The 3 silicone flex molds you will receive are easy to use and produce beautiful Opihi or limpet shells with great detail.
This listing is for the molds only. I do have a tutorial available for casting realistic shells.
These molds are flexible and require no release agent. They can be used for candy and chocolate making as well as polymer clay, resin, porcelain, precious metal clay, paper clay. If using them for other than food items you will need to dedicate them to that and not use them for food items.
Quantity: 3 molds (1 small, 1 medium, 1 large)
The finished shells will measure between 28mm and 40mm (1 3/16 inches to approx 1 5/8 inches)
When using these molds with polymer clay, they can be used with all brands.
Make pendants and jewelry like in the photo example. Create beads, use as cabochons for bead embroidery...let your imagination guide you.
I also sell this as a Combo Shell and Polymer Clay Tutorial.
If you require some smaller Opihi, I can do that. Just convo me...
Examples other than the molds not included in the sale.
Inspiration / Story behind this Product:
I live by the seashore and can't help collect little bits and pieces of nature. I've created many beads, pendants and pieces of jewelry with these wonders of nature, but polymer clay is such a great material to recreate these materials, especially if you don't live anywhere near a beach.
If you have a design you want translated...I do custom work for both polymer clay as well as for Silkscreens. If you have a black and white drawing ready, message me!
For Tutorial purchases, please download them within 7 days or the link/s won't work and then I have to email you the files. I don't mind doing that but it might take me a day or two to get to your message. So much to do! :D