Tag: techniques

Why is my resin wavy? Why is my resin swirly?

why is my resin swirly

If you are asking yourself why is my resin wavy, know that this can be a completely normal occurrence. Mixing resin and hardener together When epoxy resin and hardener are first mixed together, seeing waves or swirls should expected. Sometimes they are different thicknesses or even slightly different colors. These show up as swirls when… Read more »

What is the fastest way to cure epoxy resin? – Speed up resin curing

How can I cure epoxy resin faster

How can I cure epoxy resin faster? Sometimes you may find yourself in a situation where you need to speed up the cure time for your epoxy resin. Cure times for epoxy resin vary. Here are some suggestions on the fastest way to cure epoxy. Before we get into that though, let me take a… Read more »

How to mix powder pigment into resin – 2 easy options

how to mix powder pigment into resin

Wondering how to mix powder pigment into resin? Originally written June 2012.  Updated July 2019. There are a couple of different methods you can try. Before you start, you need to mix your resin and hardener together.  If you need help with that, this article shows how:  How to mix resin and hardener You also want… Read more »

Basic resin casting – Learn resin casting basics

basic resin casting

Getting started with resin can be fun and challenging, but sometimes it can be hard to know where to begin. I’ve been there and I feel your pain!  Let me break it down for you with some of my basic resin casting instructions to help you get started making your resin jewelry and crafts. Step… Read more »

Can you drill holes in resin? – How to drill holes in resin

After creating your resin charms, you may be wondering, can you drill holes in resin? The answer is an emphatic YES! Here’s how to drill resin charms to make them into wearable jewelry: Step 1 Make sure your resin is fully cured. You cannot drill uncured or partially cured resin. Besides being messy, soft or… Read more »

How to polish resin – different ways of polishing resin

resin polishing options

After completing your resin project, you may decide you want a shinier finish. Here are a few key steps on how to polish resin. Determine how hard has your resin cured. Not all resins can take heat and friction well. Some will make crumbs and can even melt. So how do you know how hard… Read more »

10 ways how to save money when using resin – Resin money saving tips

resin money saving tips

Yes, you are reading that correctly. A company that is selling resin products is going to share with you how to save money when using resin. See, when I’m not a resin retailer, I am a resin artist. (and a thrifty one at that). Saving money on resin and resin supplies is something I do… Read more »

Surfaces resin won’t stick to – what surfaces will resin not adhere to

what surfaces will resin not adhere to

Resin makes a great glue but sometimes you need surfaces resin won’t stick to.  That information is not only helpful in knowing what makes a good resin art and crafting surface but knowing a little bit about what resin doesn’t stick to is useful in getting resin to do some neat things. Mold release.  We… Read more »

How can I get a matte or satin finish on resin jewelry and art?

matte or satin finish on resin

Sometimes when you are casting, you may want to get a matte or satin finish on resin. How do you do that? Epoxy resin cures with a shiny or glossy finish, especially on surfaces that are exposed to air during curing, but there are a few ways to get a matte or satin finish on… Read more »