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Welcome to the Create and Craft Club

Welcome to the Create and Craft Club

5 Ways To Experiment With Resin

Resin is having a moment in the crafting world, and it’s no wonder that this fabulous material is gaining such popularity – it’s super versatile, and once you’ve got the hang of it, the process is simple to understand. Our top tip for working with resin? Measure, measure, measure! Work slowly and make sure your ratios are exactly correct to ensure a perfect result. Don't get discouraged if it doesn’t work out the first time, though – the process of working out the right formula can be super fun, and any ‘mess ups’ just provide a chance to learn!

5 Ways To Experiment With Resin

1. Jewellery

Pendants, earrings, rings, brooches – the list of possibilities for resin jewellery is endless! With this technique, you can create showstopping pieces that are completely unique and really show off your individual style. Check out a handy guide like the How to Make Resin Jewellery Book by Sara Naumann (435985) to discover how to really nail your resin accessories every time.

2. Paperweights

If you’re looking for a personal touch to add to your desk, a handmade resin paperweight is the ideal project for you. Alternatively, if you’re a keen seamstress, this resin make also works perfectly as a pattern weight. Try including some colourful dried petals or crisp autumn leaves to capture your favourite season and enjoy it’s beauty all year round.

3. Upcycled tray

A tray seems like a simple project, but it's totally up to you how complex you make it when working (507912). Or, try including some of the leftover bits-and-bobs that float at the bottom of your stash, such as loose buttons, safety pins and beads for a totally craft-obsessed tray.

4. Coasters

If you’re a resin newbie, or you’re just looking for a quick project to fill an evening, a simple coaster can be a great way to satisfy your crafty needs. Once you have completed one coaster, it’s easy to continue making them until you have a complete set – mix and match colours and patterns for a fun collection, or keep it monochrome for a sophisticated matching set.

5. Keychain

If you want to admire your resin creations every time you leave the house, try whipping up a fabulous handmade keychain. All you need is a silicone mould and your resin mixture, plus something to add a bit of colour. Sprinkle holographic glitter into a mermaid mould to create a stunning shimmery effect, then once the resin has set, drill a small hole at the top and attach your keyring. If mermaids aren’t for you, why not try creating some prehistoric creatures to adorn your keys? The Katy Sue Dinosaur Silicone Moulds Collection (500597) contains three adorable dinos for you to choose from.