I bought several lots of rubber casting molds on ebay recently. One
of them is a really lovely, large bead cone that I would really like
to cast for my own use. Problem is, part of the core of the cone is
shredding, and it’s causing the mold to fill quite poorly (which is
probably why it ended up on ebay…). I can’t get even one good wax
out of it. They all come out with thin spots and holes where the
rough shredded core comes in contact with the sides of the cone.
Is there anything I can use to smooth out the rubber core and hold
it together at least long enough to get 3 or 4 good waxes so I can
reproduce the cone?
Speaking of molds, in the lots I bought were about 100 molds of
items that are meant to have small faceted stones set in them–things
that look like parts to be assembled, not complete jewelry pieces. I
don’t set stones, so I don’t know the correct names for any of these
bits and parts. I’ll never use these, so I’d like to sell them. If
anybody might be interested in them, e-mail me privately.
Feathered Gems Jewelry