Resin art books for beginners are a must if you’re just starting out with new projects. There are numerous books available in the market. However, you should make your pick wisely.

I was a beginner at Resin Art once. And therefore, I understand how hard it can be to get started without guidance. This is where Resin Art books for beginners come in handy.

In my current blog, I will be sharing the details of all such books that will prove immensely valuable to you. Depending on your exact need, go for the book that you prefer most.

Resin Art Books for Beginners

16 Beneficial Resin Art Books for Beginners

I have come up with a handy list of 16 resin art books for beginners that will prove immensely valuable. In case you have questions, pertaining to Resin Art, find answers here.

1. Painting with Epoxy Resin: How to Get Started in Resin Art, Tips Techniques & Troubleshooting by Charlotte Strong

This book by Charlotte Strong is definitely one of the best resin art books for beginners that I would recommend.

The book is quite comprehensive and covers a lot of topics including resin safety, setup, tips, etc. The entire book is full of images and amazing ideas for creating resin art.

The only downside of the book would be the price. Although the book might seem as expensive, but it is definitely one of the best out there for novices

Format: Paperback
Year of Publication: 2018
Price: 34 USD
Available on: Amazon

2. The Essential Beginner’s Guide to Resin Art Techniques by Sue Findlay

This is one of the best resin art books for beginners. I recently came across this book and found it extremely simple to follow. The projects in the book are easy to follow.

The book is apt for beginners who are just starting out their resin art journey. However, if you know the basics, you can skip the book.

Although the book is available on many eCommerce websites, it is only shipped to some selected countries.

Format: Paperback
Year of Publication: 2019
Price: 20 USD
Available on: Amazon, Abe Books

3. Exploring Resin Jewellery: Simple Techniques for 25 Projects by Heidi Boyd

This is an extremely useful book for jewellery making using resin. This is in fact, one of the first books I read on working with resin, when I first discovered the world of resin art.

The author, Heidi Bloyd presents some very interesting resin art jewellery projects in a very lucid manner. The best part about projects listed in the book are that they do not require you to have elaborate tools.

If you had to pick one book on resin jewellery, this is the one I would recommend you to buy. It is absolutely worth it.

Format: Paperback
Year of Publication: 2012
Price: 12 USD
Available on: Amazon, Ebay, Barnes & Noble

4. The Absolute Beginners Guide: Jewelry Making with Resin Theresa D. Abelew

For those of you who would like to learn resin art for jewellery, this book can act as a helpful guide.

The book includes 20 jewellery projects that are good for beginners. Each project includes a set of clear and easy-to-follow instructions. The step-by-step color photographs for each project is perfect for beginners who are using resin for the first time.

The book also gives an overview of the tools that are needed for making jewellery using resin.

Format: Paperback
Year of Publication: 2017
Price: 14 USD
Available on: Amazon, Thrift books

5. How to Make Resin Jewellery by Sara Naumann

If you are looking to make resin jewellery, there are many books available. This is yet another one of the resin jewellery books for beginners.

The book explains different techniques of jewellery making. The instructions are laid out in a very nice and step-by-step manner making it a good choice for beginners.

The main advantage of the book is that it’s easy to read and has a lot of pictures. This makes it easy for a novice to follow. However, certain points in the book might feel repetitive.

Format: Kindle, Paperback
Year of Publication: 2017
Price: 6-15 USD
Available on: Amazon, Thrift books

6. Resin Alchemy: Innovative Techniques for Mixed-Media and Jewelry Artists by Susan Lenart Kazmer

This is one of the best resin art books for beginners for its sheer simplicity. The author has a very good and personal writing style. This makes the book easy to follow I enjoyed reading it.

The book offers detailed step-by step- method of using resin. It covers the basics and goes on to the more complex techniques of resin art.

The book will definitely inspire you to work with resin and create your very own piece. The book also introduces you to metal and wire world which is an added bonus for the readers.

Format: Kindle, Paperback
Year of Publication: 2013
Price: 9-16 USD
Available on: Ebooks, Amazon

7. Resin Jewellery Making by Katherine Swift

The author Katherine Swift has given a very basic overview of jewellery making using resin. The book can be helpful for those who are using resin for the very first time.

The book doesn’t have too many projects, but it answers the frequently asked questions all beginners have about resin art.

The tips and instructions for using resin for creating crafts are laid out in a very clear manner in the book. However, if you have previously worked with resin in any way, this book might not be very useful.

Format: Kindle
Year of Publication: NA
Price: 12 USD
Available on: Amazon

8. The Art of Resin Jewellery: Layering, Casting, and Mixed Media Techniques for Creating Vintage to Contemporary Designs by Sherri Haab

This is one of the oldest books on resin arts that I have come across. The projects in this book depict a wide range of styles and techniques that you can use when casting resin.

The book is well written with clear and in-depth instructions on how to finish a resin project. It can be used by beginners as well as more advance resin art creators.

Despite being more than a decade old, the book is still a good and helpful resource. It explains various techniques of resin art including mold-choice of raw materials, layering, casting, etc.

Format: Paperback
Year of Publication: 2006
Price: 12 USD
Available on: Abe Books, Amazon

9. The Art of Jewellery: Plastic & Resin: Techniques, Projects, Inspiration by Debra Adelson

This is yet another resin art jewellery books that is intended give some inspiration to beginners. The book deals with both resin and plastic jewellery.

The book will teach you resin techniques such as mixing, curing, adding inclusions, finishing etc. There are 22 jewellery projects in the book. Each one is described in detailed with step-wise instructions.

Although the book is decent, it does not do justice to the price. You can take a look at the other wonderful resin art books for beginners in this blog, which are cheaper than this one.

Format: Hardcover
Year of Publication: 2008
Price: 20 USD
Available on: Abe Books, Amazon

10. Resin Jewelry by Kathie Murphy

This is quite different from the other resin art books for beginners I have listed in this blog. Unlike the other books, the book is not an instruction manual.

This book is meant for those of you who are interested in learning the basics behind resin jewellery making. It discusses resin art concepts such as the types of resins, safety precautions, mold making techniques, finishes, etc.

The book also portrays the work of other resin artists which is quite inspirational. Therefore, if you are interested in getting an overview of the resin jewellery, the book can be considered. However, if you are looing for some projects you should avoid buying it.

Format: Paperback
Year of Publication: 2003
Price: 7 USD
Available on: Thriftbooks, Amazon

11. The Ultimate Fluid Pouring & Painting Project Book: Inspiration and Techniques for using Alcohol Inks, Acrylics, Resin, and more; Create colorful paintings, resin coasters, agate slices, vases, vessels & more by Jane Monteith

Resin Pouring is one of the most versatile and fun ways of creating resin art. Although this book is not exclusively about resin, it is quite helpful for beginners.

The author has shared the techniques of fluid pouring using wide variety of fluids including resin. You can learn the basics of how to work with resin and avoid common mistakes to produce a flawless finish.

This book will definitely inspire you to try and create your very own resin pour artwork. I would definitely suggest this book to all future resin artists.

Format: Kindle, Paperback
Year of Publication: 2019
Price: 15 USD – 24 USD
Available on: Abe Books, Amazon

12. Creative Projects with Epoxy Resin for Wood: Wood Epoxy Resin Table by Jhon Rasendria

This is a short read on some beginner level projects using epoxy resin.

The book is suitable for people who are interested in resin artwork using wood. The author covers the basics of how resin can be used effectively when working with wooden surfaces.

The book is hardly 33 pages long and is not very expensive. However, it covers only a very limited range of topics, so it might not be useful for those wanting a broader perspective.

Format: Kindle
Year of Publication: NA
Price: 6 USD
Available on: Amazon

13. Enchanted Adornments: Creating Mixed-Media Jewelry with Metal Clay, Wire, Resin and More by Cynthia Thorton

The book is presented in the style of an artist’s journal, where the author shares stories behind each of the designs. I especially liked these stories as they made the book and the designs more relatable.

The book has 20 art projects combining various types of jewelry-making techniques including resin. Each project has a set of detailed instructions that are clear and easy to follow.

This is definitely one of the best art books for beginners interested particularly in resin jewellery making. This is a book worth having for amateur jewellery artists.

Format: Paperback
Year of Publication: 2009
Price: 10 USD
Available on: Amazon, Thrift Books

14. How to Create Resin Charms and Pendants Kindle Edition by Monica Peralta and Megan Floto

This is yet another quick guides to making resin art pendants.

The book is simple and easy to read. It has clear and concise set of instructions on how to make resin charms as a beginner.

The downside of the book is that it there aren’t too many projects in the book for a beginner to learn from.

Format: Kindle, Paperback
Year of Publication: 2013
Price: 4 USD – 11 USD
Available on: Amazon

15. Dropping the Resin Bombshell: Resin Jewelry Techniques and Projects by Stacy Hotchkiss and Stacy Marshall

The book is a detailed guide on making resin jewellery. It gives using Brooches, earrings, pendants, cabochons for cell phone cases, and rings are just the beginning.

The projects in the book are very funky. The instructions are easy to follow and can really inspire artists who are just starting out with resin.

Although the book acts as a decent guide, it is slightly overpriced. In this blog, I have listed several other books on resin jewellery in this blog that have a huge cost advantage.

Format: Paperback
Year of Publication: 2016
Price: 32 USD
Available on: Amazon

16. Creating Fun Resin Jewelry – A step by step guide to creating your own amazing resin jewelry by Heather Peacock

The book is a good read for an absolute beginner. It gives you an overview into jewellery making using resin.

The instructions given in the book are quite clear and easy to follow. The projects are very basic, mostly creating different kinds of pendants.

The tips and tricks given by the author are especially useful. However, if you are looking for something more comprehensive, you can skip the book.

Format: Kindle
Year of Publication: NA
Price: 4 USD
Available on: Amazon

These were my top 16 recommendations for all beginner Resin Art individuals starting out at new projects. I hope you found value in my list and will be buying your copies soon. In case you have other suggestions, let me know. I’ll be happy to add them to this list.