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How to Make a Romantic Bangle with Resin8

This adorable, romantic bangle by Tali Iserles from Tallulah does the Hula combines sweet pastels with funky sparkle and vivid hues. It's the perfect accessory for all your outfits! Windows showcasing feature beads are nestled in between super stripes to create a fun-usual ‘eye candy’ bangle.


YOU WILL NEED


  • A wooden mixing stick
  • A cocktail stick
  • A set of electronic scales
  • At least two mixing pots (eg empty yogurt pots)
  • Large acrylic block
  • Wet and dry sandpaper


GATHER THESE SUPPLIES


  • Resin8 silicone bangle mould
  • Standard resin and hardener
  • Low viscosity hardener
  • Pink pearl resin
  • Lilac sparkle resin
  • Pink E opaque colour paste
  • Red fluorescent colour paste
  • Sulphur-free plasticine
  • 6 x 8mm glass beads


Step 1
Using your hands, shape your sulphur-free plasticine into six rectangles, measuring approximately 10cm by 12 cm by 8cm. These do not have to be perfect but they do have to be fitted snuggly inside your bangle mould.






Step 2
Insert your plasticine rectangles into your bangle mould, ensuring that the rectangles are evenly spaced apart. Ensure that the rectangles fit snugly into your mould. You can use the mixing stick to flatten the plasticine.





Step 3
Weigh out 3g resin and add 1.5g standard hardener. Using your mixing stick, add a small pat of Pink E opaque colour paste to the mixture and mix well. Pour a thin layer into the mould.






Step 4
Once the first layer has at least partly cured, you are ready to mix together the next stripe. It's time to get glittery! Weigh out 3g lilac sparkle resin and add 1.5g low viscosity hardener. Mix well and pour into the mould.




Step 5
Once the top layer has at least partly cured, it's time to get pretty in pink and bring out the pearls. Pink pearl resin, that is. Weigh out 3g of the resin and mix together with 1.5g low viscosity hardener. Pour a thin layer into your mould, leaving some space at the top, and leave to cure in a warm, dust-free place.




Step 6
Once the layers have fully cured, carefully push the plasticine and resin sections out of the bangle mould. Try to remove the plasticine but don't worry too much about residue as this can be cleaned up later. Any plasticine that's in a good condition can be put in a sealable bag and reused.




Step 7
Run your resin sections under a tap and wash off plasticine residue with hand wash or washing up detergent. Sand off rough edges on the ends of your resin sections with sandpaper, starting off with rough grade paper (eg 120) and finishing off with fine paper (eg 400). Using wet sandpaper inside a tray filled with water will eliminate dust.



Step 8 
Place the resin sections back in the bangle mould, ensuring that they are evenly spaced out. Place an 8mm glass bead in the gap between each resin section. Mix together standard resin and hardener and pour it in between the resin sections to create ‘windows’. Ensure that the resin in the clear segments is at roughly the same level as the stripy sections. Once the clear resin has slightly cured, you may need to use a cocktail stick to move the beads into the middle of each window if they have changed position. When the clear layer has fully cured you may need to apply another thin layer to ensure that it is level with the stripy sections.


Step 9 
Once the clear resin has cured, mix together 4g of standard resin and 2g of standard hardener. Using your mixing stick, add a small pat of red fluorescent colour paste to the mixture and mix well. Pour a thin layer into the top of the mould, ensuring that it covers both the stripy and clear sections of cured resin. Once it has fully cured, remove the bangle from your mould and sand the top to get rid of any rough edges.



Step 10
Pop the bangle onto a block with the sanded bit facing up. Roll the plasticine into two long, thin strips and wrap them around the bangle, ensuring that the bangle is completely covered on both sides. This both secures the bangle onto the board and stops drips during the doming process from ruining the rest of your bangle! Now mix 4g of standard resin and 2g of standard hardener and add a dab of Pink E opaque colour paste. Mix well and thinly layer across the top of your bangle. This will create a coloured dome.




Step 11
Once the bangle has fully cured, carefully peel off the plasticine using your fingers. The plasticene can be put inside a sealable bag and reused. Any residue can be washed off the bangle using soap and water.





Step 12
Carefully sand both sides of your bangle to get rid of rough edges. It's best to do this using wet sand paper, starting with a rough grade (eg. 120) and graduating to a fine grade (eg 400). Mix together a small amount of standard resin and hardener and dome one end by spreading a thin layer across the top. Once the dome has cured, flip the bangle over and dome the other end. Your Windows of Wonder bangle is now complete! Enjoy!



We're thrilled to have Resin8 joining the Hochanda family. You can catch shows with Tali Iserles on Monday 24th at 10am and 2pm.

You can watch Hochanda live online, Sky channel 663, Freeview 85 or Freesat 817.

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