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10 pro tips for resin success before you ever mix the resin and hardener

resin mixing tips

Believe me when I tell you that how well your resin project turns out starts long before you ever open a bottle. You can avoid problems like sticky resin, resin bubbles and wasted supplies with a little bit of planning. These 10 tips for resin success will make sure you get the results you want… Read more »

The Best Way to Store Resin

resin storage

You invest your time and efforts in selecting the right resin for your projects. How to you store your resin to give it the best shelf life? Here are a few of my resin storage tips. Only buy enough resin you can comfortably use in half the amount of time of the expected shelf life… Read more »

More resin troubleshooting

resin troubleshooting

Originally published November 2012.  Updated November 2018. If you have ever used resin only to get less than desirable results, you’re not alone.  While resin is a fun and versatile way to make jewelry, it can be a fussy beast as well!  These are a few of the most common resin troubleshooting problems and what… Read more »

How to paint on resin

painting on resin

by Lynette Olnhausen Resin can definitely be a bit tricky to paint and very different from painting on canvas or wood, as you will find that paint doesn’t cling to resin very well.  Here are some of my tips on how to paint on resin if you’d like to add some color to a resin… Read more »

Safety tips for working with resin

resin safety tips

Originally published March 2012.  Updated September 2018. Working with resin is fun, but precautions are necessary.  Here is what you should follow anytime you are working with resin. Proper ventilation Make sure there is fresh air entering a room when working with resin.  Open a window or use a fan if necessary. Wear disposable gloves… Read more »

How to color clear epoxy resin

coloring resin

How to color clear epoxy resin   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 get a handle on the rules of… Read more »

Tips for working with epoxy resin

working with epoxy resin

Tips for working with epoxy resin Originally published January 2012.  Updated August 2018. Whether you’re new to epoxy resin or a seasoned professional, these hints will be helpful to you working with epoxy resin: How does epoxy resin work? Epoxy resins come in two parts: the resin and the hardener. When the two parts are… Read more »

7 tricks for using Pearl Ex with Resin

tricks for using pearl ex and resin Techniques and tricks for using Pearl Ex with resin by Kate Rijacki Ledum Using Pearl Ex powder is an easy way to add sparkle and color to your resin castings.  Resinista Kate Ledum shares a few of her favorite tips to make the powder work for you. Find all the Pearl Ex powders used in this... Read more »

10 tips for getting rid of resin bubbles

Hand up if you hate bubbles in resin! (I have both of mine up in case you are wondering.) Nothing can ruin the look of resin quicker than finding a bubble in your finished project. Here are my 10 tips for avoiding and getting rid of resin bubbles. 1. Choose the right resin for your… Read more »