Celebrate Your Friends & Family with Hand-crafted Gifts of Epoxy Resin…
It’s that time of year again! For many artisans and do-it-yourselfers, it’s time to get “creative” and craft figurines, jewelry and other personal gifts for their friends and family. What better way to tell someone you’re thinking of them, and what they mean to you than by expressing yourself through a unique handmade gift?
Versatile epoxy resin makes a great material for crafting a wide variety of one-of-a-kind keepsakes and mementos for loved ones. Handmade or purchased pieces may be sealed and protected for generations in the polymer; or an assortment of molds may be acquired at craft stores – to create epoxy resin jewelry, figurines and other items that will last for years.
Crafter Samantha of Saucy Duo Crafts tells of her discovery of epoxy resin while selling her wares at a craft show, “When I was a child… well, an old child… my mother, sisters and I made these salt dough figurines and sold them at craft shows. Once, shortly after that time, we visited a craft show and happened upon some figurines coated in the most wonderfully plastic-y resilient epoxy resin. The resin was crystal clear and very thick, causing the figurines to catch the light like large, salt dough diamonds. We were amazed because we had never had such a result with our figurines, which we dipped 3 or 4 times in polyurethane. I thought, “If I ever do salt dough figurines again, I will certainly consider epoxy resin as a coating.”
So while the weather outside may be frightful where you are – put your creativity and ingenuity to work through inspired epoxy resin expressions.