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.
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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