This set of two-part hourglass cone mandrels partners with your Artistic Wire® Conetastic™ mandrel tool to create hourglass-shaped cones (15 and 7mm dia.). Use these mandrels to quickly and precisely create hourglass-shaped coiled-wire beads, caps and findings for necklaces, earrings and other designs. Simply insert the mandrel of your choice into the opening at the end of the Conetastic handle, and secure it in place with the Allen wrench.
To create a cone, insert the end of your wire (up to 12 ga. thick) through the hole at the base of the mandrel and bend it downward 90°. Then, holding the wire in place with your thumb, begin turning the handle, coiling the wire closely around the mandrel until you reach the tip. Clip the wire and trim the excess from the base of the cone; unscrew the mandrel halves to remove the coil. Finish or smooth the ends as needed. Mandrels can also be used in a bench vise, if desired, for coiling heavier wire gauges.