Tag: beginner

Plastic resin molds and silicone resin molds — what’s the difference?

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Should I use plastic resin molds or silicone resin molds for my resin jewelry and crafts? Originally published March 2013.  Updated August 2018. Knowing the difference between plastic and silicone resin molds is important to getting the results you want.  Both types of molds can work with a variety of resins, but knowing the limitations of… Read more »

Tips for working with epoxy resin

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Tips for working with epoxy resin Originally published January 2012.  Updated August 2018. Whether you’re new to epoxy resin or a seasoned professional, these hints will be helpful to you working with epoxy resin: How does epoxy resin work? Epoxy resins come in two parts: the resin and the hardener. When the two parts are… Read more »

Resin Jewelry Making – What every beginner needs to know

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Are you a resin jewelry making beginner?  Don’t mix resin until you read this first! Originally published March 2014.  Updated August 2018. That might seem a bit dramatic, so let me back up a bit. I get a lot of really good questions from aspiring resin jewelry makers and crafters worldwide.  Many of those questions… Read more »

10 questions you should be asking before you purchase resin

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The ten questions you should be asking before you purchase resin Before you purchase resin for your next project, here are the questions you should be asking Whether you are new to resin, or have tons of experience, choosing the right resin for your project is essential to having resin casting success. Here are ten… Read more »

Mistakes beginners make with resin

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The five most common mistakes beginners make with resin Originally published October 2016.  Updated April 28, 2018. Believe it or not, I was once a beginner with resin. So I’m sure you figured that out before now, but I tell you this, because when I started with resin, boy did I make some mistakes. I… Read more »

What kind of resin should I use?

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What kind of resin should I use for making jewelry, crafts and other resin projects? Originally published March 2013.  Updated April 28, 2018. If you are asking yourself ‘What kind of resin should I use?’, you have come to the right place. This is one of the most common questions I get asked about making… Read more »

Advice on what resin to use

advice What resin to use? originally published August 2014.  Updated April 2018. An expert's thoughts on choosing a resin and resin supplies Lots of you have asked me what resin to use for resin jewelry and crafts.  Part of the fun of learning resin is experimenting with different items and finding what works for your specific... Read more »

How to make resin jewelry

How to make resin jewelry

How to make resin jewelry Originally published February 23, 2012.  Updated April 14, 2018. Making Resin Jewelry Not only is resin jewelry fun to make, it can be an inexpensive way to be creative!  You can add colors and found objects along with molding your resin into unique shapes.  The possibilities are endless! Here are… Read more »

What are the different types of resin?

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What are the different types of resin? Which resin is right for my project? When it comes to resin, there are so many options!  I’m going to go through the possibilities here with a list of their pros and cons. All resins are a two part system, consisting of the base resin and the hardener… Read more »