What is resin jewellery?
Resin jewellery is a type of jewellery that is made with epoxy resin. Epoxy resin is a 2 part clear, liquid material, that hardens when mixed together in the correct ratio. It is a popular choice for making jewellery because it is durable, waterproof, and can be used to create a variety of different effects.
Resin jewellery can be made in a variety of different ways. One common method is to pour resin into a mould. This is the method we usually use at Ink and Shine. The mould can be made of silicone, plastic, or metal. Once the resin has cured, the jewellery can be removed from the mould (this is the fun part!) and the results are revealed.
Another common method for making resin jewellery is to use a bezel. A bezel is a metal frame that holds the resin in place. Bezels can be found in a variety of different shapes and sizes, and they can be used to create rings, pendants, earrings, and more.
Resin jewellery can be made with a variety of different embellishments, such as dried flowers, gold foil, and glitter. Resin can also be coloured with pigments, dyes and alcohol inks. This makes resin jewellery a versatile and creative medium for jewellery makers.
Why is resin jewellery so popular?
Resin jewellery is popular for a number of reasons. First, it is very durable. Resin is resistant to water, scratches, and most chemicals. This makes it a good choice for jewellery that will be worn on a daily basis.
Second, resin jewellery is very versatile. It can be made in a variety of different styles, from simple and minimalist to elaborate and statement. This makes it easy to find resin jewellery that matches any taste or personal style.
Third, resin jewellery is relatively affordable to buy. The materials needed to make resin jewellery are relatively inexpensive compared to fine gold, silver or diamond jewellery. Resin artists are always experimenting and creating new ways to work with resin.
How to care for resin jewellery
Resin jewellery is relatively easy to care for. To clean resin jewellery, simply wipe it with a damp cloth. If the jewellery is very dirty, you can use a mild soap and water solution. Avoid using harsh chemicals or abrasive cleaners on resin jewellery, as this can damage the finish.
To store resin jewellery, simply place it in a cool, dry place. Avoid storing resin jewellery in direct sunlight, as this can cause it to yellow over time, and the inks to fade.