I absolutely adore working with epoxy. I have been making bracelets left and right, slinging them out like pancakes, and during my adventures with epoxy, I learned a few tricks to the trade, and I know how frustrating it was when I first began working with the stuff.
The very first issue I ran into when working on making epoxy bracelets with embellishments, was that after removing the piece from the mold, I noticed that the entire thing looked really dull, and the only area that seemed to shine, was the area exposed to air.
I had no idea how to get the dull appearance off of the bracelet without ruining it. Figuring it out though was not too hard. I knew underneath this lackluster outer shell sat a beautiful piece just waiting to be displayed.
Someone recommended clear nail polish on the surface of the bracelet, and as much as I knew it would work, I knew it would smell, and fade.
I figured if nail polish would work, why not some epoxy?
You have the option to buy resin spray, which will bring the bracelet to life in all its glory…or…you can do it the easy and cheap way, without having to go out and buy another product.
Mix yourself up a very small portion of EasyCast, and use a small paint brush to simply brush the epoxy on to the finished piece. You can use any epoxy you want really, but EasyCast is my favorite.
The clear coating will bring the bracelet to life, and no longer will you have to worry about the dull lack luster texture.
Before adding this coating of epoxy though, make sure you wet sanded the piece of any bumps, or miss-shaped areas on the piece.