How to Make A Domino Pendant The Easy Way

How to make a domino pendant with resinWhat do you say about recycling game pieces into your next favorite piece of jewelry? Cool. I was hoping you would say that. I’m going to show you how to make a domino pendant with resin.

💡 Pro tip: If you don’t have dominos, you can substitute Scrabble© tiles.

Resin supplies list:

 

Step 1:  Prep the domino

sandpaper

You’ll use non ‘dot’ side of the domino for your resin pendant surface.  Those dots are called pips.  (Who knew??)

Sand the side down to even it out if necessary. You’ll need to sand off any ridges or bumps, so your paper glues on without divots.

💡 Pro tip: While it’s tempting to cover up the dots on the domino, the paper will push down into the indentations. Your paper will have a ‘punched’ look. Besides, it’s fun to show you made your resin pendant with a wooden domino.

 Step 2:  Seal the paper

glue papers

Seal your paper on both sides with ultra seal glue. It needs to dry for several hours or overnight. If you’re in Florida, like I am, drying can take an entire day because of the humidity.

Step 3:  Glue the paper to the domino

glue

Once your paper is dry, prepare it for your domino pendant.

First, apply a thick layer of glue to the flat side of your domino.

glue domino to paper

Then, place the glue applied side of the domino to the back of your paper.

Let your paper dry.

Step 4:  Trim away excess paper

trimming paper

Once your glue is dry, trim the edge with a straight-edge blade. Get as close as you can to the edge without cutting the piece. You can use scissors if you don’t have a blade knife.

Step 5:  Apply more glue

seal papers

Brush the second layer of glue on your paper, including the edge. Gluing the edge will keep your piece from soaking up stains.

⭐️ BONUS: Here are more details on sealing papers for resin.

Step 6:  Add resin

doming resin

Here comes the fun part.  It’s time to add the resin to your domino pendant surface.

You’ll want to use the crystal doming resin for this project for a few reasons. It

*cures with a high-dome
*finishes extra glossy
*evenly levels all by itself

It mixes 1 part resin to 1 part hardener by volume. You’ll need about 2 ccs of mixed resin per pendant. That means if you mix an ounce of resin, it will cover 15 pendants.

⭐️ BONUS: If you have never mixed epoxy resin before, this shows you how to mix resin and hardener.

Drip your resin onto the pendant, a few drops at a time. Then, use a toothpick to draw the resin to the edge.  Drip on a few more at a time until you get the high dome you like.

💡 Pro tip: When adding resin to the surface, add a little bit , then let it spread. This will keep you from adding too much, and the resin running over the edge.

Cover your domino pendants with a plastic dome while waiting for the resin to cure.

⭐️ BONUS: How long does it take for resin to dry?

Step 7:  Glue on the bail

applying e6000

Apply a small dot of e6000 glue to the inside of the bail and the back of your domino pendant.

Allow the glue to sit for 2 to 3 minutes.

glue on bail

Then, press both surfaces together.  Remove any extra glue with a fingernail or other small scraper. Allow the e6000 to cure for at least 24 hours before wearing.

💡 Pro tip: Don’t worry about scraping off every last bit of glue. Once the e6000 cures, you can trim away any extra with your blade.

Enjoy your domino resin pendant!

 

domino pendant tutorial with resin

 

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11 thoughts on “How to Make A Domino Pendant The Easy Way

  1. Thanks for the nice tutorial! I’ve seen these for sale on Etsy and elsewhere, and it’s nice to see I can pretty easily make my own. I’ll definitely give it a try!

  2. I bought Amazing casting resin to start my domino and tile jewelry-but I am concerned this is not the right kind because the pics on back show molds coming out solid white? I do have Diamond glaze but was told this wouldn’t harden correctly? Advice please?

  3. @Chloe, to make domino pendants like what is shown above, you will need a doming epoxy resin. There is a link above (in the materials list) to the Easy Cast Castin’ Craft epoxy resin that I used.

    1. Hi Rozellia, dominoes are usually 1 inch wide by 2 inches long. You can purchase them at any store that sells toys.

      1. Thanks. I have 1×2 dominoes , but the 1×2 digital images are a bit too small, any suggestions

        1. Why not try putting a rim of glitter glue around the edge of your image to bring it to the edge?

          1. I size them myself. I have a template of the domino and I actually hold that up to my screen to make sure the size is correct. Experiment with the way you like your edges to appear. I copy and paste any image I like and if it looks clear and correct, that’s what I use. May sound technically primitive, but it works for me. I love Word, but have done it in Google Docs, too. I have printed out actual domino-sized sheets and sometimes they are a bit off for me as well. I like using my own images. There are millions of beauties out there and when I see something I really like, then I copy and paste, select and size. I have multiple shapes I use as well. Tiles, scrabble letters, bottle caps, a number of wooden shapes/sizes I’ve ordered online as well. Fun stuff!

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