- September 5, 2017 at 10:50 pm #10048
This question comes from Alice:
Just viewed the video on demolding a bead.
My question is how to get the end rounded so its not rough and ugly.
I tried making beads from beach sand, but I am not obtaining perfectly round end on one side.
How do I correct this? Can you help?
- September 5, 2017 at 10:52 pm #10049
Casting resin beads is challenging! The best advice I can give you is to cast in the mold a few times to learn how much resin to pour. Resin will shrink a bit as it cures, so you want to overpour enough that it will become even after curing. If not, you will need to sand it to make it even.
Your other option is to use bead caps. With those, the ‘ugly’ ends are hidden under the caps, so no one has to know they aren’t even. 😉
- January 26, 2019 at 5:55 pm #28775
What is the best way to sand the top of the bead to make it round and finished like the other end of the bead? Do you recommend sanding with wet sandpaper?
- January 26, 2019 at 7:19 pm #28786
Yes, wet/dry sandpaper is best. Start with a 400 grit and work your way down to end with a 1000 grit or higher.