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Resin mold release – Why I always use it

resin mold release

If you cast resin into resin molds, you might be wondering if you need a resin mold release.  I use one every time — and here’s why: In case something goes wrong The plastics and silicones used for resin mold-making are inherently designed not to stick to resin.  So if the resin isn’t supposed to… Read more »

What do you need to start making resin jewelry? – Resin supply list

what do you need to start making resin jewelry

So, you want to make jewelry with resin. Awesome! The first thing you are likely asking yourself is, what do you need to start making resin jewelry? Let me break it down for you in a resin jewelry supply list to help. Resin Uh yeah, this is obvious right, but what kind of resin should… Read more »

Resin beginner advice – 10 tips for resin beginners

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 to share her top ten list… Read more »

Mistakes beginners make with resin

mistakes beginners make with resin The five most common mistakes beginners make with resin 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 only wish my teacher at the time had... Read more »

What is the best resin for jewelry? – Best jewelry resin

best jewelry resin

Creating with resin is an easy and inexpensive way to get started making your own jewelry. You don’t have to invest in precious metals or expensive equipment, and many resin jewelry making techniques can be learned from the comfort of your own home. You can use resin to make earrings, rings, bracelets, pendants, necklaces, and… Read more »

Why is my resin sticky – my resin is sticky – why does that happen?

sticky resin

You carefully select your resin, mix the two parts together, then pour it in your project only to find the next day that it is sticky or gooey. Sticky resin has got to be one of the worst things ever. It’s incredibly frustrating! No one wants to ask themselves ‘why is my resin sticky?’ There… Read more »

How long does it take resin to dry? – Resin drying time

How long does it take resin to dry

If you are asking yourself how long does it take resin to dry, I’m sorry to say there isn’t a one size fits all answer. How long it takes resin to dry is also known as the cure time. Cure times vary between resins. This information will be included with your resin kit instructions. You… Read more »

Beginner questions about resin jewelry making

resin jewelry making tips for beginners

  Frequently asked questions by those new to resin jewelry making Plus my resin jewelry making and crafting tips for beginners 1.  Is resin dangerous? You should always take the appropriate safety precautions when working with any resin. At a minimum, always wear gloves and work in well-ventilated area.  Other resins, like some polyesters and… Read more »

Resin casting tricks – resin casting hacks

resin casting hacks 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 »