Tag: beginner

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?

what kind of resin should I use

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 »

Twelve things you need to STOP doing with resin

things to stop doing with resin Twelve things you need to stop doing with resin In getting questions from resin crafters all over the world, there are a few things that can get me to give a good eye roll when I read a question.  Call it a pet peeve, misunderstanding, mistake or something else, but there are a few things I... Read more »

Resin casting tricks

resin casting tricks Resin casting tricks One of the neat things about resin is that while many people create things with resin, almost everyone has a different way of doing things.  Over the course of time, many of us have found our own resin casting tricks to help us get the end results we want.  I recently asked a... Read more »

Advice for the resin beginner

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Advice for the resin beginner Top 10 tips for the resin beginner, shared by Kate Ledum When I asked my resin friends, experts and resinistas for their advice for resin success, (which I shared last week in the post Seven experts share their advice for crafting with resin) resinista Kate Ledum didn’t stop with one tip.  Kate was kind enough… Read more »

Seven experts share their advice for crafting with resin

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Seven experts share their advice for crafting with resin I asked 6 of the best resin crafters I know, plus threw in a tip of my own, for their advice for crafting with resin.  While the question was directed as help for beginners, perhaps even experienced resin crafters can see some ‘room for improvement’ when… Read more »