Tag: techniques

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 »

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

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 the basics on how to… Read more »

What are the different types of resin?

types of resin

Which resin is right for my project? Originally published 2012.  Updated April 2018. 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 (or… 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