My custom made, stainless steel mandrels are 10" in length. The working area of the mandrel is just over 8mm x 10mm in a flat-oval shape to allow fit on a variety of products (see some of my samples in the leather, spacers and clasps). I've made the length of the working area of the mandrel 2.5" long, because I've found that with practice, I can make multiple beads on one mandrel...assuming heat control, bead release Gods are happy, and a long enough mandrel! I also decided on a 10" total length for the mandrel because I have found that longer ones become awkward to work with. Finally, the end of the mandrel is closed (so it doesn't fill with bead release when you dip), and the working area is roughened to ensure better grip of bead release.
I found smaller, lighter weight boxes, so I can now send up to SIX mandrels in a box by 1st Class Mail, saving you tons of money on postage, if you don't mind waiting a few more days!!!!My website's shipping calculator is still going to make a mess of things (as it does with lightweight items), so if you want me to ship by 1st Class mail, either put a note in the message section when you check out, or send me an email: gailjos @ gmail.com and I'll change the shipping and refund any extra $$ you've paid.
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