No, These Aren’t Jewels, They’re Marbles! Find Out How To Create This Magical Craft For Yourself!
While this does look fairly complicated, the method is super simple! I remember doing these when I was a kid, only we called them “fried marbles” because we “fried” them in a skillet on the stove. My mom really trusted us now that I think about it! This method of using the oven is much safer and I may try this again soon to relive the magic! These marbles come out gorgeous and fun, and while they do eventually break and fall apart if handled too harshly, they are really neat to wear as jewelry or to pile up in a bowl as a decorative piece.
While this is a fun craft, it can also be quite dangerous when rapidly cooling a marble that has been heated to 500 degrees. Wear safety goggles and don’t let the marbles shatter in the house! The shards are incredibly sharp and tend to linger for quite some time – even after sweeping several times! I remember coating my favorite marbles with clear nail polish to help them last longer, so maybe that could prevent them from shattering. I don’t remember what happened to my little treasures, but I remember that it was a really fun thing to make! I’m glad I found a video tutorial!