Yesterday evening we had a big storm roll thru so it was a lot cooler outside. I decided to work on glass beads again.
As soon as I tried to light my torch I could tell something was wrong with it. It took about 5 tries for it to light and it kept spitting and sputtering the whole time I was working. I had just changed my canister of gas so I knew it wasn't out. I checked up on it online and discovered that everyone that has owned a Fireworks torch says they don't last long. The get gunked up and can't be disassembled for cleaning. I guess I need to look into buying a Hot Head torch.
I did manage to make 5 beads but it took forever for the glass to melt and was difficult to work with.
The yellow bead shattered when I tried to take it off the mandrel.
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