How to make resin candy jewelry – make resin jewelry with sprinkles

How to make resin candy jewelry

If you have been wondering how to make resin candy jewelry, then you are going to love this article!  Grab your resin supplies and some brightly colored sprinkles and get creative!

Resin supplies candy jewelry

Resin Supplies List:

– Resin Obsession Super Clear Resin
– Candy Sprinkles
– Letter Beads
– Foil
– Scissors
– Generic Play-Doh lid (lid shown has an inner diameter of 1 5/8”)
– Toothpicks
Stir Stix
– Small file for sanding edges
– Drill and 1/16” Drill Bit
– Jump Ring
Ball Chain Necklace
– Wax paper, freezer paper, or plastic bag to cover work surface

STEP 1:  Put foil and resin in lid

Cut the foil into a circle that will fit into the lid you are using for a mold. Pour a small amount of resin into the lid, 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 resin on top.

If you have never used resin before, be sure to read this article:  how to mix resin and hardener in five easy steps.

Adding resin to foil


STEP 2:  Add sprinkles

Next, place the candy sprinkles. I have hand-divided (yes, this takes a while) these candy sprinkles so that I could make a rainbow swirl pattern. If you don’t want to take the time to do this, you can just use sprinkles straight from the container and it will be just as colorful!

Placing candy sprinkles in resin pendantSTEP 3:  Add letters

This is the fun part of how to make resin candy jewelry.  After submerging the sprinkles into the resin, place the letters of your name or a word. This lid will hold six letters across at the widest point. As each letter is placed, 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.

Placing Letter Beads in resin

STEP 4:  Allow to cure

Once all of the letters are positioned, add a bit more resin if needed to be sure all of 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. Check the piece again 30 minutes or so into curing to be sure nothing has slid or popped above the surface. Once the piece is cured, pop it out of the lid and 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.

Resin Pendant Curing


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.)

Drilling Resin Pendant

STEP 6:  Finish with a jump ring

After inserting the jump ring, thread through the ball chain necklace, and you have yourself a bright, colorful, personalized pendant!

Note: 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!

Rainbow Candy Name Resin Pendant Finished

What other questions do you have about how to make resin candy jewelry?

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7 thoughts on “How to make resin candy jewelry – make resin jewelry with sprinkles

  1. Thanks Karen! We have lots of play-doh lids in this house. I’m thinking I might try a sour cream lid next.

  2. 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

  3. LOVE IT!!! Does it pop out pretty easy? I just started doing resin and have not had luck with non-resin type molds.

  4. @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.

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