How To Use Two-Part Epoxy Resin As A Glue

How to make a bead ring with resin

Sometimes the resin doesn’t have to be the star of the show. Two-part epoxy resin can serve a supporting role as a glue for your crafts.

That’s right.

Epoxy resin is a pretty fantastic adhesive. You can use it with jewelry findings and your varied assortment of beads to make a ring.

Step 1:Β  Balance the ring finding

ring prop

Your ring finding needs to sit flat. An easy way to do this is by cutting a hole in the lid of a plastic container. Let the lid hold the top of the ring, without letting the ring slip through.

Step 2:Β  Add a thin layer of resin

drip resin into ring bezel

You won’t need much resin to act as glue. Five to six drops are all you need to coat the bezel of this ring.

πŸ’‘ Pro tip: This is about the amount you can scrape off the bottom and sides of your mixing cup.

Step 3:Β  Add beads to the resin

place beads into ring

Carefully place your beads, or whatever you are using, into the ring.

adjust-bead-placement

Adjust the placement of your beads if necessary. Then, let the resin cure.

Step 4:Β  Enjoy your finished ring

square-glass-bead-ring-tutorial

I love how this ring turned out. It’s a fun way to use up beads and charms you have in your stash of resin supplies.

πŸ’‘ Pro tip: Any clear resin will work as a glue.

How else can you use resin as a glue?

Epoxy resin works great to bond metal, glass, and wood.Β  It doesn’t get brittle like super glues can.

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One thought on “How To Use Two-Part Epoxy Resin As A Glue

  1. I used epoxy to make a tigereye ring with a copper ring finding and an extra cabochon I had left from a jewelry project.

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