Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Jelveh Designs Key Mandrel...

Hi Everyone, I’m so thrilled to announce that I am now selling the brand new Jelveh Designs Key Mandrel. I designed and manufactured this wonderful tool to enable you to secure a skeleton key (or anything with a hole that you want to wrap glass around!) and wrap perfectly round beads around it while working in the flame.

I had the first Jelveh Designs Key Mandrel made over a year ago by a good friend of mine who is a master machinist. I have been testing it for durability & reliability since then before offering it to you. It is one of the coolest tools that I have in my bead-making toy box…especially since skeleton key beads are all the rage right now!

The Jelveh Designs Key Mandrel is made out of stainless steel, and the skeleton key is secured by a simple hex screw and washer assembly. I am also offering an Allen wrench for a small additional fee, though you can use any standard 9/64 sized Allen wrench if you prefer.

The cost to you?…only $12 plus shipping for the mandrel alone, and I’ll throw in the Allen wrench for an additional $1 if you request it. Each mandrel will also come with an additional screw and washer in case you lose one.

Ok on to the winner of last week's bead which is Mel P. send me your address girl...this week's winner will get the key bead in the photo above, not the key Mandrel...enter to win the key bead by making a comment on this post...

I have listed some new beads and key beads today as well...to see them stop by my etsy shop here...

thanks for stopping by...life is good...

Jelveh

Peace

28 comments:

Nancy said...

Very cool tool. I just ordered one :)

Kristen said...

Very cool Jelveh! What a great idea!

Sue said...

Hi Jevleh,

I really like the key beads. I recently bought some keys, but I'll need to send them to you for beads since I don't melt my own glass.

Have a great week. Hope I win this week!

Sue

ginny said...

Hi Jelveh:
Well, aren't you the smart one! That is a very useful tool that you designed! I bet you will sell a lot of those! If I were a glass bead artist, I would certainly buy one! Alas, I am not. I only make jewelry using your beauties!
Ginny

SuziFitz Beads said...

What a great mandrel idea! I may have to splurge!

Shana said...

How nifty is that tool! I'm not a torcher so I'll just enjoy the beads after they are cooled. Great idea!

Vered - MomGrind said...

It's great to see you growing your business!

Jelveh Designs said...

Thanks Nancy, be in the mail by Monday...love to know what you think of it...

Thanks Kristen, it is a very cool tool to have while making Key Beads...

Hey Sue, send them over and let me know what you want on them...I just bought a bunch of keys in Reno at a few antique shops as I am running out of the ones I got in England last year...

thanks Ginny girl, I know you would get one if you melted glass, by the way after all these years how come you are not melting glass? thanks for the good words, you are too kind...

Hey Suzi, get one you may end up loving it...

Thanks Shana, when making the first key beads I realized that there was no way to make a round bead around the key without some kind of mandrel...if you ever decide to make some beads let me know, I love teaching...

Thanks Verde, I just love this tool...

Jelveh
Peace

Anonymous said...

You are very creative!
acptuser(at)hotmail(dot)com

Anonymous said...

jelveh, you are a genius! if i could make the lampwork beads...i would buy the tool! what a great deal....the key bead is hot! my beads i received are just beautiful. kind regards, lisa d., portland, oregon

Anonymous said...

AH! So many beautiful key beads! Not enough money...need key beads!! I have had so many compliments on my key beads that I bought from you and I proudly say "My cousin made that!" And refer them to your site! :D Can't wait to see what other key beads you come out with!

Julia
Lewistown,MT

Runako Designs by Dee said...

I don't make glass beads, so don't get the key mandrel, but your work is beautiful..bookmark!!

glassymom said...

Wow, what a cool idea!! I've never tried on a key because I thought it must be very difficult. You've definetly solved that problem! Beautiful beads too!!
Sue

Mel P said...

Woo-hoo, thank you Lady I am delighted! I will PM you my address. You are so clever, and the key bead is BEAUTIFUL. Have a great week xxx

Melissa said...

Congrats on the mandrel design! I love key beads!

Judy said...

I love your idea. Just ordered one, now to find my dad's stash of old keys! Your beads happen to be beautiful all on their own, with no key attached!

Vanessa said...

Beautiful work!! I got my bead in the mail and I absolutely love it- a tiny piece of artwork! Thank you :)

Anonymous said...

So cool Sis - So proud of you! java

Starlia said...

I think your tool and keys are wonderful. Keep up the exceptional work.

Yee said...

Just got one! Looks fantastic :)

-Yee

Anonymous said...

This looks great! Can't wait to try it out. So much easier to work with than what I've been doing. Janie

fullajoyy said...

I think I'll get a mandrel kit for a dear friend who lampworks. She keeps telling me she'll make me some keys with beads. I've collected over 50 antique skeleton keys for her to make me some. Maybe she'll get around to it if I present this as a gift.

subsrus1@yahoo.com

PS. How do I sign up to win a kit or a key bead?

Lea Avroch said...

What a brilliant idea! What size mandrel is it? Am just wondering if I could use my EMS with it. Not that it matters all that much. :-)

Jelveh Designs said...

thanks acptuser...

Thanks so much Lisa girl, glad your beads got there ok and you like them...come over anytime & I will teach you girl...

You are too kind Julia, thanks so much for all the good words and telling everyone about my beads...hope to see you this summer...

Dee, thanks so much for the kind words & the bookmark...

Thanks so much Sue, hope you like makeing them with this tool, it is so much easier that what I hear folks are doing out there...

you are welcome Mel, your bead went out today and thanks again for all the kind words...

Thanks so much Melissa...I love key beads too...

Thanks for the purchase and the kind words Judy, your dad's stash of keys sounds yum, which I could see and have them too...

you are welcome Vanessa and thanks so much for the kind words...

Thanks Java girl, you are the best sister a girl could have, glad you are my sis...

Starlia, thanks so much for the good words, will try...


Thanks so much for the purchase Yee, love to see the key beads you make with it...

wow 50 keys fullajjoy?? send some my way and for a small fee I will make you some key beads, but hey you are too nice, you got your friend the Key Mandrel, she is going to make some yummy key beads for you now I am sure of it...
you have been entered in the drawing for the key bead listed above, not the mandrel but posting here...thanks again for the purchase...


Thanks so much Lea, it is a size 1/8, not sure if that fits in the EMS as I do not have one, the lenght is 10 inches...let me know if you any other questions...

thanks again everyone
Jelveh
peace

Anonymous said...

I think I will love this new tool!! Just ordered one. Anita

Pretty Things said...

I've got that on my "want" list!

Jelveh Designs said...

Thanks Anita, love to see the key beads you make with it...

Pretty Things, Thanks Lori...

LisaL said...

Brilliant idea, Jelveh! If I made glass beads I would certainly have to have this item. :o) -Lisa