Resin Jewelry Making

Resin jewelry making is becoming increasingly popular as resin can be colored and molded in many shapes

Home jewelry makers produce bracelets, brooches, earrings, and necklaces in all shapes and colors.

Jewelry items are made by pouring pre-mixed resin into commercially made molds or using molds you have made.

Molds are usually sprayed with a release agent before filling with resin.

Latex rubber or silicone is used to produce molds.

Photos, paper, fabric, flowers, metal, plastic, glass, glitter, candy, flowers, and many other materials can be encased in resin.

It can also be combined with precious metal clay to produce lovely jewelry items.

Colored resin in various forms is quite often used in conjunction with precious metals such as gold and silver.

Resin is a liquid that when mixed with a hardener becomes solid.

Many varieties exist with slightly different characteristics, hardener ratios and working times.

Epoxy, polyurethane and polyester resins are the three basic types used for jewelry making.

Once you become aware of the properties of these resins you can then decide which type suits your needs.

Whatever resin material you use always read the Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS), these sheets should accompany the product you are using.

If you do not receive one with your product, request one from the maker, or it may be available on their web site.

Resin is safe and easy to use providing you follow normal resin safety guidelines.

Before you commence any project ensure you have all essential materials and tools on hand. Resins and hardener are quite often sold separately.

Visit the basic resin techniques page for details on mixing and curing resins.

Coloring resin is easy to do and produces great colored pieces.

Resin inclusions add sparkle and color to your resin jewelry.

Jewelry molds can be easily purchased or made from rubber compounds.

Resin finishing techniques are applied to cured resin to obtain the finished product.

Epoxy Jewelry Tools basic tools for fitting jewelry findings and metal to resin jewelry.

Domed image pendant tutorial. Easy to make resin filled pendant.

Multi media pendant tutorial. Fused glass,waterslide transfer and coating resin pendant.

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