Category: Molds and Mold Making

Plastic resin mold care – How to care for plastic resin molds

plastic resin mold care

  Did you know that giving proper care to a plastic resin mold will allow you to keep them in tip-top shape for many castings?  Here are a few suggestions: 1.  After demolding your pieces, remove any resin drips while it is still in the soft cure stage.  It will be much harder to remove… Read more »

Silicone mold care – Tips for keeping your resin silicone molds in top shape

silicone mold care

  Using a silicone mold to create your resin jewelry can open up so many possibilities!  Another important part of this is proper silicone mold care.  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… Read more »

Silicone mold resin casting tips – using resin in silicone molds

silicone mold resin casting tips Five silicone mold casting tips Casting resin for jewelry and crafts can be a little intimidating, especially if you are a resin beginner.  Recently, I asked Tania of House of Molds to share some of her best silicone mold resin casting tips to help crafters and jewelry makers get amazing results with silicone molds. 1.... Read more »

How to use two part silicone putty to make a mold

two part silicone putty molds

  Originally written April 2015.  Updated April 2020. Don’t tell my kids, but their Legos have once again made it into my latest resin project.  Molding and pouring silicone to make a resin mold isn’t always the easiest thing to do.  For beginners, I recommend two-part silicone mold-making putty as there isn’t need for a… Read more »

Resin sticks to silicone – Why does my resin stick to silicone?

resin sticks to silicone

Using resin in a silicone mold is a fun way to make resin crafts and jewelry. Until it isn’t. Sometimes resin sticks to silicone and will not release. Why does resin stick to silicone? Here’s how this can happen:   Your silicone mold is at the end of its useful life. Unfortunately, silicone molds don’t… Read more »

Plastic resin molds and silicone resin molds — what’s the difference?

plastic mold silicone mold

Should I use plastic resin molds or silicone resin molds for my resin jewelry and crafts? Originally published March 2013.  Updated August 2018. Knowing the difference between plastic and silicone resin molds is important to getting the results you want.  Both types of molds can work with a variety of resins, but knowing the limitations of… Read more »