Sprinkles are sinking in resin

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    Katherine Swift
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    This question comes from Sarah:

    I am making some bangles with sprinkles. The sprinkles keep sinking to the bottom of the bangle. I watched your button bangle tutorial and considered casting the resin in layers, but it causes lines where each new layer of sprinkles goes. I have been jam packing the sprinkles into the mold, but love the idea of making a bracelet with fewer and seeing them suspended – having the bracelet less dense. Any ideas?

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    Katherine Swift
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    HI Sarah,

    It sounds like you are going in the right direction. I would pour my next layer before the previous layer is fully cured. (While it is still gooey.) That will minimize the lines between the layers.

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    Sarah

    Thanks! I originally attempted to pour before it cured, but found it went from liquid to solid behind my back. I checked it every 15 minutes and missed my window. Is there any gauge on how to get the best gooey consistency with your jewlery resin?

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    Katherine Swift
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    Hmm. There’s no easy answer here. In general, once it starts to gel, you should check it every five minutes or so to see if it’s at the gooey stage you want. I would expect that to occur sometime within the first 90 minutes after it gels.

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