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All I want to make are my own isomalt diamonds/gems...

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I once purchased pre-made diamonds but once I got them they were cloudy, almost milky. So I decided I should be able to make my own. Heck, I make most everything else. icon_smile.gif

So, I purchased the isomalt stix... I purchased a plastic mold. Well, it had multiple mold wells. And they were so clear, like glass. but they were flaton one side, like they were only the top half of a gemstone. And no facets. The molds look like there are supposed to be facets. But you cannot see them on the finished gems. They look stupid. Like smooth little pieces of glass. thumbsdown.gif

I am so saddended icon_cry.gif .

I have spent so much time looking for silicon molds that would make the beautiful whole diamonds that you can purchase pre-made. About 1/4''

I am frustrated. icon_confused.gif

Is there anyone out there in CC-land who can help me?
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post #2 of 29
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Is there anyone who has any ideas?
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post #3 of 29
Have you tried a silicon mold? I was just curious because I was thinking of doing the same thing when I saw the isomalt stix, but I was going to buy the new silicon molds that S U N F L O W E R S U G A R A R T has.
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I'll take a look. The isomalt stix are awesome. No mixing or anything. Just melt and mold.
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post #5 of 29
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I took a lood and they are large. And only side or top view, not whole 3d diamond. There is a large 3d diamond but it is huge. There has to be a way to get the mold for the diamonds that everyone sells.
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post #6 of 29
does first impressions molds have the smaller cavity one. i do think they do. i think my friend has it. so check it out.hth
post #7 of 29
I know you said pre-made but i just want to let you know that you do have the option of makeing your own mold. I purchased some amazing mold putty you mix and it is dry in 20 min. it is non toxic so you can use it to make diff. molds with no worries. icon_rolleyes.gif You can purchase it at michaels for $20.00 or if you have a coupon for cheaper. Iam more then sure you can find it also at any craft store. Good Luck!!! icon_biggrin.gif
post #8 of 29
Should you make a mold or locate the three D, clear gem...please post here with pic or pm... I am looking for the same. Currently, I use a stick pin with a non edible crystal on top. They look great and fairly cheap. I sterilize before inserting and let receiver know to remove before serving.
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post #10 of 29
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LisaPeps,
Those are the molds that I have. But unfortunately, the facets are not that defined. The gems almost look smooth. I even applied the non-stick lightly with a q-tip to make sure there was not too much. I wish mine came out looking like that.

But those are still flat on the bottom. I am looking for a mold that would make them full 3d gems just like the ones that can be purchased.
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post #11 of 29
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Originally Posted by -K8memphis

I put two together to make one gemstone.



and that works?
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Originally Posted by -K8memphis

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Originally Posted by gscout73

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Originally Posted by -K8memphis

I put two together to make one gemstone.



and that works?



It works for my purposes. You gotta finesse it so they fit right.
That's how you make a 360 degree anything out of a flat mold.



I was thinking about that, but was not sure it would work. Do yours come out looking like the picture?
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post #13 of 29
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I put two together to make one gemstone.

I saw lauri from cakealchemy do something like this for her big blue diamond. it worked. She made the top and bottom separate and then she melted the sides she wanted to glue together and then combined them. To get the air bubbles she got a blow torch (same way she melted and glued both top and bottom) and heated the surface till the bubbles went away. I went to a store in NY and got one of those diamonds. When i got them they were glass clear but after handling them (i was like a 5 yr old with a new toy) and them being exposed to moisture they got cloudy. hth
post #14 of 29
I just looked this up. it's a sneak peek at the show and it kind of shows her doing it. it's in the middle of the video
http://www.wetv.com/video/610686250001/amazing-wedding-cakes-episode-306-sneak-peek
post #15 of 29
I read somewhere that if they become cloudy (duh, like that\\'s a GIVEN) that you can wipe them with cooking oil and a paper towel to renew their clarity. Don\\'t know if that works because I have not tried it.
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