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Making a Silicone Mold

Step 1

In this technique we will be using a two part silicone putty (Component A and Component B)

Step 2

Grab a small amount of the silicone putty component A.

Step 3

Roll the putty into a ball with your hands.

Step 4

Grab the same amount of the silicone putty for component B as you did for component A.

Step 5

Roll the putty into a ball with your hands.

Step 6

You should now have two balls formed with the silicone putty tht are the same size. If one is larger than the other take a small amount off until they are even.

Step 7

Knead together Component A and Component B until there are no swirls and the putty is one solid color. This process should take no longer than one minute. The Silicone putty has a working time of three minutes.

Step 8

Roll the combined putty into a ball with your hands.

Step 9

Evenly flatten the putty on an even work suface.

Step 10

You have now flattened your putty and are ready to use with your object.

Step 11

Choose the object you would like to use in your silicone mold. We have chose to use a silver plated button.

Step 12

Press the button into the putty to form the mold. Make sure the button is evenly pressed into the putty.

Step 13

Keep the button in the putty for a minimum of 25 minutes.

Step 14

After the 25 minutes of curing time take the button out of the putty.

Step 15

Once the button is out of the putty allow it to cure alone for a minimum of 24 hours. If you would like to speed up the curing process you can place the mold on a sheet and put it in the center of an oven and bake at 350 degrees for a minimum of 30 minutes.

Step 16

Mix a small batch of resin. For more detailed instructions see Using ICE Resin with Bezel Pendants Technique.

Step 17

If you would like to add color to your resin pour your desired color into the measuring cup with the ICE Resin. We are using a couple drops of green opaque pigment.

Step 18

Using a stir stick start mixing the pigment with the ICE Resin.

Step 19

You have now added color to your ICE Resin.

Step 20

Place your silicone mold on an even work surface. Slowly begin to pour the ICE Resin into the silicone mold filling it to the top.

Step 21

Once you have filled your mold with ICE Resin let it cure for a minimum of 3 days.

Step 22

Once the resin has had time to cure you can take the molded resin piece out of the silicone mold. The silicone mold is extremely flexible so the resin piece should pop out with little effort.

Step 23

Congratulations! You have now made a piece using a silicone mold that you can use in your jewelry designs.