Monday, May 25, 2015

Spool Tamers...... I Don't Know How I Ever Managed Without Them!

Have you ever removed the end of a wire spool and had it go BOING on you?
Wire spool that has sprung open and unravelled.
Don't you hate it when that happens!

Well, Beadalon have come up with a clever little accessory called a Spool Tamer that will put an end to your unravelling spools. It's simple to use and works really well!
Beadalon Spool Tamer and a spool of beading wire.

This little gadget will make your springing spool struggles a thing of the past, not only with your wire spools, but also beading elastic, beading thread and beading wire.

A couple of the clever features of Spool Tamers are that they are elasticized for easy placement around the spool and they are also adjustable so they can be resized to fit most size spools.

Let's take a look at one in action. Begin by removing the plastic cuff from the spool, or unhook the end of your stringing material from the notch - take care that the spool doesn't completely unravel, especially if it is wire.
Removing the plastic guard from the wire spool.

Thread the stringing material through the hole in the adjustable plastic buckle, from the inside.
Setting up the Spool Tamer

Stretch the elasticized band over the spool so it sits against the wire. Adjust the ends so that it's not too tight and not too loose. Your spool is now tamed and ready to use!
Stretching the elasticised Spool Tamer around the spool of wire.

To dispense, hold the tab whilst pulling the stringing material.
Holding the Spool Tamer tab whilst pulling the stringing material to dispense it.

If you've dispensed too much, you can easily rewind it. Hold the spool so that the front is facing upwards, grip the tab and rotate it clockwise around the spool. Make sure you leave a small tail for next time.
Rewinding excess wire back onto the spool.

This is one of those "I don't know how I ever managed without it!" products. After using this one, I immediately went out and bought a packet and I'm sure it won't be the last packet I buy. It really has tamed my wire!

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Spool Tamers inspiration sheet


'Til next time.....








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