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How to Make Cool Jewelry Using Flat Marbles
Groovy Bling Craft

Groovy Bling Craft

Sherri Osborn
Follow these directions and you can design your own colorful jewelry using flat marbles, craft foam, and chenille stems.

  • Age Guideline: 6 Years and Up
  • Time Required: 45 minutes (Does not include drying time)

The above age and time guidelines are estimates. This project can be modified to suit other ages and may take more or less time depending on your circumstances.

Materials Needed:

Instructions:
Start out by painting designs on the flat side of the glass marbles. If you want to stick with the 'groovy' theme, choose classic 70s designs such as peace signs, happy faces, rainbows, and flowers. You can also paint them solid colors. Let the paint dry.

Cut strips from the craft foam, about 3/4 of an inch thick. Use a strip to create a bracelet, trim as needed to fit around your wrist. For a necklace, you may need glue two strips together. Glue the ends of two strips of craft foam together and then trim to make it choker sized. The ends of the bracelets and chokers need to over lap about 1-inch. Cut pieces of hook and loop tape about an inch long and stick them to the ends of the bracelet or choker strips, securing with a little glue if desired. Make sure the hook tape is on the front side of the strip and the loop tape is on the back side of the strip.

To make a ring you can cut a smaller strip of craft foam or simply use chenille stems. Metallic chenille stems work great.

Finally, glue on the painted marbles as desired and wear your groovy bling or give it away as gifts.

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