If you have wondered how to make candy necklaces, then you will love this tutorial. Not only are you going to use candy necklaces, but you’re going to learn how to use epoxy resin too. Grab your resin supplies and some brightly colored sprinkles, and get creative.
Resin Supplies List:
*Resin Obsession Super Clear Resin
*Generic kids’ dough lid (lid shown has an inner diameter of 1 5/8”)
*Small file for sanding edges
*Drill and 1/16” Drill Bit
*Jump Ring and necklace
*Wax paper, freezer paper, or plastic bag to protect your work surface
STEP 1: Put foil and resin in the lid
Cut the foil into a circle that will fit into the lid you use for a mold. Pour a small amount of resin into the top, then gently press the foil into the resin. It doesn’t matter which side of the foil is showing. Its purpose is to create a background that will show through the gaps in the candy sprinkles. Once the foil is submerged, pour a bit more clear resin on top.
If you’ve never used resin before, this will help: how to mix resin and hardener in five easy steps.
STEP 2: Add sprinkles
Next, place the candy sprinkles to make a rainbow swirl pattern. Or if rainbows aren’t your thing, add them in a color combination that you like.
STEP 3: Add letters
This is the fun part of how to make candy necklaces. After submerging the sprinkles into the resin, add in letters of your name or a word. This lid will hold six letters across at the widest point. As each letter is set, slide the candy sprinkles slightly so that the letter bead rests on the bottom of the lid. If this is not done, they will stick up too high and protrude through the top of the resin.
STEP 4: Allow to cure
Once you’ve positioned all the letters, add a bit more resin if needed to ensure all the elements are submerged. If anything shifted, gently reposition it using a toothpick. Double-check to be sure the letters are somewhat centered across the lid. Recheck the piece 30 minutes or so into curing to be sure nothing has slid or popped above the surface.
Once the resin is dry, pop it out of the lid. Sand the edges with a small file if necessary.
If you don’t have a dough can lid to use for this project, you can use a resin pendant mold.
STEP 5: Drill the pendant
Next, drill a hole at the top center of the pendant for the jump ring. Be sure to wear the proper safety equipment like a dust mask and safety goggles.
STEP 6: Finish with a jump ring
After inserting the jump ring, thread through the ball chain necklace, and TA-DA! You just learned how to make candy necklaces with epoxy resin.
💡 Pro tip: If you don’t want to make a necklace from the pendant, you can glue a magnet on the back and create a fun piece that can be used on a refrigerator or a school locker.
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9 thoughts on “How To Make Candy Necklaces With Epoxy Resin”
I love the idea of putting foil on the back and using the shape of a lid to contain the resin!
Thanks Karen! We have lots of play-doh lids in this house. I’m thinking I might try a sour cream lid next.
What a cool blog!
LOVE IT! The only playdoh caps I have found have Playdoh on it. Does it make a difference if it is on there? It is raised letters. THANKS
LOVE IT!!! Does it pop out pretty easy? I just started doing resin and have not had luck with non-resin type molds.
@Francine, you can use a mold release just to be sure. Also test the cap to make sure it is flexible (twist it) before using it for your mold. The word ‘playdoh’ will imprint onto the back of your casting since the letters are raised. If this bothers you, coat with a layer of colored resin once you have popped it out of the lid.
I would like to resin a Hammond’s lollipop – can I paint on the resin? Or what would you recommend? I’m also thinking of pouring the resin into a “deep” container then dipping the lollipop in the resin well. This will be my first time using resin. I am leaning towards buying your products vs others for a kitty kissed resin outcome 🙂 (read one of comments and your reply lol)
Oh goodness Dana, we’ve got plenty of kitty kisses to help you with resin! You’ll want to use our Resin Obsession crystal doming resin. It mixes thick and clear. It will give a glossy finish to your lollipop. We’ve got it in several sizes in our store here: https://shop.resinobsession.com/collections/resin/resin-obsession-crystal-doming-resin
The challenge is that resin is a liquid, so it will to drip off your piece until it starts curing. You’ll need to keep it moving to get the resin in an even coat. I’ve never done this with a lollipop, but here are some ideas when making epoxy tumblers: