Make your own resin pendant using a silver pendant jewelry bezel tray
- Clip art
- Bezel pendant finding (this tutorial uses this one inch by two inch rectangular silver pendant tray)
- Ultra seal glue sealant
- Resin Obsession Super clear casting resin
Trim your clip art to fit your pendant. I decided to go with the exact shape of the bezel for this project, but certainly you could do some neat shapes. Let your imagination go wild!
Seal your clip art with glue and allow to dry.
Seal your paper again into your bezel cup. Put down a layer of glue, then apply your paper. Seal on top. I will usually seal with two coats of Ultra seal, then wait 24 hours to allow it to completely dry.
Properly mix your resin. (We have a video on How to Mix Epoxy Resin on our You Tube channel.)
Slowly pour your resin into your bezel cup. Squeezing the cup together to form a spout will help you control your pour. Only pour a small amount, then let the resin spread. Add more as necessary. You only want enough resin to barely cover the bottom of the pendant. This will allow you to pour a second layer with your inclusion.
(Note: You could add the inclusion in the first layer and be done in one pour, but I like doing it in two pours because it gives the pendant a bit more depth — like the inclusion is floating)
Use a toothpick to spread the resin out to the corners of your pendant. Allow to cure for several hours or overnight before pouring your next layer of resin. (Don’t forget to check for bubbles!)
Pour your second layer of resin like you did the first, but be careful again not to over pour. Carefully place your inclusion in the resin. If your inclusion is porous, it must be sealed with ultra seal first. Read here on How to properly seal papers or findings for including in resin jewelry.
Use a toothpick to move your inclusion within your resin. Allow the piece to cure as before.
Enjoy your new pendant!
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