Mandrels are made of stainless steel, and have a low heat transfer, keeping your fingers cool while working in direct open flame. 3/32" for larger beads. Bead rake can be used to manipulate molten glass by dragging, raking, feathering, or swirling the surface. It can be used to make air bubbles or poke holes through the glass. Its bent tip provides for a comfort grip. Mandrels measure 10 inches long.
Eye protection is essential when making glass beads. Cold glass, when heated too quickly, may fragment off.
Important: These almost always come to me with pieces poking out of the package. Your package may be taped to keep the contents inside.