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?! 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!
Step 1: Measure and mix the 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
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
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.
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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