How To Make A Fabulous Colorful Bracelet In Under 2 Hours

resin bracelet ideas

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:

Jewelry supplies:

  • 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
  • Scissors
  • A heavy object for weighing down the wire ends
  • Disposable gloves

string split rings

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.

position split rings

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.

measure fast cast a

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 color resin

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 fast cast b

Measure out 2.5 milliliters of Part B in the same cup.

mix resin

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.

 

pouring resin to make a colorful bracelet

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.

 

reposition 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.

demolding colorful resin cubes for a bracelet

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.

 

twist cubes to remove

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.

trim edges

Step 7: Separate the blocks

Cut apart any that are joined together and trim away any uneven edges.

straighten wire

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.

turn outward facing loop

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.

 

string beads

Place a crazy wire bead onto the coil.

stringing bead pattern

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.

 

stringing pattern continued colorful bracelet

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.

 

stringing pattern complete colorful bracelet

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.

cut excess wire

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 loop outward

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

 

Unpublished Blog Posts of Resin Obsession, LLC © 2022 Resin Obsession, LLC

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5 thoughts on “How To Make A Fabulous Colorful Bracelet In Under 2 Hours

    1. I am not sure they are marketed by a brand name at the Dollar Stores. I think the hex ones would be very cute also. Procedure would be the same. IMHO

  1. Hello from Rhodes Island,Greece. My question: can i make mosaic tiles from resin? How??? Thanks in advance

    1. Hi Tsampika, you have a lot going on here!

      I want to help you with your project, and I think this situation is best suited for a one-on-one consulting call where you and I talk back and forth about what’s going on. A 15-minute consultation call is $20. I do them by video so I can have a chance to see what you are working on. If you are interested, please send a message through the ‘contact us’ page and I can get this going for you.

      Sincerely,
      Katherine @ Resin Obsession

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