I got this hot, grabbed the end with tweezers and started pulling the twistie. Then I decided that since I had a begining picture, I may as well have a pulling picture. Obviously, with both hands full, I needed help. So I called to my 12 year old (who by the way is a real shutterbug!) and asked her to come in and snap the pic for me. Feel free to ignore the mess in the background!
Here are the finished twisties.
While she's snapping pictures my daughter says "Hey Mom, that blob at the end looks like a heart!" Huh. It kind of did. But I'm pulling twisties, so I make several more. Then I decide to see if I actually could make a heart out of the blob. I held the blob with tweezers, used the atached clear rod to make a bail and popped it in the kiln.
Then I made a bead with the twistie, just to see if it worked.
Do you want to see what I pulled out of the kiln? The coolest thing EVER! And it's the first bail I've made using this method that actually worked! I am sooo going to try to do this again!
Thank you for the inspiration Jill!!