Retired - Midnight Black Molded Resin Bracelet

PROJECT B617
Designer: Julie Bean
Skill Level: Intermediate
Have you ever wanted to make your own molded jewelry? Think of all the possibilities! Start with a store- bought plastic bangle, make a block mold, and then mix up some resin dyed opaque black and pour your
Instructions
NOTE: In addition to the ingredients listed above, you are going to need the following items before you begin: store bought molded plastic bangle bracelet (whatever style you like). The one pictured has facets which look great when poured in resin. The process we are going to use will pick up details on finely detailed jewelry, so feel free to use a detailed bracelet. You will also need some type of disposable plastic container with lid, such as a deli soup or large yogurt container (make sure it is big enough for your bracelet to fit inside). In addition you will need some plastic to cover your work station with, an razor blade or pair of sharp scissors to cut away the container, some polymer clay or hot glue gun with glue sticks, dust mask, several cups of uncooked rice, and some disposable gloves.
  1. To begin this project, watch our video on how to make a block mold using Easy Cast Silicone Rubber. Following the directions in the video, put on a pair of disposable gloves and make your block mold. Let it fully cure for 24 hours.
  2. After you have waited 24 hours, please watch the video on how to make a bangle bracelet using a block mold. This video will show you how to measure exactly how much resin you will need, it will also show you how to mix the resin and add the black pigment to it. Once you have watched the video and mixed your resin (make sure all the striations are gone), gently peel one side of your mold back (as shown in the video) and slowly pour a thin stream of resin into your mold. Keep a steady stream of resin and let it evenly disperse on its own within the mold. Fill to the top of the mold.
  3. Let your resin cure for 3 days.
  4. After 3 days, remove your bangle from the mold. You will most likely need to sand down the rough edge. Do this with a diamond file. If you have a rotary sander such as that on the end of a dremel tool, you can use this as well. Take precaution and use a dust mask while sanding resin. Keep sanding until you have a nice smooth edge which matches the other side of your bracelet.
WHAT YOU'LL NEED: (scroll down for purchase options)
  • TRC-62 - Easy Mold Silicone Molding Rubber for Casting and Jewelry Making 1 Pound
    Project uses 1 piece. You will need 1 package.

  • TRC-01 - Casting Epoxy Resin Mixing Cup Set With Brushes and Sticks
    Project uses 1 piece. You will need 1 package.

  • TRC-10 - ICE Resin Jewelers Grade Clear Casting Epoxy Resin 8 oz Kit
    Project uses 1 piece. You will need 1 package.

  • TRC-86 - CASTIN CRAFT Casting Epoxy Resin Opaque Black Pigment Dye 1 Oz
    Project uses 1 piece. You will need 1 package.

RECOMMENDED TOOLS:
  • XTL-0102 - 10 Piece 4 Inch Precision Diamond Needle File Set
Additional Information
Ingredients TRC-62, TRC-01, TRC-10, TRC-86,

Purchase Components

Purchase the components needed to make this project. Change quantities as needed to make multiple pieces. Please review project instructions carefully—some items may no longer be available for this project and will not be listed below. Tip: Save this project to your wishlist to easily return to project instructions.
Easy Mold Silicone Molding Rubber for Casting and Jewelry Making 1 Pound
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 1 lb..
$56.05 / Package | SKU: TRC-62
Casting Epoxy Resin Mixing Cup Set With Brushes and Sticks
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 1 Set.
$12.95 / Package | SKU: TRC-01
ICE Resin Jewelers Grade Clear Casting Epoxy Resin 8 oz Kit
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 8 oz..
$36.29 / Package | SKU: TRC-10
CASTIN CRAFT Casting Epoxy Resin Opaque Black Pigment Dye 1 Oz
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 1 oz..
$10.89 / Package | SKU: TRC-86
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Tools and Other Supplies:

10 Piece 4 Inch Precision Diamond Needle File Set
$16.75 / Package | SKU: XTL-0102

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