Originally written October 2015. Updated February 2020.
Can you be in love with a resin color? I think the answer is YES! Every day, I have a new favorite of the Resin Obsession liquid pigments. On the days I can’t decide which is my favorite, I use two as in the case of making these handmade resin earrings.
You know what is ironic about the color choices for my handmade resin earrings? I chose the EXACT same color patterns when I made a bangle bracelet. Here’s a link sto the video: bangle bracelet video. Obviously, I have a thing for yellow and green together!
I used my flex shaft and a size #56 drill bit to drill through the resin. Don’t forget to take proper safety precautions when using a rotary tool including wearing safety glasses.
PRO TIP: The size drill bit I used was a little larger than the wire size of the hoops. You need to do that to allow the charms to move on the wire.
I like the finished earrings, although I am disappointed they weren’t quite as ‘color-divided’ as I had hoped. I think the warm resin, poured into a small cavity, made it impossible for it not to do a little mixing on its own. Next time I try this, I think I will let the resin sit an additional 10 to 15 minutes after mixing to let it cool off some. The downside to doing this is that any bubbles will be harder to get out at this point.