LINE YOUR BEADS WITH THIS BRILLIANT LITTLE PORTABLE TOOL!
Made in the U.S.A. and used by the majority of lampworker/artisans, the portable Impress Silver Core Beadliner,is manufactured by a lampworker and engineer,and is the ultimate,high quality ,streamed lined, easy to use tool to date,designed with faultless engineering..This tool is remarkably inexpensive and an efficient method for lining your beads with silver or sterling tubing. This tool is supplied with a centering peg for 1/4 inch OD / .218" ID (6.35mm OD/ 5.5mm ID)tubing pre-installed. There are now 9 other sizes available in the pegs (see below) which can be simply changed over for lining beads with the varying diameters of tubing....so no expensive dies to purchase. The fact that the Impress is screw based gives you a big advantage. Each turn of the Impress' handle moves the cone downward exactly 1.25 mm, so you'll know at each step exactly how far you've gone, without having to judge it by how hard you are pulling a handle, etc. This allows you to do each side of each bead exactly the same way! The beads in the enlarged photo(Click on the 'more details below') will show two different styles that can be achieved using the beadliner.AFTER you have cut the tubing & deburred the ends,these beads were lined in 1-2 minutes! Simple to follow instructions supplied with this great little tool. TIP for Pandora & Biaggi:Use 3/16" Mandrels (4.76mm)& dip twice for thicker coating OR Use 1/4" Mandrels (6.35mm) & dip once....then use the 1/4" Centering peg on the Impress to line the bead. To CUT the tubing,for best results, use a tube cutter, these are very inexpensive and available from hardware stores.To MEASURE exact length of tubing use a handy digital caliper, also available from hardware stores. Here is a tutorial to show how easy the Impress is to use : http://www.youtube.com/user/HeatherBehrendt#p/a/u/1/T0BUn55TXm8