UV Resin Crafting 101 - Start Here!

Maybe you’ve seen some projects using Resin and you think to yourself – “That’s so cool! Where do I begin?”

Or you’ve seen videos making resin look so easy but are don't know where to start. Well, we're am here to point you in the right direction!

If you are a complete newbie to Resin crafting, this article is for you!

If you are familiar with the basics but think trying some new techniques might be too hard- listen up!
Resin crafting is fun and easy and we're here to show you the way!

First, let’s talk about our product: UV ResinCraft!

There are a lot of types of Resin out there, and this is probably the coolest one. (We are obviously partial 😊). But you want to use the right Resin for the job. Depending on what you are making, how large it is, and how much time you have, you have options commonly available in Craft Stores:

What different types of Resin are out there?

  • Two-Part Resin, also known as AB Resin & Epoxy Resin:
    • This one is easy to spot because it comes in TWO containers. You have to mix both liquids together – the Resin AND a hardener – in order to use it.
    • This Resin is great for large projects like coasters, trays, or even counter tops and furniture parts
      •  PROs: Clear, hard result. Can be used in opaque molds.
      • CONs: Takes 24+ hours to cure each layer. Must be mixed very precisely. Lots of bubbles.
  • Casting Resin, also known as 10-minute Resin:
    • This one also comes in two parts and must be mixed. It hardens in 10 minutes to a WHITE color.
      • PROs: Great for large, opaque projects. Can be used in opaque molds.
      • CONs: Opaque white once cured. Must work quickly! Two-minute work time. Can be de-molded in 10 minutes, but takes 72 hours to fully cure.
  • UV Resin, also known as the one for busy people:
    • Perfect for impatient folks like US who want something that cures almost instantly when exposed to UV Light.
    • Most commonly used in silicone molds or in bezels, and is most suited for small items like jewelry crafting.
      • PROs: Fast! Cures in a couple minutes. No bubbles!
      • CONs: More expensive. Requires UV Light.

So, depending on the project you want to create, there are lots of options out there. Use the right Resin for the job. If you want to learn more about getting started with UV Resin specifically, keep reading!

Supplies you need to get started!

The best way to get started is with one of our UV ResinCraft kits. Each kit comes with a UV Lamp and the UV Resin, plus they contain all the little pieces and parts you need to start crafting right away.

Here are the basics:

  • If you want to make something with a MOLD, you will need
    • UV Resin
    • UV Lamp or Sunlight
    • Glitter, Confetti, Dried Flowers or anything else you want to put inside the UV Resin
    • Wood sticks
    • A clear silicone mold

 Click here to download our How To Use A Mold PDF


  • If you want to make something with a BEZEL, you will need:
    • UV Resin
    • UV Lamp or Sunlight
    • Glitter, Confetti, Dried Flowers or anything else you want to put inside the UV Resin
    • Wood sticks
    • Metal bezels
    • Resin Tape (this is a special tape you need if you are using open-back bezels

 Click here to download our How To Use A Bezel PDF


  • Helpful additions to have:
    • Silicone mat to protect your work surface
    • Our Resin tints if you want to add color
    • Any findings (like jump rings) you might need to attach your creation to something else

Other resources!

Watch one of our videos!

We walk you through all the steps needed to craft from start to finish.
Click here to watch our resin videos

Get inspired!

We’ve made such cool things and we want to show them off! 
Click here to check out past projects

Get answers to your questions!

This page answers some of the most frequently-asked questions about UV Resin!
Click here to get some answers

You have a problem, we have a solution!

If you are having technical issues, we have a whole page dedicated to some technical problems you may have
Click here to explore our troubleshooting page

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