Has anyone ever baked marbles in the oven ?

textilejo(5b Nova Scotia)March 25, 2007

I was in a store looking for glass and gems for some projects and I overheard a woman talking about baking marbles in the oven to use in her crafts.

Has anyone ever done this. Seems kind of dangerous to me:-)

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I made marbles once out of scuplty clay and baked them for a chinese checker game. Looking forward to being in NS in July.

    Bookmark   March 25, 2007 at 8:18PM
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I've never done it. I bought some at a garage sale, they look really cool. Check out boiled or cracked marbles. Here is a set of instructions for boileing them.

Here is a link that might be useful: Boiled marbles

    Bookmark   March 25, 2007 at 8:29PM
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You bake them and then put them in water while they are hot...they crackle...It was a real craze in the 50s...We tried it ...but most of ours fell apart.


    Bookmark   March 25, 2007 at 9:44PM
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TwoMonths(So Calif)

I think there were lenghty discussions on that last year. Do a search for this forum on cracked marbles or baked marbles. Might find several.

    Bookmark   March 25, 2007 at 10:52PM
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textilejo(5b Nova Scotia)

I guess the right wording in a serch makes all the difference, LOL I was putting in oven baked marbles:-) I'll have to go through my marbles to find ones without the plastic middle.

west dublin, I hope you enjoy your visit to Nova Scotia. July is a great time to come to our lovely province!

    Bookmark   March 27, 2007 at 6:38AM
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Here's the post you were looking for. I went back and was looking for soem ideas and found it for you...

Love, Jules

Here is a link that might be useful: Crackling marbles

    Bookmark   March 27, 2007 at 6:57PM
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