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Flat Mandrel 1/8"x1/2" (3.2x13mm)

Flat Mandrel 3-1x13mm TN

ONLY
$9.95

For use when stringing beads onto flat materials, such as leather strip(s) and multiple strings or cords. Our all stainless steel Flat Mandrel measures 1/8"x1/2"x2" (3.2x13x51mm) on the working end. The long edges are nicely rounded and like our Emiko Mandrels, we put a heavy texture on it for good mandrel release adhesion. It has a heavy duty 5/32" (4mm) handle for strength and easy of turning.

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Bead Firing Rack

Bead Firing Rack with Center Divider TN
Bead Firing Rack Base TN

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$
45.00

Bead Firing Rack suspends beads by their holes in the kiln for fire on paints and lusters, enameling and ceramic glazes. A floating center support to prevent the mandrels from bending under the weight of heavy beads when fired at fired at high temperature is included. Includes 8 assorted diameter mandrels. 7½" x 7½", all stainless steel. Other sizes available by request.

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4" x 4" Kiln

OV44-1 TN
OV44-2 TN

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$349.95

The new OC-44 Kiln is a lightweight, portable oven designed for tabletop use for metal clay, fusing, enameling and ceramics up to 1900º F (1035º C). With double the insulation of many other kilns this size, it heats quickly and the outside stays cooler. Connect it to the new OC-1 Temperature Controller (see below), your existing controller or operate manually using a power strip and pyrometer, all sold separately. Plugs into a common household electrical outlet. Takes kiln shelves up to 4" x 4" (100mm x 100mm), sold separately. Import.

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Temperature Controller

OL-1-2B TN
OL-1-1B TN

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$299.95

The new OC-1 Temperature Controller holds up to 20 programs, all of which are user definable. 14 commonly used programs for the metal clay and artistic glass industries have already been programmed into the temperature controller for your convenience, all of which can be modified, changed or deleted by the user. Plugs into a common household electrical outlet. Use for any 120 volt kiln, up to 15 amps. Import.

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SAVE $150
BUNDLE - 4" x 4" Kiln PLUS Temperature Controller

Our low introductory price for the above 4" x 4" Kiln and Temperature Controller can still be had when you buy both for only $499.90. But don't wait too long, because even this great deal is expiring very soon.Add_To_Cart

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Bundle Deal
Ultimate Mandrel Release and
Mega Mandrel Pack

5 Dozen
Mandrels PLUS
Large 16 ounce
Dip-n-Go Mandrel Release

With 9" length mandrels
Regularly $61.50
$42.95

With 12" length mandrels
Regularly $66.75
$45.95

  Mega Mandrel Pack TN  Sludge - Dip-n-Go Sludge 16 TN
This super bundle deal includes a large 16 ounce size of world famous flame drying Dip-n-Go Sludge™, the finest mandrel release available, coupled with 5 dozen mandrels. 3 dozen of the most popular 3/32" diameter and 1 dozen each of the next two most popular sizes, 1/16" and 1/8". Choose your favorite length, 9" or 12".

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Stepped Mandrels

Stepped Mandrels TN

New
Mandrels

Over the last 20 years we have made tens of thousands of 1/16" x 9" Brass Sheathed Mandrels. They are a 6" length of 3/32" brass tubing over a 1/16" x 9" stainless steel mandrel to increases its diameter where it is held and to stiffen it. It's not much, but it makes a big difference. That's why so many people use them. We have now expanded and modified this idea by instead welding a 1/16" x 3" short mandrel to the end of larger diameter mandrels. The all stainless steel Stepped Mandrel with a 3/32" diameter handle and an overall length of 9" has the same dimensions as the original Brass Sheathed Mandrels. It is also offered in a 12" length. In addition, we also make the 9" and 12" lengths with 1/8" handles.

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Graphite Puffer

Puffers with Detail TN

Straight or
90º Handle

$39.95

Puffers are used to inflate or reinflate hollow forms.  Snugly seals to holes ranging from ¼" to 1½". The graphite head is mounted to a special steel tube that allows you to easily bend it to a shape that suits your needs. Overall length of the Straight version is 18". !5" for the 90º version. Comfort plastic molded mouthpiece.

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5/32" Hollow Bead Mandrel

Puffy Mandrel TN

1-4 inch Hollow Bead Mandrel TN

Now you can make hollow beads much easier than the old fashioned way, using these stainless steel tube mandrels with a small blow hole on their side. All of our Hollow Bead Mandrels (5/32", 3/16" and 1/4") are welded closed at the end nearest the side blow hole for proper sealing, because mandrel release alone can't properly seal it. Don't confuse what others sell as "Hollow Bead Mandrels" that are just tubes with a hole.
PDF instructions for using the Puffy Mandrel, by Jeri Warhaftig.

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NEW SIZE
5/32" Stainless Steel Tube

Stainless Steel Tubes TN

Used for blowing and punties, as well as for making large holes in glass beads.

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Broach Clip

Broach Clip TN

ONLY
$14.95

For making glass components at the end of straight or looped wires, commonly used in brooches, bangles and pendants. Made from an extra strong stainless steel alligator clip to provide a secure hold and welded to a 3/16" stainless steel tube. Stainless steel doesn't conduct heat well, so the tool stays cool in your hand. Hollow through and through, so any length of wire can be inserted. Overall length 7½". Accepts non rigid wires up to 16 gage (1.3mm).

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Hand and Arm Rest
Bundle Deal
For a limited time only, we are including a 5 Piece Frit and Annealer Tray Assortment
A $22.95 value. See below.

Hand and Arm Rest V3

The Arrow Springs Hand and Arm Rest is everything you expect it should be and more. Starting with a stout chassis, we mounted swept back wings, one on each side. Without the use of tools the wings easily adjust to a custom fit for hours of lampworking enjoyment. The wings adjust up and down so you can properly hold your glass rods and tools in alignment with the flame comfortably. They also rotate so the angle of their generous 2½" (6.3cm) padded width conforms to your forearm or wrist or hand comfortably. Get the idea here, ergonomics and comfort. If you can work comfortably, you can work better and longer and enjoy it more. From tip-to-tip, the wing span is 22" (56cm), yet with their cantilevered design, you can easily reach under them when you need to present the glass or tool from under the flame.

Now for the really cool part: between the wings is a snap-in graphite pad with a very generous 2½" x 3¾" working area. The graphite pad that comes standard is smooth on both sides. Use the second side should you damage the first or carve patterns or molds into it for an infinite variety of possibilities. Custom graphite molds are available upon request. Changing the graphite is literally a snap.

Finally, at the center of the Hand and Arm Rest the chassis adjusts securely around your torch. With four base positions forward to back and height adjustment, The Standard Height Range version perfectly mates with the following torches or other torches of similar size or shape: Minor Burner, Mega Minor Burner, Mid Range, Mini CC, WildCat, HellCat, Little Dragon 7 Bead Burner, Little Dragon 21 Bead Burner, Bullet Burner, Cricket, Bobcat, Lynx and Cheetah. The Tall Height Range version is for taller torches, such as Nortel's two flame torches and most large GTT torches. Read more about which Hand and Arm Rest fits best for your torch. Torch not included. $139.95

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Frit and Annealer Trays

Frit Tray - Lena TN

Frit and Annealer Trays 4 piece TN

Frit and Annealer Tray with Handle-Using TN

Lena Rhodes said "I love your Frit Trays, BUT can you make one that has a funnel at one end and has an area where there is no side on the tray to let the mandrel touch a single layer of small frit from the bottom of the tray?" We said, "Great idea!" And now we have the the Lena Frit Tray (pictures top left). The open top, no spill five sided funnel does both superbly. Now you can quickly repackage your frit without spilling, the opening of the funnel gets your mandrel right to the level of the frit and the tray still has its low profile sides to contain the frit.

We still offer all the other styles of our very popular Frit and Annealer Trays to fit your specific needs. The Handled trays come as a tray with four sides and also as a scoop with the front side open. As frit trays, the low profile gives mandrel clearance on small diameter beads while still keeping the frit from spilling. For annealing, the four sided stainless steel trays hold marbles and such from rolling around and keeps multiple lampworker's loose items separate. A typical annealer can hold several trays across. 3 trays per set, except for the 5 piece Sampler.

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Marble Ring Tweezers

Marble Ring Tweezers TN

Regularly $28.00

SALE $22.95

We've taken 11" Heavy Duty Tweezers and attached Special stainless steel rings to them for holding marbles and similarly shaped items such as vessels. The small ⅝" size has a range of ¾" to 1¼" and the large 1" size has a range of 1⅛" to 2½". Secure, positive holding and clearance for the flame to fire polish away the final punty mark.

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Tilker Shaper

Tilker Shaper TN

Regularly $14.95

SALE $10.95

A sturdy upgrade from the Sharon Shaper. The Tilker Shaper blade is securely held in with 2 screws. We also added a convenient frit scoop at the back end.

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Uncle Al Rod Grabber

Uncle Al Grabber TN

Regularly
$30.00

SALE $19.95

The ideal tool for gripping glass rods. Approximately 9" long, it can grab a 4 mm to 8 mm glass rod that is laying flat on a work table, without first picking it up by hand.

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Optic Molds

Optic Molds 1234 TN

Only
$29.95

These new durable Optic Molds have a stainless steel base and tines made from 3/32" (2.5mm) music wire. Music wire is several times as stiff as stainless steel wire typically found in wire type optic molds and springs back into place much better if flexed. From the smallest size #1 to the largest #4, the size listed is the measurement between opposite tines. Now for an incredible offer only Arrow Springs can make. For $6 more, we will make a custom size to your specifications, as long as it fits on a 2" x 2" (50 x 50 mm) stainless steel square and has 12 tines or less. Call or email us to order custom layouts.

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Loop Hemostats

Loop Hemostats TN

Regularly $10.00

SALE $6.95

Hemostats with loops on their grabbing end. Ideal for securely picking up hot round or irregular shaped glass that you might have preheated in an oven or maybe accidentally dropped off from your punty.

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Mandrel Pin Vise
Now back in Stock

Mandrel Pin Vise 2 TN
Mandrel Pin Vise Detail 2 TN

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$22.95

The miniature three jawed chuck, similar to that on a drill, goes from completely closed up to 1/8" (3mm) in diameter to hold mandrels, tungsten rods and wires. Extremely useful when you find that holding thin mandrels is difficult, tungsten gets too hot to touch and wires are floppy and too hot to hold close to the glass. Simply remove the mandrel, tungsten or wire from the handle and insert a new one. The handle is completely hollow all the way through, so there is no limit to the length of the item you are holding. Handle is slightly under 3/8" (8mm) diameter. 6½" (15cm) overall length.

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Stainless Steel Rake

Stainless Steel Rake TN

Regularly $6.00

SALE $3.95

Stainless steel rake for manipulating molten glass, such as dragging and feathering. Contoured wooden handle.

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104 COE Stringer Assortment

COE 104 Stringer Assortment 05-12 TN

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$5.95

Effetre (Moretti) and Vetrofond COE 104 stringers. Quantities limited. Contains 26 rods, about ¼ pound (.109 Kilo). A few colors are duplicated. Stringers are not labeled.

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Jar Reamer - Now 5 sizes and Bundle pricing

Reamer Jar TN

$20.00
to
$36.00

Our new multi sided Jar Reamer has a taper to shape the opening of glass jars for a perfect snug fit for cork stoppers. 2" size pictured. Sizes: 1", 1½", 2", 2½" & 3". Custom sizes available upon request.

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Miniature Glassblowing Block

Block Miniature 3 in One TN

Only
$40.00

Our new 3-in-One Miniature Glassblowing Block shapes glass just like the blocks used for table sized glassware, only in a smaller bead scale. The three sizes are 5/8" (16 mm), 3/4" (19 mm) and 1" (25 mm).

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SALE JC Enamel & Glass Sifters
JC Sifters with Coil TN

 

JC Cones With Detail with Coil TN

1 to 4 25% OFF
5 to 9 35% OFF
10 + 50% OFF

Mix and Match for quantity discount. Discount will be applied when we process your order. The shopping cart is not capable of reflecting the variable sale price discounts for variable quantities.

 

The JC Metal Sifters and JC Line & Dot Applicators. These tools dispense frit, powdered glass and enamels by shaking, tapping, or for the greatest control, by moving the Coil Actuator. It is incredibly easy to use. With just one hand, you hold the Sifter or Applicator and move the Coil Actuator forward and backward with either your finger or thumb. You easily control the volume of glass or enamel, from a gentle sprinkle to a heavy flow, by the pressure applied and the speed you move the Coil Actuator. The standard screen mesh size for the sifters is 60. This gives good flow, yet also gives you great control for shading. A 60 mesh screen is generally preferred for its ability for shading as well as its ability to efficiently cover a small item, such as a bead, quickly. We also offer all the Sifters in a 40 mesh screen. You may be familiar with this size, as that is what is in the red plastic bodied sifters. Enamellists also like the 40 mesh screen for its ability to cover a large area quickly and thoroughly. The two largest sizes are not pictured. Sifters size chart.

Line & Dot Applicator

60 Mesh Sifters

40 Mesh Sifters

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Barley Baleen Wave Tools

Barley Baleen Wave 1 and 2 with detail TN

Barley Baleen Wave Beads TN

Regularly
$8.95 each

SALE
$6.49

The Barley Baleen Tools are very popular for their ease of use and incredible designing capabilities. Read more about them below. We have added a second Wave pattern. The original narrower Wave #1 is now complimented by the wider Wave #2.

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$7 Shipping
On Orders of $75.00 or more.
Arrow Springs is offering $7.00 UPS Ground Shipping to anywhere within the contiguous 48 states, with a generous Shipping allowance to everywhere else in the universe, when you place an order for $75.00 or more in merchandise (Glass, Hand Tools, Equipment and Supplies) from our website using the shopping cart by the end of day, Friday, October 31, 2014, Pacific Coast Time. Excludes ovens (Annealers, Kilns and Fusers). The website shopping cart will generate shipping charges as it usually does. We will make shipping charge adjustments as we process your order.
See Shipping Details and Limitations.

This Shipping Offer and all other dated Special Offers remain in effect after the stated expiration date as long as they appear on the Arrow Springs website Home Page. Refresh your browser to verify they are still there. If an offer is removed during the day, we still honor it for the remainder of that day.
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Mini Graphite Shaping Tools

Mini Graphite Tools 7 pieces TN

SALE
25%
OFF

Mini graphite shaping tools in a variety of shapes to perform all kinds of glass manipulations.

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Fish Fin Tweezers

Fish Fin Tweezers with Detail TN
Only
$16.95

We have been making this tool in a pliers version for many years. Now we are making them as tweezers. Just as wonderful a tool, but at half the price of the old pliers version. These clever little mashers press a blob of molten glass into a delicate, bead scale fish fin, two fin bones wide at a time. Just heat the glass and mash it side by side repeatedly to make a wider and wider fin.

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Beads - Press Tools 1 TN Beads - Press Tools 2 TN
The patterns in all these beads were made using the two Pyramid Press tools and the two Angle Press tools shown below.

Pyramid Presses

Pyramid Push with Detail TN

ONLY
$7.95

The Pyramid Press tips are made from 1/4" (6 mm) stainless steel. The 3-Sided one makes an inverted, 3-sided pyramid pattern when pressed into hot glass. The 4-sided one makes an inverted 4-sided pyramid pattern.

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Angle Presses

Angle Presses TN

ONLY
$7.95

Similar and a compliment to the Barley Baleen Tools, the new 90º Angle and Chevron Angle Press tools help you to broaden your creativity in lampworking design. Whether you press the pattern into the hot glass once or in a series of nested impressions, you will discover a myriad of design possibilities.

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Frit and Powder Trough

Frit Trough 1-5 x 4 TN

ONLY
$10.95

3/$29.95

Many years ago Arrow Springs developed this Frit and Powder Trough, but in a much larger size. Now we are reintroducing it in a new smaller bead scale size. Width across the trough is 1½", length is 4". The bottom of the trough rises over ¾" above the table to give your fingers plenty of working clearance. Stainless steel.

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Brad Pearson Mandrel Support

Brad Pearson Mandrel Support TN

Regularly $35.00

SALE $25.95

The Brad Pearson Mandrel Support is a fully adjustable mandrel support. It quickly and easily adjusts in height and angle to match the flame of all popular beadmaking torches. The angled rest allows you to set your mandrel at various distances from the torch to give you the heat you are looking while maintaining alignment within the flame. Ideal for detailed work requiring a steady hand. You will be able to hold the mandrel further from the flame without sacrificing steadiness. Works on either side of the flame. Can be used with or without any type of Hand and Arm Rest.

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BellaDonna Shards - Dragon Scales

Shards-BD09-TN Shards-BD09Beads-TN
Only
$12.00
Per Ounce

We are now offering BellaDonna Glass in shards, starting with reducing color Dragon Scales. Shards are made by blowing large, thin bubbles of glass and breaking them into random sized pieces. The application of shards to a glass surface has a beautiful effect that cannot be duplicated using a glass rod. Because of their thinness, an ounce of shards goes a long way. Beads by Barbara Terrill.

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Super Morio Scoring Knife

Kabuki Scoring Knife TN

Only
$13.95

This scoring knife is double sided. With its incredibly hard C-4 Carbide, it makes a clean score on glass rods and tubing.

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Barley Baleen Tools

Barley Baleen Tools With Detail 4-1 TN Tall Barley Baleen Bead Util TN Barley Baleen Bead Curve TN Barley Baleen Bead Wave TN

From left to right, beads made using:Sharon Shaper (Utility Blade Tool)
Barley Baleen Curve Razor Tool #1
Barley Baleen Wave Razor Tool #1

From the talented creations of Michael Barley's Baleen series of beads comes the Arrow Springs line of Barley Baleen Tools. When Michael visited the Whale Museum in Friday Harbor, Washington and saw a display of baleen, the filtering structure in the mouth of baleen whales, he was intrigued and inspired to incorporate the pattern as a design element into his beadwork. Today, Michael's Baleen Bead designs are world renowned for their beauty.

Up until now, Michael has always used the Sharon Shaper as the primary tool for forming the baleen design element. Arrow Springs has designed five new tools to complement the Sharon Shaper. Like the Sharon Shaper, which is a sharp edged razor tool, four of the new tools are curved to each have a different radius, and a fifth tool is corrugated. The tools are available through Arrow Springs and an eighteen page tutorial is available for purchase from Michael on his Etsy web page. It is an excellent tutorial with clear step-by-step instruction and plenty of color pictures. The second to last page shows examples of Michael's Baleen Beads using the Sharon Shaper, while the last page shows examples of Michael's Baleen Beads using the newly available Barley Baleen Tools.

The first bead on page 18 of Michael's tutorial was made using the Barley Curve Razor Tool #2. Curve Razor Tool #1 has a tighter radius. #3 has a larger radius than #2 and #4 is larger than #3. The second bead on the page was made with the Barley Wave Razor Tool. Of course, the use of these tools is not limited to just making Barley Baleen beads. They can be used for any lampworking application your imagination can come up with.
Michale's Etsy Web page: http://www.etsy.com/shop/michaelbarley

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New Torch Marvering Pad Design

Torch Pad on Mega Minor TN

ONLY
$27.95

Torch not included

We have changed the design on our Torch Marvering Pad. The graphite area has increased 25%, from 2" x 3" to 2½" x 3" and the pad is now at an angle to the barrel of the torch body, giving you a more level working surface and more clearance around the valve knobs. The Model A clamp fits around torch barrels up to 1¼" in diameter. The Model B fits around torch barrels over 1¼", up to 2½' in diameter.

Model A fits the following torches and more: Hot Head, Minor Burner, Mega Minor, Mid Range Plus with Mega Minor top torch, Major Burner with Mega Minor top torch, Alpha, Bravo, Bobcat, Lynx, Cheetah, Phantom, Mirage, Cricket, Bobcat, Scorpion, Sidewinder, Little Dragon 7, Little Dragon 21, Mini CC, Hellcat, Hellfire
Model B fits the following torches and more: Rocket, CC

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Button and Knob Mold

All-in-One Button Mold2 TN

Regularly $40.00

SALE $29.95

A graphite mold with round shapes of different diameters and profiles for forming Buttons, Knobs and more.

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Mini Mashers - New Size Added

Mini Mashers TN

Regularly $18.00

SALE $12.95

Jewelry pliers with either ¾" or 1" square stainless steel pads for mashing hot glass. Handle color varies.

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Tweezers Mashers - New Size
With 1½" x 1½" Pads

Tweezers Mashers 1 1-2 Square x 10 TN
ONLY
$17.95

This new size of Tweezers Mashers gives you the ability to mash hot glass from a very small amount up to an 1½" across, all in a stout, yet light weight 10" length. We start with 12" Heavy Duty Tweezers and cut them back to about 10" to make them beefier than even regular Heavy Duty 10" Tweezers. Then we weld, not braze, heavy gauge 1½" stainless steel square pads to them.

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Beau Anderson Tungsten Mandrels

Beau Anderson Tungsten Mandrels TN

1/16", 3/32" and 1/8" Tungsten Mandrels make smaller diameter bead holes than mandrels coated in mandrel release.

Revolutionary, no mandrel release required. Tungsten has long been used to rake and poke holes in glass, because of its ability to resist sticking to molten glass. However, get tungsten and glass hot enough and they do stick together. Apply heat properly to the tungsten and it releases. That is the basis by which Tungsten Mandrels are used.

We welded, end on end, a 3" section of tungsten to a 9" section of 1/8" stainless steel. The stainless stays cool to the touch, as a regular mandrel does. Tungsten conducts heat very well, so it cannot be held directly. Make your bead directly onto the tungsten area of the mandrel, without mandrel release. When the bead is completed, apply the flame directly to the mandrel, right next to the bead. If the tungsten fumes, back off the heat a little. The now red glowing tungsten is ready to separate from the glass bead. The most common way to control this separation is to attach a small glass punty to the bead and gently counter rotate the bead to the mandrel while the mandrel looses its red heat. The bead is now free to move about the mandrel. Now remove the punty and slide the bead into the annealer or fiber blanket. One mandrel of a size is all you need to continuously make beads. The tip of the tungsten is sharpened to a point. As is the nature of tungsten, handle it carefully. It does not bent, but rather can snap. Use Instructions.

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Italian Style Tweezers
With Curved Edge

Italian Style Tweezers Curved Edge TN
ONLY
$13.95

This new style of 8" Italian Style Tweezers gives you two design features in one tool. Made in the Italian style with precision and sparkling smooth finish. They come to a point at the tip and have a curved profile, tapered along one side and leading to the point. The tweezers at the bottom are profile #1 and the upper one is pattern #2.

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Dichro Fired Strips

Dichro on Clear - Transmitted TN
Dichro on Clear - Reflected TN

Dichro on Black - Reflected TN

Dichro Boxes 1 on Black - Reflected TN Dichro Dots 1 on Black - Reflected TN Dichro Rainbow 2 on Black - Reflected TN
Dichro Squares 1 on Black - Reflected TN Dichro Marquis 1 on Black - Reflected TN

Strip Length is 6" to 15" (15 to 38 cm) with 80% 12" (30 cm) and longer. Strips weigh approximately .7 ounces per full 15" length. The shopping cart rounds up the weight of each strip to 1 ounce. The actual price you are charged when we process your order will be only for the actual weight of each strip, about 30% less.

We have Dichro COE 104 back in stock. Dichro or Dichroic, is a special high tech coating applied to 19" diameter sheets of glass. We cut the sheets into 1/4" (6 mm) wide (except Boxes 1) strips and kiln fire them to make them more durable for lampworking, to eliminate the sharp edges of the glass, which is a major source of scum and hazardous to hold, and to also shift the color to what what the flame would do so you can see the true colors you are working with.

We sell dichro strips by the name the sheets were coated with, not the color it shifts to after firing. Most dichro colors are listed with two color names, such as Blue/Gold. The first color is the transmitted color. The color you see while looking straight at the glass with the light passing through the glass. The second color is the reflected color. The color you see while looking straight at the glass with the light bouncing off the glass, such as if you placed the glass on a black surface. Some dichro colors are a single name, either because they look the same transmitted or reflected, such as Silver, or the named color is much more prominent than its second color, or the color is a pattern. When dichro is coated onto black glass, you can only see the reflected color. However, the color is more vivid then if the color was reflected off of clear glass.

The groups of pictures corresponds to the shopping cart menus. The top row is the transmitted colors on clear glass. The second row is the same strips showing the reflected colors on clear glass. The third, fourth and fifth rows are the reflected colors on black glass. The ourth and fifth row shows variation in color each strip has.



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Blow Hose Assembly
With Puffy Mandrel Adaptor

Blow Hose Assembly 3-16 new TN
Trailed-HollowsII TN
PuffyGilaI TN LaurieNessel1 TN
 Big-Puffy-I TN
Puffy Beads w blow hose Trio 2 TN
Puffy-Mandrels-and-Shards-2-I TN

Complete Assembly
ONLY $19.95
With High Quality Swivel
$22.95

Puffy Mandrel Adaptor for
Existing Blow Hose Assembly
 ONLY $1.49

Here's a great innovative idea from Laurie Nessel, an adaptor that allows a Blow Hose Assembly to work with Puffy Mandrels. Four feet of latex tubing is attached to a 3/16" Angled Blow Hose Swivel at one end and a comfort mouth piece at the other. The 4' long hose lets you drape it around your shoulders for comfort, or you can cut it to whatever length you prefer.

The simple Adaptor lets you connect either 3/32" or 1/8" Puffy Mandrels and 5/32" (with a short piece of tape wrapped around the end of the mandrel), 3/16" and 1/4" Hallow Bead Mandrels. Now you can increase your control in creating hollow beads by working the glass in the flame while applying air pressure at the same time. More precise control and even gigantic hollow beads are easier to achieve. Hose color may be natural, as pictured, or black.

Artist Profile - Laurie Nessel
Visit Laurie's website at
LaurieNessel.com and read about her Puffy Mandrel with Blow Hose Assembly tutorial in The Flow, Fall 2010 issue. She teaches a Puffy Mandrel workshop with Blow Hose Assembly at the Mesa Arts Center. Laurie Nessel is lead instructor of the glass studio and teaches flameworking along with Dolly Ahles at the Mesa Arts Center in Mesa, Arizona. She continually experiments in glass, but is always drawn back to core-formed vessels, sculpted plants and animals. She also paints, does traditional stained glass and nature photography. She spends her spare time searching for snakes, lizards and tortoises in the desert.

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Oxygen Concentrator/Generator Coupler

Oxygen Concentrator Coupler TN

Allows you to connect multiple oxygen concentrators (also known as oxygen generators) to a single oxygen hose for your torch for higher performance.
Pictured is the Double for connecting 2 Oxygen Concentrator/Generators.

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Italian Style Tweezers

Italian Style Tweezers TN

5" reg. $12.95
SALE $8.95

6" reg. $13.95
SALE $9.95

8" reg. $15.95
SALE $10.95

These fine lampworking tweezers are just like the ones you find in Italy at up to twice the price. With beautiful fit and finish, these tweezers are a true pleasure to work with. 6" and 8" pictured.

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Mandrel Rest

Bead and Mandrel Rest 2 TN

8"
Only $35.00

12"
Only
$40.00

This Deluxe Mandrel Rest is the ultimate annealer accessory. Bigger, better, and much tougher than the original mandrel rest while giving you up to twice as much mandrel capacity. Properly placing your beads in the annealer is a great way to avoid denting or the sticking of your beads. With a stable base and 2¾" height, the rack safely suspends all your beads, preventing them from touching each other or the annealer and becoming damaged. Use the front tier to rest your mandrel on, or choose the back tier, with its larger holes, to insert the tip of your mandrel in. Choose the size that best fits your annealer, 8" or 12" width. Depth measures 2½" between the perforated panels and 2½ behind the back panel for stability. Need it customized for your annealer or special application? No Problem, just ask.

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Flower & Stem Tweezers

Flower and Stem Tweezers - Detail TN
Flower and Stem Tweezers TN

Regularly
$8.95

SALE
$6.49

Having a hard time with the center of your flowers running into the petals? How about adjusting raised lines, such as stems and branches? This stainless steel tweezers is ideal for plucking the center of a flower design, giving it a clean, crisp and defined center as well as the manipulation of stems for the perfectly designed bead or sculpture.
Overall length is 6½" (165 mm). The length of the tip on the very popular original Standard size is about 1/8" (3 mm). The New Small size is about 5/64" (2 mm) for very small detail work.

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Flute Roller

Flute Roller 3-32 TN
Flute Roller 1TN Flute Roller 2TN

ONLY
$19.95

This new design in a coil roller/impression tool leaves a neat, clean, curved, fluted pattern in glass. Unlike versions of this tool made from hardware bolts that leave more of a V impression, we've taken the same material that 3/32" stainless steel mandrels are made from and tightly coiled it, then mounted it to an 1/8" mandrel as a handle. Use it by rolling it against hot glass or simply press it in a area.

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Blue and Green Meteorite

Aventurine - Blue and Green Meteorite TN

35%
OFF

Like Goldstone Aventurine, the dark Blue Aventurine has metallic sparkles in it. The Green Meteorite Aventurine is a lighter and brighter green than regular Green Aventurine and also has larger sparkles. The Blue has consistent sized pieces while the Meteorite is made up of a wider range of piece sizes.

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Kim Cylinder, Cone and Vessel Shaper

Kim Cone and Vessel Shaper TN

Regularly $35.00

SALE $24.95

One of the most versatile graphite glass shaping tools. Used for shaping bi-cones, cones and vessel shapes.

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Emiko Mandrel Selection Chart
For International Ring Sizes
International Ring Size Chart TN
See Emiko Mandrels

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Hyde Mashers

Hyde Brass Masher TN

Regularly $15.95
SALE $11.95

Designed by Marshall and Caitlin Hyde, both instructors of the Corning Museum of Glass. The all brass mashers are 1" (25 mm) wide with a parallel gap of about ¼" (6 mm) and 6" (15 cm) long.

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Graphite Reamers

Reamers - Graphite TN

30%
OFF

Tapered octagon graphite are used to expand holes in the side or end of tubing and vessel shapes.

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Osibin Multi Groove Tool

Osibin Multi Groove TN

Regularly $40.00

SALE $27.95

There are four 90º V-grooves, each at a different depth. Shape glass on or off the mandrel, aligned with or perpendicular to the grooves. A million-and-one uses.

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NEW! Ruffler Shaping Tool

Ruffler - Straight and Curved End TN
Ruffler Bead Curve Tool TN Ruffler Bead Straight Tool TN
Only
$19.95

Our new Ruffler Shaper mashes a ruffle pattern into glass that can also be easily turned into a bird wing or fish fin. There are two versions. One version has a straight end to nest up tight to a cylinder shaped bead or straight edged form. The other has a curve to it to more closely follow a curved form. Either will work on any type of base form nicely.

In the bead samples pictured, the oval bead has two ruffles that were applied. One ruffle was applied in a straight line, running parallel to the bead hole. The other ruffle was applied at a diagonal, like a barber pole. Both ruffles were made using the Curve End Ruffler.

The Straight End Ruffler was used on the cylinder shaped bead. Both of its ruffles were applied lengthwise and parallel to the bead hole. One of the ruffles was gently reheated and pulled over to the side to create a stylized bird wing or fish fin.

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Dragon Scales
Dragon Scales 1
The newest color from BellaDonna Glass, Dragon Scales, is a reducing transparent rich, emerald green colored glass that will go through a range of reduction metallic colors depending on the reduction flame you use and time spent in the flame.
See all the BellaDonna Glass colors.
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Button and Knob Molds
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Standard Button Mold TN

All-in-One Button Mold TN

Standard
Regularly $30.00
SALE $14.95
50% OFF

All-in-One
Regularly $40.00
SALE $29.95
25% OFF

We are closing out the Standard Button and Knob Molds at 50% OFF. The All-in-One will remain a stock item.

A graphite paddle with round shapes of different diameters and profiles for forming buttons and knobs.

From the top to bottom:
Standard; All-in-One.
Front and back side of each pictured.

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Mini Leaf Mashers

Mini Leaf Mashing Tweezers TN
Mini Leaves2 TN
Only
$14.95

Our new Mini Leaf Mashing Tweezers make realistic miniature leaves for many applications. Very popular right now are 3D multi-component sculptures and brooches. Small leaves, flowers and whimsical lampworked components are created at the end of flexible wire. These parts are then wired together to a central point to create some of the most incredible 3D lampworked art. Additional uses include leaf dangles on jewelry and components that are flame attached to larger pieces. The vein pattern is hand cut on each tweezers for a realistic, natural look. 7" long.

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Ludwig Concave Mashers

 Concave Mashers Large TN
Ludwig Concave Beads TN

Regularly
$50.00

SALE
$29.95
40% OFF

Similar to BBQ Mashers, except instead of having flat surfaces for mashing the glass, they are curved toward each other like this )(. The curve of the Concave Mashers is that of a 3½" diameter circle, and is 2" long. The glass can be shaped on the curve of the pads to make beads that are longer or shorter than the length of the mashing pads. We can no longer get the quality curved stainless steel plates to make this tool, so when the few we have left are gone, there will be no more.

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Diamond Flat Paddle
6 Piece Set

Diamond Flat Paddle 6 Piece Set TN

Only
$12.95

This six piece set of double sided diamond flat paddles is an incredible value. Each paddle has a different diamond grit size: from Extra Fine to Coarse. Use them to straighten a crooked bead hole, remove the sharp edge from a fused piece or any of 101 other great uses. If you only need to remove a little, start with one of the finer grits. To remove a lot, start with a coarser grit and then progressively move to the smaller grits. 3/8" (10 mm) width, 2¾" (70 mm) coated diamond length, 7" (180 mm) overall length.

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Diamond Round Files

Diamond Files 4mm+5-5mm Straight TN

Only
$4.95

These large diameter Diamond Files are ideal for cleaning larger bead holes, such as on Pandora style beads. The plastic sleeve on the handle can be slipped off so you can also use them in a drill. The 3" length (76 mm) of diamond coating is parallel and does not taper to a point as found on other style diamond files. Choose 4 mm diameter or 5.5 mm diameter. 8¾" (22 cm) overall length.

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Quartz Fuming Tubes

Fuming Rod Quartz TN

Only
$2.50
or
$3.75

Quartz tubing makes the ideal material to hold Fine Silver or 24 Karat Gold for fuming glass. Quartz, with its low COE of 8, is extremely shock resistant and requires an immense amount of heat to melt, thereby giving you secure control of the molten metal during the fuming process when it is placed in a small depression. 11 mm OD, 8 mm ID, 8" (20 cm) long.
To use the Plain Quartz Tubing for fuming, heat up a spot near one end until white hot. Then push a slight depression into the side of the tube with the tip of tweezers. The heating can be accomplished using a beadmaking size torch turned up to its maximum setting if you are using bottled oxygen. If you are using an Oxygen Concentrator/Generator the flame will not likely be hot enough. Purchase the Quartz Tubing with the Depression already in it. Caution: always point the end of any tubing downstream to the flame to prevent the flame from entering the tubing and burning your hand.

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Large Leaf Mashing Pliers

Realistic Large Flat Leaf Masher TN
Realistic Large Angled Leaf Masher TN

Regularly
$18.00/$20.00

SALE
$13.95

Large Realistic Leaf Mashers put a realistic leaf vein pattern into glass as they mash it.

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50 Frit Mixes!
Click Here to see all the new
Dazzling frit mixes for COE 96 and 104.

>>>> 4 Additional New Colors <<<<
Back to School TNCaramel TNDorothy's Dress TNRestful TN

Amethyst TNAquamarine TNBaby Blanket TNBeach Morning TN
Canyon Sunse TNDream Again TNEaster Egg TNFire in the Heart TN
Iris Garden TNJourney TNLavender Lace TNNew Mexico TN
Ocean Waves TNPearl TNRaspberry Parfait TNRed Dragon TN
Rose Garden TNSapphire TNShrubbery TNSpotted Leopard TN
...and 26 more
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Spiral Press

Spiral Bead 2 TN
 Spiral Press TN

Regularly $12.95

SALE $8.95

The new Spiral Press is fast and extremely easy to use. Just heat up an area of glass to make it pliable and press the tool to it. Diameter is ± ¾" (19 mm). Each one is unique, as they are hand made and easily adjustable to meet your whim. The bead pictured on left is the Left Hand Spiral, pressed into Moody Blue on an Effete Ivory base. The one on the right is the Right Hand Spiral pressed into Effetre Ivory.

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Italian Style
Pointed Tweezers Mashers

Italian Style Pointed Tweezers Mashers with Detail2 TN

This invaluable tool just may become the workhorse on your lampworking bench. It has a good heavy duty, solid feel in your hand. The polished pointed tips can manipulate fine detail, yet have enough mass behind them to take on a lot of heat to resist sticking to molten glass. Behind the points it widens to ½" (12.7 mm) for mashing small scale work. A great time saver and incredibly handy when you have just tweezed a hot area of glass and want to mash it before it cools down (or vice versa). You won't have to set down one tool to pick up another, while the whole time the glass is becoming too cool and needs reheating.

We made two different tip profiles and asked lampworkers which style they preferred. Half said the slender tip and half said the wide tip, because the curve leading to the points can also be used for mashing like a pinch at the side of the molten glass and will leave a nice curve transition between the mashed area and the area that was not mashed. 8" length.

New Item

Only
$16.95

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Wave Press

Wave Press Beads TN
Wave Press TN1 

ONLY
$22.95

The new Wave Press is fast and extremely easy to use. Just heat up an area of glass to make it pliable and press the tool to it. By rocking the press over a slightly domed surface, such as a lentil shaped bead, you can define the length of the wave pattern. The three pieces pictured were made with a Left Hand Wave Press. Diameter is ± 1" (25 mm). Each one is unique, as they are hand made and easily adjustable to meet your whim. The glasses are Ivory and Moody Blue.

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Pixie Dust

50% OFF
Pixie Dust Sample Patties TN
Select
Colors

Use Pixie Dust to create a sparkle or pearl luster color inside glass or on its surface. Hi-Light colors are a fine powder and look like Mother of Pearl. Sparkle colors are a larger particle size and look sparkly. The Glitter colors are the largest particle size. When Pixie Dust powders are on the outside of glass they will entirely cover it and the color of the glass they are on influences the final look. A dark glass intensifies the effect. When you cover the powders with a transparent glass, you can control the density to either a sparse or a very dense matte look. Works on all glass except borosilicate (hard) glass. Instructions for use can be found at Arrow Springs' Tips & Tricks. 30 grams.

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BellaDonna Glass
The bead below has both Moody Blue and Purplescent glasses spiraled around a clear glass core. Read about them, Black Diamond, the soon to be released Black Magic and the two new colors, Honey Glaze and Royal Purple (pictured below).

Purplescent and Moody Blue on same bead

4 Honey Glaze 34 1 Royal Purple on white

BellaDonna Glass - Frit
BD Frit 1 TN

BD Frit 3 TN

BD Frit 2 TN

BellaDonna Glass is also available in frit in all the colors - Moody Blue, Purplescent, Black Diamond and the two new colors, Honey Glaze and Royal Purple. Soon to be released is Black Magic, a very dense black that reduces to metallic silver. BellaDonna Glass page.

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Millefiori Variety Pack

Millefiori Mix Opaque HYF TN

2 ounce Reg. $10.00
SALE $6.95

¼ pound Reg. $18.00
SALE $12.95

Easily spice up a boring bead by adding a decorative mille, instantly giving it an artistic touch. Pack comes with a variety of opaque patterns ranging in diameter from 5 to 8 mm.

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Boro Book From Japan
Flamewqorking With Borosilicate Glass By Matsumura Kiyoshi - Front TN

Regularly $34.95

SALE $24.95

Flameworking with Borosilicate Glass by Matsumura Kiyoshi is a stunning book picturing in full detail projects using borosilicate (hard) glass. English subtitles. Hard Cover. Many color photos.

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Greedy Grabbers

Greedy Grabber TN

Short size pictured

$14.95
&
$16.95

Greedy Grabber 2 TN

Greedy Grabber 3 TN

Like the Twisty Tweezers above, the Greedy Grabbers came out of the recent class taught by Hayley Tsang here at Arrow Springs. Both were tested, approved and named by Hayley and the students. The Greedy Grabbers are similar to our larger Uncle Al Rod Grabbers in their holding action. Instead of large hemostats, the Greedy Grabbers are made with locking tweezers. With a delicate, yet firm hold, the original, short 4¾" grabbers have an incredible range, from 1mm stringers to 7mm rods. The new longer 6¼" size has the same size holding range, but with a little more holding power and a longer handle.

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ASK 104 Clear Clearance

Kugler Rods TN

Originally $19.95
Sale
$5.99
Per Pound

We literally have tons of ASK 104 clear. As a clear, it is absolutely wonderful; bright, easy flow, doesn't turn silver yellow… the list of attributes goes on and on, but stops at being 100% compatible with all other COE 104 glasses. Used by itself, it can't be beat. Makes great ornaments and sculptures.

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Graphite Blocks

Graphite Block TN

3½" x 4" x 5"
ONLY $11.95

Half Block
ONLY $6.95

Graphite is wonderful stuff. It can withstand tremendous heat and can be cut, carved and sanded just like wood (although more messy). Use to make molds, presses, paddles and a bunch more things. This graphite is a little softer and more porous than our regular production graphite.

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Casino Glass Clearance

CasinoGlassLgClr TN

Sale
$5.00
Per Pound

These 1½" diameter, 2mm wall thickness tubes of Clear 104 COE glass were originally a casino chandelier. Now they're ready to become whatever you transform them into - Ornaments, vessels and more!.

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