Saturday, 14 August 2010

Effect of Variations in Size on Bead Annealing

When annealing beads with varying thicknesses, I apply a rule of thumb to be safe.

I take the difference between the thickest and the thinnest part and add that to the thickest part to get the diameter at which I should anneal.

So a bead with a thickest part being 8mm and the thinnest 2mm, gives a difference of 6mm which I add to the 8mm (thickest) part giving 14mm as the diameter to which I anneal.