What is resin? – History and uses of resin

History Resin is a unique compound that has actually been around for centuries. If you have ever seen a piece of amber, you have seen nature’s version of resin! In addition to the naturally occurring versions, they can be made synthetically as is the case with resins available for jewelry, art, crafts and commercial use. […]

The Best Way to Store Resin

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 […]

More 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 […]

Tips for 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 […]