These are great for making ends for multi strand beading projects, but work great as the tops for tassels, or skirts for sculptural pieces. This is a wonderful tool for a creative artist!
The Cone Mandrels are available in 2 sizes:
- Wide Cone: 5/8" wide, 1" long
- Narrow Cone: 7/16" wide, 1"long
Both sizes are welded to a 3/32nd mandrel, which sticks out 1" out of the end of the cone. This gives you something to rest on your rod rest in the kiln and creates the hole at the narrow end.
You dip the whole cone into the bead release, and when you remove, you can tap gently on the edge of the release jar to remove any excess, or use centrifugal force by spinning the mandrel in the bead release jar, but not in the release itself. This spins any excess release off the mandrel.
Be sure not to let the glass go over the large end of the cone, or you will not be able to remove the glass cone when you are done!