How to make your own resin pendant with glitter
For this pendant, I wanted to create some depth and visual interest by adding my inclusions in layers. I also used Stampendous glass glitter to create an appearance of texture.
I grabbed some scrapbooking paper I had on hand and matched it up with some vintage flower images I had previously printed onto transparencies. (The flower images were a royalty free clip art. I printed them in black and white onto a piece of white paper, then had my local copy store make a copy onto a clear transparency.)
For this pendant I used a 1 1/2 inch template (I didn’t have a hole punch that size) to fit my 1 1/2 inch silver pendant. I then cut the circle from the scrapbooking paper.
You then need to glue the paper to the bottom of the pendant with a clear drying glue such as Nunn glue. Apply a layer over top the paper, being sure to seal the edges well. Allow to fully dry before adding resin.
Mix some Castin’ Craft Easy Cast epoxy resin and add a small amount to your pendant.
Sprinkle some Stampendous glass glitter in your resin. For this pendant, I used lavender.
The reason I used glass glitter is because it is heavy enough to sink into the resin.
The Stampendous glass glitter is also big enough that you can push it around with a toothpick. Adjust it in your pendant as desired.
Cover and allow the pendant to partially cure (4 to 6 hours) or soft cure (24 hours) before going on to the next step.
Mix another batch of Easy Cast resin. Carefully add more to the pendant bezel (you won’t need much) and remove bubbles as necessary.
Cut a flower image from the plastic transparency. Coat it with a bit of resin in your mixing cup. Gently place it into the pendant. Add a couple more drops of resin, if there is room, to make sure you get a good dome.
Cover and allow to cure.
Hang your finished pendant on a colorful necklace and wear proudly!
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