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Resin jewelry making tutorials — your suggestions!

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I asked on the Resin Obsession Facebook page last week about what tutorials you would like to see.  Here’s the list you gave me (along with a few of my comments): Working with polymer clay and sealing in resin.  What a neat idea!  We’ve done two already on this topic: Create a polymer clay and… Read more »

An interview with resin jewelry artist Shari Dixon

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Recently, I had the chance to visit with resin jewelry artist Shari Dixon.  Shari’s jewelry is immediately striking, both in color and style.  They have a sense of trendy fashion, yet I could also believe that her style is an immediate timeless classic.  To quote directly from Shari’s online jewelry portfolio: “A firm believer that… Read more »

Top 7 gift ideas for the resin jewelry maker

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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.  Resin Jewelry Kits.  My favorite for beginners is… Read more »

More resin troubleshooting

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If you have ever used resin only to not get your desired results, you’re not alone.  While resin is a fun and versaitile medium to make jewelry, it can be a fussy beast as well!  These are a few of the resin troubleshooting problems we get asked about at Resin Obsession and what you can… Read more »

8 things to do with your resin jewelry mistakes

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Eight things to do with your resin casting 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… Read more »

Resin casting problems

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If you’ve spent anytime at all with resin, you have run into resin casting issues or problems with resin curing.  (Myself included!)  I’m going to share with you a few of the problems I have run into and a few resin jewelry making techniques to help. 1. Make sure your area is clean.  (and clean… Read more »

How to mix colors

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How to Mix Colors this article is reprinted with permission from wikiHow – The How to Manual That You Can Edit Have you ever mixed red and blue paint only to find you have “mud” instead of purple? Want to know how to create any color you may need for an art project? Now it’s… Read more »

Safety tips for working with resin

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Working with resin to make jewelry and craft projects is fun, but precautions are necessary.  Here are one that I follow regularly when making resin jewelry in my studio. 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… Read more »

Resin Troubleshooting

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Resin Troubleshooting – Problems with resin jewelry making If you have worked with resin long enough, you will find it can be challenging (and sometimes not in a good way!).  Here are a few of some commonly occuring problems with working in resin and some fixes: 1.  “Water stains” on embedded items.  This is when… Read more »

Tips for working with epoxy resin

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Whether you’re new to epoxy resin or a seasoned professional, I hope you can find a few helpful hints working with epoxy resin: Epoxy resins come in two parts: the resin and the hardener. When the two parts are mixed together, a chemical reaction occurs that changes the epoxy from a liquid to a solid…. Read more »