The flexible mold you will receive is easy to use and produces beautiful Nautilus shells or Ammonites with great detail. I make these molds from silicone which are flexible and require no release agent. This particular Ammonite was cast using a Fossil which I inherited from my Father. It came from the Jurassic Era in what is today Germany.
The finished nautilus or shell will measure 15mm across. I also have a larger 37mm counterpart which would be a wonderful size for pendants, cabochons or other things such as pieces for use in scrapbooking.
These molds can be used with all brands of polymer clay, but also work well for precious metal clay, porcelain, resin, paper clay, and ceramic clay
Make pendants, beads, use as cabochons for bead embroidery...let your guide you. When casting polymer clay, condition the clay well. Once your clay has been pushed completely into the mold, the casting may deform during the removal from the mold. Putting the mold with the clay into a freezer for a short period (3 to 5 minutes) may make distortion less likely.
However, you can also cure your item in the mold as the mold is oven safe up to 400F or 204C. This method creates the most original casting.
Results may vary and no warranty or guarantee is given.
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.