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.

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