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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.

Thursday, June 25, 2009

How to make Resin Jewelry with a Swirly effect.


Resin Jewelry with a Swirly effect.
Project submitted by MonikaRose
Instructions

what you need:
ResinObsession resin mold - Mold 403- 11 popular jewelry shapes was used in project
EasyCast clear casting epoxy resin (part A, B)
color powder, pearl ex pigments, purple and bright gold
reusable resin measuring cups
stiring sticks
tooth picks
timer
tissues

step by step:
1. Mix EasyCast resin following manufacturer's instructions.
2. Pour small amounts of resin into 2 seperate cups to mix in the pearl colors purple and bright gold.
3. Pour the remaining clear resin into the selected mold cavities just below the top to allow for extra drops of color.
4. Use a toothpick to pick up one of the colors and drip a drop into one of the shapes anywhere.
5. Do the same with the other colors, as in step 4.
6. The drops will settle down into the resin, not just sit on top.
7. With a new toothpick and tissue in hand, swirl the colored drops around to make shaped in the clear resin. Between each swirl clean your toothpick on the tissue. You can pull the colors into each other for mixed color affect, any shape you wish, in this case swirls.
8. When satisfied with the affects, clean your area and let resin cure. Pop resin out of molds.
9. Once casting has fully cured polish and buff if you wish. Drill a hole with a rotary tool and small drill bit or small hand drill or wire wrap for a pendant, earrings or keyring.
Monika doesn't have resin in her Etsy store yet but you might want to see her other fun stuff http://monikarose.etsy.com/

Resin Jewelry Captures Spring Beauty with EasyCast jewelry mold #2


A Grace Designs has captured the beauty that can be achieved with resin and resin molds. Chari has used the EasyCast jewelry mold #2 for her square accent pendant in picture 1 and round accent pendant in picture 2. Combined with other beads they make an outstanding statement for making your own custom resin jewelry.
Thanks for the pics Chari!

Friday, June 19, 2009

Pennydog stocking ResinObsession Resin Moulds in the UK

Now that it is official I would like to announce that Kerry with Pennydog Jewelry is now stocking ResinObsession Resin Moulds in the UK. I'm so excited for Kerry with all of her new adventures. She has published a how-to resin book and now stocking molds. Way to Kerry! I wish you all the luck in the world. Here is a link to her blog and below is the announcement she made. http://pennydog.wordpress.com/2009/06/18/resin-moulds-now-available/

Resin Moulds now available!

When I first started in resin jewellery making, I was amazed that the flexible type moulds couldn’t be bought here in the UK. It’s also one of the main keyword searches that people use when coming to my website- but it was something I didn’t offer. The best- and also best known- mould “brand” is Resin Obsession, run by Cindy Carter in the United States. Her moulds are great and I’ve been using them almost from the very start. Her range of moulds is so thorough and ideal for all resin jewellery (and ornament) makers, but of course airmail isn’t as fast as we’d like- we buy moulds and we want them straightaway!
So the solution. Cindy has very kindly allowed me to be her UK supplier, so I can now confirm that a small range of moulds are available to buy in my shop! Depending on the success I may be stocking a larger range in the near future- and all moulds are delivered by first class post in the UK so you will receive them 1-2 days after ordering- hurrah!


Monday, June 15, 2009

Spoon full of Resin jewelry available at Etsy


Hilandlas.etsy.com offers unique resin jewelry. Her pendants are made from stainless steel spoons and bottle caps.
I think this is very clever and unique. I'm always amazed at the beauty that can be achieved with resin. Great job Maxi!

Sunday, June 14, 2009

Collectors Art; Affordable Resin Jewelry

If you are into resin, then you should see this article. With a little practice and imagination, this is where your artisticness could take you! At a $139 a pop! But it is exquisite.


Affordable Art: Club Monaco Launches Calder-Centric Jewelry, We Want to Become Collectors
By Roxanne Fequiere


Okay, we admit it—we're constantly adding to the list of things we absolutely must have for the upcoming season, but this definitely deserves priority, due to a stellar combination of artistry and affordability. Club Monaco, who we love for their cozy tweeds and cashmeres, is releasing twelve necklaces inspired by the mobiles of American artist Alexander Calder. The pieces are a glorious mash-up of wire and resin in whimsical shapes and patterns and we can't wait to get our hands on them, especially since the most expensive necklace tops out at $139. The visionary Calder once asked, "How can art be realized?" We're not completely sure, but we think a class in Club Monaco's mixed media might be a step in the right direction. (The Cut)

Saturday, June 13, 2009

Green Glow in the Dark Resin= Toxic Waste in a Bottle



Toxic Waste in a Bottle glows in the dark
Janna with coolstuffforsale on Etsy sent in a pic of her favorite creation with the ResinObsession Glow in the Dark Green powder.
http://coolstuffforsale.etsy.com/

Thanks so much Janna! I think it is a really cool thing!



Tuesday, June 2, 2009

tjanavaras showcases her work at Olive Tree Markets Australia


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