Thank you for taking the time to look at my post. I am new this this form of art. I have done a lot of reading and testing and practicing and I'm having difficult time making donut and round beads. I notice now (after 4 Map Tanks) that when I initially touch the glass to the mandrell and start twirling that most of the glass ends up on 3/4 of the mandrell and 1/4 is very skinny. Im always trying to fill that up. But it never works.
I have tried to melt more glass, but the same thing happens. Even if i make a tiny bead to start with it happens. Im really trying to get over this first hump but its a tough one, so it seems. Any input would be so appreciated and yes I have been over to 101.
Also does anyone know where I can post "My first stupid burn"?
Thanks again...back to the torch.
seagarden a former soap & candle Maker