Category: Resin Frequently Asked Questions

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 »

Silicone molds

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Silicone molds FAQ Resin Obsession is excited to be working with House of Molds in Italy.  We are carrying their line of clear silicone molds for casting resin jewelry and crafts.  They have written an extensive FAQ on how to get the best results using their silicone molds. Read it by clicking this link: House… Read more »

Resin Obsession color pigments FAQ

resin colorants Resin Obsession color pigments frequently asked questions Why do I have to mix this into the Part A resin before adding the Part B hardener? The Resin Obsession colorants contain epoxy resin. This epoxy requires additional hardener in order to cure properly. By adding the color to the resin first, and keeping track of your... Read more »

Is resin safe to use during pregnancy?

pregnant woman with doctor Is resin safe to use during pregnancy? Good question!  Using resin can fun way to spend a creative afternoon.  It does, however, require certain safety precautions.  Here are a few things to consider when deciding whether or not to use resin while you are pregnant: Carefully review the Safety Data Sheets (SDS) for the resin(s)... Read more »

Tips for selecting a model for your next mold

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  Models for Resin Molds I have had a lot of fun exploring different molding options over the last few weeks.  After receiving several emails with molding questions, I thought it might be a good idea to ‘start from the beginning’ when it comes to mold making. When it comes to making a mold, regardless… 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 »