How to make glow in the dark resin pendants
Can 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?! What a way to surprise people with your jewelry!
(Yes, you may have noticed these glow powders are different than ones we have carried previously. These powders have a unique color under normal daylight, and also glow in the dark!)
For these pendants, I used 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. I then poured both parts into a larger 10 ounce mixing cup to mix.
Technical note: You may get microbubbles forming in a foam on top of the resin. Push these bubbles to the side of the cup before pouring the resin into your project.
You will want to use a toothpick or something similar to drop the resin into the pendant findings one drop at a time. After the pendants are filled, be sure to check for bubbles. Cover the pendants and allow to cure for 24 hours.
Technical 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.
I loved the final colors of the glow powders with the resin. Unique colors in of themselves.
I let the pendants sit in the bright sunshine for 10 minutes. This is how they glowed!
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