Supplies
for Glass blowing and Beadmaking

Lavender Oil

Lavender Oil Lavender has been an all-time favorite home remedy among aroma therapists for minor burns. It can turn a really bad burn into a mild, maybe slightly tender, red spot the next day. This essential oil promotes new cell growth, reduces inflammation, stops infection, and decreases pain. In general, stick to treating minor, first-degree burns at home, and leave the care of deeper or more extensive burns to a health care professional.

$15.50


Gold and Silver Wire

for fuming glass

gold and silver wire for fuming glass
Nearly pure gold and silver wire. Cut off a short piece and heat stick it to the molten end of a borosilicate (Pyrex) glass rod. Put the metal in the direct flame and get it hot. The metal will slowly burn off and make "smoke". When you place glass in the "smoke" it will fume the glass. Use proper ventilation, never breath any type of metal fumes.

The silver will easily stick to the glass, but pure gold (24 kt.)
does not want to stick to the glass, so either:

1) Put down a silver coating and then use the pure (24kt.) on top of the silver coating
OR 2) Use the less pure gold (22kt.), the impurities will help the gold stick to the glass.

Each method will actually give you a slightly different effect.

Please bear in mind that there is a minimum order
amount for each item in this section.



Item # Item Type Wire
Gauge
Minimum
Order
Price Per Inch
WS16 Silver Wire   16 GA 4 Inches $19.00 for four inches

 
WG2222 Gold Wire 22 Ct. 22 GA 1 inch $13.25 per inch

 
WG2224 Gold Wire 24 Ct. 22 GA 1 inch
$14.25 per inch

 


Mandrels

Mandrel Picture


For making glass beads. Tired of bent mandrels? Our Mandrels are better and are specially made to resist bending. Compare, take one of our mandrels and a competitors. Bend them together until the competitors stay bent while ours returns straight. Made with high temperature metal that has low heat transfer, keeping your fingers cool while the end is red hot. Make a glass bead with a hole by wrapping molten glass around these rods. Remember putting almost anything in a 4000 degree flame for a few seconds will melt this and almost any metal. You never need to put a flame directly on the bare mandrel. Made in the USA
Diameter Mandrel:
3/64" - .045 - 1.1 mm
1 Doz. - $6.00
 
Diameter Mandrel:
3/64" - .045 - 1.1 mm
1 Pound - $32.00
 
Diameter Mandrel:
1/16" - .062 - 1.6 mm
1 Dozen - $7.00
 
Diameter Mandrel:
1/16" - .062 - 1.6 mm
2 Pounds - $46.00
 
Diameter Mandrel:
5/64" - .080 - 2 mm
1 Dozen -$8.00
 
Diameter Mandrel:
5/64" - .080 - 2 mm
2 Pound -$40.00
 
Diameter Mandrel:
3/32" - .092 - 2.3 mm
1 Dozen -$9.00
 
Diameter Mandrel:
3/32" - .092 - 2.3 mm
2 Pound -$40.00
 
Diameter Mandrel:
 1/8" - .125 - 3.2 mm
1 Dozen -$10
 
Diameter Mandrel:
 1/8" - .125 - 3.2 mm
2 Pound -$40.00
 
Diameter Mandrel:
 5/32 - .156 - 4 mm
1 Dozen -$15
 
Diameter Mandrel:
 5/32 - .156 - 4 mm
2 Pound -$40.00
 
Diameter Mandrel:
3/16" - .187 - 4.75 mm
1 Dozen -$20
 
Mandrel Release

Mandrel Release Picture
Blue Coat: .55 Pounds $10.00
 
Blue Coat: 2 Pounds $25.00
 
Blue Coat: 20 Pounds $90.00
 
Black Coat: .55 Pounds $10.00
 
Black Coat 2 Pounds $25.00
 
Black Coat: 20 Pounds $90.00