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kayrein97

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Has anyone played with the mini annealer from Divardi???  I am thinking it would be just a great little annealer for the price,  I don't do many beads at a time.  Hmmm,  what are your thoughts,  seems simple enough.  Would have to pay attention to the ramping down process,  no monitor to do that,  but then again it would anneal for me,  or should I save my money and get something a bit more advanced.  Would appreciated any feedback,  Thanks Karen
kayrein97

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I think I am also intrigued because I believe this contraption is actually for "flat irons" for hairdressers, to keep their irons hot!!  I am a hairdresser,  I have never used one of them for my irons but I could use one for my beads!!  Who knew!  No wonder it has sparked my curiosity

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I didn't get the annealer but I did get the rod warmer. I just got mine (the rod warmer) and I love it.  Note to self tho... don't put too many rods in at once... lol  they stick to the sides and each other if left in too long.  The plates for inside are a must too.  I had a couple rods stick to the sides since I had o many in it.  So with the 4 rods that stuck to each other I made twisties with.  It's SO worth the price though.  Cuts SO much time off prep.


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kayrein97

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It's an interesting piece, Thanks for the info!!
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I wouldn't try and anneal with the rod warmer, you could go with the mini annealer that Devardi offers or save up for a bigger kiln.  I don't believe that rod warmer a. gets hot enough since its open on both ends
and b. If you try and block the ends off you could easily start a fire.

Its much better in this case, if you want to anneal your beads to do it correctly.  Otherwise, you run the risk of your beads not being properly annealed and this can cause problems further down the line with your beads cracking.



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kayrein97

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Thanks Sonja,  But I am inquiring about the mini annealer,  not a rod warmer,  A good investment since I am not annealing that many beads or just as you say,  wait and save up?
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I would say get it and use it until you do get your kiln.  Any bead that isn't annealed is much more likely to crack over the next few months.  It can take months and then the bead cracks by the way, so for the price that little Annealer might be a great thing if you want your work to be stable.

You should definitely be annealing if you are selling or giving work away as a gift. 


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