Sunday, July 19, 2009

One-Twelfth Scale Disaster

My favourite beading tool is my thread burner.

It takes a double A battery and when you press the button, the filament heats up so that when you place its tip against the thread that must get gone, it melts it away.
Yeah, the tip.

I dropped it on its tip which is smooshed and crunched into that blob of blackness at the lower left of the picture above.
I should have taken a picture of something with black thread so you could see the mess. Here's a detailed view.
Not pretty, is it?

And the local bead store was out. I was not delighted, but I suppose there are lo-tech solutions like glue.

I suppose.

1 comment:

Laurie said...

Ouch. Our favorites meet terrible fates. Makes sense...we use them more, expose them to more risk.

Like the blues in the latticework.