‘Tis the season to get busy with resin. We creatives know it’s almost always cheaper to DIY Christmas jewelry than buy it. Plus, making holiday-themed resin pendants and magnets is a great way to give a handmade gift this season. For this project, I calculated that each bezel and each set of magnets (6 per set) cost less than $10 to make, including everything.
This project requires:
STEP 1: Get a Christmas image
Find images that match the size of your wood pieces. You can use scrapbooking paper or buy Christmas designs on Etsy. Simply search “digital collage for resin” or “Christmas images for resin.”
IMPORTANT: If you want to sell your DIY Christmas jewelry, be sure you buy images where you have permission to sell items with the designs.
STEP 2: Prepare your paper
Seal the paper with glue several times on each side. Be sure to get the sides too.
STEP 3: Glue the image to a backing
Glue the paper to the wooden discs. For this project, I used 1-inch round pieces.
STEP 4: Add resin
Mix the Resin Obsession crystal doming resin and drip onto the pendant surface. Carefully remove any bubbles that appear. This resin mixes thick, which is why you want to use it. It will produce a high dome and a glossy finish after curing.
STEP 5: Finish with a bail
Find an inexpensive way to present your jewelry and put all the money you saved into your next resin project!
Want to DIY this Christmas jewelry project but want more help?
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Originally written by Penny Reid
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