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At the local meet up I did a rope twist that I saw in a book my fiancé got me for Christmas. So I melted marbles into it and made. Well? A thing.

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Looks cool. would look better with a clear Photo. ;) LOL I like the idea. did it melt the marbles a bit to lock them in?

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I'll have to take a new picture of it. But I melted them took roughly 15-20min to get all 6 of them to slump and slowly cool off. 

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I tries some twisted bar ( kinda like the christmas tree ornaments with the marble) and I melted the marble. lol it was still cool but I ended up using a steel ball bearing. I'll have to try that again some time. Yeah Please get a better pic. I like the concept.

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I kept it in the dragons breath for a couple seconds than pull it out let it air cool for a 5 to 10 seconds. And repeat until the metal is black and the marbles solidified. Than I did that a few more times. Than I left it on top of the fire brick on the forge for about 30min than I let it cool normally. 

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I was thinking something like that would look great for flowers or leaves in a sculpture. 

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1 hour ago, Daswulf said:

I was thinking something like that would look great for flowers or leaves in a sculpture. 

Same here. Once I get better I'll attempt that.

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Thanks Axe. Was wondering how you kept the glass intact. I love mixed media art, just adds another level of interest to the piece. This idea has so many possibilities. I look forward to seeing more "things".

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Wow,

what a great "thing". 

Do the marbles come out pretty clean looking or do you have to shine them up?

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Next time draw out an end and coil it into a loop so you can hang it in the window as a light catcher!

You could still drill a hole but would not want to reheat and forge it!

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