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Drying flower petals on contact paper

Flower Petals on Parchment

How to dry flowers with contact paper This article is part 2 of a series.  You can also read Part 1, using silica gel to dry flowers. I was intrigued by an article I read that suggested you could dry flowers after sticking them to contact paper.  The author claimed it made them easier to… Read more »

How to dry flowers using silica gel beads

drying flowers with silica gel beads

How to dry flowers for use in resin This is Part 1 of a series I decided for 2015, I would focus on learning more about the things I have been postponing.  One of those things is using dried flowers in resin.  Many of you have asked me about techniques and such, but I have… Read more »

Casting resin in cold temperatures


Tips for casting resin when the temperature is cold One of the things I love about living in Florida is that our winters tend to be quite reasonable.  That doesn’t mean we don’t have any cold days, but I know that when the cold ones are here, warm ones are only a couple of days… Read more »

How to get the most from your Resin Obsession purchase

shopping bag

How to make the most of your resin craft supplies purchase I love reading the notes from so many of you about how you are new to resin crafting and excited about what you can do with resin!  I’m writing this mostly to new resin crafters, but I would also ask that any of you… Read more »

Resin Crafting Tips

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5 Tips and Tricks for Crafting with Resin! This is a guest blog post by Mona Schmitt of I loooove crafting with resin!  There are so many things you can do and experiment with and most of the time the results are fantastic!  Still things don’t always go as planned, but in life, they… Read more »

Experimenting with resin colors

resin colorants

Coloring epoxy resin   I hate wasting resin.  I realize a little bit leftover isn’t a big deal in the grand scheme of what I have to get done everyday, but I hate it nonetheless.  There’s just something about throwing away resin that I worked so hard to measure, mix and get bubble free that… Read more »

Make your own resin crafting trays

resin crafts

While working with resin is fun, it can be a bit inconvenient waiting on your projects to cure.  Did you know you can use styrofoam boards and wax paper to make your own resin jewelry making craft surfaces? I like to save flat styrofoam (actually hoard them like a squirrel and her nuts) and use… Read more »

How to apply mold release to an intricate pattern silicone mold

applying mold release

Did you know that applying mold release to a silicone mold is an important step in getting a good resin casting?  Ever wonder how you can apply the mold release, especially when dealing with a mold with lots of cracks and crevices?  This 3 minute video gives you a brief explanation as to how to… Read more »

8 things to do with your resin jewelry mistakes

resin troubleshooting

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


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 »