Supplies & Tools

Hey, there! So excited to have you in this class.

Are you ready to get started?

If you have any problems, questions--anything--please reach out to me. I'm here to help you succeed.

Complete this lesson and let's get started making resin jewelry!

*the design covered in this project is created by Higher Jewelry. Duplication for personal use is permitted. Contact me if you would like to sell any Higher Jewelry recreation.

Basic Supplies & Tools

Before we can get started, you need to have the right tools and supplies.

Some are household items and you only need to double check you have them.

Unusual supplies are unusual items most people don't have at home.

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Link pages are suggestions, you can get your supplies from wherever you want. However, for best results I recommend the brands mentioned. Store suggestions are for ease.

You can download a printable version of the Basic Supplies list at the bottom of the page, to use as a checklist or for reference.


Food coloring dyes (I use McCormick brand, found at your local grocery store)

Small scissors (I use cuticle scissors, like this)


Paper towels

Wax paper


ArtResin or epoxy resin brand of choice (but it needs to be an epoxy resin kit, with a bottle of hardener and a bottle of resin) I also like Annie Howe's Luxe Resin (not currently available)

Short, wooden craft sticks (can be found at Wal-Mart)

Medicine plastic measurement cups (sometimes found at Wal-Mart)

3-in-1 jewelry pliers (found at Wal-Mart)

Ready Post packaging tape (found at your local post office)

Utility lighter (recommended brand: Scripto, folding & re-fillabe. Can be found at Wal-Mart) (also called Candle Lighter, BBQ Lighter, Hand Torch, Butane Torch, etc)

Disposable gloves for working with chemicals (in your size and preference of latex or latex-free)

(Optional) Mask if desired

Supplies for the Skeleton Leaf Necklace:

Silver plated circle charm, open frame

Sterling silver jump ring (or any jump ring that matches the color and material of the chain necklace you choose to use)

Sterling silver necklace 24” long (on backorder, you can also look at Wal-Mart or decide to use a lower-quality metal and find chain necklaces at Michael's, Hobby Lobby, and Wal-Mart. But .925 sterling silver is a long-lasting and beautiful choice, so I recommend it over "silver-toned" or "silver-colored" or "silver-plated" jewelry that can cause irritation and lose it's luster but cannot be brightened up like sterling silver.)

Skeleton leaves

PDF - RJM Basic Supply List - Higher Jewelry.pdf