I made some many years ago. I melted the end of a glass rod and let the drops fall into motor oil. Most of the ones that hardened into teardrops with a little tail would perform properly. I used an oxyacetylene torch but a propane torch might work.
Sorry to bring this to the top again, but there were afew people who were interested in finding these, and, like an idiot, I deleted their email address. With a little help from a few science teachers, I found them, and they are surprisingly cheap! A pack of 12 is $31 with shipping.