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View Poll Results: How many beads do you make in a week?
less than 10 68 11.30%
11-50 290 48.17%
51-100 119 19.77%
101-150 59 9.80%
151-200 34 5.65%
201-250 13 2.16%
more than 250 19 3.16%
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Old 07-05-2003, 10:47 AM
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Question How many beads do you make in a week?

Inquiring minds want to know! For me, I average 180 beads a week (3 sessions a week at 60 beads a session). I’m just curious!

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Old 07-05-2003, 01:54 PM
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Fun Poll!
I voted 10-50 - but I really wish it was more - but it seems like LIFE gets in the way every week.
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Old 07-05-2003, 02:51 PM
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i voted for more than 250- but that counts the many spacers I include with sets up for auction (usually end up with 30-40 beads per set). So the # is a little skewed, because I really only make between 6 and 10 sets each week....

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Old 07-05-2003, 02:57 PM
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I can do around 30-40 beads in a session, half of them being spacers, and I do four or five sessions per week. Wish I had the energy to do more, though!
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Old 07-05-2003, 04:12 PM
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I wish I could make more than I voted for, but full time job, cool HH torch, etc.

I would say spacers count, they are beads too!


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Old 07-05-2003, 06:51 PM
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I make 201-250 per week.
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Old 07-05-2003, 07:00 PM
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I voted 11-50 but I would certainly be on the very low end of that range. This week I made my 3 challenge beads and thats it. Now my torch is messed up so who knows when I will be able to bead again !
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Old 07-05-2003, 07:24 PM
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I voted 150 -200 range. During the week I maybe do 10 a day, then on the weekends it is more like 50-75 a day......and with the 3 day holiday...woohoo!! Although, I might scale it down tomorrow.....this ranch needs some running!!! I was actually surprised by how little some of you make beads!! I have to have at least ONE day a week that I am a maniac at it or I will shrivel up and die
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Old 07-05-2003, 08:04 PM
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Working around the schedules of two preschoolers and a newborn, I'm lucky if I manage to get a dozen beads a week made! I'm shooting for five sessions a week, and ten beads a session. My ideal would be 20-30 beads a session, but that won't happen until the baby sleeps longer and on a more predictable basis.
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Old 07-05-2003, 08:24 PM
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Just starting - So far 3 sessions, 24 beads each, meaning I need to go buy some more mandrels!!

Hopefully, I will be able to torch at least 3 days a week between the full-time job, homeschooling a teenager, chores, did I say chores?!

This new hobby does help me unwind from the stresses of the job though.
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Old 07-05-2003, 10:33 PM
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I'm not even voting... I only get to work a few hours several nights a week and maybe on the weekend a day or two. Night sessions, I do anywhere from three to maybe ten or so, and then I have to stop so I have time to start ramping the kiln down and then babysit it until I can turn it off to go to bed. Weekends, I do maybe 10 to 20 a session. I seldom do spacers, mostly do more elaborate beads, taking an hour or so a piece. I work full time and we often are not home on weekends, so that's about all I can do. The most I've ever done were about 50 to 60 smallish, minimally decorated beads, and they were pairs, two to a mandrel.

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Old 07-05-2003, 10:50 PM
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250 beads 'a week'? Oh my, I've really been slacking here-- Better get to work! Val
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Old 07-05-2003, 11:35 PM
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Wow. 60 beads on one session.

I can't sit at the torch for longer than about an hour and a half and I've had enough. I wish it wasn't that way and maybe I'll build up some endurance. Just in time for it to be broken by having a baby!
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Old 07-06-2003, 12:08 AM
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I guess I'm still slow...

I try to torch 4 days a week (weather/holidays permitting of course) at least 6 hours a day. But...I'm kinda easily distracted...probably put in closer to 5 hours.

I usually manage 20 to 30 beads a day - that means on the low end 80 per week and the high end 120.

I tried to be optimistic and say over 100!

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Old 07-06-2003, 01:59 AM
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lori - having a baby will definitely increase your arm strength - lol -coolest exercise in the world - mommy and me classes are wonderful.

Other thoughts - to work longer and better without developing as much muscle stress - stand up sometimes when working if your setup allows or at least roll your shoulders, smooth soft belly dancing or hula movements will help with core ab group and help with back stiffness - I like to listen while working to power yoga workout tapes (bryan kest or rodney yee) will at least help with remembering to push yourself some, but also relax muscle groups and breathe at times. If course Sting's dvd gets me rolling out some fun beads

only at about 180 this week - working in boro and tubing - so spend alot of time double striking colors and burning off haze -

finally cut slots into a firebricks (3 different styles cut with different mandrel sizes and and one with moretti rod warmer section - I can get about 60 beads in per firing in my Skutt bead kiln

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