Photo Beads

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Photo Beads

What you need

Clear marbles (the ones with one flat side, can be found at any craft store)
photo index cards
Clear Silicone or PVA (white)craft glue or modge podge.


These photo beads are a great way to use up the small photo index cards you receive with photo processing.

Cut a piece of cardboard or paper backing the size of your marble. Then glue your image onto the cardboard. Then Glue the marble to the top side of the picture so that you can still see the picture.

Let it dry.

When the glue dries you will be able to see the picture through the marble.

Then use these beads as magnets or jewelry pieces.

You can wire wrap them or adhere them to frames for some fun projects.

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  1. How can I make jewelry out of these?

  2. omg how is this supposed to be a bead if you caant put it through tor on a wire/string wow this makes no sense!!!!!!!!!!

  3. would card stock paper with photos on it work instead?

  4. even though the pictures are small the marbles magnify it which is great. I’ve been trying to do this project and well, this is encouraging me to actually do it today. :)

  5. I love this project!!! I make these all the time. They make really cute pins (I made a few for my school) and pendents if you make a backing for it.

    I found that instead of cardboard, attaching the picture using paper glue works really well. I painted on clear nail polish on the back of the photo and that seems to work too. Just a suggestion. :) Thanks again for the cute idea!!

  6. this is so cool im always looking for photo memorbilia (spelt wrong) lol but you get my meaning a wonderful idead

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