Peters Tweezers

5 Reviews
SKU: B46
$7.50

Details

These tweezers are great for making loops and holes for pendants, vessels and buttons. To make loops and holes: place a small amount of glass shaped like a tall bump at the desired location. Heat up just the bump to just shy of it melting down. Quickly place the points of the tweezers to the center of the heated bump and squeeze together. As soon as the tips touch, move the handle back and forth a couple of times in a motion that makes the points rotate in the center of the hole. This motion breaks apart the fine web that would otherwise bridge across the middle of the hole. Remove the plyers and reheat the glass area making up the hole, being careful not to melt the hole closed. Again place the tweezers in the hole and stretch out the hole to the desired size and shape. To make a large loop, simply start with a larger bump of glass. You may also need to reheat more than one time. For a wider loop, start with a bump that is slightly oval shaped at its base.

Ratings & Reviews

5 reviews

PeTeWeezer

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They do leave some steel on your glass sometimes. Can be difficult to pinch, sometimes you'll end up working at it for a while.

Great tool

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I give one firm press followed by multiple smaller presses while twisting works every time for the price they can't be beat

Makes Easy Work of Bails

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These definitely make bails super easy. Make a gather for you bail, pinch and twist a little to make an opening and you have a hole for your loop.

nice and sharp

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these are great for making bales or even a double ice pinch. Only downside is that these can get out of shape easily with heat from the flame, and therefore no longer functionable to do a bale, so keep these out from any flame and you'll be fine

Great starters!

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Great for getting equal spots for eyes on a small piece but prefer the bail biters for making bails.