I’m going to show you how to make a resin ring with your leftover resin. I may have mentioned this before, but I HATE wasting resin — even a few milliliters at the end. I despise not putting it to good use!
I’m always on the lookout for something I can do with it and was pretty excited that I could use the leftover resin to make a unique statement ring.
Step 1: Color the resin if necessary
Step 2: Spread over a surface
Next, I poured the leftover resin onto a freezer paper surface. Use a toothpick to draw the resin into an abstract shape. Cover and allow to partially cure. The partially cure part here is important!
Step 3: Peel off the surface
Once the resin was somewhat cured but still pliable, I peeled it off the freezer paper. (Note to self: I like wax paper better. Easier to get resin off.) Every resin is a little different, but for doming resins, it will be anywhere from 4 to 10 hours after it was mixed. Remove any stuck-on paper pieces before forming, otherwise they will cure to your project.
Step 4: Form into a cup
While the resin was still somewhat pliable, I pushed it into its form. To do this, I pushed the resin into a 1 ounce mixing cup with the shiny side up. Cover and allow it to fully cure.
Step 5: Glue to a ring finding
Not shown: Once the resin is cured, use E6000 to glue it to an adjustable ring. If you don’t know how to do this, there is a video showing how to glue a bail finding to a resin charm on the Resin Obsession youtube channel.
As with any statement ring, they’re not necessarily meant for ‘heavy’ use, but I think they’re great for special occasions. If you don’t want to make this into a ring, I think your resin poppy flower would also look great in your hair on a bobby pin or could easily become a brooch using a bar pin.
If you like this project, here are some other leftover resin projects for you to try.
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