Let's see...I was a metalsmith long before I was a bead maker so I ought to be able to line those beads without the aid of an arbor press or wrist twist so I thought, What the heck, let's do it. Not that I don't want one of those tools. What tool freak wouldn't but it will have to wait. "Swirl Girl" is already past her spending limit so it's dapping tool time. This one was done on an 3/16" mandrel and lined with 7/32" silver tubing (I'm thinking)and the result is a 5mm hole in the bead.
Maybe what I need is a Pandora bracelet here and I'll know for sure. Ah, do I need the swirl girl to go shopping again??? I need some personal restraint here! Thank heavens sometimes that I don't live near anything but a Walmart.