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Old 2014-01-23, 3:33pm
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Default Curse the Shards!!!!

Hi there,

I'm having issues with shards breaking when I place them on the bead. It's an instant reaction, touch the bead with some shard and crack, little pieces go flying, followed by lots of cursing by me. Thankfully none have flown in my face! I know it's something that I'm doing wrong, it's not the product.

Maybe someone can tell me what I'm doing wrong? When I go to apply the shard I heat the bead where I want it to go first, and I also waive the shard a couple of times really quickly in the flame before placing it. Then, I touch the shard to the bead and either it sticks or cracks...then again with the cursing.

I'm working with silvered shards so maybe that has something to do with it? I wouldn't think so but you never know. Any thoughts would be greatly appreciated.

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