Thursday, January 12, 2012

EasyCast in Bracelet Molds - Part ONE

Resin Crafts readers...I am having way too much fun!
As you can probably tell, I have a several bracelet molds out on my table and I am thinking about what my final peices should represent.  This mold will feature calla lillies which will be a salute to Frida Kahlo.
This mold has the petals from some dried flowers.  I have no idea if they will stay standing in my mold, but I am prepared to try!  You can see in this picture that I have already poured EasyCast into the mold and so far my petals aren't moving around too much.
EasyCast is a two component, low odor, solvent free, clear casting epoxy.
I get asked all the time about which resin works best for different projects.
EasyCast was chemically engineered by ETI to work beautifully in molds!
My First Steps:
1.  I sprayed my mold with mold release.  Re-usable polypropylene molds are fairly stiff.  You'll want/need the release to get your finished piece out of the mold.  I know you are going to ask - where do I get my molds?  I am not affiliated with any mold makers.  Living in the country I am an online shopper and I ordered these molds on Amazon. 
2.  I poured1/4 of an inch of EasyCast into the mold and let that cure before I added my inclusions.  This way my items will look like they are floating...which will make way more sense tomorrow!

8 comments:

  1. Love these molds and have seen some amazing things made with them. Carmi, these will turn out amazing and .... I have them for sale here in my Kitchener/online store ...since you mentioned it *wink* :)

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    1. Hey Karen! That is good news for southern Ontario shoppers!

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  2. I love the calla lily idea. I love lilies. The problem I have is determining wrist sizes to correspond with these molds. In store there is a limited selection and they don't give any indication of wrist sizes. Do the ones you order online give more info?

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  3. How much are the molds that you usually buy? I haven't found any molds at my craft stores, so it looks like Amazon is my best option. I bought EasyCast to play with, so now I need some molds. I don't know whats a good price point, but I think I'd enjoy this bracelet mold (I have skinny wrists, are there different sizes?) and I'm looking for small molds. Whats a good price point for both?

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  4. I'm excited to see the results! By the way, have you tried popping your molds into the freezer for 5-10 minutes (after they have completely cured) right before you unmold them? I've found that they release far more easily that way, even without the Mold Release.

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  5. @ Chris - I second that question. Could you put a link up for the molds you used? I love it when sites do that for their tutorials - I never take it as an endorsement, but a helpful step for the readers :)

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  6. Hi everyone, if you are looking for bracelet molds you can do two things: google resin molds or you can do what I did and searched "resin molds" on Amazon.com. Sizing etc is something you need to research yourselves. I buy anything LARGE because I do have large hands...even then, it seems a tight fit. Also, as you can see from the first comment. Karen, who is in Canada, has an online store, and she is a person who I know and who would take care of your order professionally.

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  7. I found Karen's store! Here are the molds: http://arthousestore.net/index.php?main_page=index&cPath=131_133

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