Tag: troubleshooting

Why is my resin bendy? – Why is my resin flexible?

flexible resin

If you are asking yourself why is my resin bendy, there are a few reasons why this can happen: Resin needs more time to cure While a resin is curing, it will no longer be liquid, but can be soft and pliable. If this is happening to you, double check the cure time for your… Read more »

Mistakes beginners make with resin

mistakes beginners make with resin 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 »

Why is my resin sticky – my resin is sticky – why does that happen?

sticky resin

You carefully select your resin, mix the two parts together, then pour it in your project only to find the next day that it is sticky or gooey. Sticky resin has got to be one of the worst things ever. It’s incredibly frustrating! No one wants to ask themselves ‘why is my resin sticky?’ There… Read more »

Resin jewelry mistakes – 8 things you can do with them

resin jewelry 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 castings turned out to be pretty useful… Read more »

Resin Troubleshooting Tips – Epoxy resin troubleshooting

resin troublshooting

General resin troubleshooting tips 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 them. Resin not cured or has not fully cured Most likely cause: Resin and hardener not mixed thoroughly.  While mixing, it… Read more »

Resin didn’t cure – 12 reasons why your resin isn’t curing

resin didn't cure

Why didn’t my resin cure? This is a problem that resin newbies and seasoned professionals alike run into from time to time. Here are a few trouble areas you should evaluate in case you’re asking yourself, “Why didn’t my resin cure?” 1. How old is your resin? Only purchase enough resin that you can comfortably… Read more »

10 tips for getting rid of resin bubbles

Hand up if you hate bubbles in resin! (I have both of mine up in case you are wondering.) Nothing can ruin the look of resin quicker than finding a bubble in your finished project. Here are my 10 tips for avoiding and getting rid of resin bubbles. 1. Choose the right resin for your… Read more »

Five things you should never set in resin

things you should not set in resin

Adding things to resin is an easy way to make your resin crafts and jewelry special. Your possibilities are endless! While there is so much you can add to resin, there are five things you should never set in resin: Fresh flowers Fresh flowers will turn colors in resin. They can do anything from go… Read more »

10 reasons why your resin casting is a disaster and how to avoid them

resin casting disasters How to avoid resin casting disasters Resin casting is a lot of fun.  I love the versatility of embedding objects in resin along with making it any resin color I want.  Unfortunately, it isn't always as easy as it looks and can cause frustration for even the most experienced resin crafter.  A little bit of... Read more »