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Saturday, June 27, 2009

Resin Bubble Ring Molds Improved 2 part mold

New Improved Bubble Ring Mold!



The yellow ring is a finished sample and does not come with the mold.

Qty 4 in the eBay store! 6-27-09

They may be a little tricky to begin with but I think they will be well worth the effort. The silicone molds are made from a tin silicone that has a long shelf life and tough enough for many pulls. The molds are handmade by me.



Fill the bottom part with resin. You may want to wrap with a rubber band to close the slit in the plug a little more. You will need this slit to remove the ring from the mold. You will have a little bit of flashing from the slit when you remove the casting that can be easily snapped off.



The top bubble part of the mold can be filled in layers and embedded with goodies. Once the top and bottom have reached the gel stage apply a small amount of resin to the castings and join the two halves.Use cardboard or bubble ring stiffening backother stiff backing so the molds are properly matched when rubberbanding them together for curing. Or you can rubberband together and pour resin in the pour holes which is a little more advanced technique. Take the casting out of the mold once it has started to harden as this will produce a shiner casting if it doesn't touch anything while finishing to cure.



You will want to clean your molds with dish soap and water when they arrive. To remove fingerprints and such you can use rubbing alcohol. Mix and pour the casting material according to manufacturer's instructions. After the cast has hardened completely, slowly peel the mold from the cast. Work around all the edges before pulling up the middle sections. After a cast is made, be sure to thoroughly clean the mold ( removing any casting residue or release agent) before storing. Store silicone molds in a clean, dry location, embed a rigid mother mold cast if possible to hold the molds shape. This prevents the mold from distorting or warping over time.



If you have any questions please send me an email or give me a call.

6 comments:

  1. Hello! I am really excited to get this mold, but I have a quick question. Do you know what size ring this creates? If you don't know the size, can you please measure the inside part of the ring (where your finger goes)? I want to be sure that this ring will fit before I buy it, or else it will never get used! Thank you so much!

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  2. Hi Amanda, I quess that would be an important piece of information wouldn't it? I was so excited to finally finish them after working on them for a year that I totally forgot. They are 6.5. I thought maybe everyone would have a 6 1/2 finger, but you can sand the inside a touch if you need a little more room. I hope to have more sizes maybe next year. I'm anxious to finish some different designs first. Well enough of my babble. Thanks so much. Cindy

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  3. i am heart broken that I missed this mold...I made my own mold, size 8, but a 6.5?! I NEEEED it!

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  4. I'm so excited I found you. I am flirting with a resin addiction. I want to make Hawaii seashell magnets, tacs and pendants for our mainland friends but I have never EVER used resin and I'm afraid. Maybe I'll be inspired...

    http://www.tutusbliss.blogspot.com

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  5. Thanks, Cindy. I've been struggling with making my own ring molds. *sigh*

    Tutusbliss, I think you'll find a wide support group of resin addicts who'll talk you through almost anything. Try flickr.com, "DIY Resin Project".
    best,
    Elizabeth

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