Make a rainbow swirl resin bracelet – resin bracelet DIY

Make a resin braceletOriginally published February 2013.  Updated June 2018.

Learn how to use alcohol based colors to add some interesting designs to your resin bracelet castings!

Adding alcohol inks to clear epoxy resin is an easy way to get beautiful jewel tone colors.  Add more than one color and you can get a rainbow of colors in your resin bracelet.  Here’s how:

resin jewelry making supplies

Supplies needed:

Step 1

mold release spray for resin

Prepare your mold with the mold release spray.  Allow to completely dry.

Step 2

stirring clear epoxy resin

Mix the resin thoroughly according to label directions.  For this tutorial, I mixed 20 ml total.

Step 3

pouring resin into a plastic bracelet mold

Slowly pour the resin into the bracelet mold.

Step 4

adding blue ink to resin

Add the tint 1 drop at a time to the resin.  (For this project, I wanted a rainbow effect, so I used multiple colors.)

Step 5

swirling colors in resin

Once the ink is added, use a toothpick to push the ink down into the resin and draw it through.  Be careful not to scrape the bottom of your mold.  The toothpick can make scratches.

colored resin bracelet

Swirl to the desired effect.  Allow to cure.

Step 6

demolding a resin bracelet from a plastic mold

Demold the bracelet by twisting the mold and pushing from the backside.  Finish the bracelet as desired.

finished rainbow swirl resin bracelet

Enjoy your rainbow swirl resin bracelet!

resin bracelet detail

 

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7 Comments

Rachel

Hi, have myself tried to use alcohol inks in resin, but when I did, those without the inks dried, and those with the ink stayed sticky…also one of the colours, redcurrant I think it was turned a nasty shade of dirty green. I only put a drop or two in each pendant so really no more and maybe less than you did. Any ideas/tips welcome as I’d love to be able to use these inks in resin.
Thanks!

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Katherine

Hi Rachel,

Resin hates moisture, so you don’t want to add any more ink than you can get away with. I could see where if you used the same amount of ink that I did in a smaller volume of resin, it may not cure correctly. You can try applying the drop directly to the toothpick, then drawing the toothpick through the resin.

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Judy

Love this and I actually have the mold. I’m new to resin and this looks like a great place to start. However, I purchased several molds, but didn’t buy mold release nor resin gloss sealer spray. Are there any alternatives to these that I could get at my local Joann’s or Michaels? Thanks!!

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Monica

How do you fix bangles that end up with a lip on the outside? Do you add more resin to dome it? Or sand them?

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