This Bead Pulling Station is the workhorse of the immersion process developed by Joseph Spencer and advanced by Barbara Lewis in her book, "Torch-Fired Enamel Jewelry: a Workshop in Painting with Fire" named Best Craft Book of 2011 at Amazon.
It works like this: you place a bread pan filled with vermiculite into the interior space of the Bead Pulling Station. The vermiculite provides a non-flammable cushion for your bead. You fire your bead or pendant on a mandrel. When you're ready to remove the bead or pendant from your mandrel, you simply place the mandrel in the "V" notch of the station and pull. This moves the bead off of the mandrel so that it can drop safely into the vermiculite, which serves as a nonflammable cushion.
This item, which will be shipped by priority mail, comes with vermiculite and a set of mandrels!
The Bead Pulling Station is protected by Utility Patent 8,470,399. Users of the bead pulling station should feel free to make beads and jewelry for personal enjoyment or sale. TEACHING of the immersion process of enameling is strictly prohibited unless certified and licensed to do so.
Perfect! We put it to use right away! Thank you!
Jan 25, 2017 by Jennifer Krisch
Thank you, love ordering from you, everything is always perfect.
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Returns & exchanges
I want my customers to be happy with their purchase. If a piece is defective and I'm informed of this within 7 days of purchase, I will happily make the repair or provide a replacement and pay for shipping costs to and from.
I welcome custom orders. I use the beads and pendants I make in my own jewelry. So, you can always check barbaralewis.etsy.com for ideas on how to use my jewelry components. If you want a slideshow of my jewelry, please visit http://www.flickr.com/photos/barbaralewis/