How to turn an old spoon into a resin pendant
Did you know you can turn your next yard sale find into a resin pendant treasure? Read how you can turn old teaspoons into resin pendants.
- Envirotex jewelry resin
- Small (1 mm or less) glass beads
- 1 ounce measuring cups
- Metal shears
- Screwdriver (or something else that can be used as a mandrel)
- Nitrile Gloves
- Resin Obsession non stick drying mat
- Decorative hair piece (or some other focal piece)
- Metal file
Bend your spoon around something hard and round to use as your mandrel. (I used a screwdriver.) Start the bend approximately 3/4 of an inch away from the top of the spoon.
Use a pair of heavy duty metal shears to cut the end off your spoon. Hint: Cutting with metal shears can be difficult! You can also use a jeweler’s saw. A hacksaw can work as well.
File the end of the cut edge of the spoon handle to make sure there are no sharp edges.
Use a pair of pliers to turn the end of your spoon under.
Position your spoon on the drying mat so it is level. Hint: You will need to make sure it is even from front to back and side to side.
Mix your resin according to label directions. For this project, I mixed 1 teaspoon total.
Pour resin into your spoon. Fill it about 3/4 of the way full. Do not overfill! Adding the beads and your hair charm will displace some of the resin.
Use your stir utensil to draw the resin to the edge of your spoon..
Shake glass beads into your resin. Do enough to cover the entire spoon.
Gently place your resin charm into the center of your spoon.
Your glass beads will sink to the bottom of the resin. Add more as glass beads or resin as necessary. Hint: You will need to do this two or three times. Add beads, wait a few minutes and recheck your resin.
Push any beads down from the side of the hair piece. You want to be sure they stick to the resin.
Cover your project with a dome and allow to cure.
Enjoy your new resin spoon pendant!