10 Answers For ‘What Can I Put In Resin Jewelry?’

ten things to put in resin jewelry

If you’re asking yourself what can I put in resin jewelry, you will love this list. There are so many things that can get put in resin to give it your own creative spin. The possibilities are endless.

Here are ten of my favorite things to include in resin jewelry.

Here are ten of my favorite things to include in resin jewelry

Stickers

 

gold foil heart sticker

Stickers are the quintessential resin additive. They require no special skills and give an instant sparkle to your resin jewelry.

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Candy

placing candy sprinkles in a resin pendant

Adding candy pieces to resin, especially if it’s something seasonal, is an easy way to make something cute to wear. Be sure to seal it first with sealer spray so the pieces will keep their color in resin.

⭐️ BONUS:  Use candy to make Valentine’s Day candy heart pendants

Beads

glass beads in resin

Glass beads of all shapes, sizes, and colors look great in resin jewelry. Vary the shape and colors to give your resin jewelry even more visual interest.

⭐️ BONUS:  See how to use glass beads in a recycled spoon pendant.

Metal leaf

adding gold leaf to resin

If you’ve spent any time around here, you know how much I love metal leaf. A little bit goes a long way to give resin a sophisticated look.

⭐️ BONUS:  Here’s how to use gold leaf to make a resin ring

Glitter

 

resin colored with glitter

There’s a reason resin crafters say, ‘When in doubt, just use glitter.’  It’s because you can never go wrong with a little sparkle with glitter in your resin jewelry.

⭐️ BONUS:  Here’s how to use glitter and resin to make hair barrettes.

Scrapbooking papers

 

adding glue to paper

While I’m not a scrapbook crafter, I’m fascinated by the papers. The colors. The patterns. The textures. It sounds like I should be a scrapbooker, right? So I use them to include my favorites in a jewelry project.

⭐️ BONUS:  Here’s how you can use scrapbooking papers and clear epoxy to make earrings.


Transparency papers

adding words to resin pendants

This is a favorite resin DIY project. Print attractive designs or photographs onto transparency papers. Trim to fit, then include in your next resin project. Print at home or get sheets printed at a local copy store. Either way, you don’t need to seal them before including them in your project.

⭐️ BONUS:  Here’s how to include transparency sheets in a resin pendant

 

Flowers

sizing up flowers in a metal bezel

Is there anything more classic than including flowers in a resin jewelry bezel? It’s a unique way to remember a moment or honor a loved one.

⭐️ BONUS:  Here’s a resin pendant DIY with baby’s breath

Wood

 

purple resin and wood pendant

Bring scrap wood and colored resin together to make a resin pendant.  This advanced jewelry project takes extra equipment, but the results are sooo worth it.

⭐️ BONUS:  How to make a wood and resin pendant.

Temporary tattoos

 

Applying mandala temporary tattoo to rings with deep purple resin background

Turn a temporary tattoo into a permanent jewelry design.  No painful needles necessary.

⭐️ BONUS:  How to make a cute resin ring with temporary tattoos.

Bonus

Here are 10 MORE ideas on things you can include in resin.  Easy resin pendant ideas.

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19 thoughts on “10 Answers For ‘What Can I Put In Resin Jewelry?’

  1. Thank you for these great ideas. I was wondering if you could include silk flowers in a resin pendant. Do I have to seal the silk flower first? Thanks again.

    1. What about pictures in resin? I’m a beginner using resin. Also, do you need a curing lamp when using all resin?

  2. I am wanting to put ashes into one half of a locket but need some help please. I’ve never used resin before

  3. My question is where can I buy resin forms? I’ve been looking like crazy to find a small box but it needs to be the one that has the second smaller box or bowl to put down inside to create the box:bowl. I saw someone on tv showing how to make trinket bowls for rings or small jewelry.

    Also after you have dried your flowers should they be sealed as well and what do you use to seal objects?
    Thank you for the tips

  4. Hi
    I’m new to using resiñ. I want to make a bangle and place fabric inside, do need to seal the fabric? If so how is it done.

    Many thanks

  5. I’m new to resin. I’ve done a mosaic on a sheet of glass using mosaic tiles, seed glass beads, small laser cut wooden forms, crushed glass shards and small plastic jewelry beads. I have glued each piece down with E6000 glue. I want to cover the pane of glass with resin as an additional sealant, and to take the place of traditional grout. Before I actually do this, I would like to have a professional warn me if I’m likely to have any unanticipated disasters. I’m particularly concerned about the plastic beads as I believe resin may not adhere to them. Could you please let me know if you think I’ll have any issues and give me your best advice on how best to proceed? Thanks!

    1. Hi Susan, based upon what you’ve shared here, I don’t see any potential problems. To be sure though, you could create a small test mosaic piece to try first with resin.

  6. Hi, I was wondering if it is possible to pour resin into steel or bronze dies, usually used for pressing or hammering metal into? I have some great dies and would like to use resin in them, but wasn’t sure if it would work. I’m assuming I would need some kind of release agent…like used for silicon molds? Please let me know if you’ve tried anything like this or if you have link to a discussion about this. Thank you so much! Love what you do!

    1. Hi Linda, I’m afraid even with mold release, metal dies aren’t flexible enough to release cured resin.

  7. I want to use clear natural quartz points or clusters in the epoxy square molds . How do I insert and not sink but suspend in the middle.

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