The Unbelievably Easy Way To DIY A Ring With Epoxy

 How to make Indian Princess Inspired Resin Rings -gold mandala designs on deep purple resin background
This DIY ring made with Indian-inspired tattoos are about as unique as they come. You’ll have people’s eyebrows furrowing as they try and figure out just how you made them.

Front view of two rings with gold mandala designs on deep purple resin background

STEP 1: Prep the rings

Use ring blanks with some depth and ridges on the sides (to keep the resin in). These are 1-inch adjustable rings.

Three silver-tone and three antiqued brass-tone empty rings


Get the ring ready for pouring resin for your DIY project. To keep the rings upright, I stuck them in Play-Doh, which I rolled into a tubular form. Play-Doh works well because it doesn’t stick afterward, and the rings are secure.

Blue Play-Doh for stabalizing rings


Placing ring in blue Play-Doh for stability

STEP 2: Mix and colour resin

Mix the resin and colourants. The Resin Obsession crystal doming resin works great here because it makes for a high dome on rings. That’s what will make the art pop.

For the colours, I used Pearl Ex powdered pigment . The four colours I used are shimmer violet, micro pearl, antique bronze, and reflex violet.


Pearl. deep purple, bronze, and deep blue cups of mixed resin in back, rings ready to fill in front

STEP 3: Add resin to the rings

Oops! I forgot to take pictures of the pouring because I was concentrating so hard on not overpouring my DIY ring. Each ring only needed a bit of each colour. So even though I poured them separately, you can see how they all mixed together. The white, lavender, and blue created a lovely vibrant purple colour!

I put the bronze pearl ex on top of the purple, then sprinkled some Resin Obsession Pearl Powder and silver multi-coloured micro sparkles.

HINT: I used sparkles that are used in nail art. They are tiny, which makes them great for small projects and objects like these.

Fine glitter and pearl colorant powder

Rings with deep purple resin background stuck in blue Play-Doh for stability

STEP 4: Add tattoo designs

Once cured (twenty-four to forty-eight hours later), I added tattoo designs on top of the resin. I cut out the parts I liked, and according to the instructions, I ran the cut-out piece underwater (back side up) for about 25 seconds. Then, I placed it on the ring and pressed it down. The final step was to remove the white paper backing.

Gold mandala and other India-inspired temporary tattoos


Cutting out gold mandala temporary tattoos to make ring


Applying mandala temporary tattoo to rings with deep purple resin background


Applying mandala temporary tattoo to rings with deep purple resin background

STEP 5: Add a glossy layer

While the tattoos are pretty hardy and of excellent quality, they needed some sealing. I used glossy Mod Podge and applied a light coat. It would probably be better to apply a light coat of the crystal doming epoxy resin with a brush.

Applyinf Mod Podge using a red paintbrush to ring with gold mandala designs on deep purple resin background


What I learned about this DIY ring is to keep things simple. The more complex designs I cut out just ended up looking chaotic. Here are my two favourites.

DIY ring with colored epoxy resin


DIY ring pair


DIY ring made with tattoos and colored epoxy

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Originally written by Penny Reid

Unpublished Blog Posts of Resin Obsession, LLC © 2022 Resin Obsession, LLC

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3 thoughts on “The Unbelievably Easy Way To DIY A Ring With Epoxy

  1. I love this idea! I am going to have to go to that website and get some of those indian princess tatoos too and see what I can come up with.

  2. Hello, I make a lot of fiber craft like macrame, weaving loom, needle point, embroidery, so I have a lot of leftover of yarn, and cord, can I insert them into the epoxy resin. Any idea
    Thank you

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