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Old 2018-06-21, 6:31pm
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Default Tube Beads

As for me I just blow a bubble and stretch it out to the size I want, then cut the tube into segments.
Obviously this takes some skill and practice.
When I was a 9 year old apprentice I had to make 5000 eye droppers
Then 5000 Connecting tubes just to learn how to do the push / pull.
And it definitely improved my patience as well. LOL
Try that one with your 9 year old kids!

Just grab the bubble with a handle on the other end and stretch as you blow or after it is blown while still hot. By making a Parison to start with you can get an even wall thickness throughout your beads.
Have fun with all that and good luck lol.
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