What To Do
Soften one triangle in the water, take care not to leave it too long, or get the water too hot or the plastic will be unmanageable.
Whilst the plastic is warming smear a tiny bit of oil on your finger tips to stop them sticking to the plastic
Remove the plastic from the water using the needle tool touched to the thick base of the triangle.
Quickly and carefully transfer the wide end of the triangle to the bamboo skewer and gently press it on to stop it from moving.
If you are right handed keep the skewer in your left hand and gently turn it whilst guiding the plastic with your left hand. Try not to pull and distort the plastic, but don’t dilly dally or it will go cold and hard before the bead is formed.
The bead should look like the drawing at the left.
Plunge the skewer and bead into cold water to harden and then remove promptly from the skewer (beads have a nasty habit of sticking permanently if you leave them on the skewer for hours!)