly applied, since they clay is what really anchors it.

i don't really have any tips for the applications of clay, since it's pretty basic--just refined technique.

i imagine another good way of making picture pendants (if you didn't want to try clay) would be wire-wrapping?
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« Reply #9 on: February 03, 2008 05:47:35 PM »

I need help! I tried this and the glue came from under the marble and made a big ol mess.  Also, I just bought some of the studio sculpty.  The directions say to bake @ 275 for 30 minutes.  I did that but I was able to bend the clay.  This is my first time using the clay.  Is supposed to get rock hard or just kinda hard?
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