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Resin is a great way to add colour or precious keepsakes to your metal clay jewellery! And used on its own it offers you an easy and affordable way of creating large jewellery designs.

When cured resin has a hard, smooth, shiny finish. It can be used with or without pigment colorants. It can be used to embed stones, glitter and other decorative elements.

Use our 2-part moulding compound to create moulds which you can then cure your resin in - excellent for making sparkling three-dimensional pieces, or maybe resin cabochons to mount in your silver... The resin will separate from the mould without any need for release agents.

Resin comes in many different versions. On this page we've tried to introduce the one we think are most suitable for jewellery making applications.

Casting resin is used for casting into deeper moulds. Ideal for large bangles, paper weigths and similar big items. It comes in two parts which needs mixing together.

Pouring (or coating) resin is designed to be used in thin layers. To coat images, fill shallow bezels, or casting into shallow moulds. It comes in two parts which needs mixing together.

UV resin cures in minutes with the help of UV light. You can fill cavities or make a thick domed top layer. It comes in gel viscosity but can be thinned with gentle heat. It needs to be cured with UV light. Compared to normal resin, there is less waste as you don't have to mix two components, and no more worrying about exact measurements! The UV resin doesn't smell, it is non-yellowing and self-levelling. So all-in-all, very easy to use!

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UV resin
Two-component pouring and casting resin
Mixing cups and stirrers
Colourants
Resin casting moulds
Pewter bezels
UV curing lights


UV RESIN CLEAR GEL
UV Resin UV Resin Gel - Crystal

This fabulous one-part crystal clear resin is so easy to use! With the help of UV light the P2 Jelly cures in minutes, rather than hours. One of the best things about this thick crystal clear gel, is that it comes in a tube (similar to oil paint tubes), making it easy to apply - no more messing about with scooping thick gooey gel out of pots with sticky spatulas!

You can apply the gel from the tube directly onto your piece, as it is quite thick it is easy to handle. The thick viscosity of the gel allows you to create slightly domes effects easily. If you want, you can warm the P2 Jelly tube slightly to make runnier.

The gel cures rock hard in about minutes with a UV light. The time of curing varies on the UV light and if you add colour to the resin. In a high wattage UV light box clear gel cures in 3-5 minutes, in smaller boxes it can be around 10-20 minutes - a lot faster than most resins! It will not leave a sticky surface, and doesn't need any polishing, unless you want to reshape it. Make sure your UV light reach all the corners of the gel - add, and cure, in thin layers, no thicker than approx. 2mm at a time. Angle your piece differently throughout the different curing sessions to to help cure all of the resin.

Can be coloured using any of the colours below. The tube contains 15g.



POURING AND CASTING RESIN
Envirotex Lite Resin Envirotex Lite Pour-On Resin

Envirotex Lite hardens to a high-gloss finish, and cures completely in 36-48 hours. It is used for projects that are less than ½" thick, so ideal for coatings or shallow bezel applications. If you want to cast deeper items, use Pebeo Crystal Clear Resin or Easycast Clear Casting Resin (see below).

This two-component, durable, resilient material requires no polishing to produce a high gloss. One coat is all that is usually required for a deep attractive finish, however, two or more coats maybe applied one over the other by simply wiping the surface with a clean cloth and alcohol prior to recoating.Envirotex Lite is acid & solvent free and can be used safely over color copies, newspaper clippings, paint and ink surfaces as well.

Mix with colourants or Pearl-ex Pigments to add beautiful colours. Glitter, Rhinestones, etc can be added to create gorgeous effects.

Comes in 118ml (4 oz.) or 326ml (8oz). The 118ml pack covers about 930 square cm (1 square foot).
Select size: Low stock available!Small £7.99, Large £11.99
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Pebeo Crystal Resin Crystal Resin

This crystal clear, very hard, two-component epoxy resin system is a more economical product for larger castings.

The Pebeo Crystal Resin (sometimes called Gedeo Crystal Resin) cures perfectly clear and very hard. It can be used for mouldings, inlays, coatings or laminates. Can be coloured with glass colours - completely or surface only.

Mix with colourants or Pearl-ex Pigments to add beautiful colours. Ideal for embedding dried flowers, shells, glitter etc. Perfect for small jewellery items such as brooches, earrings etc, as well as larger deeper castings. Can be de-moulded after 12 hours, full cure within 24 hours.

Can be coloured using any of the colours below, and other dyes, like PearlEx, crushed eyeshadows, and oil paints, also give interesting effects. Comes in 300ml or 750ml.

Select size: Small £14.75, Large £24.95
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Easy cast casting epoxy Resin EasyCast Clear Casting Resin

EasyCast Clear Casting Resin hardens to a high-gloss finish, and cures in about 36-72 hours. It is used for projects that are larger, like large pendants, bangles, paper weights, and door knobs. This resin got 4 out of 5 stars when tested in Making Jewellery, Oct 2009!

EasyCast is a two-component clear casting epoxy. Epoxy resins provide stronger adhesion, less shrinkage and tougher water resistance when cured than polyester resins. It's solvent free and low odor. It can easily be colored, tinted or combined with fillers to create faux granite or metallic castings, and also used to trap items like photos, confetti, sea shells, glass frit, sweets - your imagination is the limit. These characteristics make it ideal for casting and embedding up to 6 ounces (maximum) per pour. Due to heat build up and discoloration, do not attempt to cast more than 6 ounces at one time.

Mix with colourants or Pearl-ex Pigments to add beautiful colours. Glitter, Rhinestones, etc can be added to create gorgeous effects.

Choose between two sizes; Small (236ml/8oz), or Large (437ml/16oz).
Select size: Small £11.99, Large £19.75 (SORRY - out of stock)
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MIXING CUPS AND STIRRING STICKS
Mixing cups Mixing cups

Polypropylene graduated mixing cups for the resin. Approximately 1oz.

You need to measure up the two-component resin very carefully for it to set properly. Use these cups to measure up exact amounts, and to mix the resin.

Pack of 10.
Stirring sticks Wooden stirring sticks

Pack of 15 wooden stirring sticks. Approx. 14 cm long and 0.5cm wide.

Use these sticks to stir and mix your resin. Pack of 15.


RESIN COLOURANTS
Colours UV Resin Gel Colourants

Dinky little tubes with gorgeous colours which were designed for the UV resin, but also works well with other types of resin too.

USING WITH UV RESIN: Drip out ONE drop of colour on your mixing surface, pick up a small quantity of colour on a toothpick (or pick it up on the toothpick straight from the bottle) and transfer this to your gel. If you add the entire drop of colour to your gel it will definitely be too much, it is better to add more in small quantities. It is handy to use a palette knife to mix the colour into the gel, using the wide flat side to break down the pigment and blending them into the gel.

Please note that the gel takes longer to cure if you add colour! Very deep colours (gel with a lot of colour added) might actually not cure at all. If you've added colour, let the resin cure in the UV light for about 5 minutes, or more, if needed.

I like to start with a thin layer of clear gel, which I cure before I add the coloured layer. The clear gel will bond better with the silver, so will create a strong bond. You can also try adding a clear layer on top of your coloured gel - this gives your colour a beautiful depth.

USING WITH TWO-COMPONENT RESIN: Add in SMALL quantities (this is a high pigment colourant) to one part of your resin before you mix the two resin components together.

Each bottle contains 15ml - as you usually use less than a drop per application, this bottle should cover more jewellery than you can count!

Choose quantity £4.95/each
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FLEXIBLE RESIN CASTING MOULDS

These fabulous jewellery making resin moulds are lovely to work with. They're very flexible casting moulds which don't require mold release spray for most resins, simply flex carefully and push on the back to release the fully hardened resin shape.

They should last for many mold castings. The bangle mould has a slightly shorter life, as it takes quite a lot of flexing when you remove the bangle from the mold, with a little care it should still survive for about 5-10 moulds.
Round earring mould Resin Mould - Assorted Natural Stones/Pebbles


Oh, my favourites. Pebble shapes. Create faux-stone pebbles, or just enjoy the shape, filling it with colours and patterns. Perfect shape for making little "worry beads"...To give you an idea of size, the bottom right hand corner pebble is about 42mm top to bottom.

Oval ear ring Mould Resin Mould - Earring/Pendant ovals


Super cool big earrings or pendants. The large oval (on top in picture) is approximately 60mm from top to bottom.

Round earring mould Resin Mould - Earring/Pendant round


Super cool round earrings or pendants. Makes a nice simple pendant with a leather thong or ribbon simply threaded through the hole. Also great for making links, make your own long necklace with resin rings, interspersed with beads and wire loops, or why not make your own belt? From 33mm to 45mm across.

SORRY - OUT OF STOCK! £4.85
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 Assorted Jewels Resin Mould Resin Mould - Assorted Jewels 22-in-1


Selection of 22 jewels of varying shapes and sizes. Makes excellent charms, earrings, ring toppers and pendants.

 Assorted Jewels Resin Mould Resin Mould - Assorted Jewels 16-in-1


Selection of 16 jewel shapes of varying sizes. Makes excellent charms, earrings, ring toppers and pendants. Trapezoid shape (bottom row) is 23mm top to bottom.

 Assorted Jewels Resin Mould Resin Mould - Assorted Jewels 14-in-1


Selection of 14 oval and square flat-ish cabochons of varying sizes. Makes excellent charms, earrings, ring toppers and pendants.

Heart Mould Resin Mould - Assorted Hearts


Dinky little hearts of varying sizes. Makes excellent charms, and perfect as earrings or a smaller pendant.

Flat Heart Mould Resin Mould - Flat Hearts


Large hearts of varying sizes. Perfect size for pins, pendants, and keyrings.

Large Rectangle Mould Resin Mould - Large Rectangles


Large rectangles. Suitable for pins, pendants, bracelet components, and keyrings.

Sorry - out of stock. £4.95
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Round Cabs Mould Resin Mould - Round Cabs


Round cabs.

Small Round Cabs Mould Resin Mould - Small Round Cabs


Small round cabs.

SORRY - OUT OF STOCK!£4.75
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Small Squares Mould Resin Mould - Small Squares


Small squares.

Flexible Resin Bangle Mold Resin Mould - Bangle


Flexible polyethylene bangle mould. Use with casting resin and trap dried flowers, shells, photos, memorabilia, sweets, threads. 3/4"high, with an inner diameter of 2 5/8"

Flexible Resin Bangle Mold Resin Mould - Bangle - Small


Flexible polyethylene bangle mould. A nice wide bangle which looks great with trapped items. Use with casting resin and trap dried flowers, shells, photos, memorabilia, sweets, threads. 20mm heigh x 10mm wide (inside diameter 61mm).

SORRY - out of stock. £4.80
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Flexible Resin Bangle Mold Resin Mould - Bangle - Thin, large


Thin version of our flexible polyethylene bangle mould. Use with casting resin and trap dried flowers, shells, photos, memorabilia, sweets, threads. 18mm height x 4mm width (inside diameter 72mm).

£4.80
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Flexible Resin Butterflies Mold Resin Mould - Butterflies


Adorable selection of 8 butterflies. Apologies for the bad quality photo, a better will follow soon. Largest butterfly is 4.25" wide x 1" high. Makes an adorable resin necklace!

SORRY - OUT OF STOCK! £6.95
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BASE METAL JEWELLERY BEZELS

These solid pewter bezels are perfect for filling with favorite images, drawings, layers of resin, small beads, glitter, polymer clay or collage ephemera.

The link-bezels make lovely bracelets or necklaces, linked together with jump rings. Or, use them as a charm with a bead added to the ring on the base, or maybe earrings, with a little cluster of beads or crystals dangled of one end?
Bezel Small Square Antique Silver Link Bezel - Small Square Antique Silver, 18x18mm. Lead-free pewter.




Price per bezel - £2.45
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Link Bezel Small Square Antique Gold Link Bezel - Small Square Antique Gold, 18x18mm. Lead-free pewter.




Price per bezel - £2.45
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Bezel Large Square Antique Silver Pendant Bezel - Rectangle Antique Silver, 33x21mm. Lead-free pewter.




Price per bezel - £2.95
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Bezel Large Square Antique Silver Pendant Bezel - Large Square Antique Silver, 21x21mm. Lead-free pewter.




Price per bezel - £2.95
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Bezel Large Square Antique Silver Link Bezel - Large Rectangle Antique Silver, 42x24mm. Lead-free pewter.




Price per bezel - £3.45
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Bezel Large Square Antique Silver Pendant Bezel - Large Heart Antique Silver, 29x53mm. Lead-free pewter.




Price per bezel - £4.25
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Bezel Large Square Antique Silver Pendant Bezel - Large Heart Antique Gold, 29x53mm. Lead-free pewter.




Price per bezel - £4.25
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Bezel Large Square Antique Silver Patera Small Puffy Heart Antique Silver, 11x9mm. Lead-free pewter.




Price per heart - £0.99
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Ring Oval Antique Silver Patera Ring Blank - Large Oval Antique Silver, Adjustable shank - 13x18mm. Lead-free pewter.


Gorgeous ring blank which can be filled with resin, polymer clay, image transfers - endless possibilities...

Price per ring - £2.95
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Ring Circle Antique Silver Patera Ring Blank - Large Circle Antique Silver, Adjustable shank - 18mm. Lead-free pewter.


Gorgeous ring blank which can be filled with resin, polymer clay, image transfers - endless possibilities...

Price per ring - £2.95
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Patera Ring Oval Bright Silver Patera Ring Blank - Large Oval Bright Silver, Adjustable shank - 13x18mm. Lead-free pewter.


Gorgeous ring blank which can be filled with resin, polymer clay, image transfers - endless possibilities...

Price per ring - £2.95
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Patera bracelet blank Patera Bracelet Blank, Small Rectangles, Antique Silver. Lead-free pewter.


Gorgeous bracelet blank which can be filled with resin, polymer clay, image transfers - endless possibilities...

Price per ring - £7.95
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SHERRI HAAB BEZELS

This bezels was carefully hand sculpted by Sherri Haab and then cast in lead-free pewter. It is with deep bezel walls; perfect for filling with favorite images, drawings, layers of resin, small beads, glitter, polymer clay or collage ephemera.

This photo shows examples designed and created by Sherri Haab, showing the bezels used as pendants. Unfortunately we are discontinuing this range, the flower bezel is the only one left.
Sherri Haab Bezel Small
Flower Sherri Haab Bezel - Small Flower. Lead-free pewter.




ONLY A FEW LEFT! £5.38
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UV LIGHT BOXES
The UV resin requires a high dose of concentrated UV light to cure, it will not cure in normal sunlight. The UV box named 'UV Light Box' below has been designed especially for jewellery making with UV resin and its quality is outstanding.

You can also cure the resin with a Nail Art UV Box, like the Daylight UV boxes below, but it will require longer curing times. Also, leave the resin to sit (out of the UV box) for a couple of minutes after curing, as sometimes the heat from the Nail UV Box seems to inhibit the curing. All Nail Art Boxes aren't made to the same specifications, so it is hard to give any time recommendations. The best thing is to simply keep trying until you find the time needed.

UV Light Box UV Light Box

The Rolls Royce of light boxes. Straight from Japan, this is a light box for the serious UV resin artist. And it is huge inside, so you can fit loads - or large - projects in wihtout any problems. I love this box and use it in my studio, excellent for curing lots of student's pieces in one go.

The box has a front opening door with a safety switch, which turns off the lights when the door is opened. The door is the full width of the box, allowing you to access and see the entire curing area - making it is easy to work with large or delicate pieces.

At the top of the front hand right side, there is a dial to set the timer, if you like the lights to turn off automatically after the time you choose, anything between 1-10 minutes. You can turn off this function using the switch next to the dial. The large red switch is the on/off switch.

This light box comes with three high-quality Philips 8W UV lights, including two black lights and one germicidal (used for disinfection) bulb - all to give you the fastest curing. The germicidal tube is the one that makes this light box outstanding. The tubes are easy to buy in the UK so you'll have no problems if they need replacing. I recommend you cover the bottom of the box with crinkled up aluminium foil, this helps to reflect light from all angles, which speeds up curing.

Please note, this comes with a Japanese plug, and is wired for 110V, so you'll need a converter. You can get a good quality converter, like this one here for about £10-15. You simply stick the Japanese plug into the converter, which comes with a UK plug, which goes straight into your normal main socket.

External dimensions 330(W)x180(D)x220(H)mm. Weight 5kg. Total 24W (3 x 8W), lamp amperage 0.51A.

This is shipped to order, so delivery time is about 2 weeks, but can be up to 4 weeks. Call us for a confirmed delivery date. NOTE: UV Boxes generates very strong ultraviolet light, it is important to not look into the light as it may damage your eyes. This UV box comes with a safety switch, which turns the light off when the door is opened.

UV Light Box UV Light Box - Daylight Professional

A high-quality lamp from the Daylight company. This is a professional UV light unit, primarily sold as a nail gel curing light. When I researched UV light I found one that looked very similar to this eBay, for a much lower price. Sadly it failed half-way through my first curing, and I could never get hold of the seller. It was an expensive lesson.

The light has a large front opening slot, where you simply slide in your pieces. The bottom and sides are covered in reflective material to help with even curing. However, I still think that creating a little "nest" of crinkled up aluminium foil at the bottom of the unit, helps to reflect light from all angles, which speeds up curing.

The box has two timer settings, 90 and 150 seconds. The curing time depends on the thickness of the resin. As a guide I would use about 300 seconds for clear gel, and probably at least double if I've added colour. Leave the piece to set after curing for a couple of minutes. If the light gets hot it can inhibit curing, so turn the light off and let it cool off in between curings.

This UV lamp comes with 4 high-quality 9W UV light tubes. Simple and clean design, with a white cover. Comes with a 12 month manufacturers guarantee. New UV tubes are easy to get in the UK. NOTE: UV Boxes generates very strong ultraviolet light, it is important to not look into the light as it may damage your eyes.

Total 36W. 220/240V with UK plug.

NEW LOWER PRICE from the manufacturer! PRICE £99.95
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