Using Colored Resin
In Jewelry Making

Colored resin jewelry can be made in a wide variety of colors and shapes.

Opaque pigments are available for adding in small amounts to resin, which will produce a solid color. Transparent resin can be tinted with a small amount of dye.

Resin manufacturers produce liquid pigments for use in their own products. These pigments can be mixed to produce various color hues.

These pigments are very concentrated; you should only use very small amounts otherwise the resin will not cure and will remain soft and flexible.

Powdered pigments can be obtained from art suppliers and can be used to color resins.



Test the color additive before final use, mix a small amount of resin, and add color and let set to ensure the color is compatible with your resin.

Mixing the color incompletely, or partially mixing with a different color before adding to the resin can create original design effects.

Experiment with different brands of colors and resins.

Keep notes on what you do so that you can repeat it if necessary.

Non-oil artist’s pastels can be shaved into resin to add color.

There is a brand of resin on the market, which can be colored with oil paint.

Color can be added to resin and used for cold enameling of metal such as gold, silver, precious metal clay and other metals.

The colored resin is applied to the metal and left to cure. The results of this technique can be quite outstanding.

There are now colored liquid resins, resin paste, metallic and pearl effect resins in the market.

With the addition of hardener these products can produce a wide range of cold enameling and patterned resin jewelry.

Pearl-Ex finely ground pigments work very well, giving a great sparkle to your resin.



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