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Author Topic: Getting tricky beads off mandrels  (Read 1438 times)
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Rachel S
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« on: December 26, 2015, 04:52:55 PM »

I've only been lampworking since Sept, but I've got a nifty trick to help get your beads off mandrels. I tried it with a stubborn bead, and now use it all the time:
I hold the mandrel with a pliers in one hand, while I twist the bead off with the other hand using one of those rubber mats you use for getting off jam jar lids. I haven't bent a mandrel yet Smiley
I hope this is useful to someone!
Rachel
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ajda
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« Reply #1 on: December 27, 2015, 01:57:53 AM »

I use pliers on the mandrel and a damp cloth to grip the bead, but the jam jar thing sounds like a better idea. Do you mean something like this? http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/121373819535
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james M knox
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« Reply #2 on: January 05, 2016, 08:22:35 AM »

Hi,

I Also use the jamjar lid removed and a pair of pliers, I also dip the mandrel and bead in some water to keep the dust under control

James.
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