Slim Bead Mould or mold for making charm beads for Pandora style bracelets or any European bracelet. Our Basic Breastmilk Jewellery Course covers how to make and finish breastmilk beads. Please read our full Terms and Conditions and FAQ page before ordering.
Slim Bead Mould Dimensions
Internal hole diameter: 5mm
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: no
China cheapie silver plated inserts: Yes
Using Silicone Moulds
Because they are made from water-clear silicone, our moulds (molds) they are ideal for all types of resin including 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 mould before adding elements. Our Basic Breastmilk Jewellery Course covers how to make and finish breastmilk beads.
How to Use A Charm Bead Mould
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), concrete, polymer clay (air drying, heat curing such as Premo and Sculpey). We recommend removing the polymer clay from the mould before baking if not using air drying clay 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.
It is very important you do a test cast with each mould to check for imperfections, to remove any dust attained during transit and to make sure you are comfortable using the mould before making any jewellery. 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 with the test cast please get in touch within 7 days of receipt.
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.
The charm bead cores are never going to be 100% central as they’re made from glass/precious stone masters that are handmade. 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 another supplier who can guarantee it, sorry.
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