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 List:
– Resin Obsession Super Clear Resin
– Candy Sprinkles
– Letter Beads
– Generic Play-Doh lid (lid shown has an inner diameter of 1 5/8”)
– 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.
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!
STEP 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.
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.
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 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!
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