Cracked marbles are not a new thing to the crafting world, but if you are like me, and haven’t given them a shot yet, here is a step-by-step, tried and true method.
I love the look of the cracked marbles, and wanted to incorporate the finished project into something beautiful, so my daughter and I made necklaces out of them.
Here are the materials you will need to make your cracked marble necklace:
- Clear marbles
- Necklace cording – (A note on the necklace cording, if you are looking in my supply picture, you can purchase cording in bulk,(the spool) and make a bunch of necklaces, or just opt for the easier, pre-made version.)
- Bead Caps – (There are several options available for the bead caps, choose by preference.)
- Eye Pins
- Jump Rings
- E-6000 adhesive (or other strong glue)
- Needle-nose Jewelry Pliers
- Baking sheet
Pre-heat your oven to 500 degrees.
Open your bag of marbles, and lay them out on a baking sheet.
You are welcome! They sure are pretty new, aren’t they?
Pop the baking sheet into your oven, and set the timer for 20 minutes.
In the meantime, get a bowl, and fill it with ice water.
There are a lot of variations out there on oven temperatures, and times to bake the marbles at.
Using 500 degrees, and 20 minutes, I did not lose a single marble.
Look how pretty!
My daughter thought we made diamonds!
You will need one bead cap, and one eye pin per necklace.
I found it very helpful to set the drying pendants on top of the mesh bag they came in,the “holes” of the mesh kept them all upright to dry.
When the adhesive is dry, add a jump ring to the loop in the eye pin.
I am not sure if you caught Lindsay’s Vintage Gumball Machine Necklace Tutorial, but I was inspired by her use of nail polish to color plain old pearl beads.
I put it to the test on these pendants- look how beautiful and easy it is to add color and glitter and fabulousness!