Tag: techniques

12 reasons why your resin didn’t cure

resin didn't cure

Why didn’t my resin cure properly? Originally published May 2012.  Updated September 2018. This is a problem that resin newbies and seasoned professionals alike run into from time to time. Here are a few trouble areas where you should evaluate in case you’re asking yourself, “Why is my resin sticky?” 1. How old is your… Read more »

How to color clear epoxy resin

coloring resin

How to color clear epoxy resin   Let’s talk a little about coloring your resin. There are a few things you can do and a few things you can’t do when it comes to coloring resin.  Knowing these guidelines will help ensure resin coloring success.  Then, once you get a handle on the rules of… Read more »

Tips for working with epoxy resin

working with epoxy resin

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 »

How to Cut Resin Paper With a Die Cutter

resin paper die cutter How to cut resin paper with a die cutter by Karen Bearse Part 1 of a two part article Supplies: Easy Cast Resin Cups, Stir sticks, gloves Resin Obsession Color Pigment Eileen Hull Wrap Journal Die by Sizzix Big Shot & Large Cutting Plates Printed Tissue Paper Glass Glitter Gilding Flakes Marvy Uchida Le Plumme Markers Eyelets... Read more »

Resin Jewelry Making – What every beginner needs to know

resin jewelry making beginner

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 »

Resin Troubleshooting Tips

resin troublshooting

General resin troubleshooting tips Originally published November 2013.  Updated August 2018. When working with resin, technique is very important to ensure outstanding results.  Here are a few of the commonly encountered problems with using resin and suggestions for how to fix it. Resin not cured or has not fully cured 1.  Resin not mixed in… Read more »

7 tricks for using Pearl Ex with Resin

tricks for using pearl ex and resin Techniques and tricks for using Pearl Ex 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. Find all the Pearl Ex powders used in this... Read more »

How to seal papers or findings for including in resin

How to seal papers How to seal papers for including in resin Originally published March 2012.  Updated July 2018. One of the most frequently asked questions I get is how to seal papers before including them in resin.  Here's a few of my tips: Does the item you are working with need to be sealed? The easiest way to... 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 »