So you hate wasting resin. Me too. And here’s a fun way to use that leftover epoxy to make resin beads.
Step 1: Color the resin
Step 2: Pour onto a non-stick surface
Then, pour the colored resin onto a piece of wax paper. Spread it out to a rectangle shape using a stirring stick. Cover and allow to partially cure.
Pour the colored resin onto a piece of wax paper. Spread it out to a rectangle shape using a stir stick. Cover and allow to partially cure.
Step 3: Shape the resin
This step is critical to make these resin beads.
When the resin is formed, but dentable, peel it off the wax paper. This time varies between resin types. You’ll need to check it on it every couple of hours after pouring.
⚠️ IMPORTANT: Since the resin is still not completely cured at this point, you will need to wear safety gloves.
Use a pair of scissors (not meant for food) to cut the semi-cured resin into rectangle shapes.
Your resin strip should be an even shape after trimming.
Start at a narrow end and roll the resin strip onto itself to make a tube. A hole will form in the center.
Once the resin is tube shape, you’ll need to apply a piece of tape over the end to keep it rolled up while it is curing. At this point, the resin is flexible and a tad tacky but has cured enough that it won’t stick to itself. So leave the tape on while the resin continues to dry.
You can also make the beads glittery. A little bit of glitter goes a long way since the layers will lie over each other when rolled up.
Step 4: Assemble the finished beads
String the resin tube beads onto a stretchy bead cord. Of course, beading wire or leather would work well too.
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7 thoughts on “How To Make Resin Beads With Leftover Epoxy”
This is a GREAT idea. I’m going to try this with embedded transparencies.
I love this tutorial. I have not seen any one do thus. I wish you show how to make your own beads on YouTube. Thanks
New to resin, but if I wanted to make charm style beads could I use this method to form around grommets and somehow smooth out the seam?
I haven’t tried that method. If you do, let me know if/how it works.
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Hi .ingredients r not mentioned here
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