anyone know a good webpage for directions before I try to reinvent the wheel?
You won't find directions anywhere. I'm am the originater... not the imatator! It's my idea but feel free to sell what ya make... it's a free market.
I didn't mean "your" wrapped pendent style per se. I think stealing other peoples designs is tacky, tacky...there are several different versions out there including wire wrapping the flat backed marbles (which I think makes them look like big glass butts)...I'm wanting to come up with a simple wrap project for bellaonline.com at some point since I have been playing with frying marbles and found out what techniques work best for them!
One of my techniques is to create a wire spiral a very tight round circle about the size of a dime.
Start from the center leaving enough to make a loop and spiral out from there.
Once you have it in the size that you like, cut and gently push into a slight cone shape. It should look like a straw rice hat with a loop on top. Then using a glue that will adhere to the glass marble, I just glue it in place. If the wire is tight you will not see the glue. It you need to connect from both sides I just allow it to dry and make a second spiral for the other side.
I am new here so not sure how this forum works yet so if you need pics, just site mail me and I will try and figure out how to send the pic! LOL
Oh, er? How do you "fry" a marble?
Thats a great explanation, thanks Kim! I need to sit down and play with it some more, I haven't take the time to do it yet.
"Frying" marbles is when you heat the marbles for a long period of time (I give them about an hour or so in a skillet) then transfer them to cold water (I use ice water) the insides crack all up and it looks really cool!
Hi Faith, just wondering how you made out with the wire wrapped marbles. Any chance you could show an example of the finished items?
I haven't finished them yet...gah!
I fried some marbles and got a few that turned out really well. Unfortunately my kids think so too, they keep stealing them to play with them...I need to find them so I can finish the project!