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Title: Does anyone have one of these enamel sifters?
Post by: ♥♥Tan♥♥ on December 10, 2014, 12:12:53 PM
http://www.warm-glass.co.uk/fine-mesh-sifter-40-mesh-p-3020.html

Both of my plastic ones are done for and I wondered if this was worth the extra?


Title: Re: Does anyone have one of these enamel sifters?
Post by: Lakelady on December 10, 2014, 12:35:20 PM
Not used those but Tuffnells have the plastic ones now I think  :)


Title: Re: Does anyone have one of these enamel sifters?
Post by: ♥♥Tan♥♥ on December 10, 2014, 12:50:22 PM
I don't really want to go back to plastic, they give up the ghost too easily, thank you though ;D


Title: Re: Does anyone have one of these enamel sifters?
Post by: Calico Cat on December 10, 2014, 12:59:57 PM
I have a similar one from JC (Herrell) - it's smaller - for beads- but works very well


Title: Re: Does anyone have one of these enamel sifters?
Post by: Zeldazog on December 10, 2014, 01:10:27 PM
I've got that one Tan, it's fine - better than the tea-strainer type.  You have to be careful with the "actuator" though, if you're not careful, it will stick, jolt and you get a lot more powder than you bargained for!   You can still use the tapping method, it's effective

But I've found them much better overall, got a couple plus the conical shaped line sifter.


Title: Re: Does anyone have one of these enamel sifters?
Post by: Pat from Canvey on December 10, 2014, 01:35:44 PM
I made my own from copper pipe, wire and wire gauze bought for a few pounds from the internet. I did buy one from J C Herrel at last year's Flame Off but the circle of gauze kept popping out so I eventually glued it back and that gave me the idea of making my own. It did help that I've a disc cutter to cut out circles of the gauze. My home made ones work well. I think I made about 6 or 8 so that I could load different colours in each before starting the bead.


Title: Re: Does anyone have one of these enamel sifters?
Post by: Dragonfire Glass on December 10, 2014, 01:45:36 PM
Alan Joyce made some
https://www.facebook.com/vicaragecrafts


Title: Re: Does anyone have one of these enamel sifters?
Post by: MeadMoon on December 11, 2014, 04:02:42 AM
I've got one.  I sometimes use it with an electric toothbrush instead of tapping it or using the activator.  It works well and is durable.


Title: Re: Does anyone have one of these enamel sifters?
Post by: anditsinthefish on December 11, 2014, 07:01:12 AM
I have the smallest one they do and I love it. x


Title: Re: Does anyone have one of these enamel sifters?
Post by: ♥♥Tan♥♥ on December 11, 2014, 10:20:33 AM
Thank you fab peeps for taking the time to answer me, you have told me what I needed to hear ;D