With our smooth surface European style bead silicone mold, you can create beautiful resin beads for European style add-a-bead charm bracelets. The flexible silicone allows you to use the mold dozens of time. Because it's clear, you see exactly where to place your inclusions allowing you to make fewer mistakes.
Bead castings will be 15 mm wide, 8 mm tall with a 6.5 mm center. Finished resin beads will take these European bead grommets.
For the best results and to prolong mold life, we recommend using our Ultra 4 Parfilm Polyester paintable mold release. Be sure to also read our 5 tips for keeping your silicone molds in top shape.
The beads from this mold come out extremely smooth. I only gave it 4 stars because it's difficult to get the resin into the molds. Although I'm not sure how this could be solved the lack of 5 stars just acknowledges that.
This mold is really good for making pandora style beads. After demolding the beads a little sanding so that the surface is symmetric. But they work for me
It’s not a bead with a hole at each end. It’s a bubble. Not what I thought.
I bought this with the idea that I would make beads to go with the other resin pieces I am making. It's a little tricky getting the resin into the mold, but I think with practice it will get easier. My first casting actually went really well and my beads came out perfectly. The second time, about half needed more resin, and the last time I used it, I had mixed pieces as well. Some I over poured to try and overcompensate to make sure I didn't have 1/2 full compartments, but now I will need to sand those down to make them usable. I don't use beads often, but I will continue to use this mold, especially if I have mixed more resin than I actually needed for other casts. I do like the wide hole, making it easy to use cording instead of jewelry wire.
Haven't had the chance to use this yet but looks to be of decent quality. Thank you.