Preparing Your Resin For the next part of the tutorial on how to make resin jewelry, you’ll need to put on all your protective gear, including a mask, gloves, and safety glasses. Fill a small pot with hot (not boiling) tap water and place your resin bottle and catalyst in the pot, soak for a few minutes. This facilitates the mixing of the two components without bubbles. We used epoxy resin with a 1:1 mixing ratio for this example. Pour the amount of resin you need for your process into a small plastic or silicone cup. Equal parts of the catalyst are poured into the cup. Pour the solution slowly and continue for 3 minutes on the wood. If you want to make pigment resin jewelry, now is the time to add your pigment color to the mix. Add your water color, drop by drop. Stir with a stick after each addition to ensure that the dye is well mixed through the solution.