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Resin Jewellery Frequently Asked Questions

Updated: Apr 15, 2021

What is resin?

Resin is a popular material for making jewellery as it comes as a liquid that can be formed into durable pieces that look like glass and gemstones but are much lighter and stronger. This plastic-like material can be combined with different colouring and other materials to make stunning artistic designs that are always unique.

Is it eco-friendly?

Yes, resin jewellery is an eco-friendly accessory. The resin itself is found in plants so it is a naturally occurring material. It is also a non-toxic material so it won’t do the environment or the wearer any harm. As a warning, some cheap resins are not environmentally friendly as they can release toxins. Be careful when buying from other resin sellers.

Does it break easily?

While it can look like glass or crystal, resin is not nearly as fragile. It will not smash or break as it is very strong and durable. The only way to damage resin is to scratch it with a very sharp object or to melt it if it is exposed to extreme heat for a long period of time. The resin itself is water-resistant but you do have to be careful of damaging the metallic elements which can be tarnished by exposure to water.

How to look after your resin jewellery?

Our products are high quality so are made to last. However, all jewellery pieces need care to keep them in top condition. Most resin pieces are also combined with metal to make it into a necklace, earring or bracelet. The metallic elements of the jewellery are vulnerable to tarnishing so avoid contact with water or other liquids that can damage the metal.

The resin itself is not damaged by water but as a plastic material it can be damaged in other ways. You need to avoid extreme heat. Our pieces are cured well but if they come into contact with a flame, they will get ruined. You don’t need to worry about yellowing due to UV light as these pieces are made with resin that is especially non-yellowing.

There are other things to avoid to ensure your premium resin pieces stay in perfect condition over time. These are: sharp objects, harsh chemicals (including alcohol-based substances that are used to clean the metallic parts of the jewellery) and oils. It is also best to avoid contact with lotion, perfume and other beauty products due to their ingredients. Metal does tarnish overtime due to exposure to oxygen and water. To keep the metal looking nice but to avoid damaging the resin it is best to use warm water and dish soap to clean it.

We recommend storing jewellery in a closed container that is airtight, cool and dry. This protects both the metallic and resin elements from scratches, tarnishing and other possible damage.

Can you wear resin jewellery?

Artisan Flow Australia pieces are completely safe to wear. As the materials used are such high quality, there is no risk they will damage your skin in any way. They are cured and polished to the point of perfection.

How long does Resin last for?

Resin lasts for a long time. The premium materials used in our beautiful pieces means they are not easy to break, will not yellow when in contact with UV lights and they have a stunning finish that protects them even further. As long as you also look after the metallic elements of the jewellery and don’t expose it to extreme heat that could melt the resin, you will be wearing these artistic designs for years and years.

Can you shower with resin jewellery?

Showering with resin jewellery is not recommended. The resin is water-resistant but the metal that shapes the jewellery pieces is not. To keep them in the best condition, remove them when showering, swimming or coming into contact with water in any other way.

What can be embedded in resin jewellery?

Pretty much anything can be combined with the resin substance before it sets to make a beautiful design. Glittery and flower-like materials are popular to make pretty designs. Although all materials are dried so they don’t react with the resin. Fresh flowers and leaves will brown in resin so dried materials are always used. As all our pieces are made by hand, the designs are thought over and made with care. Plus no two pieces will be exactly the same so you can wear your unique jewellery with pride.

Why buy resin jewellery over other types of jewellery?

There are various reasons to pick resin jewellery over other more traditional pieces. As it comes as a liquid and is cured to harden, it can be made into many different shapes and designs. This flexibility gives many more options. While you should still be careful with resin pieces, they are less likely to break than fragile jewellery so you don’t have to worry about ruining your favourite accessory. It is a lightweight material so more comfortable to wear. Also, the eco-friendly resin used at Artisan Flow Australia means you don’t have to worry about damaging the planet with your purchase.

You get a lovely design which is easy to wear and guilt-free.

The high-quality materials we use to make every single piece of jewellery means they are not only beautiful to look at but will become a long-lasting staple in your collection. If you have any other questions about our handmade Australian jewellery, don’t hesitate to get in contact with Artisan Flow Australia directly.

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