Making a beautiful art resin pendant necklace is easier than it looks. The secret sauce is knowing a key detail about resin so you know when to make it work to your advantage.
Resin Supplies needed for this tutorial:
- Resin Obsession crystal doming resin
- Opaque resin colors
- Heart shaped bezel pendant
- 1 ounce plastic mixing cups
- Tongue depressors and/or toothpicks
- Resin Obsession drying mat
- Flat backed pearl findings for scrapbooking
- Nitrile gloves
Step 1: Prepare the resin
Measure the resin and hardener into two separate cups. Add colors to the Part A (resin) side.
To get the turquoise blue color shown here, I used the formulas in this article on how to mix colors.
Thoroughly mix the resin. Make sure to scrape the sides and bottom of the cup along with the mixing stick itself.
Step 2: Pour into the bezel blank
Pour a small amount of resin into the bezel. Be careful not to overpour. Allow curing until sticky.
So you may be asking yourself how you know when the resin is sticky. Keep a small amount of your resin in the mixing cup. Check it periodically. Once it shows a string when you pull out the toothpick, that is what I call sticky. (This took approximately 2 hours.)
Step 3: Add bling to your art resin pendant necklace
Gently place your pearls into your resin. (Having the resin at the sticky point will keep your pearls from sinking to the bottom.). Set aside to cure.
Enjoy your art resin pendant necklace!
Making jewelry with resin can be easy if you have the right advice and roadmap. It’s why I wrote the book, Resin Jewelry Making, with the aspiring resin jewelry maker in mind. It’s the book I wish I had when I started creating resin jewelry!
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