Just click on image for larger size & print out. Resin is fun...addictive, and not a terribly expensive or time consuming craft to do!
I think it's sad when folks think they can't do something...just because of a fear of the materials...or for whatever reason they hesitate. If you never try it...you'll never know if you can or can't do it! So if you're one of those on the fence about trying something...hop off that fence and get yourself going! Who knows, you might be the next resin goddess in your neighborhood!
*SAFETY UPDATE* courtesy of a fellow Etsy Member "Beyondtherockz"
They reside in Connecticut and create gorgeous jewelry individually designed and crafted by hand!
Here is a clip & paste of their resin safety warning from the forum...FYI...
"There are some definite safety tips needed when working with resin:- Use a respirator with appropriate filters- OR work with resin outside when it's not too windy or chilly or too humid. (Resin likes it to be warm and not too humid.)- Wear nitrile gloves. Why nitrile? Because you really really really have to protect your skin. If resin gets on it, and your skin reacts. You could have the kind of reaction where you will never be able to work with resin again. This is according to one manufacturer I spoke with who I'm pretty sure makes the resin in your photos.- It's important to know how to wash off resin if you do get it on your skin. It is not safe to use alcohol because that opens up your pours so resin will get in better before it gets completely cleaned off. I use a citrus-based cleaner, according to what the manufacturer recommended. Again, the alcohol information I'm sharing comes from the manufacturer.- If you wear contacts, take them out before beginning. Wear eyeglasses or goggles. Eyes must be protected.- Resin fumes are bad. Do not let your pieces cure in your oven, microwave or actually allow uncured resin anywhere near where you eat, etc.- If you're trying to get bubbles out, do not use a hairdryer (unless you are very, very careful) because resin can splat around and get on your skin. Do not use a lighted match or the like because it is flammable! Instead, use a heat gun. It works well ahd has saved many pieces for me that I know I never would have saved if it were for my trust heat gun. Sorry for the debby-downer type info, but I just want everyone to remember to be safe first when using resin. I think one of the problems associated with the product is that the reading material is too lengthy, too confusing, and just plain old difficult to ready being as tiny as it is. So when I see a thread on resin, I feel compelled to write in. Best of luck!"
Thank you very much for taking the time to cover the safety aspect of working with this fabulous material beyondtherockz!