How to Make Marble Jewelry or Pendants - Two awesome ideas!
Continuing with the "jewelry" theme. You can get glass marbles or glass pieces from many sources including the dollar stores or flower supply stores (they are used to fill vases to add dimension too) or online. You can get them in all different shapes and sizes and they are knows as "glass marbles".
You can create beautiful pieces using up your leftover nail polishes or you can try this approach with an actual image showing through.
The ones you need should have a flat back to them and a rounded front to give some depth and to show off your picture best. Below is a tutorial to get your creativity started. Just think of the possibilities! You could create your own images or use your photographs in reduced sizes, especially in black or white would be a cool idea too.
You can make your own bails as this jewelry artist did or you can purchase pre-made ones online below. Also the glue she is using is called E6000 which is a strong adhesive and common for crafts, you can get that online too below.
You could then add different types and styles of beads to this project to really make the piece unique. Try different chains chokers for different effects. You can have a lot of fun with this craft, and these will make great gifts.
You will need to make sure that the "bail" is glued on well, and if you keep watching this video you can also learn how to make your own bail, but you can also get bails online that look cute and professional for an affordable price. This way the back of your project looks good too.
Another idea would be to use "stamps" on some homemade papers or antique style paper as that would show through as well. Get creative and sit the glass marble over your images and see what looks best.
Sometimes just showing a bit of an image works well too. I really like the idea of personalizing this project for family gifts by using old photographs. If you are selling at craft shows, then using some of your art or collages would look great as a pendant. Don't forget to sign the back if it is your original artwork you are showcasing before you seal the back.
If you want to try something even more different, check out this video on Water marble jewelry. I really thought this was an awesome way to use up leftover nail polishes.
Second Idea Below:
Water marble - how to make marble jewelry with water and nail polish
I love just how easy and random the designs are. You can create awesome gifts or make them as crafts to sell at your next craft show. If you have lots of nail polish that maybe you are not using, this is the perfect way to recycle and make money too! If you not head to the dollar store and check them out for this project. Or get a good selection online that are bright and colorful below.
You can find many of the jewelry making supplies you will need online in bulk and for good prices. This is important when you are looking for crafts to make and sell for a profit. You need to watch your bottom line.
Don't forget to put some effort into display. I have found this part of the job to be just as important as creating the products in the first place. if your products can't be seen instantly you will simply not get sales. I found you had to display your best products in such a way to attract customers. You can then have other versions of the product nearby, but there must be a good display to attract them to your table at a craft show.
Also consider wearing some of your products, this helps to show them off.
By using affordable and yet effective displays you are likely to get sales quickly. The black background really shows off products well and they are at the right angle. You could show off your designs and have more available to see. But you need to get them to stop at your table and by using proper display gadgets you will attract people who only have a few seconds to eye up your products to decide whether to stop or not.
Wearable art is hot this year, as people move away from things that basically collect dust on the shelf. Try and create your art in such a way that they can use it or wear it and you will have sales. These displays would work for selling online as well as you also need great pictures. A worthwhile investment.
If you like the idea of jewelry as a craft to make and sell then also check out:
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