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Old 2014-08-02, 5:45pm
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Default Cool New Tool - MURRINI HOLDER

This is one of the tools in the line that has been born out of my own need. I get a bit frustrated using murrini. They slide down my torch mounted marver and bunch up next to the metal guard, or inevitably roll away if I place them on the table, and are tricky to pick up with a tweezers. I like putting them on the back of one of my marvers, but they slide off if I pick up the tool. The obvious solution was to make 'holding cavities', and I've finally gotten around to designing that tool. I wasn't sure what page to put it on so it's on the frit page, the misc page, and the mixed cavity page.

There are 25 cavities to hold the murrini, and they range in size from 6mm to 12mm. The cavities are 2mm deep, deep enough that the murrini won't fall out when the tool is picked up, shallow enough for picking up the murrini with a tweezers or directly onto the hot bead. Then I went a step further and added a gently curved lentil cavity for reshaping, or use it to hold a bit of crushed aventurine.

If you're a tweezers-user-murrini-picker-upper-guy, you can really load up. If you're a plunge-the-bead-onto-the-murrini-to-pick-it-up-guy, there are enough cavities to space the murrini far enough apart to accommodate that method. If you're a prewarm-my-murrini-guy, you can place the tool on top of the kiln (along with your murrini) to get some heat into the graphite.

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Old 2014-08-02, 6:38pm
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Wow, this is a great idea!
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Old 2014-08-03, 9:15am
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What a great solution. You totally rock.
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Old 2014-08-03, 8:13pm
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Yeah, that is a great idea. You're very innovative.
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That is very cool!
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I used it a little bit the other day. If you're putting murrini on the surface of a bead, I like that you can spread them out and pick one up directly onto a hot bead, no tweezers.

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Some of those Murrini are yours DeAnne, I hoard yours.

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