Before attempting something that social media makes seem simple, start with modest tasks to build experience. It’s feasible to develop into a talented resin jewelry maker, but it won’t happen overnight.
Let’s try it again if you’re a beginner or if you’ve tried it before and thought, this was a waste of a nice time. This time, however, this article will be your mentor as you create resin jewelry.
Master resin first: You must be able to mix resin and have confidence that it will consistently dry firm, clear, and unsticky. We’re just going to concentrate on the resin for this stage.
Why? The simplest materials to work with are epoxy. They are the most tolerant of errors. Additionally, the pot time is plenty for you to use it before it begins to gel. All resins are not created equal. If you claim that resin is ineffective. It cant be true because many of resin users agree with this fact. But let’s just say that from all jewelry designers all around the world, operator error is to blame for 99% of the time when things go wrong.
For people who do resin for the first time, after pouring the resin in silicone tray moulds. You’ll be surprised. Now that it has a permanent shape, can it? To achieve this, it must be poured into an epoxy mould, although doing so requires additional skill. Make sure you’re using resin for the moulds and a resin mould release. Some resins have the ability to dome onto a surface because they are sufficiently thick. This indicates that sides are not necessary to maintain the resin’s raised finish. This objective is the last because it’s crucial that you understand how much resin you can pour into a given area.
Flip the coaster mould over after carefully removing the silicone that has hardened from it to release the acrylic shape. If you need to make a larger hole to remove the acrylic form or clean off any loose silicone from the edges, a utility knife will come in handy
When the resin has completely cured, smooth out any rough edges. You can start with the roughest side of a multisided nail buffing file from the drugstore or dollar store and work your way to the finest. Sand the wood until it is completely smooth and flat with the resin using a nail file or sandpaper. Once the resin edges have been cleaned up and smoothed down, add the desired hardware. Jewelry hardware kits are available in craft stores.
To begin, avoid drilling too close to the edge of the resin piece and make a small hole towards the top of the resin piece for the hardware. To avoid the drill damaging your table top, drill the part on a scrap piece of wood.To season the wood, apply a little amount of food-safe oil to a delicate cloth and wipe it over the pendant’s surface. This process will not only complete the wood to a stunning, glowing condition, but it will also help cover up any epoxy glue traces that you weren’t quite able to sand out.