Category: Molds and Mold Making

Adventures in mold making

resin bracelet link Adventures in mold making In addition to realizing the holidays are here this week (OMG, how did that happen?!), I also realized that I have more resin experiments to do before the end of the year.  One of those experiments is to recreate the resin bracelet I picked up from the sale bin at a local... Read more »

Casting resin in non traditional plastic molds

resin star wars casting

Casting resin in non-traditional plastic molds As a part of my year of doing resin experiments, I took on the task this week to see whether or not I could cast resin in a gelatin mold.  Even I was surprised at the results! A couple of key points in the video: 1.   You must… Read more »

Basic mold making tips

Basic Mold Making Tips

Basic mold making principles When I’m getting ready to make a mold of something, I like to start with the end in mind.  Using two examples, I’m going to walk you through my basic mold making tips why the same molding technique isn’t one size fits all. Before you get started, here are three things… Read more »

5 Tips for keeping your resin silicone molds in top shape

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Silicone resin mold care Using silicone molds to create your resin jewelry can open up so many possibilities!  After you have gone to the trouble of purchasing or making your resin silicone molds, you want to make sure they last.  Caring for your molds isn’t difficult, but there are a few things to remember: 1…. Read more »

How to make your own bangle bracelet form for molding in silicone

bangle bracelet form

How to make your own bangle bracelet forms for you to create your own silicone molds for resin This tutorial is graciously shared by Rona Phillips It is hard to find any tutorials on how to create your own forms for creating personalized molds for resin, so I thought I would create one to help… Read more »

How to cast resin into a reusable silicone mold

pouring resin into a silicone mold

New to casting resin in a silicone mold?  This short video shows you how to prepare mold, demold your resin casting, and gives you tips to extend the life of your mold.  

How to make a silicone mold for resin or polymer clay

measuring mold putty

Did you know you can easily make your own silicone molds with the two part silicone mold putty kit by Alumilite?  This video, courtesy of Meredith of Cosmic Designs shows you how to make a simple silicone mold ready to use in 30 minutes.  (And by the way, this silicone is food grade safe, so… Read more »

Plastic Moulding

plastic bracelet resin molds

Plastic moulding is the various plastic molds in which resin is poured to make resin castings. Molds are readily available in a wide variety of forms that allow you to create unique resin jewelry, souvenirs, drawer handles, wall plaques or clocks, sun catchers, soaps, and even chocolates or cheese. It is vitally important to use… Read more »

Plastic Molding to create resin items

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Plastic molding most often refers to using various plastic molds to create resin items. With molds you can create your own resin jewelry, wall plaques or clocks, drawer handles, sun catchers, souvenirs, soaps, and even chocolates or cheese. NOTE: it is imperative to use prominently marked FDA approved “food-safe” plastic molds when making food items…. Read more »

Silicone Rubber for Resin Molds

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Silicone Rubber for Resin Molds Silicone rubber could have been created just for making resin molds—it is so well-suited as a material for making resin molds. Mold-making goes all the way back in history to ancient Egypt and China where they used sand, wax, glue, animal fat, gypsum, alginate, metal, plastic, antlers, and even gelatin… Read more »