The Easy Way To Turn Leftover Resin Into A Ring

Use leftover resin to make a ringI may have mentioned this before, but I HATE wasting resin. It takes so much effort to make sure your resin is mixed well, I despise not putting it to good use. If this sounds like you, then you’ll love learning how to use your leftover resin to make a resin ring.

[OPTIONAL] Step 1:  Color the resin

mixing red pigment into envirotex jewelry resin

You can use clear resin for your ring. But…life is better in color. 😉  Choose a resin color and mix it with your clear epoxy. In this case, opaque red pigment does the trick.

Step 2:  Spread over a surface

pour resin onto freezer paper

Then pour the leftover resin for your ring onto wax paper or a silicone mat. Use a toothpick to draw the resin into an abstract shape. Allow it to partially cure. The partially cure part here is essential.

Step 3:  Peel off the surface

peel resin off freezer paper

Once the resin is somewhat cured but still pliable, peel it off the surface.

💡 Pro tip: Every resin is a little different. It might be pliable after a couple of hours but may take up to 8 hours. Check it every hour until it gets rubbery.

Step 4:  Form into a cup

forming resin in a cup

Push the resin into a 1-ounce mixing cup with the shiny side up. Then, cover and allow it to continue curing.

Step 5:  Glue to a ring finding

Once the resin cures, use E6000 to glue it to a ring finding.

red poppy resin ring


If you don’t want to turn your leftover resin into a ring, you can add it to a bobby pin or turn it into a brooch with a bar pin.

⭐️ BONUS:  If you like this project, here are some other leftover resin projects for you to try.

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2 thoughts on “The Easy Way To Turn Leftover Resin Into A Ring

  1. I’ve been obsessed with resin videos for a few years and received a kit for my birthday last month. So I have been reading everything I can on what not to do, mistakes I learned when starting other crafting media. My 3-d pen being one. I jumped right in and a year and 3 pens later found an article of what not to do. Since then I’ve learned to do my research first. I also hate wasting product, when I use my 3-d pen I always have a little side project for when I switch colors, that way I waste none of the filament. One of the things I’ve been stressing about with starting resin is what to do if I had any leftover. Afraid to leave any resin in mold for more than 24 hours. Thank you for all your wonderful information, you have eased my mind on several of my concerns.

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