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Old 11-15-2007, 02:13 PM   #1
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Question Clear glass marbles????

Does any have a good source for clear glass marbles? I want to glue a picture or stamped image to the bottom to make a magnet, so I need the type that are flat on the bottom but really clear so the image will show through. Every type I have tried is not clear enough, so its hard to see the picture. Any help would be wonderful...thanks guys!
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Old 11-15-2007, 02:21 PM   #2
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...maybe something like this?

http://papertreyink.com/emb_pagepebbles.html
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Old 11-15-2007, 03:05 PM   #3
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I bought some clear flat marbles off ebay and although they are very clear (which is great), they are not big enough!!!! So if anyone has a source, I'd love to see it too. I already have Page Pebbles as mentioned above, but am looking for the clear flat marbles.
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Old 11-15-2007, 07:40 PM   #4
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Michaels has them in the flower aisle.. I just made some, they also has the magnets but I didn't think think they were strong enough..
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I bought bags of clear marbles at my local Ben Franklin store..they are large, about 1.25 to 1.5 inch in diameter. The magnets that I use are from Michael's. They are pretty strong ones...
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Old 11-15-2007, 08:47 PM   #6
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I'm sure I've seen them at Pier I - they come in bags for floral arrangements.
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I've always bought them at Hobby Lobby. They have the perfect size there.
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I have always bought mine from here...

http://www.wholesalersusainc.com/gla...bles-c-58.html

they come in a variety of sizes - if you find thier MOLDED ones they are excellent - very clear and perfectly round and very easy to use a punch

Large = 1.5"

the extra Large and Jumbo should also be perfectly round...but for making the glass gem magnets the best size is the large MOLDED ones...

They also sell magnets there too...

Make sure when you are attaching the image to the gen you do so with some sort of good glue - I did a bunch last year using permanent xyron adhesive but with age the glass gems are starting to fall from the paper circles...

Crystal effects is a good permanent thing to use
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they have them from time to time at Dollar Tree...sometimes the clear ones and almost always the colored. Might be worth a stop, I've seen them recently.
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I've bought larger ones at a stained glass store.
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I have always bought mine from here...

http://www.wholesalersusainc.com/gla...bles-c-58.html

they come in a variety of sizes - if you find thier MOLDED ones they are excellent - very clear and perfectly round and very easy to use a punch

Large = 1.5"

the extra Large and Jumbo should also be perfectly round...but for making the glass gem magnets the best size is the large MOLDED ones...

They also sell magnets there too...

Make sure when you are attaching the image to the gen you do so with some sort of good glue - I did a bunch last year using permanent xyron adhesive but with age the glass gems are starting to fall from the paper circles...

Crystal effects is a good permanent thing to use

Wow! Those look great!!! They look very clear!! And I like how they're perfetly round!!
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I got 2 bags at Dollar Tree this last week, clear and good sized for magnets.
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