I have to do this really fast... tonight is my tv night
One of my favorite tools that I use to make bead holes is a wooden skewer or pick that originally was the handle for a pinwheel party favor... it makes a nice size hole for waxed cotton cord.
Here is how the finished hole looks.
One of the tools Anita mentions on her Blog Melobeau (# 13 on her list) is "tiny cocktail straws to punch jumpring holes". I use coffee stirrers that I first used to stir my coffee at Bread Company.... they are basically the same thing as the cocktail straws... Anita snips off the end of the straw with the clay inside... I use my pinwheel skewer... which just happens to fit perfectly inside the coffee stirrer to push out the clay.... saves me trips to bread company for more coffee... and straws.
See how nicely the skewer fits inside the straw and see what a nice clean hole it makes in the clay.
Making the hole with the stirrer straw....
and here I am pushing the clay out of the straw with the skewer... pretty neat!
Okay, gotta go ... more tomorrow.
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