I have never asked other bead makers, but I am hoping this is a common problem, and not just me.
Can you see what is about to happen with this bead? Do you know what I did?
I let the glue seep inside the bead so that the inside of the bead and toothpick bonded. Sometimes you can save the bead, but most of the time you can’t. I kept pulling just to show you the final outcome.
Isn’t that just sad? I threw it away. Sometimes you have to look at your loses, learn, and move on. That sounds good, but sometimes it is irratating! If I have two beads that are basically a match, and I have a gluing accident, my earring plan will be wiped out. (I don’t mass produce.) If you are paper-bead making, just beware.