Now available! - Christmas Tree Earrings Collection

Now available! - Christmas Tree Earrings Collection
Add a touch of magic to your holiday outfits with festive Christmas earrings. I’ve gathered together 12 of my all-time best Christmas Tree earring designs from previous years in this one special ebook. From traditional to modern, you’ll find a variety of styles, techniques and materials and something for every level of jewellery-maker.

Friday, January 8, 2016

How to Clean Glitter and Mica Powder from Silicone Moulds

Happy New Year everyone! I hope you're refreshed after all the Christmas and New Year festivities and looking forward to spending time with me here on my blog and also on Facebook.

After all the recent earrings tutorials, I wanted to get back to something resin-y. Today I have a really smart tip for keeping your silicone moulds in tip-top shape.

When you're working with resin, it's important that all your equipment is clean so that you don't risk ruining your casts with contaminants. Clean cups, clean stir sticks and a clean workspace are all important. But what about your moulds? How do you clean glitter, mica powders and general specks of fluff and dust from silicone.

Well, it's really quite easy, even if your moulds looks as dirty as this!

The front of this mould is just as bad.

Just take a piece of sticky tape and place it on the surface.

Rub your finger across the tape.....

And then remove it. And voilà! All the specs of glitter and dust will lift right off. 

Do the same on the front of the mould. Do this in the cavity of the mould too.

And now you have a perfectly clean mould ready to cast in.

Here's a look at the before and after. What an amazing difference!

This trick is so quick and easy and is much more effective than cleaning with water. You'll never try any other method again!

'Til next time.....



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