Category: Resin Frequently Asked Questions

12 reasons why your resin didn’t cure

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Why didn’t my resin cure properly? Originally published May 2012.  Updated September 2018. This is a problem that resin newbies and seasoned professionals alike run into from time to time. Here are a few trouble areas where you should evaluate in case you’re asking yourself, “Why is my resin sticky?” 1. How old is your… Read more »

Plastic resin molds and silicone resin molds — what’s the difference?

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Should I use plastic resin molds or silicone resin molds for my resin jewelry and crafts? Originally published March 2013.  Updated August 2018. Knowing the difference between plastic and silicone resin molds is important to getting the results you want.  Both types of molds can work with a variety of resins, but knowing the limitations of… Read more »

Resin Jewelry Making – What every beginner needs to know

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Are you a resin jewelry making beginner?  Don’t mix resin until you read this first! Originally published March 2014.  Updated August 2018. That might seem a bit dramatic, so let me back up a bit. I get a lot of really good questions from aspiring resin jewelry makers and crafters worldwide.  Many of those questions… Read more »

Resin Troubleshooting Tips

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General resin troubleshooting tips Originally published November 2013.  Updated August 2018. When working with resin, technique is very important to ensure outstanding results.  Here are a few of the commonly encountered problems with using resin and suggestions for how to fix it. Resin not cured or has not fully cured 1.  Resin not mixed in… Read more »

How to seal papers or findings for including in resin

How to seal papers How to seal papers for including in resin Originally published March 2012.  Updated July 2018. One of the most frequently asked questions I get is how to seal papers before including them in resin.  Here's a few of my tips: Does the item you are working with need to be sealed? The easiest way to... Read more »

How to dispose of resin

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Can I throw resin into the trash? Originally written January 2015.  Updated June 2018. If you are anything like me, I generally start out the new year with a promise of getting more organized.  My resin studio is no exception!  I try to take an inventory of what I have and determine what I need… Read more »

10 tips for getting rid of resin bubbles

Ten tips for getting rid of resin bubbles Hand up if you hate bubbles in resin! (I have both of mine up in case you are wondering.) Nothing can ruin the look of resin quicker than finding a bubble in your finished project. Here are my 10 tips for avoiding and getting rid of resin… Read more »

What kind of resin should I use?

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What kind of resin should I use for making jewelry, crafts and other resin projects? Originally published March 2013.  Updated April 28, 2018. If you are asking yourself ‘What kind of resin should I use?’, you have come to the right place. This is one of the most common questions I get asked about making… Read more »

Advice on what resin to use

advice What resin to use? originally published August 2014.  Updated April 2018. An expert's thoughts on choosing a resin and resin supplies Lots of you have asked me what resin to use for resin jewelry and crafts.  Part of the fun of learning resin is experimenting with different items and finding what works for your specific... Read more »

What are the different types of resin?

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What are the different types of resin? Which resin is right for my project? When it comes to resin, there are so many options!  I’m going to go through the possibilities here with a list of their pros and cons. All resins are a two part system, consisting of the base resin and the hardener… Read more »