Gift ideas for the resin crafter and artist
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. For someone just getting started with resin, this is a great way to do so. You can get resin, mixing cups and utensils and a mold (depending on which kit you buy) to get you started.
2. ‘Other resin supplies that aren’t resin. There’s nothing sexy about mixing cups and wax paper, but they are quite essential to casting resin. Some of the supporting items I have in my resin art studio:
Wax paper or freezer paper
Stir stix and toothpicks
Drying mat. I really love this mat for the knobs being able to keep everything in place while I push around resin with a toothpick. It also has open areas to allow you to put the bail of the pendant so that it rests flat while it cures.
Plastic domes (preferably see through) to cover resin while it’s curing.
Flat pieces of styrofoam. Ever have an old styrofoam cooler you don’t know what to do with? Cut away the styrofoam to a large flat piece. Now you have a place to cast resin that is portable. (and if you spill resin on it, no big deal — simply throw it away)
Plastic containers. These are great for storing your resin and keeping all your crafting supplies contained. They don’t even have to be new. The right size food containers can be reused and work just as well.
3. Molds. Can you ever have too many molds? For the beginner, I like to start with the reusable plastic molds. That way if there is a mistake, it’s not a big loss. Some of our most popular plastic molds are the round coaster mold, square coaster mold, double heart mold and multiple size jewelry charm mold. For the more experienced resin crafter, a silicone mold is a great investment. We have several styles and sizes of silicone molds to choose from.
4. Books. I don’t know that you can ever have too many books about resin jewelry making. It’s a great opportunity to learn from a new teacher and hopefully pick up a thing or two.
5. Gift certificates. Whether it’s a Resin Obsession gift certificate or a gift certificate to your local craft store, people love having the option of getting exactly what they want as well. Better yet — give them a gift certificate to attend a resin jewelry making class.
6. Equipment. Maybe your favorite resin crafter has been getting by with a hand drill. How about an upgrade to something like a dremel tool or flex shaft?
7. Resin colorants. Whether you are making resin jewelry, crafts, art or something else in between, you can never have too many resin colors! Whether it’s a powder or liquid colorant, there are many options to choose from in the Resin Obsession store.
What is on your resin gift wish list?