Posted on June 15 2021
Ranger - How to use ICE Resin®
Shared from: Ranger Blog Date: 30th July 2019
ICE Resin® is a jeweler's grade, crystal clear 2-part epoxy resin designed by Susan Lenart Kazmer. In this tutorial, you will learn ICE Resin basics- Mixing, Pouring & Doming. Create one of a kind mixed media jewelry, with this easy to use resin.
Mixing ICE Resin®
Step 1: To mix 1 fl. oz. of ICE Resin®, pour Part A Resin into an ICE Resin® Mixing Cup to the ½ fl. oz. (15 ml) fill line.
Step 2: Add an equal amount of Part B Hardener on top of the resin and fill to the 1 fl. oz. (30 ml) line.
Step 3: Begin mixing the two parts together using an ICE Resin® Stir Stick. Gently fold the resin and hardener into each other, making sure you scrape along the sides and bottom of the mixing cup. Continue mixing thoroughly for 2 minutes until the two parts are mixed together and the resin becomes slightly opaque. Once mixed, let rest for 5 minutes to allow any bubbles caused during mixing to dissipate.
Filling ICE Resin®
Step 1: Using the same stir stick used for mixing, begin to slowly drip resin into your bezel. Take your time and work in a controlled manner, dripping enough to fill your bezel just shy of its top. Allow to dry for approximately 8 hours before moving or handling. ICE Resin® will be fully cured in 3 days.
Doming ICE Resin®
Step 1: To create a dome or rounded bubble-like top on your bezel, it’s best to pour in stages. Pour ICE Resin® according to directions above and let dry.
Step 2: Once bezel is dry, mix a smaller batch of ICE Resin® and slowly drip into your bezel watching for the natural dome effect to occur. Once desired dome height is achieved, allow to dry for approximately 8 hours before moving or handling. ICE Resin® will be fully cured in 3 days.
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