Bracelets are one of the simple accessories I love. They can be big, small, thick, colorful. Plus, you can stack several of them together to mix colors and textures. One of the drawbacks though is sometimes, it can be a tight fit to get a bracelet over your hand. Instead of reaching for the automotive joint grease, there is an easier fix. I’m going to show you how to make a cuff bracelet.
Cuff bracelets are great because you’ve got an opening to slide it onto your wrist. That means even if you’ve got big hands or making a fist is difficult, you can still rock a beautiful bracelet. Let’s take this beyond beautiful, shall we?
Let’s make a cuff bracelet in funky colors.
How do you ask?
I’m going to show you how to use epoxy resin to make your cuff bracelet. This is going to be an eye-catcher.
Supplies need for this resin cuff bracelet project:
Resin Obsession Super Clear Resin
Resin Obsession Transparent Pigments: Bright Yellow; Bright Red; Bright Pink; Bright Magenta
Silicone cake decorating mold with pyramid points
Wooden stir sticks
Step 1: Mix resin
Measure 1 1/2 ounces total of resin and hardener. Since this epoxy resin mixes 2:1, that means you’ll need 1 ounce of resin (part A) and 1/2 ounce of hardener (part B). Combine thoroughy until it’s blended and streak-free. This takes 2 to 3 minutes
Step 2: Color resin
Divide the mixed resin into 4 cups and color each with a different colored resin pigment. Leave the mixed resin on your workspace for 5 minutes for the bubbles to escape.
Step 3: Add the resin to the mold
This is where things get really fun as you make your cuff bracelet. Get ready to work quickly. The resin is going to spread and blend on its own. (Don’t worry, that’s what you want.)
Pour the magenta and yellow resin into the opposite ends of the mould.
Then, pour the pink resin next to the magenta resin and the red resin next to the yellow resin. Let the colours blend into each other.
Step 4: Blend the colors
Use a stir stick to draw the red resin into the yellow resin and mix the two colours together to create orange.
Set your cuff bracelet aside for a couple of hours. The resin needs to form, but is still flexible before going to the next step.
💡 Pro tip: You will hear this called a resin’s soft cure stage. This time varies from resin to resin. For the super clear resin, it’s about 1 1/2 to 2 hours after pouring.
Step 5: Demold
Release the resin from the mold by pulling the silicone away from the strip of resin.
How excited are you to see a yummy strip of ombre colors for your cuff bracelet?
Step 6: Form the resin
Secure the resin strip around a bracelet form. Use elastic bands in the channels between the pyramids to keep it in place.
Set the cuff aside for 24 hours to finish hardening into its new shape.
💡 Pro tip: Be gentle with the resin. While it’s soft like this, you can dent it and leave marks.
Want to make resin jewelry but worried about making a mistake?
I have lots of students who’ve told me the same thing. They’re hesitant to get started because they don’t want to waste their time and energy on making something hideous.
Here’s the good news. You can get the teachings I share in my live classes all from the comfort of home in the ebook, Resin Jewelry Making. I share the details you need to know to make jewelry with resin that will have people saying, ‘I can’t believe you made that!’ Buy the ebook now and receive a download link in minutes.
Originally written by Myléne Hillam of Mill Lane Studio
Unpublished Blog Posts of Resin Obsession, LLC © 2022 Resin Obsession, LLC
8 thoughts on “How to Make A Cuff Bracelet Worthy of a Magazine Cover”
Wow! I had no idea you could handle resin in a partially cured stage like that. This opens up so many possibilities, thank you!!
Very, very cool! What a great idea.
Is resin flexible after it cures? I’m just wondering how long a cuff bracelet would last before it snaps. (I’ve had cuff bracelets of other materials break.)
Hi Adria, some resins are still flexible after curing. It depends on the resin.
Great bracelet but where did you get the mold. I didn’t see it on the Resin Obsession site.
Hi Gwen, we don’t sell this mold. It’s one intended for fondant. If you search for cake making supplies, you should be able to find something similar. 😉