So what?

This is my blog where I showcase my handmade resin jewelry pieces and offer information and tips on great ways to work with resin. Please feel free to email me if you have questions!

Why Resin Chica? My absolute favorite material to work with is Resin because it is beautifully transparent, gets fussy when not taken good care of, particular, can be molded and changed to adapt, and will stubbornly stay put until it gets it's way. Only certain people can work well with Resin. I am Resin Chica. (Yes I am also Free2bMommy) Resin Chica is my Sasha Fierce!

Monday, November 21, 2011

My Thanksgiving Resolution

Sooooo...I have been MIA every since my son turned mobile and making time and a safe, kid free environment to cast resin was well hardly ever. With that said, I have started new projects that I want to share! YAY! Okay but really, I am trying to branch out of just using resin for jewelry. Any suggestions? I want to work with larger pieces...tiny pieces have their unique challenges for a clumsy person. Looking forward to posting a few projects soon.

Resin Chica

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

How to order

Hello all!

I have received a few emails in regards to how to go about ordering a ring. Ring prices range from $10-$15 and all you need to do is email me at and let me know that you would like to order a ring. I will need to know a few is what I will need from you.

1.) Please let me know what shape you would like for your ring. See pic below.

2.) I will need to know what you would like in the ring (the picture.) if you have seen something in my galleries that you like or a common logo, just let me know.

If you would like a special image, just attach a copy of the image on the email. I can use just about any image/picture for the rings.

3.) Glitter!! I work with a layer of clear resin followed by the image, then finished off with a large background layer that includes glitter. Check out the galleries for examples of what I mean. Just let me know the color glitter you would like for your background. If you want just clear/regular glitter, thats okay too. I of course have most of the colors...but not all.

I then will create an invoice and send you a link for payment via PayPal (the only method of payment I accept) if you do not have a paypal account they are really easy to set up and use.

I do not begin custom work, which is just about everything, without payment in advance.

I try to have the piece done in 1 week, but request 2 weeks.

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

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Friday, May 28, 2010

3 Video Updates!!!

Sorry that my voice does not match my lips! Urgh! I cannot seem to get it right!!

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Where the F have I been?

Running Free2bMommy has taken up sooooo much of my time that I have suckingly neglected my resin chica blog! URGH! I may soon merge the two, because I am sooooo short on time to post to more then one blog.

This weekend I am working on Texans style rings for a friend of mine! I am super excited to get started and hope to buy freaking batteries for my camera and document the whole thing! I will share pics of the finished products.

I have been working a lot of photo resin embedding and have been having a ball with it! I am having some problems with tiny bubbles almost invisible to the naked eye, but there none the less. I will share those super soon too!

Resin Chica

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Sorry I have totally sucked lately!

I know that it may seem like I have been sitting on my ass and doing nothing, but I promise that I have been working on tons of new rings and just not blogging about it! I know, again I suck!

I promise to share some of my newest creations soon.

I did want to express one concern- I have been having some trouble with the resin adhesive that I use to attach my resin piece to the ring blank. If you have any good suggestions for me, I would love to hear it!

Resin Chica!

Tuesday, April 20, 2010


I accidentally deleted the videos! Here they are again. Urgh! I hate that I have like noooo makeup on!!! I also hate that I had some issues with sound and picture being in sync and the videos not fitting on the blog correctly! I am working on it.

Saturday, April 17, 2010

Feeling amazing!

I was included in one of my favorite blogs! - The 411 on Everything Glam!

Thanks girlie!!

Here is the link to the post!

This blog is awesome and really fun to read, plus all the pink makes me Luuuuuv it even more!

One of my favorite things about her blog is the awesome pics of the "eyes" with the different styles and combos of eyeshadows! I could never get my eyes that perfect, but its fun to dream!

I have finally started selling on etsy! I was selling myself short, by doing all of my transactions off-line and was not able to build my reputation on etsy. I do not have a bunch listed on there yet, but will be adding a bunch over the weekend.

If I make a special piece for you, I will post it onto Esty for you to complete the transaction that way!

Thanks for all of the support!

Resin Chica

Sunday, April 11, 2010

How to "seal" your decals for embedding

There are many ways to embed decals in resin. Some artists choose to buy a certain type of paper to print on, others may use preprinted pre-coated decals. My method of preference is to print the decals or pictures straight from my own color printer and then seal the decals and embed them.

Why would I need to seal the decals? If you place ordinary porous paper into resin, the resin seeps straight through it, causing transparency and picture distortion. Not good. When you seal the decal, you are preventing any resin from touching the actual paper, by forming a protective barrier.

The basics to this are simple...
excuse the unmanicured nails!! Its hard to keep good nails when you craft often.

Supplies needed- paper, scissors, Mod Podge or similar sealant, wax paper, and sponge brush.

Step 1
Print your preferred picture of decal on your printer. I can only speak for an ink jet printer but I think it should work with most.

Step 2
Cut the decal down allowing a little bit of white space surrounding the decal. This helps working with the decal easier without so much extra paper. I usually do many to a page in rows and then I cut across each row. This makes many rectangular pieces of paper which are super easy to work with.

Step 3
On top of your wax paper apply first coat of Mod Podge to front of decal. I suggest the 1 inch sponge brush because I like the way it applies and they are cheap, you may choose to use a different type. There are different Mod Podge finishes but I use the matte finish because once added into the resin, the resin creates a brilliant and shiny effect all on its own. That is why I love it!

I usually paint across the pieces only with a few brushes then I leave it to dry. I will appear "white" at first, but if your brush it as thin and evenly as you can, it will dry clear. Make sure not to over do it with the first layer, you don't want to over saturate the paper creating a "ruffling" effect.

Step 4
Once the first side is dry, flip the decal over and apply the first coat to the back, then allow to dry.

Repeat Steps 3 and 4 one more time for maximum protection.
It takes about 5 minutes to dry per side. Make sure one side is dry before flipping.

Step 5
Once all layers have been applied and are dry, cut down the decals to eliminate the extra white space surrounding the decal. Many artist use transparency when working with elaborate decals to prevent over cutting or distorting the image.

Before embedding I usually brush one last light coat of Mod Podge along the edges.

You can see an added "step" to my personal decal prepping...I'm soooooo classy!!!

All of these steps usually help to protect the decal, but it will be very obvious should the sealing not work.
I hope this is helpful! Let me know!
Happy Sealing!

Resin Chica

Saturday, April 10, 2010

Decals for embedding

This weekend I am working on using printed logos/decals from my computer and sealing them to embed into rings.

I have received 3 special requests involving company logos or favorite sports teams. This is my favorite project yet. I love custom projects and the artistic freedom that comes with it. Many times people will just send me a picture via attachment and I work with it to shrink it down and print for the embedding process. Many people think that custom jobs are time consuming and boring. I think quite the opposite. I love when somone give me a piece of inspiration to go on and trusts me to create an awesome original piece.

I am experimenting more and more, with resin dyes and layering techniques, that are a little more advanced then I am use to. Once you reach a certain level of "expertise" with resin, you can not help but want to take it to the next level. The possibilities are endless and it seems like the projects just get bigger and bigger!

I am going to see if someone can help me get some pics while I prepare the logo decal rings, so that I can share them here!

Resin Chica

Friday, April 9, 2010

resin rings (41 photos), by Danielle Orozco

I'd like to share my Snapfish photos with you. Click here to view photos

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Lots of pics to share...

In preparation of an upcoming event in May, I am working hard to build the inventory. Check out what I have been working on!

Resin Chica

Monday, March 22, 2010

Some bling bling...well sort of

Check out my latest batch of rings! I worked on these in 3 stages over the weekend whew! The pictures honestly do not do them any justice...not to too my own horn, but it is what it is right?

Resin Chica

Friday, March 19, 2010

These are a few of my favorite things...

Glitter makes a girl go crazy! I love using glitter in my rings and other projects I tackle. I will be working on some sets for the first time. Matching ring, bracelet, and maybe earrings. I will be donating a couple sets to different auctions, and I'm really excited about the project! I will however have to tone down the colors and amount of glitter I use, while attempting to appeal to the auction audience. Wish me luck! I will post pics, soon!!

Now I will be on my way to the kitchen to start stage 1 of some rings and 1 trial bracelet. Don't worry, I have a separate marble top counter where I do all of my resin casting, I also make sure to have the window open to ensure lots of ventilation. Remember...just because you don't necessarily smell the resin, does not mean that it's not there. I have to remind myself of that too. I also have to remind myself to always protect all surfaces I am working on. If the resin really spills! I does not come out of clothing!! I know from experience! Just take the extra step to cover everything and put on an apron or old t-shirt.

Resin Chica

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

St. Patty's double take!

Here are some of the rings that I made in honor of St. Patty's day for my cousin and her friend!

Ya like? Some were resin and glitter based, while others where a 3 stage casting process.

Resin Chica