Domino resin pendant tutorial – Make a domino pendant with resin

How to make a domino pendant with resinLearn how to recycle a beloved childhood game into your next favorite piece of jewelry in this domino resin pendant tutorial.

Resin supplies list:


Step 1:  Prep the domino


Use the non ‘dot’ side for your future jewelry surface.  Sand the side down to even it out if necessary.  (This pendant had a dragon carving on the other side.  I sanded it off enough to make it flat for the paper.)

Hint:  While it may be tempting to try to cover up the dots on the domino, the paper will push down into the indentations and will give your finished pendant a ‘punched’ look.  Besides, it’s fun to be able to prove you really made this from a domino!

 Step 2:  Seal the paper

glue papers

Seal your paper on both sides with ultra seal glue.  It needs to dry for several hours or overnight.

Step 3:  Glue the paper to the domino


Once the paper is dry, you can prepare it for the domino.  Apply a thick layer of glue to the flat side of your domino.

glue domino to paper

Place the glue applied side of the domino to the back of your paper.  Let dry for several hours.

Step 4:  Trim off excess paper

trimming paper

Once the glue is dry, trim the edge with an Exacto knife.  Get as close as you can to the edge without cutting the piece.

Hint:  If you don’t have an exacto knife, scissors are a good alternative.

Step 5:  Apply more glue

seal papers

Brush a second layer of glue to your paper including the edge.  Gluing the edge will keep your paper from soaking up watermarks.

Step 6:  Add resin

doming resin

Here comes the fun part of this domino resin pendant tutorial.  It’s time to add the resin!  The crystal doming resin mixes 1 part resin to 1 part hardener by volume.  If you are using something different, mix it according to label directions using your cups and stir stix. Hint:  For a pendant this size, you will probably need a total of 2 cc of total resin.

If you have never mixed resin before, read this article on how to mix resin and hardener.

Place the resin onto the pendant, a few drops at a time, until you get the desired dome.  Use a toothpick to draw the resin to the edge.  Hint:  When using the doming technique, add a little bit of resin, then let it spread.  This will (hopefully!) keep you from adding too much and it running over the edge.

Let the resin to fully cure before applying the bail.

Step 7:  Glue on the bail

applying e6000

Apply a small dot of e6000 glue to the bail and pendant side that will be joined together.

Allow the glue to sit for 2 to 3 minutes before pressing both surfaces together.

glue on bail

Press the two glued surfaces together.  Remove any extra glue with a fingernail or other small scraper.  Allow the e6000 to cure for at least 24 hours before use.  Hint:  Once the e6000 has cured, you can trim away any extra with an exacto knife.

Enjoy your domino resin pendant!


domino pendant tutorial with resin


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11 thoughts on “Domino resin pendant tutorial – Make a domino pendant with resin

  1. Thanks for the nice tutorial! I’ve seen these for sale on Etsy and elsewhere, and it’s nice to see I can pretty easily make my own. I’ll definitely give it a try!

  2. I bought Amazing casting resin to start my domino and tile jewelry-but I am concerned this is not the right kind because the pics on back show molds coming out solid white? I do have Diamond glaze but was told this wouldn’t harden correctly? Advice please?

  3. @Chloe, to make domino pendants like what is shown above, you will need a doming epoxy resin. There is a link above (in the materials list) to the Easy Cast Castin’ Craft epoxy resin that I used.

    1. Hi Rozellia, dominoes are usually 1 inch wide by 2 inches long. You can purchase them at any store that sells toys.

      1. Thanks. I have 1×2 dominoes , but the 1×2 digital images are a bit too small, any suggestions

        1. Why not try putting a rim of glitter glue around the edge of your image to bring it to the edge?

          1. I size them myself. I have a template of the domino and I actually hold that up to my screen to make sure the size is correct. Experiment with the way you like your edges to appear. I copy and paste any image I like and if it looks clear and correct, that’s what I use. May sound technically primitive, but it works for me. I love Word, but have done it in Google Docs, too. I have printed out actual domino-sized sheets and sometimes they are a bit off for me as well. I like using my own images. There are millions of beauties out there and when I see something I really like, then I copy and paste, select and size. I have multiple shapes I use as well. Tiles, scrabble letters, bottle caps, a number of wooden shapes/sizes I’ve ordered online as well. Fun stuff!

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