Make all types of resin bracelets by first making the mould. You can create the object to be moulded yourself or you can also choose objects that may not be bracelets but have a bracelet-like shape. Once you have a mould you can make as many bracelets of this shape as you want. You can colour them differently, or add different stones to make them look different, but by using a mould you can save time and make several versions of a bracelet model.
- Skill level:
- Moderately Easy
Things you need
- Plastic container
- Magic marker
- Mold-release agent
- Liquid rubber
Find or create a bracelet in a shape you like. Use polymer clay to make a bracelet, or find a bracelet shape you like. Spray the object with a sealant, especially if it is made of a porous material like wood, or ceramic. Locate a small plastic container box in which the bracelet can sit comfortably, but that is not too big. Use a container like a plastic sandwich box.
Draw a line all the way around the middle of the bracelet with a felt tipped marker. This will be your dividing line for the mould. Spray the bracelet shape with mould-release agent. You can find this at any craft store. Spray the plastic container with mould-release agent as well.
Mix the liquid rubber for mould making by following the package directions. Pour liquid rubber into the bottom of your plastic container until it is approximately 1-inch deep. Allow the rubber to set for three to five minutes. Press the bracelet halfway into the liquid rubber in the container. Do not press all the way to the bottom of the container. Pour more liquid rubber if necessary, you want the rubber to sit as close as possible to the dividing line you made on the bracelet. Allow the liquid rubber to dry overnight.
Press the bracelet halfway into the liquid rubber you poured into the container. Don't press all the way to the bottom of the container. Pour more liquid rubber into the container if necessary, you want the rubber to sit as close as possible to the dividing line you made on the bracelet. Allow the liquid rubber to dry overnight.
Spray the container and bracelet with release agent again. Pour 1 inch of liquid rubber into the mould. Allow it to set for five minutes and press the other side of the bracelet into the mould base. Pour more liquid rubber into the container until it reaches the dividing line you drew on the bracelet. Allow the liquid rubber to dry overnight.
Remove the mould from the container and fit the two pieces of the rubber mould together. Hold them in place by tying a piece of rubber strapping around the mould. Turn the mould bottom-side up and bore a small hole into the bottom of the two joining pieces so you can pour resin into the mould to make your bracelet.
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