I 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
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
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
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
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
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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