I had hubby take this picture of how I hold my hands when I'm placing the initial dots for my fishscale beads (I picked this tip up from Corina's website).
When I looked at the picture, I noticed that I was stabilizing the mandrel with my pinky. Before I saw the picture, I did not realize I was doing that
Today when I was lamping.. I noticed the mandrel was wobbly and looked to see that I was not using my pinky to steady the mandrel. I fixed it right away by sticking my pinky back onto the mandrel... ahhhh much better.
Also, I noticed that when the stringer in my right hand is getting shorter, I curl my pinky and ring fingers in toward the palm of my hand.
My tip for the day.... Always mentally know where your fingers are in relation to the flame!!