best epoxy resin for jewelry art crafts
best epoxy resin for jewelry art crafts
best epoxy resin for jewelry art crafts
Cast Bangles from Leftovers
What you'll need to make this:
- Double-Sided Silicone Resin Mold Set with accessories
- Creation Station (US only for now)
- Resin 12 oz. Set (deals on multiples)
- Alcohol Ink Rainbow Set
- Alcohol Ink Sparkle & Shine Set
- Set of Black AND White Resin Colorants
- Dichro-ISH Film JUMBO Pack
- Tiny Pointy Swabs - pack of 100
(selections can be changed at checkout)

These colorful bangles were made with leftover resin.

They look a bit like surfite, which is a byproduct of making surfboards. It’s made from layers of colored resin that drip off of surfboards as they are coated. These layers build up over time, and can then be cut into chunks and tooled into jewelry. It takes a lot of work to make this kind of jewelry, so in this video I share an easier way to get this layered look with your resin.

In another video I showed you how to remove cured resin from your mixing cups to use in other projects, this idea uses your leftover liquid resin, and helps to reduce waste.

I keep silicone resin molds handy at the side of my work station, and any time I have leftover resin I’ll pour it into one of these molds. I think this technique works best for bangle bracelets, but you can use any mold you want. You can coordinate the colors you pour, or stack up random colors, depending on the resin art supplies you're using. 

Once your fill level gets close to the top, you’ll want to make sure your surface is level before pouring your final layer of resin, or it’ll cure crooked. Cover up and let the top layer cure, then pop out your bangle. Each one is going to be unique. 

Some of the layers have a lot of bubbles. Since I’m using leftover resin, it’s had some amount of time to sit in the cup, some for quite a while. When I pour it into my mold it’s thicker than normal so it can’t release bubbles like a fresh batch of Brilliant Resin would. It's the best epoxy for resin jewelry. I don’t mind these bubbles, it adds a textural difference between the layers.

You can layer transparent and opaque colors. If your casting is messy at the top, use an exacto knife to trim any blobs and rough edges. You can cut  them or scrape them until your edge is smooth.

If the top isn’t smooth and flat, you can place your bangle on your Doming Tray and dome it up with another thin layer of resin in any color you want.

These make great gifts, they coordinate with many outfits, and look beautiful in any light. 

You don’t have to use leftover resin, you can mix and pour little batches just for this. If you want crisp, distinct color bands, you’ll need to let each layer set up for 3-4 hours before pouring the next layer.

Many of these leftovers came from my amazing exploration into color matching using my favorite resin colorants, and my extensive play with mimicking stone. Although these examples are are cast in bangle molds, you can use any shape and size of mold to make other types of jewelry like resin charms, pendants, earrings, and rings.

Whether you've got a stash of resin supplies, or are looking for a resin jewelry starter kit, we have all you need for incredible projects. Your resin adventures can begin now, the list above and the recipes below should help you create your own resin jewelry starter kit, just choose the resin colorants that appeal most to you. If you've been wondering where to buy resin supplies, you've found it! We have the best resin jewelry supplies, and the best customer support as you dive into resin jewelry making, resin art, and resin crafts of all kinds.

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