Andy's Handy Tungsten Tweezers
The Handy Andy Tungsten Tweezers are the perfect tool for the perfect loop or bail every time. You can make off mandrel beads, loops, donut pendants, etc with this handy tool. They are a very simple tool to use. You heat up your glass to a molten state. Then you pinch the area you want a hole. When the tweezers close you will end up with a thin veil (about as thick as a finger nail). You move your arms up and down (kind of like flapping your arms like a chicken) this will break through the veil and open the hole up. If you still have enough heat in the glass you can begin shaping your hole at that point. Also on the outside of the tweezers you get a tungsten rake and a tungsten shaping tool as well.