Glow in the dark resin pendants tutorial

glow in the dark resin pendants tutorialCan you be enamored with a resin colorant? How can you not love the idea of coloring your resin jewelry AND making it glow in the dark?!  That’s what I’m going to show you to do in this glow in the dark resin pendants tutorial.  What a way to surprise people with your jewelry!

I thought it would be fun to use day glow in the dark powders to color resin.  For the pendants, I’m using these handmade pewter bezels in assorted shapes.

Step 1:  Measure and mix the resin

measuring Resin Obsession super clear resin

The resin I’m using is the Resin Obsession super clear epoxy resin.  I was going to be making several projects, so I measured 1 ounce of Part A and 1/2 ounce of Part B in 1 ounce mixing cups.  Then, I poured both parts into a larger 10 ounce mixing cup to mix.

Step 2:  Add glow powder

adding yellow glow powder to resin

Use a stir stix to add a scoop of day yellow glow in the dark powder to the mixed resin.  I used approximately 1/8 teaspoon of glow powder for the 3/4 ounce of mixed resin.  Stir thoroughly into the resin.

Technical note:  You may get microbubbles forming in foam on top of the resin.  Push these bubbles to the side of the cup before pouring the resin into your project.

Step 3:  Add to the pendant

adding glow in the dark resin to a star pendant

You will want to use a toothpick or something similar to drop the resin into the pendant findings one drop at a time.  After filling the pendants, be sure to check for bubbles.  Cover the pendants and allow to cure for 24 hours.

Note:  I noticed that the resin got noticeably thicker once I added the glow powders.  Whether it was because of the powder adding volume or the powder speeding up the curing process, you will want to be quick and careful when adding the resin.  It will be very easy at this point to introduce bubbles.

glow in the dark resin jewelry

I loved the final colors of the glow powders with the resin.  Unique colors in of themselves.

glow in the dark resin pendants tutorial

I let the pendants sit in the bright sunshine for 10 minutes.  This is how they glowed!

 

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4 thoughts on “Glow in the dark resin pendants tutorial

  1. The glow powder doesn’t completely dissolve in the resin. Unfortunately, you aren’t going to be able to achieve a transparent look.

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