Learn how to recycle a beloved childhood game into your next favorite piece of jewelry in this domino resin pendant tutorial.
Resin supplies list:
- Resin Obsession crystal doming resin
- Ultra seal glue
- 1 ounce reusable plastic mixing cups
- Stir Stix
- Clip art or scrapbooking paper
- Coarse grit sandpaper
- Exacto knife
- Glue on bails
- E6000 adhesive
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
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.
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
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
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
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
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.
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!
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