Thursday, January 12, 2012

Sigh!

I've made 3 hearts like this.
Each one is stuck on the mandrel.
I don't know why.
Sigh!
I like them, too!

12 comments:

Courtney said...

I am sorry they are stuck, but I do love that red one! :)

susanlambert said...

I love the colors! Why do you think they stuck? Could it be the bead release?
Did you try vise grips?

Beadwright said...

Love the hearts. Too bad they are stuck.
Nicole/Beadwright

Anne Ricketts said...

Just glue some smaller beads to the top to cover up the mandrel and use them as plant pokes! I made a whole set of round beads on some madrels, they all stuck, so I snipped off the ends and now they are sticking outta my ivy! :-)

Sylvie said...

For some reason hearts are one of MY things that always seem to stick to the mandrel. I wonder why??!!! I believe in the power of vise grips... they work miracles. One thing I've done is to use vise grips in one hand and one of those "jar grip" rubbery disks that they sell for opening stubborn jars gripping the bead. Hoping they get less stubborn.

Eileen said...

mallory...soak them in coke-a-cola for a few hours...that usually helps loosen them... *trick of the trade*... :)

Maggie said...

They are very pretty. Anne has a good idea. Good thing you make your hearts so they would be right side up. I make mine upside down.

rosebud101 said...

I had the mandrels mounted in a heavy duty vice, and I still couldn't get the beads off. :(

Pretty Things said...

Turn them into plant stakes!

Laney said...

Shame, they are pretty. You could try popping them in the freezer to shrink the metal, might work. If not, you could just pop them in a plant pot to look gorgeous :O)

Kathe Lewis said...

I have a few tricks and am about to make a tutorial about it, not ready yet, so contact me at kathe ad mycrafts dot dk and I can explain.
Kathe Lewis, Denmark

Sharon Driscoll said...

You can also try putting them in the freezer for a couple of hours. Sometimes that does it too. Don't ya just hate it when they stick like that - ACK!