Tag: techniques

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... 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 »

How to dry flowers in a microwave

flowers for drying

How to dry flowers using a microwave This article is the fourth in a series on drying flowers.  You can read the other articles here: How to dry flowers using silica gel beads How to dry flower petals with contact paper How to dry flowers with parchment paper The last technique I tried was to… Read more »

Casting resin in cold temperatures

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Tips for casting resin when the temperature is cold One of the things I love about living in Florida is that our winters tend to be quite reasonable.  That doesn’t mean we don’t have any cold days, but I know that when the cold ones are here, warm ones are only a couple of days… Read more »

Resin paperweight tutorial

DIY resin paperweight

How to make a resin paperweight This post is kind of a tutorial, but also an opportunity to experiment. I’m a huge fan of Carmi and the Resin Crafts blog.  Recently, Carmi shared a tutorial where she used a bangle bracelet mold to make a resin paperweight.  I LOVED what she came up with and… Read more »

Resin Crafting Tips

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5 Tips and Tricks for Crafting with Resin! This is a guest blog post by Mona Schmitt of www.craftklatch.com I loooove crafting with resin!  There are so many things you can do and experiment with and most of the time the results are fantastic!  Still things don’t always go as planned, but in life, they… Read more »

How to make your resin charms into wearable jewelry

glue bail on resin charm

You make a great resin casting and now you want to be able to wear it.  Did you know you have several options?  This video shows several examples of what you can add to your resin charms in order to be able to wear them as resin jewelry.      Unpublished Blog Posts of… Read more »

How to apply mold release to an intricate pattern silicone mold

applying mold release

Did you know that applying mold release to a silicone mold is an important step in getting a good resin casting?  Ever wonder how you can apply the mold release, especially when dealing with a mold with lots of cracks and crevices?  This 3 minute video gives you a brief explanation as to how to… Read more »