After my winge about the uncooperative nature of the Universe I was sitting pouting, no wait, this was a full-on sulk when my DH asked what the matter was.
Well he probably regretted that instantly, cos I told him.
Next day my Heart of Gold took me to town.
We had real coffee and cake, scoured the local hardware store and newsagent for essential supplies and had an ice cream on the way home.
What to try first??? Ok enameling. The clamp I was going to use was not a success, so did I pout - no I went to the doesn't-have-a-home box and found a water pipe saddle, that fitted the torch neck and screwed it to the front of my table.
Just put the torch head through the saddle and screw on the canister
Then I had fun melting stuff and made lots of little samples.
Ya wanna see?
Can't see? Told ya they were little - here borrow my jeweler's loupe.
Woooooah earth shattering stuff eh?
Still have to sort out mandrels for beads but this is going to be soooo much fun and I think I can use the torch for bronzclay as well.