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Resin beginner advice – 10 tips for resin beginners

resin beginner

Top 10 tips for the resin beginner, shared by Kate Ledum When I asked my resin friends, experts and resinistas for their advice for resin success, (which I shared last week in the post Seven experts share their advice for crafting with resin) resinista Kate Ledum didn’t stop with one tip.  Kate was kind enough to share her top ten list… Read more »

Deep pour resin casting tips – resin river table advice

resin river table advice

When it comes to using resin, there is a cardinal rule you have to follow whether you like it or not. The resin always wins. What I mean by that is resin will do what it’s supposed to do. We, as crafters and artists, need to work within the confines and the limits of the… Read more »

Mistakes beginners make with resin

mistakes beginners make with resin The five most common mistakes beginners make with resin Believe it or not, I was once a beginner with resin. So I'm sure you figured that out before now, but I tell you this because when I started with resin, boy did I make some mistakes. I only wish my teacher at the time had... Read more »

Polyester casting resin – 5 things you need to know

polyester casting resin

Five things you need to know before using polyester casting resin 1. The smell is horrible. I admit my nose is sensitive to smells, but I have read the same comments from other resin casters as well.  For me, I will NEVER use this resin inside my house or office.  I will use it inside… Read more »

Resin jewelry mistakes – 8 things you can do with them

resin jewelry mistakes

    Call it hoarding, but from the beginning, I have always held onto my failed resin projects.  I tried to salvage them if I could, but even if I couldn’t, I just couldn’t bear throwing them in the trash.  I soon learned that having these reject resin castings turned out to be pretty useful… Read more »

How to sand resin smooth: get an even surface on resin art and jewelry

sanding resin smooth

Sometimes when you are making resin jewelry or painting with resin, you may find you have an uneven surface, scratches or ‘gaps’ in your resin surface (otherwise known as ‘fish eyes’). The good news is that resin can be sanded to get a smooth surface. Here are my tips on how to sand resin smooth…. Read more »

Resin casting tricks – resin casting hacks

resin casting hacks Resin casting tricks One of the neat things about resin is that while many people create things with resin, almost everyone has a different way of doing things.  Over the course of time, many of us have found our own resin casting tricks to help us get the end results we want.  I recently asked a... Read more »

Finding options for resin jewelry – how to make resin charms wearable

Finding options for resin jewelry

What are finding options for resin jewelry? You have made a beautiful resin charm. How do you turn it into a piece of wearable jewelry? That’s where jewelry findings come into play. What are jewelry findings? Jewelry findings are a generic term for the unfinished components you can use to assemble jewelry. They can come… Read more »

Epoxy resin safety precautions – How to use epoxy resin safely

resin safety tips

Safety precautions to take when working with epoxy resin Using epoxy resin is a creative way to make art, jewelry, and crafts.  Before you get started though, you want to be sure you are aware of the epoxy resin safety precautions you should be taking to make sure you can work with resin and stay… Read more »

How to color clear epoxy resin – coloring resin

coloring resin

How to color clear epoxy resin   Originally written August 2018.  Updated May 2020. Let’s talk a little about coloring your resin. There are a few things you can do and a few things you can’t do when it comes to coloring resin.  Knowing these guidelines will help ensure resin coloring success.  Then, once you… Read more »