Always one to dabble in crafty DIY items, I chose to delve into the world of resin jewelry making
So, Let’s Resin!
Not just a punny-pun either, that’s the actual name of the cabochon gemstone molds I received for sharing purposes from JOFAMY.
This big cabochon includes popular shapes:
Square, teardrop, round, oval, hearts, and more that are suitable for making resin pendants, earrings, necklaces, bracelets, etc. making those unique and meaningful gifts for anyone from family, friends, teachers, and children.
1 ~ Large Cabochon Gem Resin Casting Mold (heart, oval, square, round dome, teardrop shape)
3 ~ Star Moon / Cat Footprint / Love Heart Resin Molds
4 ~ Resin Ring Molds
20 ~ Disposable Finger Cots
10 ~ Wooden Sticks
1 ~ Manual / Directions
A cabochon (/ˈkæbəˌʃɒn/, from Middle French caboche “head”) is a gemstone which has been shaped and polished as opposed to faceted. The resulting form is usually a convex (rounded) obverse with a flat reverse.
The resin casting molds are made of durable silicone material; very flexible, reusable, and easy to clean.
Clean the resin casting molds with rubbing alcohol and use a soft cloth to wipe clean.
Store the resin jewelry molds away from direct sunlight and dust; I am just keeping mine in the originating box when dry.
How to use the molds and make the memories:
Clear Casting and Coating Epoxy Resin
Find a well-ventilated, dust-free area to set up your resin pour. Temperature should be in the 70’s or 80’s (minimum 65°F) for the resin to cure properly.
Rubber gloves (the above kit comes with 20 disposable finger covers)
Protective eye wear
Paper towels and coverings
Mixing sticks (wood or plastic)
Pour equal parts resin and hardener into two cups, then pour into a third mixing cup.
Mix thoroughly for 3 to 5 minutes or until no streaks are left in the resin.
Pour the resin into your mold or mix in any color or pigment at this time.
After 5 minutes, check for air bubbles; for larger molds use heat from a heat gun or blow dryer in a sweeping motion (8 inches away from the resin) to pop the bubbles.
You can use a toothpick for smaller castings.
Your finished casting can be removed from the mold after 24 hours
Release your pieces by using a resin mold release spray. But, if you don’t have, you may use a baby wipe or a drop of soap mix with a bit of water as a release agent.
Or, you can freeze them for a bit then pop them right out.
This mold is very flexible though, and I am able to just push them right out after hardening.
Warning: For the small pieces, please keep away from babies, kids, children.
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Other ideas from the JOFAMY website: