Saturday, October 09, 2010

Ringed-Dot Push Tool

This is a fun tool.

Fun to use, and fun to look at the results of - for reasons I can't quite put my finger on.

I don't know why - it just makes me smile to see these - crop circles - in the glass.

It's a crop circle tool.

See - isn't that fun?

Here's a few more shots of the tool. It comes in, so far as I know, 3 sizes, 6 mm, 8 mm, and 10 mm. The one I'm using here is the 8 mm.

Nicely finished edges.
Nice deep bowl.
Nice comfy handle - of the heat resistant squishy foam.

This is combining with dots - I used the tool first - then put a dot in the middle of the ring.

This was putting the dots on first, then using the ring push. Notice how nice and roundy the dots are? (The bead is actually cracked all to heck, but that's from me admiring it and not getting it into the kiln - not the fault of the tool. Well - it is the tool's fault - but not really. So there.)
And here's some plain organic fun! It started as a brick shape - and is now all squidgy and organic. (Terra 2 Filigrana stringer on clear, if you wanted to know.)

Me likey - gonna go get the smaller size - I know - what a shock - me going for a smaller one! - and try making googly fish eyes.

Probably on a fish bead. Although "googly evil eye beads" is also an appealing thought. Those traditional evil eye beads - the protection beads - they are so serious. They need some lightening up.


  1. Barbara Collins7:40 a.m.

    Where do you obtain this tool(s)?

  2. I got mine from Nortel - but I would have thought that Frantz, Wale and Arrow Springs have it too - but who knows what they are hiding it under on their sites.

    It's not on Nortel's site either, but you can phone them.

  3. Now it's giving me a comment box to write in, so I'm chalking it up to a blogger glitch and not user-error when it wouldn't let me comment last night. That's gotta be it! ;)

    Really loving the blue dots made before becoming crop circles, those are fabulous!