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Glass Knob Inserts and
Insert Mandrels

Inserts and Insert Mandrels TN

Inserts for making glass knobs for cupboard doors, drawers, boxes and more. These " (6.35mm) outside diameter, stainless steel inserts come in two lengths. The more common " (19mm) length and a shorter " (12.7mm) length. Inserts have a hole in only one end and are threaded to accept the included, standard 1" (25.4mm) long, number 8-32 screw. Simply screw an insert onto the 12" (30cm) long stainless steel Insert Mandrel and apply molten glass to the insert. After you have made your beautiful knob, anneal it well. See our Graphite Button and Knob Mold below.

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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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Hemostats with Power Grip Handles

Hemostats Power Grip TN

Unlike traditional Hemostats with handles for only a thumb and one finger, we've modified very long hemostats to have the full size handles found on utility scissors to give you the comfort, power and control to manipulate hot, large and heavy things from a distance. Use examples include: placing or moving around items in an annealer; holding small items near a large flame; lifting hot crucibles by their lip.

Available in three lengths. 10", 16" and 22" (25cm, 40cm and 57cm), each with two sizes of handles to choose from. The smaller handle size is intended to use Barehanded, though it will accommodate a light weight glove as well as a wide range of hand sizes. The larger Glovehanded size is designed to fit a wide range of hand sizes while wearing a glove size typically found around a lampworking bench. The larger Glovehanded size also works barehanded, but will feel a little loose in the hand. Non self-locking.

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Graphite Puffer

Puffers with Detail TN

Straight or
90 Handle

$39.95

Puffers are used to inflate or reinflate hollow forms.  Snugly seals to holes ranging from " to 1". 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 90 version. Comfort plastic molded mouthpiece.

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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", 1", 2", 2" & 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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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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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 1", length is 4". The bottom of the trough rises over " above the table to give your fingers plenty of working clearance. Stainless steel.

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Sharon Shaper 2 - Utility Blade Tool
New Improved Design

Sharon Shaper - Utility Blade Tool 2 TN
ONLY
$6.00

Our newly improved design Sharon Shaper 2 now has a welded on shaft connecting the handle to the Utility Blade. Like the Tilker Shaper, the connection is so much stronger than the original Sharon Shaper (Utility Blade Tool) that you can now use much more force, especially at the tip, without the fear of the blade coming out of the handle while making knife edge thin impressions and shaping hot glass.

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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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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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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 7". 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 2" (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 2" x 3" 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, 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 Mid Range and two flame torches and most large GTT torches. Read more about which Hand and Arm Rest fits best for your torch. Includes 4" C-clamp to secure torch and Hand and Arm Rest to your work table. Torch not included.

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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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$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, Wednesday, December 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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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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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 2" 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 1" in diameter. The Model B fits around torch barrels over 1", up to 2' 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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Mini Mashers - New Size Added

Mini Mashers TN

Regularly $18.00

SALE $12.95

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

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Tweezers Mashers - New Size
With 1" x 1" 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 1" 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 1" stainless steel square pads to them.

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

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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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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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JC Enamel & Glass Sifters
JC Sifters with Coil TN
JC Cones With Detail with Coil TN

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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Bead Firing Rack

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

ONLY
$
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. 7" x 7", all stainless steel. Other sizes available by request.

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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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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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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

3" 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 1" 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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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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  • For a very limited time only.
  • Sale limited to stock on hand.
  • Sale is over when this notice is gone or listed date has expired.

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