How to Make Resin Beads

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Make Resin Beads
Make Resin Beads (Image: Firecatstef, http://www.flickr.com/photos/cat-and-dragon/)

Making your own beads is a great way to ensure you get precisely the size, shape and design that you want. Beads come in a variety of types in both stores and on the Internet, but for some, only hand-made will do. With a few supplies, a bit of time and some creativity, you will be on the road to making your own resin beads in no time. Check the resource section of this article for a great book that tells you all kinds of things about making jewelry from resin.

Things You'll Need

  • Easy Cast two part epoxy casting resin (found at craft stores)
  • Bead molds (found at craft stores)
  • Mold release (found a craft stores)
  • Rods for making holes in beads (found at craft stores)

Spray the mold release on your bead mold, and all over the hole making rod.

Insert the hole rod into the correct space in the mold.

Mix the casting resin thoroughly according to package directions.

Pour the resin into the mold. Allow the resin to cure overnight.

Remove the rod and mold from your new bead.

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