Individual Rose Bangle Mould They are not cut unless requested and the filling holes are as small as they can be to reduce sanding needed, while still allowing removal of the cast bangle. Due to its large size we don’t recommend this mould for UV resin. Please read our full Terms and Conditions and FAQ page before ordering.
Using Silicone Moulds
Because they are made from water-clear silicone, our moulds (molds) they are ideal for all types of resin including UV curing resin. No need for polishing or sanding. We use a strong but flexible high quality silicone and each mould is hand made and checked. An individual Rose Bangle Mould is similar to other moulds on the market but are sold as disposable. We find they last around 50 cures for epoxy resin. We recommend you use mould release to condition them, either a professional spray or an oil like coconut or linseed oil. This may extend their useful period but when the silicone starts to stick to your work it may be time to consider replacing them. We also own Tree of Opals where we use our own moulds every day so they are designed with resin in mind.
Simply mix your resin with colours, sparkles, flowers or your clients’ elements or inclusions like breastmilk, lock of hair, umbilical cord and placenta or cremation ashes. Then add to the mould and cure in the usual way. Or you can add your resin to the mould before adding elements.
If working with UV resin we recommend you work in layers to achieve beautiful depths of colour.
These moulds are suitable for use with resin (UV resin, EcoResin, epoxy resin or polyester resin), concrete, polymer clay (air drying, heat curing such as Premo and Sculpey). We recommend removing the polymer clay from the mould before baking if not using air drying clay although they can be heated up to 130°C. To remove unset clay without warping it, we recommend cutting the mould vertically around halfway down. Although we use a food-safe silicone, we don’t recommend these moulds for use with food due to the manufacturing process.
Mould Life and Care
These moulds are sold for semi-permanent use and will degrade with use. This is normal and not classed as a fault. Please see our mould care information for more info. The life of your moulds will depend on the material used, the number of uses, how gentle you are using it, good storage, careful washing and environmental factors.
It is very important you do a test cast with each mould to check for imperfections, to remove any dust attained during transit and to make sure you are comfortable using the mould before making any jewellery. We advise you use UV resin for this and coat the inside of the mould in resin before curing, removing and making a visual check. If there is a problem with the test cast please get in touch within 7 days of receipt.
Settings and Findings
We recommend that you do not overfill the mould but allow a little extra resin in the pouring spout for bubbles to rise and to provide a grip to remove the cast. You can usually trim the excess before sanding, dome with resin if required.
If you are unsure please order a single mould to test, make a test cast and finish to check your settings.
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