Resin crafts, in particular resin earrings, just seems to have found a high place on the list of new DIY trends of 2021, and it looks like it’s sticking around for good. Resin is an extremely strong liquid that cures into a nearly indestructible plastic. While most people think of them as “plastic,” this material does more than just plastic wrap. You can create all kinds of items out of resin including jewelry, bath products, fashion accessories, home furnishings, and more. Read on for a closer look at how you can use it to make a variety of different items.
If you’re going to do any resin crafts this year, you need to pay attention to two very important things: understanding how an item is made, and choosing a hardener that’s right for you. This really isn’t as simple as it sounds. In fact, it can be a little confusing if you don’t have some basic knowledge of how different resins are made and what exactly it is that they’re used for.
One of the most common resin crafts around is making soap sculptures. These are really beautiful sculptures that are created by pouring different kinds of hardeners into molds. The different hardeners will add different colors to the soap as it cures, so it’s up to the creator to choose which color will go into which mold. They can also use different additives like fruits, herbs, dyes, and even pigment in the hardening agent to create unique designs.
Another kind of resin craft is making beadwork. Beads are especially popular because they can also be used as decorative items or as personal craft projects. Using beads instead of regular polymer clay lets you be more creative with your patterns, since beads are much thinner than regular polymer clay and so can be placed in more intricate patterns. Some people even add items like crystals or gemstones to their beadwork in order to create stunning effects. And with so many shapes and sizes available, there’s no limit to how many different kinds of beadwork someone can make or design.
While teamwork is a great example of resin crafts, one of the more unusual but also fun crafts that you can do are blowing up paper products. You don’t need any special equipment to create these DIY projects. All you need to do is use a blowtorch and some paper supplies, such as markers, crayons, waxes, and acrylic paints. The only real difference between blowing up paper products using regular old paper and blowing them up using epoxy resin is the thickness of the finished product. If you use regular paper, the finished product will be about twice as thick as one filled with epoxy resin.
Making translucent glass beads is also another great example of a resin craft. With this method, all you have to do is expose an aluminum sphere inside a clear plastic tube. The sphere gets immersed in the uv light. Once the UV light goes out, the aluminum sphere is transparent again!
There are many other resin crafts that you can try. If you’re interested in doing any of these kinds of DIY projects, however, it helps to have some kind of instruction manual or guide to show you the proper techniques. Not all resin crafts are created equally. Some require more skill than others.
It’s best to start with one of the simpler resin crafts and work up to more complicated ones if you want it to be successful. It’s also better to try to learn all of the methods for a particular kind of craft before trying it with another type. That way, you can ensure that the process will go as smoothly as possible. So, have fun and try a few of your favorite types of resins!