How to Make Resin Beads

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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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