The Medium + Duo contains both the Nugget and the Straight Sided Lentil.
The Nugget has a flat edge along the mandrel, and the curved surface comes to a narrow flat edge along the adjacent sides. This profile comes in both a square (Nugget) and rectangular (Special Nugget) format.
The Straight Sided Lentil was created out of the desire to have the classic Lentil domed surface, but have more glass around the mandrel so the face of the bead is completely round, avoiding the divots created by the lack of glass around the mandrel in the Lentil shape.
The options measure as follows:
Original: 21mm x 10mm
Slim: 21mm x 9mm
We created the Medium+ Duo in both an Original and Slim thickness, which is one tool with both the Nugget and Straight Sided Lentil in the Medium+ Sizing which is 21mm!
The presses works best with 1/16th or 5/64th mandrel. If you work primarily with 3/32nd mandrels you can select that modification, which we will provide at no charge.
We have provided a video tutorial for the Straight Sided Lentil to support you as you get to know your new tool!
How to decide which thickness is best for you...
Original: You like chunky beads. You work in layers, and like to have depth to give you room to create the layers. You prefer a dramatic curve on the bead surface.
Slim: You like slimmer beads. You work with lots of raised surface decoration, so you like to have a base to work on without the finished bead becoming heavy and thick.
Curious about which size is best for you? Check out our "Shopping Tips Section".