Thursday, January 12, 2017

Crackled Ice Drop

One of the ladies on the Ice Drop Addicts page posted a link for fried marble... what a blast from the past!

I haven't fried marbles since the 1980s when daughter Alison came from school and wanted to try them. The method shown in the link works much better than what I tried back then!

Preheat your oven to 500°. Put your glass gems or marbles in a pie plate and heat in the oven for 20 minutes. After 20 minutes, fill a metal bowl or pot with ice and water and pour the heated gems in the water.

They will crackle beautifully! I only had one that wasn't usable. A large piece cracked off, so I just threw that gem away.

I don't know how well the crackling shows up on your monitor, but in person it looks really cool!

Denise and I found these cute charms when we were out shopping yesterday. I think they're a perfect addition!


  1. My grandmother made a necklace for me when I was younger. Thanks for instruction.

  2. Oh boy, oh boy! Wonderful!, I can't wait to try it!

  3. Yours looks great, BTW especially with that charm!

  4. My daughter did same thing except placed them in a pot on the stove that fun brings back memories 💟😄💟

  5. Never heard of cooking the glass nuggets, worth a try. Thanks for sharing the instructions

  6. This is exactly how my uber creative Grandma crackled round marbles decades ago. The crackles really do add to the dance of light on your Ice Drops.


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