How to make your own resin flower cabochons

DIY resin flower cabochons

How to make resin flowers

 

Resin flowers are so versatile, especially for jewelry!  Did you know how easy it is to make your own?

mixing jewelry quality resin

Mix an appropriate amount of the Resin Obsession super clear resin.  Since I knew I was going to be pouring for 4 flower cabochons, I mixed up a total of 22.5 cc (15 cc of Part A and 7.5 cc of Part B) of clear resin. (To help you get a good measure and mix on your resin, use the 1 ounce plastic measuring cups and stir stix.)

 

 

mixing fluorescent color into resin

I wanted my resin flowers to be FUNKY, so I used the Alumilite Fluorescent resin pigments to color my resin.

 

mixing color into resin

 

Mix a drop or two of the fluorescent yellow resin pigment into the mixed clear epoxy resin.  Hint:  Sometimes it can be hard to squeeze pigment from the bottles.  I will remove the top and dip a toothpick into the bottle to get the color to add to the resin.

 

Thoroughly mix the color into the resin.

 

pouring resin into a silicone mold

Carefully pour a small amount of mixed resin into the silicone mold.  For this tutorial, I used Daisy flower silicone mold F0027.

 

resin in silicone mold

 

Add a bit of resin, then pick up the mold and twist it like you were trying to demold a casting.  This will allow trapped bubbles to come to the surface and will help get the resin into all the intricate points of the design.

Once the molds are full of resin, cover and allow to cure.  Not shown:  Demold the cured resin flower by gently twisting the mold, grabbing an edge and lifting the flower out.

 

applying e6000 to resin

Apply a dot of E6000 adhesive to the back of the cabochon and the surface of the finding.  Wait 2 to 3 minutes before pressing together.

For this tutorial, I used Silver adjustable glue on rings and silver bobby pins.

glue resin with e6000

Press the resin cabochon and finding together.  Allow to dry for 24 hours before wearing.

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Amaze everyone with your new jewelry!

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Or your new favorite hair adornment!

resin flower cabochon tutorial

 

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