Saturday, July 25, 2009

Resin Bubble Ring Jewelry Molds Dome Ring Moulds Instructions

The yellow ring is just a finished sample for picture purposes, not included with mold.

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 half rolling the resin around to avoid trapping any air bubbles. 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. Set aside and let cure to a gel stage. 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.
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.

Use dish soap and water to clean your molds. Use rubbing alcohol to remove fingerprints and such. 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.

Friday, July 24, 2009

Resin Bubble Ring Jewelry Molds

Ok there is a new batch of Bubble ring jewelry molds in the Etsy Store. I should have them listed on the website and eBay later today.

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Breakthrough in the Studio today

Hip Hip Hooray!!! Yippee!! What a good day! Finally everything came together today; the right silicone, the right mold release, the correct modeling clay, vacuum chamber, vibrating table, and an efficient way to make multiple molds. Bubble ring molds should be ready Wednesday, and I mean a lot of them, more than 2 or 3. It feels so good when everything finally comes together. I didn't even step foot in the office today, stayed in the Studio all day. Wish I could do that more often.
Best wishes to everyone.

Thursday, July 9, 2009

How to stop resin from curing too fast.

Are you having problems with your resin curing way too fast? Is your resin curing before you can even pour it out of the cup? It's our summer heat. Try cooling down the catalyst by sticking it in the freezer for a minute or two. Still not enough stick the resin side in the fridge for a minute. Remember not to cool it down too much, optimum for most resins is about 70 degrees.
This holds true for silicones as well.

Thursday, July 2, 2009

ResinObsession Remodel Redo Please Note OOPS

ResinObsession is going through many changes online. The eBay ResinObsession Store has a new face but with that maybe a few OOOPS. Please do me a favor and if you see missing pics, missing text, missing links or misspelled words, please send me an email so I can fix it. Our listing provider Auctiva maybe pull some of our pics that we might have missed transferring to our own host and I would like for you to see what the description is talking about:-)

Thanks so much! Cindy