Oh My Mold!

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A few weeks ago I tried my hand at polyester resin, and it was a complete disaster. I thought that scrubbing off the mold (and my skin) with acetone would be fine, but on my next experiment I found out I was wrong. The stress of the whole sordid event left my beautiful bangle mold with a matte finish.

Resin Jewellery ©Shireen Nadir 2013

I opted to try out another mold maker rather than replace the original. I had my eye on an Etsy store called ‘Oh My Mold!’ for a long time and I ordered up some goodies!

Resin Jewellery ©Shireen Nadir 2013

Her bangle mold is an absolute pleasure to work with. For a start, it’s clear. This means I can see my composition as I’m arranging things to make sure that I’m happy with it, and that there are no air bubbles sneaking around in there. It opens up a lot of creative potential for other ideas too – which I’ll share as soon as they come out of the mold 🙂

Resin Jewellery ©Shireen Nadir 2013

The result is super shiny, and pretty much perfect. I over-poured slightly on this bangle, but I can tell that with a careful pour, very little to no sanding would be required with this mold.

Resin Jewellery ©Shireen Nadir 2013

Love her store, definitely going back for more! The owner, Tania, is incredibly friendly, helpful and responsive. She even customized the bracelet mold for me by making it out of transparent silicone, which seems to be her speciality. If you’re pouring resin into molds, I highly recommend checking her out.