Monday, April 23, 2012

Graphite Mold - Stacked Cylinders

Here's another graphite mold for shaping beads. It's sort of a stacked cyclinder - but here's a hint - you don't have to use the entire length of the mold cavity!

I actually found this one to be very easy to use - easier than most of the others I've tried. I started with a cylinder - shaped it, and then added a "spare tire" in the middle, and used the mold to refine the shape. 

 I didn't actually add the 3rd level of cylinders, as I rather liked what I had - and decided to quite while I was ahead!

I think it would look cool done in bright, primary colours - opaques - oranges and greens and yellows and reds and blues. Bright, playful colours. Maybe with some spots or bumps added too. Fun beads!


  1. I Think the same - it would be so beautyful . Love to se it :)

  2. Barbara8:05 a.m.

    I have not found the Graphite as good as with other similar vendors.

  3. Barbara - I haven't seen any fault with the quality of the Graphite on these.

    I mean - nothing beats the superfine grain graphite of, say, the Drew Fritz marble molds - but these are perfectly fine.