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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 »

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 »

Working With Resin: What I Wish I Would Have Known Before I Got Started

problems with resin or I could have alternatively titled this post What I have learned about working with resin through resin jewelry and crafts I started crafting with resin in 2006. Looking back on my experiences working with epoxy resin, there were a few things I wish I had known upfront about making things with resin. I have... Read more »

How to use stamp pads as resin molds

stamp pads resin molds by Karen Bearse Hello Resin Obsession fans!  Karen Bearse here with a new experiment/play time using stamp pads as resin molds.  I have had this idea for a while speculating in my brain.  Today, I decided to act on it! Supplies: -Amazing Casting Resin -Casting Supplies- measure cup, gloves, stir stick, timer. -A variety of... Read more »

10 questions you should be asking before you purchase resin

purchase resin The ten questions you should be asking before you purchase resin Before you purchase resin for your next project, here are the questions you should be asking Whether you are new to resin, or have tons of experience, choosing the right resin for your project is essential to having resin casting success. Here are ten... 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 »

Resin safety – Safety tips for working with resin

gloves and safety goggles

Originally published March 2012.  Updated January 2020. Working with resin is fun, but precautions are necessary.  Here are resin safety guidelines 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… Read more »

Become a part of the Resin Obsession team

Resin Obsession resinista team Calling all resinistas!  I want you to be a part of Resin Obsession! I am looking for a few fabulous creative people who love crafting with resin.  If this sounds like you, here is an opportunity to showcase your skills, receive resin products and be compensated for your efforts.  Applicants should know they are committing to tutorials... Read more »

Top 7 gift ideas for the resin jewelry maker

Gift ideas for the resin crafter and artist I been asked a lot here recently about what are some good resin gifts to give for Christmas, Hanukkah, birthdays and the like.  Great question!  Here's a few of my ideas for anyone from the novice resin jewelry maker to the experienced resinista on your list. 1. ... Read more »