Handmade jewelry making at home – Resin Diamonds bracelet

How to make a resin diamonds braceletHandmade jewelry making at home is a great way to relax and enjoy your creative side.  It can also lead to you making gifts or perhaps even a little side-hustle business to earn some extra money!  This project takes a little skill, but once you get the hang of it, you will be making these bracelets in every color combination you can think of!

By Myléne Hillam
Mill Lane Studio

Supplies for this resin bracelet project:

Resin Obsession Super Clear Resin
Resin Obsession Transparent Pigment: Blue
Resin Obsession Opaque Pigment: Teal
Silicone Blossom Mini trivet
Measuring cups
Wooden stir sticks
Packing tape

Additional supplies and tools needed:

6 x 3.9mm Volcano Swarovski flat back crystals
6 x 10x10mm silver 2-hole flower sliders
1.0mm Stretch Magic
GS-Hypo Cement
Her Embosser Tool with 1mm drill bit
Crystal placement tool
Rubbing alcohol
Stanley Knife/scissors
Sandpaper: 240 grit
Ruler and permanent marker

Step 1:  Tape off the silicone trivet

Not shown:  Before preparing the resin, place a strip of packing tape across every second petal of the trivet. The adhesive will not stick to the silicone very easily so burnish it well.

teal resin pigment

Step 2:  Measure and mix the resin

Measure out 1/2 oz (15mls) of resin and 1/4 oz (7.5mls) hardener. Add one drop of opaque teal pigment to the resin and mix well. Add a second drop if you would like the color more intense. Pour both parts into a larger cup and mix completely. Leave on your bench for 5 minutes for the bubbles to dissipate.


fill mold with resin

Using a stir stick, drip the resin into the petals of the trivet. Leave the resin to cure. Create some blue petals in the same way.


remove packing tape from mold

Step 3:  Demold the resin diamonds

Once the resin has cured, remove the tape from the back of the trivet. You can remove any adhesive which is left behind with rubbing alcohol.

demolding resin

Pull the silicone away from the resin and remove the petals. Trim away any flashing with a Stanley knife or scissors. Smooth any sharp, rough edges with sandpaper and water.

mark drill lines on resin charms

Step 4:  Side drill holes in the resin charms

Place the slider on top of the petal at the widest point and mark the position of the two holes. Repeat on the other side of the petal. Use a ruler and marker to draw guidelines on the back of the petal for drilling. Place the petal on its side and drill the holes, first from one side, then the other, until you meet in the middle. Take your time as you drill and check often that you are drilling straight. Wipe away the guidelines with rubbing alcohol.

Prop tip:  This is where handmade jewelry making at home can get a little complicated.  If you have never drilled resin before, this article will help:  how to drill resin

string resin charms together

Step 5:  String the resin charms

Cut two 12” lengths of Stretch Magic and prestretch them. This helps reduce overstretching through wear. String the sliders and petals, alternating the colours. Tie a surgeon’s knot on each length of elastic. Dab GS-Hypo Cement on the knots for added security. Trim the knots to ¼” (6mm) and slide the knot inside the slider component if you are able to.

use adhesive to apply crystals

Step 6:  Add crystals

Apply a dot of GS-Hypo Cement in the center of each slider.

place crystals

Use the crystal placement tool to position the crystals in the centre of the sliders.

resin diamonds bracelet

Step 7:  Marvel in the beauty of the resin bracelet you created!

Allow to fully dry before wearing your new bracelet!

Ready to try more handmade jewelry making at home?

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2 thoughts on “Handmade jewelry making at home – Resin Diamonds bracelet

  1. Lovely! I am always scared to drill resin, esp side to side as I fear that I might break the whole thing off

    1. Me too! I always have to use a drill press (and a vice to hold my castings) to make sure I get the drilling straight.

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