How to Make Resin Products? Jewelry, Earrings, Rings…
How to make resin sculptures how is a matter of trial and error. You can purchase ready-made moldings, but they can sometimes be flimsy or brittle. If you want to build sculptures on your own, it is important to know how to make the individual bubbles in the molds so that when you pour the resin mixture into the molds, you get perfect circles, squares, etc. If the resin mixture expands too much, there is a good chance that the pieces will break off. It may seem difficult at first but with practice, you will get the technique down.
Frankincense resin is primarily used to create candles. Resin candles are a great way to burn aromatherapy candles. A hot piece of Frankincense resin is mixed with an equal mixture of distilled water and a small amount of essential oil. Once this mixture is heated, it is poured into molds and allowed to cool. Once the mixture cools, it can harden as powder and then be poured into molds to form candles.
The molds need to be cleaned properly before each use. The resin will harden if it is exposed to moisture or is left out in the open. After the candle has been formed, the edges of the molds will begin to bubble. You will have to poke tiny holes in the top of the mold so that the candle can have air flow through it.
You can also make resin rings. The process is almost identical to making candles except that instead of pouring hot resin into a mold, you mix an acrylic liquid and small amount of wax. The resulting ring mold is then placed in a microwave oven for about 10 seconds to liquefy the mixture. After the resin mixture cools, it can be hardened into rings by passing it through a die. This process creates a hard resin that can now be used to craft necklaces, bracelets, rings, and other items that can be worn.
Crystals are another popular craft item. You can get started making crystals pretty easily once you have some basic supplies. To make crystals, you will need crystal beads, water, glass rods, wire, and an acid-based material to help polish off the beads. You will need to have a heat source to help create the heat needed to fuse the glass rods into the beads and an acid to help get the crystals started.
How to make resin rings is similar to how you would make a necklace. First, you will need to have long pieces of wire, bead clips, and a crimp to start with your rings. Then you will need to melt the wire and wrap it around a bead clip to form a loop. You will then heat the wire until it melts and passes it through the crimp to form your ring shape.
A good idea when learning how to make resin items is to try to make them out of one of these two materials instead of a plain glass bead. Glass beads can be expensive and if you are just starting out, it might be best to go with the other material until you start to see the results of the first. After you have your resin items made, you will need to place a container with a lid on it in a hot place. You will seal the container and leave it in a dark place for a long time, such as a basement, and then open it up once a month to remove it from the dark place.
The next step in how to make resin items is to mix one-part resin with two parts hardener. Resin can be hard to mix because it has a tendency to clump together when it gets too hot, so you will need to add some water to make the mixture more malleable. Use a wire brush or cloth to apply the resin into the container, being careful to apply it uniformly and not overdoing it. Put the lid on the container and shake the bottle to mix the resins inside.