I wanted to see what alcohol inks, metal leaf, glitter and bits of metal and glass would do when I suspended them in epoxy resin. I got some interesting results! I used Envirotex Lite and Easy Cast brand resin, and poured in layers to see what effects I could get. I made the squares in a plastic pill organizer. I didn’t have to use bead release; I just tapped the edge of the box when the resin was cured and the blocks slid out.
I made my own molds for the bracelets using 100 percent silicone caulk, glycerin and noise putty I found at the dollar store. You can get a general idea of how to make these molds from this article on the Village Garden Website.
If you’re looking for more in-depth information on working with resin, I recommend Resin Jewelry by Kathy Murphy.