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.
Next, I mixed another batch of super clear resin with Resin Obsession opaque yellow pigment this time.
Do 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 to the video: bangle bracelet video. Obviously, I have a thing for yellow and green together!
After letting the resin cure for 24 hours, I demolded the resin discs by peeling the silicone mold away from the hardened resin castings.
After getting these out of the mold, I thought these would look totally cool as charms on hoop ear wires. I used a circle template to help me mark the center of each of the castings. (You can find these templates at any store that sells drawing supplies.)
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.
These ear wires are ones I made myself. They are made of 22 gauge, half-hard sterling silver wire. If you want to try making your own, this tutorial looks useful: hoop wire earring tutorial.
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.
For my other pair, I added a couple of cherry beads to the front to help give it a pop of color.
What do you think of my handmade resin earrings? Would you try this?
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