Bottle cap ring tutorial – make a ring with resin

How to make a bottle cap ringI love wearing rings.  It’s one of those times when I can see and enjoy a piece of jewelry that I’m wearing.  It’s a little hard to do that with earrings!  Making a bottle cap ring is easy once you get the bottle cap ring finding.  Then, you let resin help you bring it all together!

Step 1:  Color the resin

adding pearl ex to resin

To make this ring, I used mixed, leftover from a different project.  Note:  Any clear resin will work.  I wanted the resin base to have some color, so I mixed in Reflex Violet pearl ex powder.  A little goes a long way.

Step 2:  Fill the ring with resin

pouring resin in bezel

Carefully pour the resin into the bottle cap bezel.  You’re not going to need much.

Note:  Since I needed the cap to sit level, I cut a slit from an old food container to set the ring into.

Step 3:  Embellish the surface

crystal stickers

To give some visual interest to the top, I used crystals from the craft section of the dollar store.  They are flat-backed and have an adhesive side.

place crystals onto ring

Very carefully place the crystal stickers onto the semi cured resin.  (For this resin, it was about 2 hours after it was mixed.  You will need to wait until the resin is like taffy, otherwise, your crystals will sink.)

Adjust the placement a tiny bit if necessary.  You will need to make sure you get it right the first time, because at this stage, you are likely to introduce bubbles you won’t get out if you do a lot of pushing and moving of the crystals.

Now, let the resin fully cure.

Enjoy your finished bottle cap ring!

bottle cap ring

As you can see, I ended up with a dainty little ring that will add sparkle to my day!

Want to make jewelry with resin but overwhelmed with where to start?  That’s why I wrote the book, Resin Jewelry Making.  It gives aspiring resin crafters the roadmap to create jewelry with resin that is good enough to gift or even sell!

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