This house has been nuts!!! We had our whole cleaning week, we celebrated Olivia’s birthday on Tuesday, and Veronica’s yesterday (We will have a post all about our outings tomorrow!!) and we have been freaking out!
We have also been cruising Pinterest looking for the perfect DIYs to try for you! We came across this craft and fell head-over-heels in love with it; we just HAD to make it for you! 😀
To make these gorgeous cracked marble necklaces you will need:
Clear marbles in any colors, a cord or chain to hang the beautiful marble charm on, round-nose jewelry pliers, 1 jump ring per necklace, metal bead caps, jewelry making eye pins, and E-6000 glue or other strong jewelry glue. You will also need an oven, a bowl of ice water, and a cookie sheet.
This craft is so fun and the cracking is our favorite part! This is not however a good craft to do with children! It involves using very strong glue which could be hazardous in little hands, and an extremely hot oven is used, so keep the little ones out!!
First things first, we collect all the marbles we will be using! You want ones that are see through so you can really see the crackly design in the end.
Once you have all your marbles, preheat the oven to 500F (You’re probably thinking “Is that a typo?!” No it is not. 500F!) Place your selected marbles in a cookie sheet and pop it in the oven. Set a timer for 20 minutes and wait!
While your little gems are in the oven, take your bowl and fill it with water and lots of ice!! It will need to be VERY cold for this to work!
*Ding!* There goes your timer! Be very careful and remove your tray from the oven. Before you do anything, run your tray over to the bowl of ice water and dump in the marbles! You should hear a few clink-pop sounds. That’s the sound of the marbles cracking; its working!! Give them a minute to cool in their swimming pool, and pull them out to check them! They should be very crackly on the inside, but should still be intact on the outside. If you want your marbles to have a more cracked effect, simply put them back in the oven and repeat!
We only baked ours once, and this is what we got! Sooooooooooo amazing!
Next, move to the jewelry making supplies. Take your bead caps, eye pins, and pliers. Stick the eye pin through the bead cap and clip off the excess, leaving just a tiny tail about 1/4 inch long. Fold that little edge in half and clamp it flat with the pliers. We will call this the “marble’s hat”. Take the marble’s hat, put a dot of glue on the eye pin in the middle, and stick it onto the marble. Hold it in place so it can dry on. Clip on a jump ring, string it onto the necklace chain, and tada!!!
SO GORGEOUS! We love this craft. The marble charm glistens in the sunlight, and it almost looks magical! This makes an amazing gift, and the best part is you can make it in a large batch! ❤
What do you think of our Cracked Marble necklace? Have any similar jewelry crafts for us to try? We’d love to hear about it! Let us know in the comments below!