Thursday, February 23, 2017

Resin Tip - Demoulding Silicone Moulds the Easy Way!

Crystals, geodes and the geometric shapes they form are fascinating. For resin crafters and jewellery makers with an interest in these shapes, there's a great selection of silicone moulds now available to create your own resin crystals in whatever colour you desire.
Pink faux crystal resin ring holder with 3 burgundy and clear hexagonal crystals to hold rings

Those pretty geometric wand-shaped healing crystals are no longer the domain of those who embrace the healing powers of crystals; they have become a mainstream staple in both jewellery and home decor. It's a natural progression from the druzy stones that have been all the rage in recent times.

There is a selection of slender hexagonal, square and round cylinder moulds available to make your own crystals now. Their long, slender shapes making them very appealing as pendants, particularly with whispy colour or delicate florals suspended in them.
Geometric resin pendants filled with wispy streaks of red and turquoise


But this elegant, column shape presents a problem. It is extremely difficult to get the casting out of the mould once it's cured.

So what do you do when the resin is stuck and you just can't budge it?

Well, take a look at the video below for a surefire way to EASILY remove your resin casting from the silicone mould. I think you'll be amazed at how quickly it all happens!



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Small medicine cups filled with hexagonal silicone moulds with marbled resin ready for demoulding


'Til next time.......











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