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Making epoxy jewelry - 10 Practical tips

In this article, our most experienced customers and experts share their most important tips and tricks regarding making epoxy art.

In recent months we have welcomed many new customers to our community. With many regular customers, we know from experience that everyone has their own way of working with epoxy resin. We also notice that there are many questions. That's why we now share the best tips and tricks with you!

How do you remove air bubbles from epoxy resin? Tip #1!

My favorite trick for removing air bubbles from epoxy resin is to use the Bubble Blaster spray from itsOkay. This is a much safer alternative than lighters. Lighters or other heat tools often damage your mold.

- Demi, epoxy expert at itsOkay

Which epoxy resin do you use for jewelry making? Tip #2

My favorite trick is to use a ready-made resin. For example , the special UV Resin from itsOkay. This one is specifically for jewelry, I can't find any types on the internet that are really for jewelry.
You can pour this epoxy variant directly from the bottle into a mold using a handy spout. Such a spout gives me much more control over where I want to place the epoxy in a mold.
- Liza, epoxy artist

How do you remove uncured epoxy resin? Tip #3

Uncured epoxy resin is still soft and therefore easier to remove than already cured epoxy resin. Use acetone or alcohol for this. Put this on a cloth and rub it on the surface until the glue comes off.
Always keep disinfectant gel, alcohol and baby wipes on hand when working with epoxy resin. In my opinion, this is the easiest and best way to remove epoxy resin or anything else if you have accidentally spilled resin on something. A simple tip, but definitely worth it!
- Ellen, resin artist, @EllenAndersonArt

Epoxy resin sticks! What now? Tip #4

It may happen that an epoxy resin is still sticky after curing. This could be due to the following things:

  1. You used too much epoxy pigment (a few drops is enough). If you use too much, the mixture will no longer be in balance and will not harden properly.
  2. Do you use a two-component epoxy ? Then it is important that you weigh both carefully and use exactly the same amount of A (resin) and B (hardener). If you do not do this, there is a chance that the epoxy resin will not harden properly. Stir well to ensure everything is well mixed and scrape off the epoxy resin completely.
  3. Do you use UV Resin ? Then let it harden properly in the direct sun or under the UV Epoxy LED Lamp and do not remove the epoxy resin from the mold too quickly. Stickiness disappears after the jewelry has been in the sun long enough. Don't forget to turn the jewelry over.

Is your epoxy resin still sticky? You can remedy stickiness by:

  1. Place the epoxy resin in a warm place or in direct sunlight for several hours;
  2. Apply a new coat of resin or clear nail polish on top of the sticky resin;
  3. Allow the epoxy resin to harden longer if stated on the packaging. Make sure that the resin can harden properly and do not remove it from the mold too quickly out of enthusiasm;
  4. Let the ready-made UV Resin harden under a UV Epoxy LED Lamp .

-Kate, resin artists and UK resin supplier

Removing air bubbles from epoxy resin! Tip #5

Make sure epoxy is not too cold when pouring. Warm it up in a bain marie. Grab a large bowl, put hot water in it and place your bottles in it. Make sure that no water gets into the epoxy resin, otherwise it will no longer be usable. When it is warmer you will have less trouble with bubbles. Let the mixed epoxy sit for about 5 minutes before pouring. If you do this, no bubbles will appear.
-Mona, epoxy artist

How do you clean silicone epoxy molds? Tip #6

I always get a lot of questions about how I clean the silicone epoxy molds and cups after crafting. I do this as follows:

  1. Try to remove as much epoxy as possible with paper towels (or toilet paper). Clean as much as possible while the resin is still liquid. Once the epoxy becomes sticky and starts to harden, it becomes more difficult to clean.
  2. Clean your workspace and silicone molds with methylated spirits or alcohol. This removes the last and smallest leftovers.
  3. Then wash your silicone epoxy molds, tools and cups with mild soap in warm soapy water. Never use scouring pads, steel wool or anything else that abrades when cleaning. Turn everything upside down and let it dry on a tea towel.

Bonus tip! Store your silicone mold in a sealed plastic bag.


- Demi, epoxy expert at itsOkay


How do you remove spilled epoxy resin? Tip #7

One of our customers had spilled epoxy resin on her glass table top. If this happens, put boiling water on an old cloth and place it on the epoxy resin; then wait a few minutes and use a putty knife or other flat tool to gently get under the resin and then remove it. This works great. Be careful: you can only do this on a hard surface that will not damage the table. Also be careful of your hands.

Use acetone to remove epoxy resin from wood and concrete. Did epoxy resin accidentally end up on your wooden floor? Do not use alcohol and paint thinners to remove the epoxy resin. These can damage or discolor your floor. You can easily remove epoxy residue with acetone.
- Stefanie, Customer Service Experts itsOkay.nl

How do you clean silicone epoxy molds? Tip #8

Is there dust, sand or glitter on your silicone mold and do you want to remove it quickly and easily? Then try this with adhesive tape. You double-stick the adhesive tape and apply it to your finger, then press it onto the mold. Repeat this a few times and the silicone mold is clean!


- Erica, epoxy artist

Reuse leftover epoxy resin! Tip #9

My tip is not to throw away any resin pieces or resin mixture that you have left, but to keep it. You can chop this into pieces and reuse them in other pieces at another time!
- Sanne, epoxy expert at itsOkay

How do you finish epoxy resin jewelry? Tip #10

My tip for getting excess resin / rough edges from your epoxy is to remove it with small pliers or a knife like in the photo below. Do this carefully. You can then apply a small amount of epoxy again to the imperfections to repair it this way.
- Petra, epoxy expert at itsOkay

More information?

Do you have questions about making art, jewelry or casting/coating floors or other objects? Several people work at itsOkay epoxy experts each with their own expertise. We are happy to help you.
Please contact the customer service from itsOkay or take a look at it Epoxy knowledge center .

Comments

  • Hallo, Ik vroeg me af of je voor het bevestigen van oorstekers op een oorbel ook UV epoxy kan gebruiken, of dat het beter is om speciale sierradenlijm te gebruiken zodat deze beter bevestigd blijven? Alvast bedankt, Groetjes Nikita

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    Nikita De Laet

  • Hallo ik heb een vraag heb een .. schaakbord mal hoe kan ik er kleuren in krijgen vermits de vierkantjes heel laag zijn …kan mij iemand dat laten weten aub…

    GI

    Gise

  • Alle versierselen zakken naar de bodem. Iets doe ik dus niet goed.maar wat ?

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    Ineke

  • Na het maken van sieraden maak ik mijn mallen en materialen schoon met au de cologne, en dat werkt prima !

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    Angie

  • Ik heb eens per ongeluk 2componenten hars gekocht . Maar de verhouding staat er niet op welke verhouding moet je dan gebruiken de ene is fles i dubbel zo groot dan de andere

    FO

    Fonteyne

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