Medium Bead Mould

(25 customer reviews)

US$9.00US$80.00 ex. Vat

Medium bead mould for making charm beads. Handmade silicone mould with pouring spout for overflow. You can include your clients’ elements or inclusions such as breastmilk, lock of hair, umbilical cord and placenta or cremation ashes. Ideal for use with all inserts and bead cores, see the compatibility chart below!

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Medium Bead Mould for making charm beads for Pandora style bracelets or any European bracelet. Smooth mould without facets. Our bestselling mould, known as the “normal” bead mould and shown in most of our stock images – baby and breastfeeding bead stock images and memorial bead stock images. They are usually similar to most regular beads and are the best ones to begin with when making keepsake and memorial breastmilk beads. They have a “normal” size hole perfect for most inserts including all of the ones we sell and the cheap ones from China.

Our Basic Breastmilk Jewellery Course covers how to make and finish breastmilk beads. We recommend you use a Doming Punch Set to fit Two Part A+B Bead Cores. Please read our full Terms and Conditions and FAQ page before ordering

Medium Bead Mould Dimensions

Diameter: 14mm
Thickness: 7mm
Internal hole diameter: 5.5mm (“normal” European bead size)


Glue-In Heart Charm Bead Inserts: Yes
Glue-In Thin Bead Inserts/Gold Plated Silver Glue-In Thin Bead Inserts: Yes
Forever In My Heart Cores/Breastfed With Love/Always With Me/Blank/Custom: Yes
China cheapie silver plated inserts: Yes

Using Clear Silicone Medium Bead Mould

Because they are made from water-clear silicone, our moulds (molds) they are ideal for all types of resin. Use them with UV curing resin. No need for polishing or sanding. We use a strong but flexible high quality silicone and each mould is hand made and checked.

Simply mix your resin with colours, sparkles, flowers or your clients’ elements or inclusions like breastmilk, lock of hair, umbilical cord and placenta or cremation ashes. Then add to the mould and cure in the usual way. Or you can add your resin to the medium bead mould before adding elements.

How to Use A Medium Bead Mould

Here’s a tutorial on making Fur and Ashes Rainbow Bridge Bead

Here’s another tutorial with more in-depth instructions for Fitting A Bead Core with a Doming Punch Set

You can read our full blog here on making a lock of hair and rose petal charm bead with all the links for the products you’ll need. Here’s the YouTube tutorial video

If working with UV resin we recommend you work in layers to achieve beautiful depths of colour.

These moulds are suitable for use with resin (UV resin, EcoResin, epoxy resin or polyester resin). Also suitable for concrete and polymer clay (air drying, heat curing such as Premo and Sculpey). We recommend removing the polymer clay from the mould before baking, although they can be heated up to 130°C. To remove unset clay without warping it, we recommend cutting the mould vertically around halfway down. Although we use a food-safe silicone, we don’t recommend these moulds for use with food due to the manufacturing process.

Mould Life and Care

These moulds are sold for semi-permanent use and will degrade with use. This is normal and not classed as a fault. Please see our mould care information for more info. The life of your moulds will depend on the material used, the number of uses, how gentle you are using it, good storage, careful washing and environmental factors.

Test Cast

It is very important you do a test cast with each mould to check for imperfections. As a result, this will remove any dust attained during transit. It will also make sure you are comfortable using the mould. We advise you use UV resin for this and coat the inside of the mould in resin before curing, removing and making a visual check. If there is a problem, please contact us within 7 days of receipt so we can resolve the issue.

Settings and Findings

We recommend that you do not overfill the mould but allow a little extra resin in the pouring spout for bubbles to rise and to provide a grip to remove the cast. You can usually trim the excess before sanding, dome with resin if required.

Here is a video showing you how to fit a core in a medium bead with the ball bearing (included) and a lightweight hammer like this one

Here is a video showing you how to fit a core with a doming punch (easier!) in a medium bead

Size fluctuations

The medium charm mold cores are never going to be 100% central as they’re made from glass/precious stone masters that are handmade. That means they may not be totally uniform. Some may be up to 1mm larger or smaller in any direction than our guidelines. Whilst making charm beads at Tree of Opals over five years, I’ve literally never had a complaint about a core being off-centre from a customer, and these are the moulds we use for dozens of orders a wee in that business. If you require a guarantee of perfection please order from a mass-production supplier as they can guarantee it.

Ideal for use with our solid silver large charm bead inserts!

mmedium bead mould 7mm length charm bead is perfect for the core length (medium and faceted)
7mm length charm bead is perfect for the core length (medium and faceted)

Contact Us

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Additional information

silicone type

water clear



country of manufacture


ships from

United Kingdom

25 reviews for Medium Bead Mould

  1. Rhea Mitchell (verified owner)

    I have bought several of these moulds now. In fact they are all I use. They are always crystal clear which makes working on the bead so much easier as you can see exactly what you are doing. Also love how easy they are to keep clean. Thanks Nikki

  2. beckiscott76 (verified owner)

    I love these moulds! They are really clear so I can see what I’m working with and the end product is fantastic!

  3. thymelesswire (verified owner)

    Excellent quality! Easy to use. I can see exactly what I’m doing while I work on a bead.
    Thank you for the great quality product.

  4. barakshay2 (verified owner)

    This is my first use and it turned out perfect. The mould is very clear and firm

  5. lauren_j_88 (verified owner)

    Great product for the money and the bead comes out smooth

  6. suewalsh68 (verified owner)

    I was new to beads and these made it super easy and make beautiful pieces

  7. thymelesswire (verified owner)

    Wonderfully easy to use. Crystal clear and let’s me see exactly what I’m working with.

  8. Sophshumble (verified owner)

    The BEST bead moulds I have used, so clear to be able to see what you are doing and a perfect shape for the cores

  9. hello3 (verified owner)

    I’ve recently purchased this mould and used it first time to create a perfect bead! I was so impressed with the finish, would DEFINITELY recommend, thank you x

  10. kissedbythestarskeepsakes (verified owner)

    Best mould I have ever used! I won’t use any other now, they have a perfect silky smooth finish and they are so easy to use! I love the overflow spout to help prevent bubbles and they are easy to pop out to!

  11. mrsemmabarrett (verified owner)

    Brilliant moulds! I’ve tried lots of moulds from different places and so pleased I stumbled across these! They are Crystal clear so I can easily see what I’m doing and they come out perfect every time!

  12. m.cyphers (verified owner)

    I won’t get my bead molds from anywhere else. Thedse are lovely and clear so you can actually see what you’re doing, they come out easily, last quite a while before they need replacing and have the perfect shape – especially when coupled with the cores also available

  13. shelbygraceteia (verified owner)

    I love Nikki’s moulds! They are always easy to use and make perfect pieces every time!

  14. info12 (verified owner)

    Love these moulds. The only place I will buy moulds from if I don’t make my own.

  15. mrsemmabarrett (verified owner)

    These are the best moulds going. I have used others but these are far better, they are crystal clear and last longer then any others I’ve tried!

  16. sharon.legg (verified owner)

    Lovely bead moulds, very good quality.
    The best bit is being able to see how your bead looks through it making it easy to work with!

  17. hollybirt (verified owner)

    I love the clarity of these molds. It makes making beads easy as you can see what you are doing!

  18. Ronni Jones (verified owner)

    Great mould!

  19. (verified owner)

    Love how clear this mould (and all other moulds) are – especially good for being able to see any patterns you are trying to create.

  20. llinola (verified owner)

    Love this mould. Perfect size and gives a lovely shiny finish! Thank you!

  21. frannyp (verified owner)

    Worn my old one out so needed a new one – gets lots of use as my most popular piece. Great mould – easy to see what you’re doing, spot bubbles and work in stages with.

  22. mothernurturerelics (verified owner)

    Beautifully smooth mold, crystal clear and fits perfectly with core inserts!

  23. keepsakesbygeorgy (verified owner)

    O absolutely love the clarity and shines of those moulds

  24. keepsakesbygeorgy (verified owner)

    I’m a returning customer for those moulds as they’re so good

  25. Audrey Blair (verified owner)

    This size is my favourite bead mold

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