Category: Resin Frequently Asked Questions

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 »

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? This is a such a good question (and an important one).  It is definitely important to know the pros and cons of each mold type before making your resin castings. Both types of molds can work with a variety… Read more »

At what temperature should I be mixing my resin?

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What temperature should my resin be when I mix it? Did you know that the ambient temperature of the room you’re working resin in is very important to the outcome of your projects? Ideally, the temperature of the room that you’re doing resin crafts in should be about 68 to 72 degrees F.  Theoretically of… Read more »

Beginner questions about resin jewelry making

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I teach resin jewelry making classes here in my home state of Florida and get a lot of class participants that are new to making things with resin. I have been amazed at some of the questions they ask (good ones!) and decided that there may be some other new resin jewelry makers that may… Read more »

How to mix powder pigments into resin

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Wondering what the best way is to mix the powder pigment colorants into your resin?  This short video shows our favorite way of blending your favorite dry pigments.     Unpublished Blog Posts of Resin Obsession, LLC © 2012 Resin Obsession, LLC

How to mix epoxy resin for your resin jewelry projects

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A video how-to on some of our favorite tips and techniques on how to mix epoxy resin to ensure success for your resin jewelry charms and projects!   Unpublished Blog Posts of Resin Obsession, LLC © 2012 Resin Obsession, LLC