Leftover resin ring – make a ring with extra resin


Use leftover resin to make a ringI’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

mixing red pigment into envirotex jewelry resin

Since my resin was clear, I used opaque red pigment to color approximately the 10 cc of mixed doming resin leftover from another project.

Step 2:  Spread over a surface

pour resin onto freezer paper

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

peel resin off freezer paper

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

forming resin in 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.

red poppy resin ring

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.

Curious about what else you can make with resin?  Then you will want to get a copy of Resin Jewelry Making.  It has several resin jewelry and resin crafting projects that you can confidently make in a weekend!

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2 thoughts on “Leftover resin ring – make a ring with extra resin

  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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