Category: Resin Frequently Asked Questions

How to dispose of resin

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Can I throw resin into the trash? 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 or want.  Part of my inventory process… Read more »

How much resin do I need?

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How much resin should I mix? When it comes to making things with resin, one of the tricky parts is knowing how much mixed resin you’re going to need. It’s important to make sure you have enough, but of course, you don’t want to waste any when making your resin jewelry and crafts. Here are… Read more »

Advice on what resin to use

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Thoughts on choosing a resin and resin supplies Lots of you have asked me what resin products I use for my resin jewelry and crafts.  Part of the fun of learning resin is experimenting with different items and finding what works for your specific situation.  I do understand, though, that it can be confusing and… Read more »

Resin Safety

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How to stay safe when using resin When working with resin, you don’t need to go full blown hazmat attire, but you do need to exercise a few precautions to make sure you don’t do anything to harm yourself or others.  Here are a few of my basic recommendations when it comes to resin safety: … Read more »

Judikins Clear Enameling Resin Fluxe FAQ

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Frequently asked questions about Judikins Clear Enameling Resin Fluxe If you’re looking for a way to get a clear resin finish to your jewelry and crafts in under 30 minutes, then the Judikins Clear Enameling Resin fluxe could be just what you need. How does the fluxe work? The fluxe comes in a ground consistency,… Read more »

Judikins Diamond Glaze versus epoxy resin — what’s the difference?

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Judikins Diamond glaze or epoxy resin for pendants? I recently became acquainted with the Judikins Diamond glaze product for crafting.  It can produce a clear resin or glass like finish to pendants and certainly has a place in your crafting studio.  If you’re thinking about using Diamond Glaze, here are a few of my initial… Read more »

Resin Jewelry Making – What every beginner needs to know

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Are you a beginner resin jewelry maker?  Don’t mix resin until you read this first! 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 involve how to make something.  More and… Read more »

Resin Troubleshooting Tips

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General resin trouble shooting tips When working with resin, technique is very important to ensure outstanding results.  Here are a few of the commonly encountered resin jewelry making problems and some possible explanations: Resin not cured or has not fully cured: 1.  Resin was not mixed in the correct ratio of resin to hardener.  Recheck… Read more »

How to care for plastic resin molds

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How to care for your plastic resin molds Did you know that a few simple steps will allow you to keep your resin molds in tip top shape for many castings?  Here’s a few suggestions: 1.  After demolding your pieces, remove any resin drips while it is still in the soft cure stage.  It will… Read more »

What does non toxic mean?

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The definition of non-toxic You may have noticed that some of our resin jewelry making supplies and products have been labeled non toxic.  Do you know what that means? Non toxic is a term established by the Federal Hazardous Substances Act.  This act, which is enforced by the Consumer Product and Safety commission, defines what… Read more »