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02/27/17


Quick Index to Bead Making Tools and Supplies

Bead Making Kit
Bracelet Molds
Stainless Steel Saddle Molds for making bracelets
Torch Head
Imported Italian Rods
Bead Making Tools
Mandrels and Marvers
More Rods
Bead Making Tools
Mandrels and Marvers
Torch Work Safety Glasses

FIREWORKS BEAD MAKING KIT
What you need to get started


This kit opens up the fascinating world of bead making. With this kit and a few hours of practice you will be making your own unique glass beads in all shapes and sizes. The kit includes step-by-step instructions, a Fireworks™ self-igniting torch head, 10 mandrels, a dual-sided marver plate, rod scrubber, heat resistant work surface (14” x 17”), bottle holder, bead release, 15 Italian glass rods and one annealing blanket to cool beads. Includes DVD with a quickie introduction to bead making.

Order # FW0632  $115.99 for the set

TORCH HEAD AND ACCESSORIES
 

FIREWORKS TORCH HEAD
 

Order # FW0875 
$34.99 ea

Specially designed for making glass beads. It has a built-in igniter so you don't need matches. Adjustable air intake allows you to get clean burning flame that is less likely to create color shifting issues.

TORCH HOLDER

Order # FW0704  $10.99 ea
This easy to use clamp set goes around the your MAPP gas bottle and clamps it to your work table, keeping everything stable and safe
WORK SURFACE

# FW0705  $18.79 ea
Textured metal surface and heat resistant backing make this a perfect table top protector. 14x17" overall
BEAD MAKING TOOLS
MANDRELS AND RAKE

#FW0703   $9.89 per set

You will need these to get started - these are the metal rods you will use to build your bead on. You get a set of 12 stainless steel mandrels (with low heat transmission properties to keep your fingers cool). Use the rake to pull colors through your bead, to add texture or to make holes.

STAINLESS STEEL RAKE
#FW0726  $5.39 ea
If you didn't get the Mandrel and Rake set above, here's where to buy your rake. Use to make surface effects on your beads. Angled tip makes this rake comfortable to use. Same rake as included in set above.
BEAD RELEASE

#FW0731  $15.99 ea
Mix powdered Bead Release with water to make a thick liquid coating that prevents glass from sticking to your metal mandrels. Sold in an 8 oz. container.
TOOL REST

#FW0723  $7.29 ea
V-shaped design allows you to safely rest hot mandrels, glass and tools on your work surface for easy access. 7½” x 1½”
GRAPHITE PADDLE MARVER

#FW0725  $14.49 ea
Use this graphite paddle to shape soft glass. The extra long handle is designed for a smooth comfortable grip. Graphite is lightweight and will not stick to hot glass. 2” x 3” paddle
SHAPING MARVER SET

#FW0708  $12.99 ea
Roll or press your glass into these 2" x 4" metal textured surfaces to make interesting surface patterns. Experiment; roll bead at different angles.

GRAPHITE TONGS

#FW0710  $32.99 ea
Use these tongs to shape your softened bracelet blank over the bracelet mold, Graphite tips won't stick to your glass.

THREE PIECE TWEEZERS SET

#FW0707  $16.79 ea
Tweezers have a multitude of uses in hot glass applications. When rubber tips are removed use them to set in millefiori, hold hot glass, or create stringers, etc. Use with rubber tips in place for wire wrapping or for a secure grip on warm glass. Sizes: 5½”, 7” and 10”
HOT GLASS SHEARS SET

#FW0717  Regular $16.88 ea
On Sale $13.77

These shears work perfectly to cut glass when it is hot and soft. Cut excess glass, reshape your bead or cut the trailing edge of a molten glass rod with these shears
BEAD HOLE CLEANER

#FW0724  $4.88 ea
The diamond coated Bead Hole Cleaner is pushed back and forth through the hole in your bead to remove bead release residue.
TOOLS FOR BRACELET MAKING
LARGE BRACELET MOLD

#FW0716   $23.49ea
Stainless steel construction will last nearly a lifetime.

SMALL BRACELET MOLD

#FW0715  $19.89 ea
A bit smaller than the mold above, useful for making bracelets for those with a more petite build.

ITALIAN GLASS RODS FOR BEAD MAKING
These Fireworks Collections have made up four assortments of colored rod imported from Italy. These are the same rods in the Bead Making Kit. Italian rods have a COE of 104 and are compatible with Effetre or Moretti rods and Millefiori.
Do NOT use with Bullseye, FX90 or System 96 Rods or glass.
All rods are approximately 13" long.
OPAQUE ROD SET
#FW0729O   $23.19/set of 15 rods
These are dense opals in a rainbow of color.
TRANSPARENT ROD SET
#FW0729T   $19.39/set of 15 rods
These are transparent rods that make colorful overlays on white or other opals.

OPALINA/FILIGRANA ROD SET
#FW0729F  $28.99/set of 10 rods
These are premium rods. Opalina rods are translucent opals. Filigrana rods have a center of color with an overcoat (casing) of clear. Includes at least one metallic filigrana rod.

BASIC ROD SET
#FW0729B   $19.39/set of 15 rods
Your most used colors: black, white and clear.
MORE RODS FOR BEAD MAKING
Click Here to see our selection of System 96 Rods for Bead Making SYSTEM 96 RODS

Sunshine Glassworks stocks the full line of System 96 Rods for bead making. We have over 50 different colors available. Rods are sold by the "each" making it easy for you to purchase exactly what you need in the quantities you require.

CLICK HERE for complete details.

DIDYMIUM EYE PROTECTION FOR TORCH WORK

These Torch Work Glasses utilize Schott Technology's ACE (Amethyst Contrast Enhancer) rare earth (didymium) oxide glass for the lenses. While effectively filtering the harmful wavelengths produced by the sodium flare, the ACE composition enhances the red, green and blue wavelengths. This renders a more realistic appearance of your glass as you work the bead in the flame.

The Phillips 202-ACE lenses filter out harmful UV to 390nm wavelength.
Well suited for working with System 96, Bullseye or Moretti/Effetre glass,

NOT for borosilicate, pyrex or fused quartz.

The Phillips 202-ACE Didymium glasses are quickly becoming the choice of torch workers everywhere. They are comfortable for viewing for longer periods. Made by Phillips Safety, a leader in vision protection.
NOTE REGARDING LENS COLOR: In sunlight or incandescent light, these lenses will have a light purple cast. Under fluorescent bulbs, the lenses will appear to be a light steel blue.


PHILLIPS 202-ACE BEAD MAKERS SAFETY GLASSES - Most popular model with #66 Frames

Order #7608  $109.99


These slightly oversized safety frames will fit over most eye glass styles. The temple bars are fully adjustable, ratcheting up and down and telescoping for a perfect fit. A big improvement over the earlier styles.

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