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I tend to collect craft supplies and often forget exactly what I have. When I recently came across a bunch of flat backed clear glass stones so I thought it would be fun to turn them into something that could be used for jewelry or other craft projects. I’ve actually used these glass stones before to create glitter gems. With just a few simple steps and supplies you can make these eye-catching glass cracked gems.
Supplies for DIY Glass Cracked Gems and Stones (affiliate links provided for convenience)
- Clear, flat backed glass gems size large and size small.
- Nail polish
- Baking sheet
- Bowl for ice water
- Necklace cord (optional)
- Pendant hanger (optional)
- Ring blanks for jewelry making (optional)
- E6000 glue (optional)
Directions for Making DIY Cracked Glass Stones and Gems
Step 1: Place glass gems on a baking sheet and put into the oven, heated to 425 degrees, for 20 minutes.Step 2. A few minutes before the gems are done baking, put some water and ice in a bowl.
Step 3. As soon as the stones are done baking put them into the ice water. The gems will crack immediately. CAUTION: Wear protective eyewear in the rare case a gem explodes when you put it into the water. It’s highly unlikely this would happen, but always good to be cautious. Step 4. On the flat side of the cracked stones, paint with nail polish. Step 5. To create jewelry glue a finished cracked glass gem onto to a ring blank or for necklaces, glue to a pendant hanger and add to a necklace cord. If you don’t want to use the glass cracked gems for jewelry, you can use them for other craft projects. Turn them into magnets or use them as embellishments and decor on wooden boxes and canvases. They would also make beautiful vase filler.
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