I am doing it! I spent some time researching safer, more natural cleaning products. I played with some different products I mixed up and have officially made my own stuff. I use vinegar, water and some essential oils for my all purpose cleaner. Other than that, I mix up my own laundry detergent but really don’t use the soft scrub, linen sprays, and tons of other things I have great recipes for. I wanted to make my own cleaners for health, cost saving and just having a simpler way of doing things—I got it all.
I have recipes so, if you want some let me know—
I spent a ton of time reading about resin on the internet and some books.
Well, I purchased resin, resin color dye, a mold, release spray.
I mixed my first batch and made shallow top layers. Added inclusions, mixed a 2nd layer and covered everything. After that dried, I mixed a 3rd layer with dye. That was the disaster. If you put too much dye in the resin, it will stay gooey forever. Most of my pieces came out okay but the 2 I wanted to to turn into some funky earrings didn’t make it. There was a tad too much dye I guess.
I found some good tutorials to get started with but I really need to purchase The Art of Resin Jewelry by Sheri Haab.
Skinner Studio has 2 2-part tutorials about supplies and getting started and how to embed paper in resin jewelry.
Cut Out and Keep has a tutorial about using resin in the framed metal pendants you can purchase(like what you put cabochons in)