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Awesome Resin

EP Light Resin Flame Lamp

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Add an artful splash of color to any space with this unique flame-inspired light bulb. Each bulb is handcrafted from a swirl of orange and yellow pigments submerged in resin. The 100-lumen LED light source provides a warm, ambient glow and is cool to the touch. It’s also available with a wooden or vintage metal and wood base.

Skull Planter Set

Skull Planter Set
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Give your cacti or other small houseplants a special place on your shelf in these spooky resin skull planters. The trio is based on the classic Three Wise Monkeys image, also known as “see no evil, hear no evil, speak no evil.” Though if you had a cactus instead of a brain, you wouldn’t have to worry about any of those things.

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Carved Alloy Wood+Resin Wallets

Carved Alloy Wood+Resin Wallets
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Carved makes beautiful accessories out of burled wood and pools of resin. Their Alloy wallets add metal to the mix. Each has a machined aluminum compartment for up to five cards and an O-ring that holds cash. Like their other items, each one is unique, with organic patterns reminiscent of the ocean, rocks, and trees.

Hexagon Honeycomb Coasters

Hexagon Honeycomb Coasters
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Lazer Lizard Designs makes these unique drink coasters inspired by honey bees and their hives. Each coaster is crafted from laser-cut wood filled with a smooth epoxy resin that looks like honey. The price shown here is for a set of four with a matching holder, but they also sell them in other quantities.

Carved Wood + Resin Signet Ring

Carved Wood + Resin Signet Ring
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Carved makes these unique rings using the same techniques as their beautiful phone cases and other eyecatching objects. Each one features an inlay of burled wood and colorful resin set into a 316L stainless steel band. They come in five colors and ring sizes from 5 to 12.

Making a Resin 8-Ball from Scratch

Making a Resin 8-Ball from Scratch

We’ve seen what’s inside of a typical pool ball, and also a cool version made from stainless steel. Now, BensWorx is here to show us how to make a cast resin 8-ball from scratch. He started with a cup full of black resin, which he cured and then turned on a lathe. The trickiest part was creating the numeric insert.

Making a Guitar from Guitar Picks

Making a Guitar from Guitar Picks

With enough skill and epoxy resin, you can make a guitar out of just about anything. Maker Noe Hervas shows off a colorful electric guitar he built by cutting a custom wood mold, filling it with stacks of guitar picks bathed in clear resin. At least he saved one pick to play it with.

Spaceman Organizer Bowls

Spaceman Organizer Bowls
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Need a place to keep your spare change, keys, or other small items? These resin spaceman storage bowls are a playful and useful addition for your tabletop or shelf. Each one features an astronaut perched atop a partial asteroid, the ideal spot for storing little doo-dads. It measures 19″ x 19″ x 25″, so it’s bigger than it looks.

Giant Dandelion in Resin

Giant Dandelion in Resin

Artist and maker Peter Brown found some western salsify, a plant that looks like a gigantic dandelion and dipped it in a vat of clear resin. After a couple of failed attempts, he managed to keep one of the seed pods intact and centered, then gradually shaped it into a perfect sphere.

Carved Wood + Resin Standing Desk

Carved Wood + Resin Standing Desk

Carved makes all kinds of beautiful accessories from wood and colored resin. Their standing desk is a masterpiece, with swirls of blue resin ocean washing up against a burled maple shoreline. Sadly, this one-off sold in 4 minutes, but follow their Facebook and Instagram pages for future releases.

Casting a Pizza in Resin

Casting a Pizza in Resin

After the Waterjet Channel’s less-than-perfect attempt to preserve a whole pizza in resin, maker Peter Brown thought he might be able to do better given his extensive experience with casting. It took a lot of pre-work, but the finished piece is the perfect pizza serving tray.

Sculpting an Earth-Eating Monster

Sculpting an Earth-Eating Monster

We’ve been enjoying North of the Border’s creative sculptures and sassy narration for a while now. Adam’s polymer clay and resin sculpt imagines a giant space monster that has gotten its tentacles around Earth and is ready to gulp us all down like a giant jawbreaker covered with ants.

Making a Table from Broken Glass

Making a Table from Broken Glass

Tables with glass tops can be fragile and difficult to transport. But what if the glass was pre-broken? That’s what Homemade Modern did when he made this side table by mixing cracked glass with epoxy resin and pouring them into a custom silicone mold. This approach means he could crank out multiple tables if he wants.

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Donut of Pencils

Donut of Pencils

We’ve seen how colored pencils can be turned into some cool objects, and here’s another one for the collection. Sit back and enjoy as artist Andy Phillip takes hundreds of the pencils, bathes them in resin, and then turns them on his lathe to form a colorful torus. We rather enjoyed watching those resin threads go flying.

Tiny Minecraft Ocean Diorama

Tiny Minecraft Ocean Diorama

Artist WUZU Clay built this miniature scene inspired by the blocky world of Minecraft. They made the underwater ocean temple by cutting and sculpting precise squares of polymer clay, layering them, and then submerging the structure in clear resin. The level of detail in the characters and plants is truly impressive.

Making Zelda’s Rupees Real

Making Zelda’s Rupees Real

We wish real-life currency looked like Rupees from the Legend of Zelda games. Artist Squowks shows how they made a set of the colorful gemstones by pouring UV-cured resin into faceted molds they made from sheets of plastic. If you’re not feeling up to the DIY challenge, you can find similar sets for purchase on Etsy.

Making a Sea Monster

Making a Sea Monster

Artist Thalasso hobbyer makes amazing dioramas, often with undersea creatures as their subject. This gnarly sea monster was inspired by a fellow artist’s illustration of a nightmarish vision. They sculpted the beast from wire and clay, surrounded it with tiny sharks, fish, and a diver, then submerged them in ocean blue resin.

Maruten Kohaku Wrist Rest

Maruten Kohaku Wrist Rest
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Moon Key’s unique wrist rest not only improves ergonomics while typing, but it’s also a beautiful work of art. Crafted from rosewood and resin and handpainted beneath a glossy coating, it features a peaceful scene of koi fish swimming in an imaginary pond. Available in 40%, 60%, 65%, TKL, and Full-size keyboard widths.

Making a Rainbow Guitar from CDs and DVDs

Making a Rainbow Guitar from CDs and DVDs

Kids today probably don’t even know what a CD or DVD is, but for a while, these were the best way to deliver music, movies, and games. Maker Nick Zammeti took advantage of the mirrored, prismatic discs, attaching hundreds of the shiny shards to a resin guitar body. It took a couple of tries, but the finished design came out great.

Making a Sea Dragon Diorama

Making a Sea Dragon Diorama

Minibricks is a master at model making. For their latest project, the created an incredible diorama featuring a tentacled sea beast swimming through an pool of clear resin. The piece, titled SUBNAUTICA conjures memories of The Shape of Water and Creature from the Black Lagoon.

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Alopow Resin Case Keyboard

Alopow Resin Case Keyboard
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KBDfans sells this unique 60% keyboard which features a beautiful case made by swirling together shades of resin. It comes in six color combinations and includes OSA Mustard keycaps. Its translucent case material allows internal lighting to shine through. Available with a wide variety of premium mechanical switches.

Turning Coffee Beans into a Coffee Mug

Turning Coffee Beans into a Coffee Mug

Mixing objects in resin holds them together so they can be worked like a block of wood. Preston Miller shows how he took a pound of Peet’s coffee beans, soaked them in epoxy resin, and then turned the block into a truly unique coffee mug. If you like how it turned out, he’s selling them on his Etsy store.

IDOBAO Resin Wrist Rests

IDOBAO Resin Wrist Rests

Add a splash of color to your desktop while improving ergonomics with these marbled resin wrist rests from IDOBAO. They’re shaped for maximum comfort and an optimal 6º typing angle and have rubber feet to prevent slipping. Available in purple, blue, black, or clear. Shipping starts 2.2022.

Making a Shredded CD Bracelet

Making a Shredded CD Bracelet

If there’s one thing we’ve learned from makers is that you can create all kinds of things from items bathed in resin and cut into shape. In this video, Peter Brown takes a bunch of shredded CDs and turns the shards into a large iridescent bracelet.

Making a Cylindrical Jigsaw Puzzle

Making a Cylindrical Jigsaw Puzzle

Artist Ray Whitby shows how he created a unique cylindrical jigsaw puzzle. He first designed and 3D printed the pieces using wood PLA filament, sealed them with superglue, and filled them with blue resin. He then attached the pieces and turned them on a lathe. Using latex to protect the pieces from excess resin was key.

Turning Records on a Lathe

Turning Records on a Lathe

Got some scratched-up vinyl records you don’t care about anymore? Maker Nick Zammeti saturated a stack of old 45s in resin, then shaved them down on a lathe in an attempt to create a layered bowl. The project was not without its challenges, but Nick came up with a creative use for the bits he was able to salvage.

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