Category: Resin Tutorials

Gifts you can make with resin – even if you are a beginner

inexpensive craft ideas

Handmade gifts are always welcome, but gifts you can make yourself are even better!  Nothing says love and appreciation more than spending your time creating something you know your gift recipient won’t get anywhere!  Here are five inexpensive craft ideas that you can make with resin. Jewelry 1. Using found objects with resin in a… Read more »

Resin keychain DIY – How to make a resin keychain

resin keychain DIY

I’ve been wanting to do a resin keychain DIY project for a while now, and quite frankly, struggled most with choosing a shape.  I finally settled on this paw print silicone mold in our store and I’m pleasantly surprised to say that I like these resin keychains a lot!   Step 1 You want to… Read more »

Mason jar top decorations – Resin crafts

Mason jar top decorations

Originally written December 2013.  Updated March 2020. My sister and her family do this neat thing at her house; they all contribute to what they call the ‘smile jar’.  Anytime someone says something that makes them smile (or in the case of my nephew — makes him crack up), it gets written down and added… Read more »

How to make things float in resin – Resin Bracelet DIY

bracelet making ideas

Originally written November 2013.  Updated March 2020. So while this is a tutorial on how to make a resin bracelet, it’s really an explanation of how to make things float in resin.  Making items in resin appear like they are floating is one of the fun and mind-bending techniques you can accomplish with resin casting. … Read more »

Craft tape pendant tutorial – make a pendant with washi tape

craft tape pendant tutorial

Originally written July 2014.  Updated March 2020. Making pendants with unique designs doesn’t have to be hard.  In this craft tape pendant tutorial, I’m showing how you can use colorful washi tape, or other craft tape squares, to create artsy pendants.  Specifically, I’m using 1-inch craft tape squares because they fit perfectly in 1-inch square… Read more »

How to add flowers to a phone case

add flowers and resin to a phone case

Written April 2015.  Updated March 2020. One of the things I love about living in Florida is that every spring, the wildflowers go crazy in bloom.  They grow in fields and alongside the roads.  People are thoughtful enough to not mow them while they are so beautiful.  It makes a long drive much more enjoyable…. Read more »

Jewelry making ideas – Gold leaf resin bracelet tutorial

jewelry making ideas

Originally written December 2014.  Updated March 2020. It’s not very often that I get the opportunity to make a piece of resin jewelry for myself.  One of my favorite jewelry making ideas is using gold leaf in resin.  They look so sophisticated together! Resin supplies: Gold leaf Bangle bracelet mold 399 Resin Obsession super clear… Read more »

Recycled watch jewelry – Recycle flea market finds into a resin bracelet

recycled watch jewelry

Originally written August 2013.  Updated February 2020. When I went to the local flea market last fall, I bought a bag full of watches and watch parts. I managed to pull some of the faces off the watches and thought they would be cool to serve as bezels for a recycled watch jewelry resin bracelet!… Read more »

Handmade resin earrings – make your own earrings

Originally written October 2015.  Updated February 2020. Can you be in love with a resin color?  I think the answer is YES!  Every day, I have a new favorite of the Resin Obsession liquid pigments.  On the days I can't decide which is my favorite, I use two as in the case of making these... Read more »

Resin and alcohol inks – resin and alcohol ink jewelry

How to create uniquely patterned pendants by using resin and alcohol inks Originally written May 2017.  Updated February 2020. Resin colors can be used for more than simply coloring the resin.  If you use alcohol-based colors, you can use them to create unique patterns in the resin.  This is one of my favorite ways to... Read more »