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« on: February 28, 2011, 08:13:45 AM »

I had an idea whilst in the shower yesterday - I do that a lot (have ideas in the shower I mean, although obviously I shower a lot too  Grin)

Melt a big gather of clear glass, wrap it onto the very tip of an uncoated skinny mandrel and gently press down onto a flat surface.



After annealing, trim the mandrel and ta da ...



If you take your pics on a white background, you can barely even see the stand



You should be able to get quite a few from each mandrel  Wink

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« Reply #1 on: February 28, 2011, 08:33:26 AM »

That's genius, that is!
(No use to me, mind, but it's still genius... :0) )
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« Reply #2 on: February 28, 2011, 08:34:04 AM »

That's genius Julie! Cool I hardly ever use my skinny mandrels...

(Modifies to add: It must be genius since we both said it at the same time! Grin)
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« Reply #3 on: February 28, 2011, 08:35:34 AM »

Thanks Julie! That's a cool idea Cool
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« Reply #4 on: February 28, 2011, 08:58:46 AM »

Great idea!
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« Reply #5 on: February 28, 2011, 09:33:07 AM »

At last, a use for my wonky mandrels!  Wonderful, thanks  Grin
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« Reply #6 on: February 28, 2011, 09:42:18 AM »

Mmm, may well be putting that tip to use as I have my first ever bead stall on Friday  Shocked Thanks for the  top tip  Wink
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« Reply #7 on: February 28, 2011, 09:44:47 AM »

Good luck Helen - you have to pay for the tip though, with a photo of your stall  Wink Grin
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« Reply #8 on: February 28, 2011, 09:46:21 AM »

Brilliant.  I tried making the all glass ones I found in a tut but they didn't really work.  This I can do and have lots of wonky mandrels just right for this.
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« Reply #9 on: February 28, 2011, 09:48:34 AM »

Yes, I think I remember a tut for all-glass stands, I think this is simpler though.
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« Reply #10 on: February 28, 2011, 09:50:45 AM »

Good luck Helen - you have to pay for the tip though, with a photo of your stall  Wink Grin

Heck!!! Glad I've roped in my mummy to help with the overall look  Smiley
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« Reply #11 on: February 28, 2011, 09:57:39 AM »

That's brilliant, I will pinch that one if I may  Roll Eyes
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« Reply #12 on: February 28, 2011, 09:59:07 AM »

You may  Grin
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« Reply #13 on: February 28, 2011, 11:02:52 AM »

Julie - I reckon you're secretly a mermaid disguising herself as a lampworker!  Wink Cheesy Grin
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« Reply #14 on: February 28, 2011, 11:15:42 AM »

A mermaid?  Shocked

Can't sing, verrrry short hair (by mermaid standards), no tail ...  Roll Eyes
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