The lentil is a classic shape in Lampworking. I like to describe the shape as being similar to taking two contact lenses and putting them together, creating a dome on the top and bottom.
Glass artists have used many techniques to create this shape, including using stainless steel spoons. We have created the simplest, most accurate way to form them, by developing a precision tool, with guide pins that allow you be to be perfectly aligned every time!
We have also created a Straight Sided version. The straight sides allow for more glass around the mandrel grooves so the slight divots that occur in the lentil doesn't happen with the Straight Sided Lentil.
The Lentil shape comes in the full range of Zoozii's Sizes: