Category: Resin Resin Resin

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


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


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 »

Color Theory Part Four

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Color Theory – Part 4 Knowing the basics of color allows you to design and create pieces to send the exact message you intend with your product.  Whether it’s fashion, home décor, accessories or even jewelry, it is important to know the meaning of the color scheme you select.   The chart above provides a… Read more »

Color Theory Part Three

color wheel

Color Theory – Part 3 You understand the properties of the color wheel and its basic components:  primary colors, secondary colors and tertiary colors.  These colors are the basis from which all other colors are derived and are important to understand in order to make sure you mix and match them in your designs. We’ve… Read more »

Color Theory Part Two

color wheel

Harmony in color is important for two reasons 1.) it is pleasing to the eye and 2.) it conveys a sense of balance.  Balance is necessary in harmony because you have hues that compliment, attract and give a sense of completeness.  Let’s explore the basic definitions first. First, remember the basic color wheel: Complimentary colors… Read more »

Color Theory Part One

color wheel

Color Theory – Part 1   Could you imagine a world without color?  As humans, our eyes can distinguish millions of colors.  Our brain’s capacity for color is the most advanced in the natural world.  Although we are not born with the ability to see all colors, as we grow and learn about our surroundings,… Read more »

Clear Casting Resin

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Clear Casting Resin Clear Casting Resin is one of the resins often used for resin jewelry making. Resin is a liquid plastic which solidifies after a chemical exothermic reaction. That means that heat is generated when the hardener (sometimes erroneously called a catalyst) is mixed with the base resin. The heat causes the polymers to… Read more »