Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Talk to Your Tool Maker

Did you know you can request custom tools from your tool makers??? I've dealt with both Catt of Cattwalk and Amy of Zooziis and both are fantastic at creating custom tools that I'm so happy with.

The first time I did this, I needed basically a fatter rounder egg shape but tiny. I've used this press for small bear bodies and cores for sculptural roses. I gave Amy the dimensions and viola, my press arrived.

This is my most recent custom tool:

Anyone who knows Cattwalk tools might say this vertical / horizontal diamond combo is nothing new...Oh but it IS! The vertical diamond came only with the trapezoid and horizontal diamond only came with the cameo. I'm working on some special beads for my sorority's anniversary - I was a founding member of our chapter. And our stone is the diamond and I knew I would need both shapes and I really didn't want them on two different presses. So I emailed Catt and now I can get to work! Speaking of which....

See you tomorrow on Holly's Folly Beads.

1 comment:

JanelDudleyBeads said...

Very cool Holly! Can't wait to see the beauties you make with this!