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Fireworks Beginner's Beadmaking Kit


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  • Create stylish beads from ordinary glass
  • Includes instructions, torch head, mandrels, gas canister holder, marver set, rod scrubber, work surface, bead release, glass rods, bead rake, instruction manual, dvd
  • Melt glass rod in flame and wrap around mandrel to transform glass to a bead
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WARNING:
CHOKING HAZARD -- Small parts. Not for children under 3 yrs.

Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 14.8 x 3.6 x 17 inches ; 6 pounds
  • Shipping Weight: 6.2 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
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  • ASIN: B000C11SD0
  • Item model number: FW632
  • Average Customer Review: 3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (16 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #84,358 in Arts, Crafts & Sewing (See Top 100 in Arts, Crafts & Sewing)
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Product Description

With this kit and a few hours of practice you will be turning ordinary glass into stylish beads. Simply melt a glass rod in the flame; wrap it around a mandrel to transform it into a decorative hand-crafted bead. This package contains step by step instructions; fireworks self-igniting torch head; twelve mandrels; mapp gas canister holder; two piece marver set; rod scrubber; a 14 by 17-inch heat resistant work surface; 4-ounce/113.4g bead release (contains aluminum crystalline silicates which are known in california to cause health issues); fifteen 5-millimeter 104-oe italian glass rods (approximately 12-inch long) in a secure 15-1/4 by 1-3/8-inch hanging tube with removable rubber end caps; fiber blanket to cool beads (contains refractory ceramic fibers-possible human carcinogen); a bead rake; an instruction manual and a 2-1/2-minute dvd-making of a glass bead. Made in usa and imported.

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57 of 58 people found the following review helpful By Susan Trombley on September 17, 2007
I love craft kits whenever I want to try something new because they typically provide everything you need to make a few basic projects and get a feel for that particular craft. Then, if you enjoy doing it, you can always upgrade and add any tools you want. This kit had everything I needed to make quite a few beads (except a tank of MAPP gas which I picked up at the local hardware store for under 10 dollars, and the special tinted safety goggles. These are expensive but so far I have had no problem with regular safety goggles.) Add the gas and safety goggles and you are ready to go...except for one problem, the instructions consist of a measly folded over pamphlet! That is the reason I took one star away. There weren't even any good pictorial examples. I ordered an instructional video at an additional 20 dollar expense (there are many to choose from and books as well) but once I had that I was ready to go and even though I mangled my first three beads, I was soon getting the hang of it and have made many successful beads since. With the proper instruction and this kit, making the basic bead isn't nearly as intimidating as I thought it would be and I have even begun experimenting with more advanced beads and adding dichroic glass. This hobby is a lot of fun if you have patience, enjoy a challenge and love making something unique and beautiful. This kit gives you the necessary tools but not the necessary instruction in my opinion, but compared to buying everything separately and still having to seek instruction, the price is just right!
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37 of 38 people found the following review helpful By Photog Frog on November 3, 2009
This kit would be fantastic for a casual adventure in flame working - in other words, for someone not looking to seriously invest in the craft. I intend to seriously invest in the craft and bought the kit at the recommendation of a friend. However, you don't get much bang for the buck - shabby, dirty and downright cheap tools, plus glass of questionable quality.
The torch head that came with the kit has already begun to show damage, at no fault of my own. I have only put in about ten hours of work, at the settings specified by the directions on the box. The fireproof work station is a joke; it's merely a thin layer of fire-resistant material with a cheap cardboard backing. On a positive note, the bead release seems to be alright, and almost all the instances in which I have lost a bead on the mandrel have been the result of my mistakes.
The few glass rods that came with the kit were dirty and several of them had small cracks in them at the time of arrival. Not to mention, little consideration seemed to be given to the skill level of the buyer when the rods were chosen. I received only one stick of black and white, and had several sticks of clear, plus strange hybrid colors which one would not expect to see in a beginner's pack of glass.
Diamond Tech, not the company I purchased the product from, is to be given a poor review for this product. There is something positive to be said: this product is great for a very brief, curious experiment in glass. For more serious interests, it would be wiser to buy the components individually or as a kit from another website:
A hothead torch, which like the Diamond Tech self-igniting torch can be used with MAPP gas, costs between thirty five to forty dollars new.
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19 of 20 people found the following review helpful By Turtle on December 14, 2010
I was disappointed. The gas regulator valve didn't work right. Video and instructions provided no info on how to avoid glass becoming discoloured or shifting color. No info on cleaning beads after they are made. No bead reamer. Although kit promoted as complete, both video and instructions suggested getting more books or taking classes.
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10 of 11 people found the following review helpful By ihavewebfeet on January 9, 2011
This is the kit I used to get my start in glass art. It is just enough to get your feet wet and decide if it's not for you or if you're hooked for life! I became an addict from the first bead.
Before you stick one rod in the flame, it's your responsibility to research safety, and there is TONS of information in the internet to soak in.

Please note, this is NOT a cheap hobby, and competition to sell your creations is fierce. If you take up glass work, be prepared to do it for love and not money.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Catherine E. Bundy on July 28, 2013
A good kit to start exploring with. The glass rods were good quality. The automatic igniter on the torch failed within a few months. But it you want to explore and see if flameworking is for you, this is a nice little kit.
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Freelance Andy on January 13, 2012
Never done this before? Neither had I when I received this for Christmas a year ago. It comes with some lame instructions, but the DVD explains things clearly. Yes, the safety mat is cheap, but it works. Sure, you have to buy gas, but it's available at any hardware store for cheap. Plenty of glass rods allow you to develop technique.
This kit is an entry into the hobby. You hate it after burning through half the glass? Okay, maybe it's not for you, but at least you tried. I enjoyed it enough to buy a better torch and more glass from an online supplier.
Consider this if you want to give bead making a try. Just realize it is not complete or professionally built.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on March 7, 2013
I wanted to try glass bead making. Other than protective eye wear I opened the box and got started. None of the stuff is the best but it is good enough to let you know if you want to invest more. I love it. I don't think I'm using any of my "original" stuff because I've figured out what I like and don't like. If it is something you want to try get it.
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