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Title: Little bung type things?
Post by: Kimster on June 08, 2012, 06:04:59 PM
Is it possible to buy little bung type things to put on the end of mandrels to stop finished beads falling off the ends? I'd quite like to store my finished ones on mandrels ( since they're mostly doughnuts they look a bit better than  stored hole side up in the tray!) I've tried to improvise with a few thinks (corks etc) but wondered if there was anything 'purpose built' as it were, or has anyone got any suggestions? Cheers all.  :)


Title: Re: Little bung type things?
Post by: ScarletLeonard on June 08, 2012, 07:02:42 PM
Manda has the caps for bead racks
http://www.mangobeads.co.uk/beadracks/end-caps
She also has the whole shebang as far as bead on a mandrel storage goes.
Edit because apparently I don't read things properly, Manda does the caps, rods and racks for 3mm and 1.6mm rods

I would have also suggested lush hoops http://www.lushlampwork.co.uk/userimages/procart45.htm but they are 2.5mm ID so would slip off. (but loads of pretty colours :))


Title: Re: Little bung type things?
Post by: Blue Box Studio on June 09, 2012, 03:40:36 AM
How about these http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/180577033581?var=480008652361&ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1423.l2649 - I think these are the things Madeline uses in her bead display frames to keep beads apart, am sure there must be various sizes to fit mandrels if these aren't right.


Title: Re: Little bung type things?
Post by: Donna@Rockin' Beads on June 09, 2012, 04:15:59 AM
We glued a bead onto one end of the mandrel to display in our bead stands. That's pretty effective and looks nice.


Title: Re: Little bung type things?
Post by: GaysieMay on June 09, 2012, 04:49:22 AM
You can just melt glass directly onto the end of the mandrel (no bead release) - solves one end at least! ;D


Title: Re: Little bung type things?
Post by: MadelineBunyan on June 09, 2012, 04:54:54 AM
those things on the ebay link are quite good, but the ones I have left seem to have gone soggy or something and now no longer grip on the 1.6 manrels, and I dont have any spare 2mm ones. perhaps I should clean up some of my bent ones...


this is the display btw http://www.flickr.com/photos/madelinebunyan/sets/72157627229721501/


Title: Re: Little bung type things?
Post by: ARBeads on June 09, 2012, 05:52:46 AM
2.5mm rod with toppers either end?


Title: Re: Little bung type things?
Post by: Kimster on June 10, 2012, 12:12:01 PM
Thanks all. Will buy some 1.6 mandrels & some of Manda's rod ends & Madeleines brake cable thingies to try  :)


Title: Re: Little bung type things?
Post by: Kimster on June 10, 2012, 12:53:00 PM
Fab display by the way, Madeleine - what a great idea! They're all too lovely to be stored away...


Title: Re: Little bung type things?
Post by: mutti on June 10, 2012, 01:17:15 PM
What a fantastic display ~ Jewellery as Art.  Would love to see DH's face on his return from work to discover I'd removed all his pictures and framed all my beads instead  ;)


Title: Re: Little bung type things?
Post by: MadelineBunyan on June 11, 2012, 04:29:29 AM
thanks  :)

yep, definitely too nice to live in a box!
I have 2 more frames to do as well, but need more o ring doodahs, so don't go buying them all before I get them! ;)