The Easiest Way To Make A Rainbow Bracelet

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Ready to learn how to make a rainbow bracelet with resin?

Adding alcohol inks to clear epoxy resin is easy 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 supply list:

Step 1: Prep mold

mold release spray for resin

Mist your mold with the mold release spray. Allow to completely dry before adding your clear epoxy. This takes 30 minutes or longer.

Step 2: Mix resin

stirring clear epoxy resin

Mix enough super clear resin to fill your jewelry mold.

How do you know how much resin that is?

The easiest way is to fill the mold with water, then measure the amount.

💡 Pro tip: You want to use the super clear craft resin for this rainbow bracelet because it cures hard and durable. Your bracelet won’t get soft as other brands can.

If mixing resin is new to you, check this out:

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Step 3: Add to the mold

pouring resin into a plastic bracelet mold

Pour your resin into the silicone mold.

Step 4: Add alcohol colors

adding blue ink to resin

Add the tint, one drop at a time, to the resin. To get a rainbow effect, you’ll need to use multiple colors in your bracelet.

Step 5: Blend the colors

swirling colors in resin

Once you add the ink, use a toothpick to push it down into the resin and draw it through. This is what creates the rainbow effect in your bracelet.

Be careful not to scrape the bottom of your mold. The toothpick can scratch it.

colored resin bracelet

Swirl to the desired effect. Then, let your resin cure.

Step 6: Demold

demolding a resin bracelet from a plastic mold

Demold the bracelet by twisting the mold and pushing it from the backside. Grab a cured edge and pull from the mold.

finished rainbow swirl resin bracelet

Enjoy your rainbow swirl resin bracelet!

 

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8 thoughts on “The Easiest Way To Make A Rainbow Bracelet

  1. 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!

  2. 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.

    1. That’s a good idea that I will try also….my purple turned pink and my green turned an awful shade of lime. Thanks for the idea.

  3. 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!!

  4. 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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