Category: Resin Frequently Asked Questions

How to clean up resin

clean up resin

Who doesn’t start out the year with the goal of getting more organized in your resin studio? (My hand is up in case you are wondering.) You may be going through some of your resin supplies and deciding that you don’t need certain items anymore or perhaps you have supplies that are too old to… Read more »

Doming resin casting resin

doming resin casting resin

What’s the difference between casting resin and doming resin? This difference is important to know for your resin success! Depending on what you want to make, choosing the right resin for your project is important so that you can get the results you want. Let’s start with a couple basic concepts A doming resin mixes… 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

resin jewelry making beginner 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 »

How to dispose of resin – how to throw away resin safely

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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 »

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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Which resin is right for my project? Originally published 2012.  Updated April 2018. 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 (or… Read more »

What to do with yellowing resin? – Can you use it?

yellowing resin   by Penny Reid What do I do with yellowing resin? I’ve heard mixed experiences with using yellowing resin.  I have heard it won’t cure or that it will only get deeper yellow when cured.  I also read the opposite -- that it gets less yellow when cured. Having some 1:1 epoxy resin with yellowed... Read more »

Why are there shipping restrictions on certain resin and resin items?

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One of the frequently asked questions we get about buying from Resin Obsession is why there are shipping restrictions on certain items.  These items are considered a ‘hazardous material’ product and must be shipped according to very stringent guidelines set by the U.S. Department of Transporation. What is different about shipping a hazardous material product?… Read more »

Resin Obsession Super Clear Resin FAQ

jewelry quality resin Frequently asked questions about Resin Obsession Super Clear Jewelry quality resin: How do I mix super clear resin? You will need to mix 2 parts of resin (part A) to 1 part of hardener (part B). Is there a minimum of resin I have to mix? You need to mix a minimum of 10 cc... Read more »