How To Make Beautiful Baked Marble Jewelry

Real crystals are formed from a periodic arrangement of microscopic atoms that occurs when liquids evaporate in a process called nucleation. One of the most notable features of a crystal is its fractal – a repeating symmetrical pattern. With this DIY, you’ll use thermal science to create a pattern that resembles the natural fractals found in crystals to create your own faux-crystal pendant.

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You’ll need:

  • A few marbles (clear or colored)
  • A baking sheet
  • A mixing bowl
  • Ice
  • A strong adhesive (like superglue)
  • Bead caps with corresponding rings and eye pins
  • Necklace cording

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Arrange the marbles on a baking sheet and preheat the oven to 500 degrees Fahrenheit.

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Prepare a bowl of very cold ice water. Bake the marbles for 20 minutes and remove them from the oven.

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Quickly dump the marbles (carefully, they’ll be very hot) into the ice water.

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The rapid shift in temperature will cause the interior of the marbles to crack. This won’t affect the marble’s shape on the outside.

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Don’t they look like crystals?

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Now, get out the bead cap and eye pin.

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Thread the eye pin into the bead cap and trim it with enough wire left for the loop.

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Fill the bead cap with superglue.

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Nestle the marble into the bead cap and let it dry overnight.

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Add an extra jump ring to the eye pin and thread the necklace cording through. You can also use a silver chain for a dressier look.

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You can even color the marbles with nail polish for a colorful, festive look.

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To learn more about how to make this beautiful marble jewelry, check out the video below.


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