So you’re thinking about putting candy in resin? And why wouldn’t you? The bright colors and unique textures are just what your resin jewelry needs. (and your teeth don’t). But…
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Yes. I’ve got a crafting horror story about using candy in resin.
These candy heart pendants were some of the first epoxy resin pieces I made. A local gallery took my candy heart pendants on consignment to sell for Valentine’s Day. After the holiday, I picked up the unsold ones and put them away for the following year.
Here’s what they looked like when I took them out 10 months later….
Kind of ironic that this pendant says no way.
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All the pendants didn’t spoil, but several showed blemishes. For example, here is one where the brown started on the top edge of the candy.
So what’s the fix?
Unfortunately, there isn’t anything I can do with these resin pendants.
But for all new projects when I’m using candy in resin, I seal them now.
YES, it can get a little tedious. But, I cringe to think of people who bought my pendants only to see them turn brown months later. And what they might be thinking.
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How do you seal the candy in resin?
Use a couple of light coats of clear, polycrylic spray. Lightly spray the candies. Wait 20 minutes, turn them over and do it again. Repeat this process two more times, focusing on the sides of the candies.
Going through the experience of putting candy in resin taught me a critical lesson.
When in doubt, seal it before adding it to the resin.
If you’re unsure whether you should seal something, ask yourself whether getting the item wet will affect its appearance. If the answer is YES, seal it before adding it to your epoxy.
Hate making resin mistakes?
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