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Old 2021-10-26, 11:37pm
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Default Uneven thickness of beads

Hello everyone

I made some boro beads yesterday, they were round but uneven thickness

It's there any way to make the thickness even? I tried to use the shape block from devardi glass but fail.


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Old 2021-10-27, 10:57am
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The best way I've found to make a symmetrical bead is to use a thicker stringer (~2-3mm) to lay a footprint on the mandrel, and then go back in carefully with your regular rod to add more glass. Once you get some more practice you'll be able to use a regular rod to lay a small footprint and then beef it up more.
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Old 2021-10-27, 6:40pm
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The best way I've found to make a symmetrical bead is to use a thicker stringer (~2-3mm) to lay a footprint on the mandrel, and then go back in carefully with your regular rod to add more glass. Once you get some more practice you'll be able to use a regular rod to lay a small footprint and then beef it up more.
Thank you for your advice. I will try that tonight
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