Tag: troubleshooting

Mistakes beginners make with resin

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The five most common mistakes beginners make with resin Believe it or not, I was once a beginner with resin. So I’m sure you figured that out before now, but I tell you this, because when I started with resin, boy did I make some mistakes. I only wish my teacher at the time had… Read more »

Seven experts share their advice for crafting with resin

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Seven experts share their advice for crafting with resin I asked 6 of the best resin crafters I know, plus threw in a tip of my own, for their advice for crafting with resin.  While the question was directed as help for beginners, perhaps even experienced resin crafters can see some ‘room for improvement’ when… Read more »

How to fix bubbles in resin

cutting bubbles out of resin How to fix bubbles in resin by Kate Ledum Even when you are very careful.  Even when you are very experienced.  Even when you are completely aware that bubbles can happen and you know to watch for them. Bubbles can wreck your resin piece. Unfortunately, the resin coaster with leaves from the How to Make... Read more »

10 ways to make sure your next resin casting is a disaster

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Ten ways to make sure your next resin casting is a disaster   Resin casting is a lot of fun.  I love the versatility of embedding objects in the resin along with making it any color I want.  Unfortunately, it isn’t always as easy as it looks and can cause frustration for even the most… Read more »

Resin Troubleshooting Tips

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General resin trouble shooting tips When working with resin, technique is very important to ensure outstanding results.  Here are a few of the commonly encountered resin jewelry making problems and some possible explanations: Resin not cured or has not fully cured: 1.  Resin was not mixed in the correct ratio of resin to hardener.  Recheck… Read more »

At what temperature should I be mixing my resin?

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What temperature should my resin be when I mix it? Did you know that the ambient temperature of the room you’re working resin in is very important to the outcome of your projects? Ideally, the temperature of the room that you’re doing resin crafts in should be about 68 to 72 degrees F.  Theoretically of… Read more »

More resin troubleshooting

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If you have ever used resin only to not get your desired results, you’re not alone.  While resin is a fun and versaitile medium to make jewelry, it can be a fussy beast as well!  These are a few of the problems we get asked about at Resin Obsession and what you can do about… Read more »

8 things to do with your resin jewelry mistakes

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Eight things to do with your resin casting mistakes Call it hoarding, but from the beginning, I have always held onto my failed resin projects.  I tried to salvage them if I could, but even if I couldn’t, I just couldn’t bear throwing them in the trash.  I soon learned that having these reject resin… Read more »

Resin casting problems

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If you’ve spent anytime at all with resin, you have run into resin casting issues or problems with resin curing.  (Myself included!)  I’m going to share with you a few of the problems I have run into and a few resin jewelry making techniques to help. 1. Make sure your area is clean.  (and clean… Read more »