A Guide to Resin

Resin jewelry has recently increased in popularity due to its eye-catching style and versatility. Resin is a viscous, clear substance that hardens when poured into a mold, and designers often use these molds for necklace pendants, bracelet charms, earrings, and ring adornments. When jewelry makers cast resin into a mold, they often include natural and synthetic elements like flowers, leaves, glitter, sand, beads, or small charms, which become suspended in the material. This process allows designers to create bespoke pieces that jewelry admirers adore.

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Resin jewelry has recently increased in popularity due to its eye-catching style and versatility. Resin is a viscous, clear substance that hardens when poured into a mold, and designers often use these molds for necklace pendants, bracelet charms, earrings, and ring adornments. When jewelry makers cast resin into a mold, they often include natural and synthetic elements like flowers, leaves, glitter, sand, beads, or small charms, which become suspended in the material. This process allows designers to create bespoke pieces that jewelry admirers adore.



Resin History

Plant-based resin dates back to Ancient Greece, but synthetic resins that are more popular today were first created in the 1930’s. Resin, which is also known as epoxy, was initially developed for more practical purposes like varnish, adhesives, and dental prosthetics. In the 1940’s and 1950’s, artists began to use epoxy as a medium, and jewelers started experimenting with resin for things like casting, tabletop art, and decoupage. Today, aspiring jewelers can find resin and epoxy kits at craft stores, and manufacturers create batches of resin that are used in large-scale jewelry operations.


How Resin Jewelry is Created

Many jewelry makers use resin with a thin consistency, which ensures that their finished pieces are crystal clear. They mix the materials and layer the resin into their chosen mold; layering helps to minimize bubbles, and it also allows designers to add their chosen items to their creation. Once all of the decorative pieces have been layered in, designers will usually add one to two additional layers of resin to ensure these special design elements remain protected. After the resin has cured, jewelry makers add the finished piece to a necklace, ring, set of earrings, or bracelet, making it ready to wear! 

How Resin Jewelry is Created

Many jewelry makers use resin with a thin consistency, which ensures that their finished pieces are crystal clear. They mix the materials and layer the resin into their chosen mode; layering helps to minimize bubbles, and it also allows designers to add their chosen items to their creation. Once all of the decorative pieces have been layered in, designers will usually add one to two additional layers of resin to ensure these special design elements remain protected. After the resin has cured, jewelry makers add the finished piece to a necklace, ring, set of earrings, or bracelet, making it ready to wear! 

Characteristics of Resin

Natural Elements

At GoBeachy, we love to include natural elements in our resin like calming sea sand and bold turquoise. These tropical pieces are perfect for any beach lover.


Glitter

This type of jewelry features chunky or fine glitter suspended in a resin compound. Glitter resin jewelry is a fun accessory for a night out, but it also works well for bedazzling your outfit of the day.


Botanical Designs

Designers going for a more natural look often include botanical elements when casting. Popular choices include flowers and fern leaves. These items create an enchanting look for wearers of all ages. 


Tinting

Tinted resin jewelry is a vibrant and exciting style choice. For anyone looking to add a pop of color to their look, this type of resin jewelry is a perfect fit.


Resin jewelry can take many forms

Popular Resin Jewelry Designs


Care & Cleaning

  • Avoid storing your resin jewelry in direct sunlight. Due to the chemical properties of resin, some pieces may yellow when exposed to sunlight for long periods of time.

  • Protect your jewelry from heat. Hair dryers, jacuzzis, and heat from the summer sun can cause the resin to lose its shape and become damaged.

  • Stay away from chemicals. Chemicals exist in many things we encounter on a daily basis. Cosmetics, hair products, household chemicals, and hand sanitizer all contain chemicals that can damage the finish and integrity of your resin jewelry, so remember to remove your jewelry before using these products.

  • Prevent physical damage. Resin is soft and can be scuffed or pierced by sharp objects. Remove your resin jewelry before exercising, cooking, or doing anything where your piece could be damaged. 

  • Clean your resin with a damp soft cloth. If your jewelry is substantially dirty, you can also clean it with water and a mild soap. Pat it dry to remove excess moisture and then allow it to air dry.

  • Store your resin jewelry in a closed container. Ensure that your jewelry is completely dry before storing it in an airtight container, jewelry bag, or jewelry box away from the sunlight.


Find Your Tropical Flair

At GoBeachy, our resin adornments capture the spirit of the sea. The ocean sand and turquoise rocks offer a touch of tropical flair, and the sparkling finish of the resin resembles the crystal clear waters of the Caribbean. If you are looking for a piece of captivating, beach-inspired jewelry, check out GoBeachy’s resin jewelry collection today.


At GoBeachy, our resin adornments capture the spirit of the sea. The ocean sand and turquoise rocks offer a touch of tropical flair, and the sparkling finish of the resin resembles the crystal clear waters of the Caribbean. If you are looking for a piece of captivating, beach-inspired jewelry, check out GoBeachy’s resin jewelry collection today.

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