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- Any fabric, mica powder, glitter or other mix-in you want to use. Here are some I like.
- Any findings you need to finish your project, and small pliers to attach them
- Sharp scissors
- Paper towels
Whether you cast or dome Brilliant Resin, there's a magic time window where you can shape and bend your pieces without fingerprinting, and if you secure them in that shape for another day they'll cure that way. It's great fun! This technique can be done on thin castings and with domed pieces. You'll see examples of this in the tutorial above.
I used beautiful decorative paper in this top belt buckle, and fabric in the one below. They were cast thin, then I trimmed the top edges and bent them around a pot for a slight curve. After a day in that hold I added the belt buckle hardware with resin for the strongest bond.
This taco fold necklace was super easy, I used my Black and White Resin Colorants in a thin layer in my Large Double Sided Circle Mold, trimmed the top edge, then folded it in half, drilled a hole for the pinch bail and added it right away to hold the taco shape while the resin fully cured. This one took a little longer to harden fully, as they always will when any liquid colorants are added.
For this one I mixed gold PearlEx powder with my resin, poured a super thin layer in my Double Sided Oval mold, but popped it out at just 10 hours. For this type of aggressive bending you need to work with the resin while it's as pliable as possible, without being sticky. If you wait too long the piece will crack along the bends. Again, I folded this following the normal fortune cookie shape, then added the pinch bail right away to hold it while it hardened completely. Love this one!
I made this little envelope in my Double Sided Square Mold by mixing tiny cut bits of 2 colors of my Dichro-ISH Films into my Brilliant Resin, then pouring a thin layer into the mold. At 12 hours I was able to pop it out and trim the top edge so it wouldn't be sharp after hardening. I then drilled a small hole in all 4 corners, folded it into this shape, and used thin wire to hold the 3 corners together in the center. After it had set up for another day or so, I added the beaded wire flower, and the jump ring at the top.
Here's a twisted pretzel of a piece, made in the bangle side of my Double Sided Oval mold with crystallina glitter mixed into my Brilliant Resin. I cast a thin bangle, popped it out and trimmed the top edge so it wouldn't be sharp when hard, and twisted it into this shape. I used non-stick tape to hold it while it hardened, then fed the ball chain through the opening.