The Monster-shaper is the third and “missing” piece in my collection of brass “shapers” – perfect for those who make larger beads. It comes in particularly handy when you make encasedbeads – pushing the encasement into the shaper not only shapes the bead into a round or oval, but it also cools off the surface and protects your design from getting too hot and distorting, as is often the case when you use only heat and gravity for the final shapingprocess.
The little video (which is part of the daffodil tutorial video series) shows how to use the shaper properly. Always keep in mind not to ROLL your bead, but to push it, lift up, turn, push etc. Rolling the bead might distort the design. The final shape of your bead depends on where you put the glass, and the ANGLE at which you hold your bead when shaping it.
Monster Shaper Demo Video Scroll to the bottom of the page
Hole sizes 0.5-0.7 inches
Bead Shaper Info click here
Regular Bead Shaper
Hole sizes 0.6-0.9 inches
Bead Shaper Infoclickhere
Monster Shaper Video Demonstration