How to make resin crystals

How to make resin crystals

by Cat Kerr

The only issue I had with making these easy Faux Crystal Pendants….was choosing what color of transparent pigment to use!!

Materials List:

Resin Obsession Super Clear Resin
Resin Obsession Transparent Pigment
Crystal Mold
Square Bead Mold
• Wax Paper
• Brass Filigree
• Metal sheers
• Round Plier or dowel
• Hammer and Metal Block
• Apoxie Sculpt (or substitute Envirotex jewelry clay)
• Stamps
• flatback crystal
• bail and jump ring
Bronze Metallic Powder
• Jax Patina for Brass
• Deco Art Media Fluid Burnt Umber
• paper towels/baby wipes
• Gold Metallic wax (Metallic Lustre,Treasured Brass)

Tips/Safety:

• Be sure to clean your stamp after you use it on the Apoxie Sculpt otherwise it will harden on the stamp.
• The brass filigree will be sharp after you cut it so be careful.
• Be sure to read the directions and safety guidelines on the packages of Resin, Apoxie Sculpt and Jax Patina.

Step by Step Directions:

1. Mix up a batch of Resin Obsession super clear resin.

2. Add a tiny bit of transparent pigment to the resin and mix together.

resin poured into molds

3. Pour into crystal mold and bead mold.

4. Pop any air bubbles using a piece of wire. Especially at the tip of the crystal. Let cure.

beads and crystals made with resin

5. Add a drop of dish soap and water to the top of the crystal mold. Pull the sides so that the soapy water gets into the mold and then push the crystal out. Pop out the beads.

resin pendants with filigree findings

6. Grab some brass filigree. Cut it if necessary. Use round pliers to shape the filigree. Hammer it if necessary. When you pull it off the pliers, gently open it enough to fit the crystal. It should be a tight fit around the crystal.

adding patina to jewelry clay

7. Mix two equal parts of Apoxie Sculpt and roll into a tube about 1/2″. Place the tube on the end of the crystal and cover the tip of the crystal and the filigree edge. Roll and shape the AS into a desired shape cap.  Note:  If you don’t have Apoxie Sculpt, Envirotex jewelry clay will work well.

8. Add design/texture to the AS by using a stamp, and adding a flatback crystal. Add a bail to the tip of the AS cap.

9. Add Bronze Metallic Powder to the Apoxie Sculpt using a dry brush. Let cure.

10. Add Jax Patina to the Filigree. Clean with a paper towel and baby wipe.

resin crystal pendant DIY

11. Add Burnt Umber watered down paint to the cap and wipe away with a paper towel.

crystal pendant tutorial

12. Add Metallic wax to the pendant.

13. Thread the beads onto a thin chain and assemble the necklace.

Watch Cat in action as she shows how to make resin crystals.

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