If you are looking for a colorful bracelet to add to your wardrobe, you can make this one yourself. In fact, you can create this colorful bracelet in a couple of hours.
Resin supplies list:
- Quick-curing resin
- Yellow and green colors for quick-curing resin
- Pink or purple colored alcohol ink for resin
- 19 silver crazy wire beads (make these on a coiling gizmo or purchase them pre-made)
- 108 Six millimeter silver split rings (split rings are more secure than jump rings)
- 12 inches of 18 or 20 gauge wire, any color
- Silver bracelet memory wire
Resin tools list:
- Silicone Trivet with square cavities (found in dollar and kitchenware stores)
- 1oz graduated plastic measuring cups
- Wooden stir sticks
- Squares of toilet tissue
- Nylon jaw pliers
- Memory wire shears
- Round nose pliers
- A heavy object for weighing down the wire ends
- Disposable gloves
Step 1: Straighten the wire
Run the wire through the nylon jaw pliers several times to straighten any kinks or curves. Then, string 13 to 18 split rings onto the wire.
Step 2: Put the rings on the wire
Line up the wire with one column of squares on the silicone trivet and position a split ring in each cavity, leaving a couple of holes empty at the top and bottom, so you have room to anchor the wire down. A toothpick can help in positioning them.
Weigh down the ends with a heavy object. Ensure that each split ring sits partially below the top of the cavity to be encased in resin. If not, press down the wire in that section until they do. The split rings do not need to be centered in each cavity. This will add to the playfulness of the bracelet.
Step 3: Measure resin parts
Before working with the resin, put on the gloves. Measure out 2.5 milliliters of Part A (the amber part).
Add three drops of alcohol ink to Part A and mix it into the resin.
If you don’t like the colors I’ve picked, you can choose your own. That’s part of the fun of making this colorful bracelet. Make it your way.
Measure out 2.5 milliliters of Part B in the same cup.
Step 4: Mix well
Mix the two parts together quickly and thoroughly until no stripes of color show. Then, scrape the sides and bottom of the cup to release any unmixed resin and mix again thoroughly.
Step 5: Fill the mold cavities
Hold the cup close to the mold to control where the resin is pouring. You will find that drips form on the outside of the cup after filling a few cavities. This will make it harder to flow into the correct holes, so quickly wipe the drips away with a piece of toilet tissue and continue pouring. It is okay if the resin gets on the split rings.
Move any split rings that are touching the walls of the mold away from the edges using the toothpick. Leave the resin to cure for about 15 minutes.
Step 6: Demold
Hold one end of the wire and pull the blocks out of the trivet. If they don’t release quickly, let them cure a little longer.
Some of the blocks may be stuck on the wire. You will be able to twist these off by rotating them back and forth until they release from the wire.
Step 7: Separate the blocks
Cut apart any that are joined together and trim away any uneven edges.
Step 8: Make more blocks
Run the wire through the nylon jaw pliers to straighten out any kinks. Repeat steps 1 to 7 to make additional batches of blocks for your colorful bracelet. You will need 40 magenta blocks, 40 uncolored blocks, and 28 lime green blocks. To make the lime green blocks, color Part A with two small squeezes of yellow dye and two drops of green dye.
Step 9: Make coils
To make the bracelet, cut five coils of memory wire with the memory wire shears. Then, turn an outward-facing loop on one end with round nose pliers.
Place a crazy wire bead onto the coil.
Step 10: String the blocks onto the bracelet
This is where your colorful bracelet comes alive.
String three magenta and three white blocks onto the wire alternately. Follow with another wire bead and a second lot of magenta and white blocks onto the coil.
The stringing pattern for the middle of the bracelet is:
Wire bead, lime green, magenta, white, lime green, magenta, and white.
String a total of 14 sets.
Complete the bracelet by stringing a wire bead with three magenta and three white blocks. Repeat once and then string a wire bead to finish.
Step 11: Finish the ends
Push up all the blocks, so there are no gaps. Then, trim the memory wire with memory wire shears to 3/8” from the last bead.
Turn an outward-facing loop with the round nose pliers. You can always use different colors to create a distinct look.
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Originally written By Myléne Hillam
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