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Old 2019-10-24, 8:12am
Beon Beon is offline
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If you want to make small, bulb ornaments, this is what I do.

The recent glut of stainless straws on the market make for nice blowpipes.

Dip one end in bead release. When dry, make a thin wrap of glass on the end ~" wide. From there, you can add a gather of glass to the opening making sure you make a good seal to your end wrap, but make sure not to plug up the hole. When ready, blow your bulb.

Anneal.

When finished, soak the ornament end of the straw in water. The bead release will allow the ornament to come right off. You can put a metal ornament cap for hanging on the top.

Tom
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