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How to use epoxy jewelry clay to remake vintage jewelry This tutorial is graciously shared by Carmi Cimicata of the Resin Crafts blog. If you're not familiar with how to use Envirotex Jewelry clay, here is a link to a Glass chip ring tutorial that shows the basics on how to mix and apply the clay. These pretty pendants were remade with Jewelry Clay. This picture give you a good look at how easy it is to redesign jewelry using Jewelry Clay as a glue. I ...
How to use resin as a glue Sometimes finding your next resin project might just be one step away from the trash. One of the neat things about resin (or one its downfalls depending on how you look at it) is that it will stick to most anything. In making a batch of lemonade recently, I realized I was almost ready to throw away a perfectly good resin reservoir. Next time you're making a frozen concentrate juice, save the juice can lid. Wash it well, as you will want to ...
How to make your own glow in the dark resin dangle earrings If you have never worked with glow in the dark pigment powders and resin before, you're in for a treat. I adore our new day glow in the dark colored powders for resin. Resin Obsession has had glow in the dark powders before, but never colored ones. Whether you're making jewelry for day or nighttime wear, you're going to get an awesome color either way! Not shown: I prepped earring mold 395 with a light mist of ...
How to make glow in the dark resin pendants Can you be enamored with a resin colorant? How can you not love the idea of coloring your resin jewelry AND making it glow in the dark?! What a way to surprise people with your jewelry! I thought it would be fun to use our new day glow in the dark powders to color resin. For the pendants, I used our handmade pewter bezels in assorted shapes. (Yes, you may have noticed these glow powders are different than ones we have carried ...
How to make your own genie in a bottle pendant with resin and glitter This is the perfect little resin pendant project for when you have a little bit of resin you don't want to waste. Use one of our glass bottle pendants and some glitter (who doesn't love sparkle?!) and you will have have a new pendant in no time! You won't need much resin to fill this glass bottle. I used the little bit of mixed resin left in my cup from a different project, which was approximately 2 ...

Summer themed switchplate tutorial

Published on Wed, Aug 13, 2014 by Katherine Swift
DIY jewelry clay switchplate cover This tutorial is graciously shared by Carmi Cimicata of the Resin Crafts blog. This new switch plate should keep you feeling summer-like all year round. Jewelry Clay is all I needed to attach all these unique embellishments to my white blank switch plate. These are all the items I gathered and played with prior to making my finished project.Charms, beads, wood shapes, shell chips, resin sew on beads, ...

Puffy sticker resin bracelet tutorial

Published on Thu, Aug 7, 2014 by Katherine Swift
How to turn puffy stickers into a resin bracelet When I saw these stickers a couple of weeks ago, I immediately loved the colors and shapes. I knew I had to try to make them into resin charms for a bracelet. To give the stickers a little more depth and sparkle, I wanted a good doming resin that I could pour well in a thin layer. The Envirotex jewelry resin is perfect for this scenario. To make the sticker easier to work with, I applied a layer of ...

DIY Crown Ring

Published on Thu, Jul 24, 2014 by Katherine Swift
How to make a crown ring using epoxy jewelry clay I love working with resin, but sometimes, it just isn't enough. While I can use a doming resin to get a peak on my resin castings, sometimes I want a really tall peak to be a part of my design. Case in point, I love making big statement rings. The bigger the better! For the idea I had in my head, I knew resin wouldn't get the dome high enough, so that's where Envirotex jewelry clay comes in. Since it's a clay, and much firmer than ...

Glitter keychain tutorial

Published on Thu, Jul 17, 2014 by Katherine Swift
How to make a bling key chain with glitter and Judikins Diamond Glaze I am a big believer in that the simplest answer (or solution) is usually the best. When it was time this past week to make my favorite 5 year old princess something special to give to her when I see her in a few days, glitter is always a good choice. I'm like a moth to a flame when I'm in any large store with a crafting section, so on a recent craft outing, I bought several blank, wooden cutout keychains. While I ...
Craft tape resin bangle bracelet tutorial I'm late to the craft and washi tape party, but I'm so happy I finally arrived! When perusing the craft section at the dollar store recently, I found a 'Caution' tape that was just begging to be made into a bracelet. For this bracelet, I used bangle mold 399. The inner diameter of this mold is 2 3/8 inches. The formula for circumference is Pi x diameter. Here, that math comes to 2.375 x 3.14 for a circumference of 7.4575 ...

Bottle cap resin ring tutorial

Published on Thu, Jun 26, 2014 by Katherine Swift
DIY bottle cap resin ring I love these bottle cap ring findings. They're dainty and cute, but the bezels are deep enough that you can add enough colored resin to make them really pop. To make this ring, I used mixed, leftover Castin' Craft Easy Cast epoxy resin from a different project. Note: Any clear resin will work. I wanted the resin base to have some color, so I mixed in Reflex Violet pearl ex powder. A little goes a long way. Carefully pour the ...

Glass chip silver ring tutorial

Published on Tue, Jun 24, 2014 by Katherine Swift
How to make a glass chip ring using epoxy jewelry clay I love big, chunky, statement rings. I think they're so much fun to wear and even more fun to look at. I wanted to make a ring with a vertical appearance, so I decided to use jewelry clay to give me some help. For this tutorial, I used Envirotex two part epoxy jewelry clay, mini bottle cap ring findings, and 3 different color glass chips from my assorted bead collection. To use epoxy jewelry clay, you ...
DIY Collage bracelet tutorial For this bracelet I used the following items: 7 inch silver tone square bezel stretchy cord bracelet with matching glass cabochons Resin Obsession domino tile size aqua red clip art Ultra seal sealant and glue Scissors Of course if you want to print out your own pictures and use in the bracelet, you can easily do so. Simply print on high quality paper to get the best results. This 3 minute video shows you how to use all these items to make a keepsake bracelet:

Craft tape resin pendant tutorial

Published on Tue, Jun 10, 2014 by Katherine Swift
DIY Craft tape jewelry pendants Sometimes I'm a little late to the party. I see pictures of washi tape tutorials on Pinterest, but didn't think about it working for resin. Now, I get it! In my latest craft store outing, I found these 1 inch squares that I knew would be perfect for jewelry. And in addition to using the to make resin pendants, I thought it would be fun to see how they would work with Diamond Glaze and Fluxe as well. The tape pieces were almost an exact fit to the ...

Shrinky dink jewelry tutorial

Published on Thu, Jun 5, 2014 by Katherine Swift
How to get a glossy finish on shrinky dink crafts Now that my kids are home for the summer, I desperately needed to find some crafts we could all do together. They love shrinky dinks, but I thought to myself, 'There has got to be a way to make these glossy for jewelry.' Alas, Judikins Clear Enameling Resin Fluxe to the rescue! Use sharpies to draw a unique design on shrinky dink plastic. After trimming out the design with scissors, use a standard ...
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Neon Leaves resin tutorial

Published on Fri, May 30, 2014 by Katherine Swift
How to use acrylic paint to make neon resin leaves This project is graciously supplied by Carmi Cimicata of Resin Crafts. Here is a bright and cheery project made possible by neon resin! I have been wanting to make some neon coloured resin molds all winter. Nothing brightens up a room more than a florescent orange pink or lime green. I purchased these three inexpensive bottles of acrylic paint at my local craft store. The leaf mold is from Resin obsession ...

Resin Statement ring tutorial

Published on Wed, May 14, 2014 by Katherine Swift
How to make a resin ring with your leftover resin I may have mentioned this before. I HATE wasting resin -- even a few mililiters at the end. I despise not putting it to good use! I'm always on the lookout for something I can do with it and was pretty excited that I could use the leftover resin to make a unique statement ring. I used the Castin' Craft red opaque pigment to color approximately 10 cc of mixed Envirotex jewelry resin leftover from another ...

Wire and resin jewelry tutorial

Published on Thu, Apr 24, 2014 by Katherine Swift
Metal wire and resin jewelry tutorial One of the neat things (or disastrous things) about resin is that it will stick to almost anything. If you don't have any resin molds, but want to make resin jewelry, a little bit of wire will help you get it done. For this tutorial, I am using 20 gauge brass wire. You could use copper or silver wire as well. I used one of my dapping punches as a mandrel to form the wire into a large circle. I won't ...

Resin and crystal pendant

Published on Thu, Apr 10, 2014 by Katherine Swift
How to make a crystal bejeweled resin pendant A couple of weeks ago, I showed how to make an art deco style bracelet using the new color blast resin colors. I also had the idea to make some pendants, but perhaps a bit more on the bling-y side. I made several square 1 inch charms using our 1 inch square silicone mold and the Resin Obsession color blast Spring 2014 limited edition colors. (I won't show all the details of mixing and pouring the resin here. If you want ...

Art deco resin bracelet tutorial

Published on Thu, Mar 27, 2014 by Katherine Swift
How to make a resin bracelet One of the things that first drew me to resin jewelry making was my love for color. Once I found that I could create any color I could dream of using resin, I was immediately hooked! In developing the Resin Obsession color blast resin Spring 2014 limited edition colors, I wanted 4 unique colors that would look great on their own, as pairs, or as a combination of the four! In this tutorial, I decided to cast the 4 colors separately using one of our scrabble ...

Amber resin tutorial

Published on Thu, Mar 20, 2014 by Katherine Swift
How to make your own amber using resin Did you know natural amber is actually fossilized tree resin? It came from resin that oozed from tree bark millions of years ago. Wearing the fossil in jewelry dates back centuries and is a very classic look. Did you know that you can make in your own? (and you don't need millions of years to do it) Measure and mix your resin using 1 ounce plastic mixing cups and stir stix. For this amber resin project, I mixed 3 drams each of resin ...

Resin paper bracelet tutorial

Published on Wed, Mar 5, 2014 by Katherine Swift
How to make a resin paper bracelet After enjoying the possibilities of using my favorite scrapbooking papers in resin jewelry, I wanted to find a way to include my other favorite -- iridescent papers -- into jewelry as well. Hmm. Think we can resin both of them together? Before you get too far into this post, you may want to familiarize yourself with making resin papers. To see how to make resin paper jewelry, check out my post a couple of weeks ago on how to resin scrapbooking ...

Glass glitter resin pendant tutorial

Published on Fri, Feb 28, 2014 by Katherine Swift
How to make your own resin pendant with glitter For this pendant, I wanted to create some depth and visual interest by adding my inclusions in layers. I also used Stampendous glass glitter to create an appearance of texture. I grabbed some scrapbooking paper I had on hand and matched it up with some vintage flower images I had previously printed onto transparencies. (The flower images were a royalty free clip art. I printed them in black and white onto a piece of ...
Personalize a jewelry clay pendant with your own design This tutorial is graciously shared by Carmi Cimicata. You may have noticed that I love the artist Klimt. I have the ability to print his artwork because I have purchased many CD Roms from Dover Publishing, my favorite place for clip art. Today's blog post is going to show you how I made these two pieces. I wanted to show you the difference between a clay transfer simply sealed and one covered with a ...
How to make your own dichroic glass or black opals with resin After playing around with the iridescent papers and silver bezels a couple of weeks ago, I wanted to see what I could do with the papers in plastic resin molds. To make these charms, I used rectangular cabochon plastic resin mold 412. Before casting the resin, I sprayed a light mist of Castin' Craft Mold release and conditioner and allowed to dry. While I had an expectation of how these charms ...

Resin paper jewelry tutorial

Published on Thu, Feb 6, 2014 by Katherine Swift
How to make scrapbooking papers into resin jewelry I don't scrapbook, but somehow find myself drawn to that section of the craft store whenevener I'm in there. I love the colors and patterns of the papers and thought it was a shame that they couldn't be jewelry. Until now. You can easily make scrapbooking decorative papers into wearable jewelry with just a little resin. (and a little bit of leftover resin is all it takes for this project) I used a one inch ...
How to make a dichro-ish resin pendant I love the look of dichroic glass. I have no experience making glass pendants, but thought it would be fun to try to recreate them in resin. I used photoshop to take clip art and make them into black and white images. I then printed these images onto plain paper and took them to my local copy store where I had copies made onto a clear transparency. Hint: Use a color printer to print the original black and white paper copy. You ...

Resin paper magnet tutorial

Published on Thu, Jan 23, 2014 by Katherine Swift
How to make resin papers (and turn them into a stylish magnet) I hate wasting resin. I always try to have a series of 'experiments' ready to go whenever I have some leftover. Lately, I have been having fun taking some of my favorite scrapbooking papers and turning those into resin crafts. I had some leftover Envirotex jewelry resin to use for this project. I cut a 3 inch by 2 inch square of a colorful scrapbooking paper and laid it onto a piece of wax ...

Resin thumbprint pendant tutorial

Published on Wed, Jan 15, 2014 by Katherine Swift
Keepsake thumbprint pendant tutorial This tutorial has been graciously shared by Carmi Cimicata of Resin Crafts. I hope you like these new finger print gift ideas! I had my niece over a few days ago and we worked on some special gifts for her parents. I filled my bezels with Jewelry Clay and brushed some Pearl White Pearl Ex across the surface of resin....this is why the clay in my heart looks glittery. Then my niece got to work. She practiced inking her finger ...

Ink drop resin washer pendant tutorial

Published on Wed, Jan 8, 2014 by Katherine Swift
How to make an ink drop washer pendant with a resin glaze I love alcohol ink. It's great to give transparent color to resin and this week, I wanted to see what else it could do. Start with a selection of alcohol inks and metal washers. The washer sizes I used here are 1 3/8 inches outer diameter and 5/8 inches inner diameter. Apply 1 drop of alcohol ink to a cotton ball. A little goes a long way. Dab the ink onto the metal washer. I started with ...

How to make resin beads

Published on Wed, Jan 1, 2014 by Katherine Swift
What to do with your leftover resin I hate wasting resin. Even if it's only a little bit, I still like to find a use for it. My latest resin experiment involved making my own resin beads. I had approximately 10 cc left of mixed Castin' Craft Easy Cast Epoxy resin. Add colorant as desired to the resin. For these beads, I used Castin' Craft liquid transparent dye in red and green. Mix the color into resin. Pour the colored resin onto a piece of wax paper. ...

Keepsake artwork pendant tutorial

Published on Tue, Dec 17, 2013 by Katherine Swift
How to create a piece of jewelry from a child's drawing My nephew drew a picture of his dog for his school's art show. He is incredibly proud of his masterpiece, and his mother thought it would be fun to preserve the memory in a resin charm. To get started, you will need a digital copy of the art. My sister scanned a copy of the image and emailed it to me as a .jpg file. I chose to use it with rectangular cabochon mold 412, so I needed to resize the image with Photoshop. I printed ...
Decorative resin jar top tutorial My sister and her family do this neat thing at her house; they all contribute to what they call the 'smile jar'. Anytime someone says something that makes them smile (or in the case of my 9 year old nephew -- makes him crack up), it gets written down and added to the 'smile jar'. On New Year's Eve, they sit down and reread all the smiles. I thought it would be special to make them their very own personalized jar for all their smiles. To make the top, ...

Resin Christmas ornament tutorial

Published on Fri, Dec 6, 2013 by Katherine Swift
How to make your own resin Christmas ornaments Resin charms aren't just for jewelry! This time of year, I'm always inspired to make gifts. While my family and I were decorating our Christmas tree this week, I decided to experiment with making my own Christmas tree ormanments. For these charms, I used heart and stars resin mold 392 and round slightly domed resin mold 760. Apply a light mist of Castin' craft mold release and conditioner and allow to dry. Mix some ...
How to make resin flowers Resin flowers are so versatile, especially for jewelry! Did you know how easy it is to make your own? Mix an appropriate amount of the Resin Obsession super clear resin. Since I knew I was going to be pouring for 4 flower cabochons, I mixed up a total of 22.5 cc (15 cc of Part A and 7.5 cc of Part B) of clear resin. (To help you get a good measure and mix on your resin, use the 1 ounce plastic measuring cups and stir stix.) I wanted my resin ...

Button Bangle Resin Bracelet tutorial

Published on Thu, Nov 21, 2013 by Katherine Swift
How to make a resin bangle bracelet with buttons What I really want to call this tutorial is How to make things float in resin A question I am commonly asked is how to make things appear like they are floating in resin. Let's start with what you do not want to do and that is to place your inclusions in the resin once the resin starts to cure. Why? Two reasons: 1. It will be almost impossible to get your inclusions to 'stop' at a certain level. 2. Once the resin has started to cure, ...

Ink swirl resin bracelet tutorial

Published on Wed, Nov 6, 2013 by Katherine Swift
How to make an ink swirl resin bangle bracelet Supplies needed for this project: Resin Obsession super clear epoxy resin Castin' Craft Mold release and conditioner 1 ounce reusable plastic mixing cups Stir Stix Nitrile gloves Reusable plastic bangle bracelet resin mold 415 Alcohol ink Spray a light mist of the Castin' Craft mold release onto the mold. Allow to dry at least 15 minutes. Carefully measure the amount of resin you will need to ...

Jewelry clay bracelet tutorial

Published on Wed, Oct 30, 2013 by Katherine Swift
How to make a stretchy beaded bracelet with epoxy jewelry clay I was looking at our stretchy bezel bracelets this week and immediately wondered if I could use them with our epoxy clay. I dove into my pile of assorted sead beads and pulled out several handfuls in the pink and red hues. I mixed a total of approximately 1 tablespoon of Envirotex jewelry clay. (In case you don't know how to mix the clay, you can read about it in this epoxy clay jewelry tutorial.) Fill each bezel with ...

Epoxy clay jewelry

Published on Fri, Oct 25, 2013 by Katherine Swift
Working with Envirotex jewelry clay This isn't a tutorial so much as it is a blog post showing my recent encounter with jewelry clay. The Envirotex jewelry clay isn't something I have much experience with, and I have made it my focus recently to 'get to know it better'. It also involved a trip to the dollar store, where I managed to find some random tools to help me with my experiment. To start, you will need to mix equal parts of the jewelry clay Part A and B. You will want to be ...
How to resin a painting If you're looking to resin a painting, here's the math on how to calculate the amount of resin you will need: Multiply the length (in inches) by the height (in inches) of the art. This is number is the square inches (or area) of the painting. The Envirotex Lite will pour as a thickness of 0.0625 inches. Multiply the area by this number. This is the total volume of resin you will need. Divide the volume by 57.75 (the volume of a quart in cubic inches). Multiply this ...
How to make your own crystal embellished heart pendant with epoxy jewelry clay Materials: Envirotex jewelry clay Heart shaped bezel pendant Pearl Ex powder pigment russet red Nitrile gloves Use a popsicle stick or tongue depressor to scoop out equal parts of the Part A and Part B of the epoxy jewelry clay. Hint: The mixed clay will stick to your hands. You should wear gloves when working with this product. Blend the two parts of epoxy jewelry clay by rolling them between ...

Make a tarot card pendant

Published on Sun, Sep 29, 2013 by Katherine Swift
Make your own polymer clay and resin pendant Many thanks to Rona Phillips for supplying this tutorial.

Glow in the dark resin bracelet Part 2

Published on Wed, Sep 25, 2013 by Katherine Swift
How to recycle an old watch into a glow in the dark resin bracelet Supplies needed for this tutorial: Watch with back intact and glass face removed Masking tape Easy cast Castin' Craft epoxy resin Green glow in the dark powder 1 ounce reusable mixing cups Nitrile gloves Stir stix Red transparent resin dye Pattern printed onto a transparency sheet Clean the watch of any dirt and debris before starting. Place masking tape over any open holes (like from winding gears) to make sure the ...

Glow in the dark resin bracelet Part 1

Published on Wed, Sep 18, 2013 by Katherine Swift
How to recycle a broken watch into a glow in the dark resin bracelet Supplies needed: Recyled or broken watch Easycast epoxy resin 1 ounce mixing cups Clip art printed on a transparency sheet Stir stix Nitrile gloves Green glow in the dark powder For this tutorial, I'm using a watch with an intact front, but where the back plate and watch components have been removed. When using an old or broken watch for this tutorial, you will need to remove the watch face, gears, etc. ...
Make your own glow in the dark resin switchplate Materials: Resin reusable plastic starburst pattern mold 570 Castin' Craft mold release Resin Obsession super clear epoxy resin 1 ounce reusable plastic mixing cups 10 ounce reusable plastic mixing cups Resin Obsession Stir stix nitrile gloves Castin' Craft white opaque pigment Castin' Craft blue transparent dye White Glow in the dark powder Blue Glow in the dark powder Assorted hardware and tools - screwdriver, drill, 1/8 inch screws ...
How to recycle a watch into a bling bracelet I continue to be amazed with everything you can do with old watches and watch parts you can find at your local flea market. I knew when I saw this old watch face, I had to do something cool with it. Supplies needed for this tutorial: Envirotex jewelry clay Old watch face (you will need to make sure it has holes on two opposite sides in order to string the stretchy cord) Assorted crystals Wax paper Nitrile ...
How to recycle watch parts into a resin bracelet When I went to the local flea market last fall, I bought a bag full of watches and watch parts. I managed to pull some of the faces off the watches and thought they would be cool to serve as bezels for a resin bracelet! Start by firmly pressing each open watch face circle onto the sticky side of a piece of masking tape. Mix a doming resin (I used Castin' Craft clear cast epoxy resin). Add white opaque color ...
How to use transparencies and upcycled gift cards to make resin charms Supplies needed for this tutorial: Resin Obsession Super Clear resin Mold 739 Castin' Craft mold release 1 ounce graduated mixing cups Stir Stix Nitrile gloves Clip art images printed onto a clear transparency sheet (you can find some neat ideas on our printables board on Pinterest) 1 inch circles punched from plastic gift cards E6000 Aanraku large silver leaf bail Magnets Spray a light ...

Seashell resin jewelry and magnets

Published on Thu, Aug 1, 2013 by Katherine Swift
How to make your own resin seashell jewelry and magnets I spent a couple of days with my peeps at the beach. While we were there, they amassed a small collection of seashells and sand to take home. I talked them into making a few mementos of our trip that we could display on our refrigerator. Before you use your shells and sand, you want to make sure they are absolutely dry. I put mine in a 150 degree oven for 1 hour. Once the shells and sand ...
Reversible playing card resin bracelet Turn a deck of playing cards into your next resin bracelet! Supplies needed: Resin Obsession super clear resin Mold 412 Playing cards Resin Obsession toobies Castin' Craft mold release Ultra seal glue Paintbrush 1 ounce mixing cups 10 ounce mixing cup Resin Obsession stir stix Stretchable stringing cord Assorted beads, suitable for spacers Cut a template from card stock to fit the resin mold. Place this template on your playing ...

Blue sparkle resin ring tutorial

Published on Thu, Jul 18, 2013 by Katherine Swift
How to make a blue sparkle flower resin ring Make your own cocktail bling ring in an afternoon Supplies needed: Resin Obsession super clear resin 1 ounce measuring cups Silicone flower mold (I used mold F0147 single flower) Alumidust intermediate blue color powder Stir stix Nitrile gloves Blue Adirondack alcohol ink Soft paintbrush Glue on ring finding E-6000 Use the paintbrush to place a light dusting of the alumidust powder into your silicone mold. *The powder is ...
Turquoise resin and pearl pendant tutorial Embellish your resin jewelry with faux gemstone findings! Supplies needed for this tutorial: Resin Obsession color blast epoxy resin in turquoise Part B hardener for color blast resin Heart shaped bezel pendant 1 ounce plastic mixing cups Tongue depressors and/or toothpicks Resin Obsession drying mat Flat backed pearl findings for scrapbooking Nitrile gloves Measure the color blast epoxy resin (2:1 mix ratio) into ...
How to use epoxy jewelry clay to make a crystal ring Love how versatile epoxy jewelry clay is? Have you tried making rings? This week's tutorial, graciously supplied by Nunn Design, uses the Envirotex jewelry clay and some fancy bling. To read the tutorial, click the link below:

How to make a resin spoon pendant

Published on Wed, Jun 19, 2013 by Katherine Swift
How to turn an old spoon into a resin pendant Did you know you can turn your next yard sale find into a resin pendant treasure? Read how you can turn old teaspoons into resin pendants. Supplies: Envirotex jewelry resin Small (1 mm or less) glass beads Teaspoon 1 ounce measuring cups Metal shears Screwdriver (or something else that can be used as a mandrel) Nitrile Gloves Resin Obsession non stick drying mat Decorative hair piece (or some other focal piece) Metal ...
How to make your own jewelry clay earring with crystals Many thanks to Becky Nunn of Nunn Design who graciously shared a tutorial this week using some of her awesome findings! Click below to read the tutorial as a downloadable PDF on making your own jewelry clay and rhinestone earrings with Nunn Design findings.
You make a great resin casting and now you want to be able to wear it. Did you know you have several options? This video shows several examples of what you can add to your resin charms in order to be able to wear them as resin jewelry.
Have a collection of bottle caps that you were wanting to use in your resin crafting endeavors but can't get the liners out? This video shows you an easy trick to make linerless bottlecaps.

Make your own ombre style resin jewelry

Published on Thu, Jun 6, 2013 by Katherine Swift
Love the look of ombre style jewelry? Want to try your hand at making your own? This video shows you how to use resin to create your own stylish ombre resin jewelry.
How to use flowers in your resin jewelry I love using flowers in jewelry. It seems so natural and I love the final result. This tutorial is going to show you how I like to use dried flowers in a bezel pendant with a paper accent. Scroll down to read the complete tutorial below: Supplies needed for this tutorial: Envirotex jewelry resin 1 ounce reusable mixing cups Resin gloss sealer spray 1 inch round bezel pendant Ultra seal glue Dried flowers (I ...

How to make a bottle cap resin coaster

Published on Wed, May 29, 2013 by Katherine Swift
Make your own Father's Day bottle cap resin coaster tutorial It's almost time for Father's Day and wouldn't it fun to make something special for Dad? (And by the way, these just aren't for Fathers's Day. Coasters make great holiday and birthday gifts. Let your creativity go wild!) Supplies needed: Resin Obsession super clear epoxy resin 6 ounce kit Round beverage coaster mold 431 Castin' Craft mold release and conditioner Resin Obsession Stir Stix Reusable plastic cups 10 ...

How to make a resin bangle bracelet

Published on Thu, May 23, 2013 by Katherine Swift
Make your own resin bangle bracelet What do you get when you take your favorite scrapbooking paper and add some resin? You get a fashionable resin bangle bracelet! Here's what you need to get started: Resin Obsession 6 oz super clear resin 10 oz mixing cups Bangle bracelet mold (I used mold 390) Stir stix Ultra Seal Castin' Craft mold release Straight blade knife Ruler Scrapbooking paper of your choice Wax paper Nitrile gloves Measure the inner diameter of the mold. You will then take ...

How to make a resin pendant

Published on Thu, May 9, 2013 by Katherine Swift
How to make resin jewelry Making your own resin jewelry is so much fun! The possibilities are limitless! This tutorial is designed for beginners to get to know some basic techniques in resin jewelry making. Supplies needed for this tutorial: Resin Obsession Super Clear resin Castin Craft Mold Release and Conditioner Nitrile Gloves Reusable plastic resin cabochon mold 403 Resin Obsession Stir Stix 1 ounce Reusable plastic measuring and mixing cups Buttons E6000 adhesive glue Aanraku large ...
Rubberstamped Jewelry Clay and Resin Pocket Watch Pendant This tutorial has been graciously reprinted with permission by Carmi Cimicata. Carmi's blog, Resin Crafts, shares resin jewelry making advice and tutorials. She has a lot of experience using our new Envirotex jewelry clay. Enjoy! I have made some good projects with our new Jewelry Clay. This one I consider GREAT! I hope you love it too. It began with a small batch of Jewelry Clay. Here is a little tip: ...

Make an rainbow swirl resin bracelet

Published on Wed, Feb 13, 2013 by Katherine Swift
How to make a epoxy resin bracelet with rainbow swirls Learn how to use alcohol inks to add some interesting designs to your resin bracelet castings! Materials: Resin bracelet mold (Mold 398 was used for this tutorial) Resin Obsession super clear resin Castin' Craft mold release spray Nitrile gloves Stir Stix Mixing Cups Alcohol inks (purchased from a craft store) Toothpicks Assorted sandpapers and resin gloss sealer spray (optional) Prepare your mold with the mold release ...
How to use silly bands as silicone molds for your resin jewelry projects If you have kids (or know them), at some point you have probably come across the silly bandz bracelets. They are pieces of silicone in a specific shape that can be worn on the wrist as a bracelet. In this tutorial, I will show you how they can be used as a mold for your resin! Materials list: Silly bands Masking tape Resin (I used epoxy) Assorted color pigments Pull off a piece of masking tape. Carefully ...
Did you know that you can use the Valentine's Day conversation candy hearts in your resin jewelry? This video shows you how easy it is!

Create a polymer clay and resin pendant

Published on Wed, Dec 19, 2012 by Katherine Swift
How to make your own polymer clay and epoxy resin pendant This tutorial is graciously shared by Rona Phillips.

Domino resin pendant tutorial

Published on Thu, Dec 6, 2012 by Katherine Swift
How to make a domino resin pendant Recycle a beloved childhood game into your next favorite piece of jewelry! Supply list: Easy Cast Epoxy resin Mod podge glue Dominoes Reusable mixing cups Toothpicks Stir Stix Clip art or scrapbooking paper Coarse grit sandpaper Exacto knife Aanraku glue on bails E6000 adhesive Use the non 'dot' side for your future jewelry surface. Sand the side down to even it out if necessary. (This pendant had a dragon carving on the other side. I sanded it off ...
This tutorial can also be called What to do with your leftover epoxy resin Materials and supplies: Leftover resin (uncured -- most likely the little bit left in your cup after pouring into your mold or bezel) Wax paper Vase Spray paint E-6000 Tape wax paper to a flat surface. Pour your resin onto the wax paper into funky shapes, dots, or whatever patterns come to mind. Don't forget, though, your resin will spread out. Allow your resin to fully cure. (Cover with a dome to ...

Make an Autumn Pod Bracelet

Published on Wed, Nov 14, 2012 by Katherine Swift
Make your own Autumn Pod Bracelet An organic and elegant autumn bracelet created with polymer clay and ResinObsession’s SuperClear Resin! Material List:ResinObsession SuperClear ResinEmbossing PowderPolymer ClaySeed BeadsToothpicksStirStixExacto knifeFlat Nose or Round Nose Pliers Paint BrushChainOval Jump RingsToggle Claspwax paper, freezer paper, or plastic bag to cover work surface The first step of this project is to form little “pods” with thepolymer clay. Take a ...
Make your own Thanksgiving themed napkin rings Learn how to use the Resin Obsession Super Clear resin and Resin Obsession Color Blast resin to make your own napkin rings for your Thanksgiving celebration! Supplies list: Resin Obsession Super Clear Resin Resin Obsession Color Blast Fall 2012 limited edition colors, tangerine and honey Graduated mixing cups Resin Obsession Stir Stix Silicone Mold Mum Flower F0148 - 3 flower Ultra 4 parafilm mold release Glitter Paintbrush 16 gauge wire Size #8 ...
Did you know that applying mold release to a silicone mold is an important step in getting a good resin casting? Ever wonder how you can apply the mold release, especially when dealing with a mold with lots of cracks and crevices? This 3 minute video gives you a brief explanation as to how to apply mold release to a silicone mold.
How to make your own silver ear wires for jewelry For those of you who are DIY'ers like me, you may be interested to know that you can make your own French hook jewelry ear wires for a fraction of what it costs for you to buy them! This is my formula on how I make earwires for the resin earrings I sell to customers. List of supplies: Needle nose or flat nose jewelry pliers Chain nose jewelry pliers Jewelry side cutters 20 gauge wire (sterling silver or sterling silver filled dead soft) Fine ...
“Boo!” -- Make your own Resin Halloween Ring and Earrings Set A simple project using Resin Obsession’s SuperClear resin formula, this ring and earrings set will have youall ready for Halloween! Material List:ResinObsession SuperClear ResinGlitterResinObsession Resin Mold 403Sanding fileToothpicksStirStixTwo-part epoxy adhesiveE-6000 adhesive“B” and “O” letter beadspost earring blanks with glue padadjustable ring blank with glue padcandy sprinklesblack ...

Create a rhinestone resin pendant

Published on Thu, Sep 13, 2012 by Katherine Swift
Who says resin jewelry can't have some bling? Make your very own rhinestone resin pendant necklace in a few easy steps. Supplies: Jewelry bezel (I used our one inch square silver pendant) Clip art or scrapbooking paper Resin Obsession Super clear Resin Paper punch (optional) Glue (Nunn Glue or Ultra Seal) Paintbrush Rhinestone chain Necklace for hanging (I used leather cord) For the center of my pendant, I chose a piece of scrapbooking paper. You can also print out your own designs or ...

Acorn and resin pendant

Published on Wed, Aug 29, 2012 by Katherine Swift
Make your own Acorn Resin Pendant A perfect autumn accent created with a real acorn and Resin Obsession’s SuperClear Resin! This tutorial was supplied by Deanna Burasco. Material List: Resin Obsession SuperClear Resin Metallic Paint Paint Brush Small Saw Acorn Toothpicks Stir Stix Small file for sanding edges Plastic paint pot lid (about 1-1/4” diameter) Round mirror (about 1” in diameter) Drill and 1/16” Drill Bit Collar necklace Jump ring Crystals (if ...
Want to know how to make 'green with envy' resin hearts? Watch our short youtube video and you'll be glowing in no time!
Grow frustrated when you create a perfect resin jewelry piece only to not get it drilled the way you want? Try the Resin Obsession toobies. Embed while casting your project and minimal to no drilling required!
How to embed transparencies in a do-it-yourself resin bangle This tutorial is graciously shared by Rona Phillips I could get no in-depth help from anyone on how to work with transparencies and add them to resin jewelry. So I decided to learn this process myself and on my own. It took time through trial and error to get as far as I am now. Which is not that far! A lot of experiments went into the trash can. I tried different resins until I found one that worked wonderfully, thanks to Super Clear ...
Make your own resin pendant using a silver pendant jewelry bezel tray Supplies: Clip art Bezel pendant finding (this tutorial uses this one inch by two inch rectangular silver pendant tray) Ultra seal glue sealant Resin Obsession Super clear casting resin Inclusions Trim your clip art to fit your pendant. I decided to go with the exact shape of the bezel for this project, but certainly you could do some neat shapes. Let your imagination go wild! Seal your clip art with glue and allow to ...

Under my thumb resin pendant

Published on Thu, May 17, 2012 by Katherine Swift
Create a thumbprint Resin Pendant Tutorial Create a special gift from you for your loved one using ResinObsession’s SuperClear Resin! Material List: ResinObsession SuperClear Resin StirStix Mixing Cups Polymer Clay (any color) Amazing Mold Putty Exacto Knife Drill and 1/16” Drill Bit Bail Chain Necklace Wax paper, freezer paper, or plastic bag to cover work surface The first step of this project is to flatten some polymer clay into a circle that ...
How to embed art on transparencies into your resin jewelry (This tutorial was generously supplied by Rona Phillips.) I am putting this step by step tutorial on this wonderful resin website, for all people who are interested in making their own pendants, and want to work with transparencies. I could get no in-depth help from anyone on how to work with transparencies and add them to resin jewelry. So I decided to learn this process my self and on my own. It took time through trial and error to ...

Resin Jewelry making classes

Published on Wed, Apr 11, 2012 by Katherine Swift
As I was getting back into the swing of teaching resin jewelry making classes locally (Gainesville, Florida), I thought I would share with Resin Obsession blog readers that I'm back to teaching. (In case you're going to be in the area and want to spend an afternoon being resin crafty). Here's the link to my personal resin jewelry website and my resin jewelry class teaching schedule. That got me thinking.... "I bet there are some other good resin jewelry classes out there too." Here's your ...

Shimmer Star Necklace

Published on Tue, Apr 3, 2012 by Katherine Swift
How to make your own Shimmer Star Necklace using Resin Obsession super clear epoxy resin. A simple project using Resin Obsession’s Super Clear resin formula, this shimmering star necklace would make the perfect gift or project for yourself! After mixing the resin as directed, simply add some holographic glitter. I have had really good luck with fine polyester glitters. You can mix in a little for a clearer looking star, or a lot for a more glittery star. There is no right or wrong ...

How to make your own Sea Glass

Published on Tue, Mar 13, 2012 by Katherine Swift
How to make imitation sea glass with Resin Obsession Super Clear Resin Materials: • ResinObsession Super Clear Resin • 738 Cabochon Mold • Castin’ Craft Mold Release Spray • Reusable measuring cup or a Plastic cup • Stir Stix • Disposable Spoon (optional) • White glitter • Castin’ Craft transparent green dye • Rolling pin • Non-stick mat (like one used for cooking) 1) Spray the mold 738 with the Castin' Craft mold ...

Rainbow Candy Name Pendant Tutorial

Published on Thu, Feb 2, 2012 by Katherine Swift
This super sweet pendant is made with real candy sprinkles and ResinObsession’s SuperClear Resin! Material List: ResinObsession SuperClear Resin Candy Sprinkles Letter Beads Foil Scissors Generic Play-Doh lid (lid shown has an inner diameter of 1 5/8”) Toothpicks StirStix Small file for sanding edges Drill and 1/16” Drill Bit Jump Ring Ball Chain Necklace Wax paper, freezer paper, or plastic bag to cover work surface The first step of this project is to cut out the ...
Supplies Needed: -Resin Butterfly Casting (We used Mold 554) -Crystal Clay Kit (We used black in this example) -Swarovski Crystals or Rhinestones -Hair Barette Blank Always follow the safety guidelines on the Crystal Clay Kit Box. 1. After mixing your crystal clay together, following the instructions in the kit, begin covering your already casted butterfly. You can use a bit of water to smooth out the clay if needed. 2. Begin Crystallizing your butterfly. Get creative ...
Supplies Needed:-Super Clear Resin (about 4-5 ounces total) -ResinObsession Drying Mat -Mold #411 or #412 -Silver Beads, Washers -ResinObsession Toobies -Gold Metallic Powder -Silver Powder Pigment -SteamPunk Clip Art -Watch Parts, Small Gears, Scrap Metal, etc. -Mold release -Elastic String -Sand Paper/Nail File -toothpicks 1. Spray Mold with Mold Release. Mix about 1 oz resin according to manufacturer's instructions. Add a small amount of silver powder pigment until desired color is ...