Monday, February 28, 2011

The favorite tool - Bead press


By N Valentine Studio

This is one of my most used tools in studio, turns out it's made by one of my most favorite people! The Jim Moore bead press is what I use to cap and core all my beads.

I also use the bracelet and ring mandrel for riveting all my beads to my rings and bracelets. The dapping balls make doming beads caps a breeze! This tool has so many different uses, well made and simple to use!

This tool was what helped me come up with the design for my Keepsake Beads. It makes it so easy to cap and core beads I can fill a hollow bead with any keepsake and flare with core without having any problems.


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9 comments:

katrina said...

I have to say, I always wondered how they got the core in a glass bead. Pretty cool!

Jeanne/J3Jewelry said...

Definitely a cool tool. Love useful tools, they make certain tasks doable...and help you go further than you normally might in design. I just love your keepsake bead! Great post.

Koolbraider said...

This is a seriously awesome tool! Should be in my work room...

Cat said...

Nothing that I can use, but it's always fun to have a look at tools.

BeadSire said...

That's really interesting, what a cool tool!

EleganceandSparkles said...

That is an interesting tool. You can never have too many cool tools!

Alegria Designs said...

I love tools and this one is certainely intersting!

DawninCal said...

Definitely a cool tool!

Now that I've seen how it works, I can see how perfect it is for making your keepsake beads which is a pretty cool concept too!

gwenbeads said...

That's a really cool tool. If I did lampwork, I'd definitely want one of those. I kind of want one anyway. Hehe.