We are going to learn about making a cracked marble necklace. Cracked marbles are common jewelry findings that you can find almost anywhere. Give it a shot, follow this step-to-step guide and feel happy!
Before we begin, make sure you have the following jewelry findings ready at hand to work:
- Necklace cording*
- Bead caps
- Jump rings
- Eye pins
- Super glue
- Needle nose pliers
- Baking sheet
Step 1: Start by pre-heating your oven to 500°. If you are small girl then ask your mother or any elder to do it for you. Spread your clear marbles out on your baking sheet. Look how beautiful they just look! Place the baking sheet inside your oven and set it for 20 minutes maximum. Meanwhile, you need to get a bowl and fill ice water into it.
Step 2: Keep track of time. Usually, your oven will notify you when the time is up. When you have baked the marbles for about 20 minutes, take the baking sheet out of your oven. I know it looks very dirty now and you must be thinking about cleaning it already, but wait, you need to stay focused here. Please be careful because a burning hot oven is certainly not your friend.
Step 3: Put your marbles inside the ice cold water at once. You will notice your marbles cracking up. Such a nice technique! The temperature and time was ideal because your marbles did not break. Look how good they look now. Dry them off afterwards.
Step 4: Now you have to form a necklace. Get a bead cap and an eye pin for every necklace you are making. Put the eye pin through the bead cap, and cut off the ending point of your eye pin. Make sure you leave just enough to form a loop. Turn the cut part of your pin through a loop by your pliers. Add some glue on each ends of the eye pin in the bead cap.
Step 5: Now stick the bead cap to your marble. Take a moment and let it dry. Afterwards, attach a jump ring to the loop in the pin. Followed by, put the necklace to your necklace cording (If you want to make necklaces more than one then keep repeating this process).
That is all! You can make necklaces using jewelry findings of unique colors for every dress you want to match with. This was a very simple guide, and in fact, they are all very simple. I am sure you enjoyed it. You can now make for you and your friends and family. Just think how tendered they shall feel, and you can always use some appreciation.
Stay tuned for more posts with jewelry findings.