So you want to learn how to make a resin bangle bracelet. And why wouldn’t you? Not only can you add funky colors and found items, but you can make several and stack them together.
Plus, there’s something about wearing art on your arm.
But before we get into how to make a resin bangle bracelet, there are two big things to know first:
Tip 1: Pick the right size bracelet mold
While resin bracelets are super fun to wear, they aren’t ‘one size fits all.’ To ensure it fits, size your wrist. Then, make sure the mold makes a bracelet that will fit you.
What if you’re making a resin bracelet for someone else?
It’s been my experience that a mold with a 2 5/8 inch inner diameter will fit most people.
Tip 2: Use a resin designed for molds
Sure, you can use any resin in any mold. But you might not be happy with the result.
That’s why for small mold projects, the Resin Obsession super clear jewelry resin is the perfect choice. It releases bubbles easily, dries clear, and won’t deform on your wrist. Plus, you can demold it in 12 hours.
Now that we’ve got that out of the way, here’s how to make a bangle bracelet with resin.
Step 1: Protect your surface
Put down a silicone mat, trash bag, or wax paper to cover your table. That’s because you’ll probably drip resin on your table. Resin makes a great glue, so you want to keep it off your table.
If you don’t have any of these items, here are some other ideas of things resin won’t stick to.
Step 2: Calculate the amount of resin
HOLD on. If you’re like any artist I know, you’re thrifty. Which means you don’t want to waste resin. That’s why math is important here.
Measure the diameter of your mold. Then, put the number into this circumference calculator.
Next, go over the Resin Obsession resin calculator. Enter the height and width of your mold. Input the circumference as the length.
BOOM. You know how much resin to use.
Step 3: Mix resin
Measure out the amount of Part A and Part B you need to get that number you figured out in step 2.
In the case of this bracelet and the super clear resin, you’ll need an ounce of resin. That works out to 2/3 ounces of Part A and 1/3 ounces of Part B since it mixes 2:1.
Next, mix the two parts together thoroughly.
If mixing resin is new to you. You’ll do great. You figured out the math, which is trickier than mixing the resin. Promise.
And we’ve got a detailed mixing resin article (with a video) to help you.
Step 4: Color the resin
Split the mixed resin into two cups. Color one with the transparent epoxy pigment and the other with the glitter.
Step 5: Add to the mold
Add the resin to the mold at opposite ends of your bangle bracelet mold and let it blend in the middle. This can get a little messy, hence the need for the table covering.
Check your resin for bubbles, then set it aside to cure.
Step 6: Demold and finish
Peel the silicone away from the cured resin.
If you have sharp edges, sand them with wet/dry sandpaper.
Ta-da! You just learned how to make a bangle bracelet with epoxy resin.
This is just the start. Other things that look great in resin bracelets are:
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