This mould makes 16 small teardrop gems per firing which will just take your breath away! Makes great gems for necklaces or earrings.
Fine or medium frit is recommended for best results.
Mould Size: 12.5cm x 15cm x 1.5cm Teardrop size: 2cm x 1.3cm x 0.8cm deep. Fits in the HotStart Pro and SC2 kilns.
We strongly recommend using ZYP Boron Nitride Spray with our casting moulds for the very best results. Primo Primer can also be used. Standard shelf primer is not suitable.
When filling the mould, pile the frit in a pyramid or dome shape so the centre of the mould is filled higher than the edges. This helps the correct flow of glass during firing, lowering the risk of the glass 'grabbing' the mould sides as it fires:
See the Small Pod Mould Guide pdf for more details. This schedule is a guideline and you should adjust it to suit your particular kiln, or for different thicknesses of glass:
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Why not also try the pendant pod mould to create matching pendants?
Please note that all our moulds are hand-made and therefore the dimensions may vary slightly from those shown. Mould manufacturers allow a tolerance of up to 2cm.
All our moulds are designed for multiple use and with care should last for many firings.