This was a really fun project. I love using silicone to make moulds. I started making my moulds with liquid latex, which is very time consuming and the result is a much more flimsy less durable mould. I purchase my liquid latex and silicone from www.stmpro.co.nz
I found this basic wooden bracelet at our local op shop, purchased for $1. I pressed pins into one side of the bracelet and trimmed them to approx. 5mm long. This created a kinda of tripod that the bracelet could stand on, so that the silicone would surround the entire bracelet, leaving a couple of tiny knobs to sand off at the edge, rather than a complete blunt edge to round.
I placed the bracelet inside a plastic container, and blue tacked a small bottle to the centre. I lightly sprayed it with cooking oil to aid in mould release.
Then I got ready to mix the silicone.
STM Pro provides very clear instructions with their product, outlining all the safety precautions necessary and the correct ratios of silicone to catalyst.
Very happy with the end result, and look forward to producing some unique bracelets using Super Sap Clear Casting Epoxy Resin purchased online from http://www.fibreglassshop.co.nz