Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Fried Marbles?


Okay, apparently I've lived under a rock my whole life and never heard of fried marbles. This was a crafting rage some time waaaaay back in the day and I somehow missed it. Just recently they became the topic of a discussion in the Saori weaving group on Ravelry (We've been talking about add ins to our autumn WAL projects.) Well, of course, I had to try it. I didn't have any round marbles, but just happened to have gotten a handful of those flat backed glass pebbles used in flower arranging and stained glass. (Thanks Tom and Monica). You're supposed to use an iron skillet-all I have is my non-stick frying pan-so-in went the pebbles-on went the heat. I "fried" them for 3 minutes on high and then dumped them into a bowl of ice water. Snapp, krackle, popp-fried marbles! Woo hoo!! (I'm easily amused). I plan to break out my soldering iron to attach some jump rings so I can use them in jewelry and weavings, and all sorts of things I can find to embellish. Imagine all the fun I have to make up for because this crazy craft slipped passed me during my youth. I recommend this activity to anyone that needs to "heat" up those creative juices. Have a blast!!! (but still, be careful out there)

4 comments:

  1. ooooh, I feel a kitchen experiment heading my way. Those are cool and yes, to add holes and make them beads all the better. I am so far behind on reading the Saori forum...I have way too many interests and groups.

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  2. Very interesting, I'll be looking for them in your projects! They have a nice autumn look to about them.

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  3. Ohh! It is so much fun to fry marbles. My kids love to do this. Although we have a whole bowl sitting around and haven't done anything with them.

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  4. Wow! I jumped over to your blog from a comment you left on my blog way back on Dec. 8, 2009 (sometimes I reminisce around in old posts. What a yutz) Anyway, I jumped over to remember you & see what you're doing these days. My first impression was that I really like your blog banner and since you are a fiber artist and I'm not - I probably wouldn't find inspiration here... wrong! The very first post was exciting! I can't wait to try frying marbles. It's new to me, too. I love your blog and your art. I'm so glad I moseyed over here.

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