Tag: techniques

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?

types of resin

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 »

How to remove bottle cap liners to make resin bottle cap jewelry

linerless bottle caps

Have a collection of bottle caps that you were wanting to use in your resin crafting endeavors but can’t get the liners out?  This video shows you an easy trick to remove bottle cap liners in order to  make linerless bottlecaps.   Unpublished Blog Posts of Resin Obsession, LLC © 2013 Resin Obsession, LLC

Resin casting in cold weather

cold weather

  Unpublished Blog Posts of Resin Obsession, LLC © 2016 Resin Obsession, LLC

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 »

How to finish resin charms

How to finish resin charms by Kate Ledum To see how Kate made these charms, read her tutorial on how to use cookie cutters as resin molds. Cast items can be used in a variety of ways. You can use them on their own or add them in to other projects. Adding bails to your cast... Read more »

How to use cookie cutters as resin molds

resin charms How to use cookie cutters as resin molds by Kate Ledum A wide variety of things can be used as molds for resin. One of my favourite mold types is the mold I create myself with cookie cutters, rubber texture tiles made for working with clay, and Silly Putty. With these three simple things, you... Read more »

Casting butterfly wings in resin

casting butterfly wings in resin Casting butterfly wings in resin by Zell Lee Casting butterfly wings in resin is an easy way to make beautiful jewelry.  Butterfly wings are fragile and need to be protected in some way for your jewelry to last. Glue and moisture will turn iridescent butterfly wings black permanently. Non iridescent wings can withstand glue better... Read more »

7 tricks for using Pearl Ex with Resin

tricks for using pearl ex and resin 7 Tricks for using Pearl Ex powder with resin by Kate Rijacki Ledum Using Pearl Ex powder is an easy way to add sparkle and color to your resin castings.  Resinista Kate Ledum shares a few of her favorite tips to make the powder work for you.  1. If you brush the Pearl Ex on very... Read more »