Encapsulate the charm of Marrakesh’s bustling streets and celebrate the ornate crafts of the ancient souk markets. Mia’s Morocco moulds are bursting with the eye-catching shapes of the country’s iconic geometric tiles. Create stunning jewellery using dramatic Fiery Fusion Mica Powder and striking Cobalt Blue Metallic Pigment from our Souks & Spices colour collection for creations full of life and spirit. What wonders will you create?
About the exclusive Mia Winston-Hart collection
Here it is. The collection of our dreams. We are beyond excited to unveil our limited edition, handmade and drop. dead. gorgeous. silicone moulds created exclusively by our brand superstar Mia Winston-Hart for Resin8. Made entirely from Resin8 products and coloured with our dazzling, ethically-sourced mica powder. It just doesn’t get better than this.
We asked Mia to create moulds that would take us on a journey of inspiration and didn’t she do just that. Incorporating stunning imagery from around the world, these moulds provide the base for endlessly unique jewellery possibilities.
These handmade moulds are the second of four exciting releases. Four concepts from four themes overflowing with inspiration. Mia looked to the graceful elegance of Japan, the geometric patterns of Morocco, the playful dancing shapes of the French artist Matisse and upwards to the ethereal symbolism of the sky with the Celestial collection. How does each destination speak to your imagination?
The silicone used in this mould (mould-it: clear) has a shore hardness of 33A - it will make a medium soft mould that will last a long time. *Expect your mould to last for around 2-6 years, depending on the intricacy of the detail, how you look after your mould and how carefully you demould. These moulds are also suitable for use with polymer clay! They can easily withstand 130 degrees C, the most common temperature for baking polymer clay.
How to look after your new mould: top tips from the Resin8 team
Our handmade silicone moulds can be used many times - to get the very best resin results it is important to care for them perfectly. Moulds do not like to be stacked or kept contained in a box with other items - this will result in the mould losing its shape. Moulds that are more complex to demould from will not last as long as straightforward, plain moulds.
It is best to use a heat tool such as an embossing craft gun to rid bubbles from your creations, naked flames can damage the outer edges of your mould. Take extra care when de-moulding your creation, pay special attention to not scratch the interior of your mould with long fingernails.
Any residue left in your mould once you have finished using it can be brushed out with a soft bristled brush such as a watercolour paint brush. Do not use sticky tape to de-tack dust, fluff or glitters - doing this will remove the interior shine within your mould.
If your casting comes out dull it could be that the mould has come to the end of its life (or that the mould doesn't have a shiny interior surface). You can keep using moulds that are past their best - it just takes a little more effort. Add a thin layer of resin to the casting or use polish and a cloth to bring up the shine.
You might like to consider using moulds that have past their best for another exciting craft. How about exploring the wonderful world of JESMONITE? Resin-tired moulds make excellent moulds for working with JESMONITE. You can find more about this wonderful composite here.