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Old 2011-07-23, 8:07am
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Question Bead presses

So, what is everyone's favorite lentil shaped bead press? Feel free to picture whore the work you have done with said presses So much talent all up in here, maybe some of it will rub off on me...
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Old 2011-07-23, 8:19am
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I love my zooiis xtra large. old pic but only one I have downloaded.
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Old 2011-07-23, 8:46am
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This was made using the Zoozii 2-inch lentil press:

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Old 2011-07-23, 9:03am
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I love the Zoozii's straight sided lentil (SPREE) presses - they eliminate the indents by the bead holes of regular lentil presses.



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Old 2011-07-23, 9:19am
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My favorites are the Zoozii SSL (straight sided lentil) also known as the spree. I used to use the regular ones but I like the very finished look of the SSLs.
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Old 2011-07-23, 9:38am
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I had the Cattwalk straight sided spree and didn't care for it, not to slam Catt's presses, I have her crystals and love it, I'm sure it was just that press wasn't for me. I had to spend and inordinate amount of time (way more than my other presses) fussing with the ends. I'm wondering if I should try Zooziis instead, anyone know if there's a difference?

Hayley those birds are just adorable! I love the first one with the baby peeking out from behind, so cute!
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All made with the regular Zooiis lentil in various sizes. I love mine!

The first pink one has a bit of an issue on the bead hole, and it is far easier to use the Spree, but I still opt for the regular at the torch.
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Old 2011-07-23, 10:21am
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I love Zooziis SSL too. One of my favorite presses.



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Old 2011-07-23, 12:54pm
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The little birdies are so adorable they make my heart ache just a little...
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Old 2011-07-23, 12:58pm
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I love the Cattwalk Graduated Button Press.

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Old 2011-07-23, 1:11pm
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Updated question: for the large+ ssl, how much glass do you use, and what shape is the initial gather before you press it? An olive shape? perfectly round? Thanks for all the advice and pics!
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Old 2011-07-23, 1:27pm
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I have the zooziis graduated lentils and find them quite easy to use. I use a football shaped gather. I do want the straight sided press one of these days.

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