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This is my first real attempt at making jewelry. I have marble all over my yard and always wanted to make something out of it. So I decided to make a crushed pink marble heart pendent with a wave of white marble running through it. 

Hope you enjoy
 
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Step 1: Materials and Tools

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The materials for this project are relativity inexpensive. 
Materials

  • 22 gauge Sheel sheet ( I got a 12 in. x 12in. from homedepot for about $7)
  • 16 gauge steel wire ( I got 25 ft. for $3)
  • 2 part Epoxy resin ( I got "Easy Cast"from Michaels for $13 and I only used .5 of a tsp of the resin)
  • A normal paper clip
  • Etowah marble (pink)
  • Creole marble ( white with blue streaks)
Tools
  • Template ( I cant draw to save my life. I goggled heart and printed out one of  wikipeda's images.)
  • Sand paper (100 grit, 150 grit, 220 grit, 400 grit, 1000 grit, 2000 grit. The higher grits can be found in the automotive section of walmart for about $3 a pack)
  • Roatory tool (I used a Demeral and the sanding drum bit)
  • Grinder (I used a small bench grinder)
  • Tin cutters ( Homedeop sells a 3 pack for $10)
  • Propane torch, solder, and flux ( Homedepot has a starter one for $20 and it comes with solder and flux)
  • Hammer
  • Polishing compound 

Step 2: Shape the Heart and Wave

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Shape 16 gauge wire into a heart.

I found it easier to start at the bottom of the heart and work around using the template as a guide. I used my fingers and pliers to shape the heart. 

Shape the paper clip into two waves going through the middle of the heart. 

Place the heart wire heart and the wave on the 22 gauge steel sheet

Corinbw2 months ago

so i sanded up to 1500 on a lot of my projects, then i tried with a polishing compound on my dremel sanding wheel and i just messed up my previous finish. it made it more dull then before so i dont know what i am doing wrong.

any ideas??

ChrysN2 years ago
It looks gorgeous, nicely done!
gbroady2 years ago
Just love this keep it coming just beautiful! Thanks
Beautifully well done!
One quick question though, where do you get the marble?
coaleu (author)  BrefelanDesigns3 years ago
Thanks for comment. Ga Marble used to own the land I live on. They left piles of marble all over it. So I got mine from my back yard. You can try your local rockstore. They have a lot of cheap rocks in various colors. They may not have marble but they will have a lot of different colored rocks that I bet would look great in the pendent.
also, most any aquarium store.
Mrballeng3 years ago
I like this.
coaleu (author)  Mrballeng3 years ago
Thanks a lot. It means more coming from you.