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Old 2014-01-23, 5:01pm
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Sounds like either the bead, or the shard, or both are too cool. When I add a shard to a bead the bead is warm enough for the shard to stick to it, and the shard has to be warm enough as well, either by waiving it in the back of the flame for a bit, or holding it near the back of the flame until it can warm up. Get just the tip slightly soft in the flame and touch it to a warm bead, Then use the outer edges of the flame to help you gently press the shard onto the bead. Use a marver to help push the softened shard onto the bead then a soft flame to finish.
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