Besides making glass beads and teaching at the bead making courses for beginner's and advanced bead makers over the last 18 years. I have designed and produce the tools and equipment need for the making of glass beads.
These hand tools are not to enter the oven or flame, forming tools are used on hot glass in short and quick pressing movements. In so doing you reduce the heat loss of the bead . Allowing the heat transfer back to these cooled parts on the surface of the bead.