Hello to all the glass people out there--I'm new to this news group
(like today) and am astonished at how many little tips I've caught
I'm stumped on something, and thought someone might be able to diagnose
my problem and offer a solution. I've worked primarily in lead/copper
foil, but recently got a jewelry kiln and have been playing around with
trying to figure out how to do some bead work. My supplier isn't very
into warm/hot techniques, but had some mandrels and a neat assortment
pack of stringers, iridescents (sp?) and other stuff for
slumping/fusing/etc. I also got a hothead and put it on a Mapp tank.
BUT when I try to wrap the glass on the mandrels I got, the mandrels
melt. Wrong glass, wrong mandrels, wrong heat or something else?