Now that you’ve made something incredible with epoxy, you might want to use it to make resin jewelry. Cured resin can be used in a variety of ways. You can use by itself or add it to other resin projects.
You can make resin jewelry easily with jewelry findings. You’ve got two ways to use them.
Option 1: Drill a hole
You can use a pin vise and a small drill bit to make a hole in your piece. Or, you can also use a small electric drill like a Dremel tool. Drill the resin on top of a piece of styrofoam recycled from packaging to ensure you don’t accidentally drill into your table.
Drilling holes in resin is pretty straightforward. Set the tip of the drill bit where you want the hole. Then, turn the vise continuously to the right.
Keep turning the pin vise until the drill bit comes out on the other side. Brush away the resin bits from the drilling and add an oversized jump ring as a bail. This type of pendant bail finding is excellent when you like both sides of the resin piece. You can wear either as the front.
Simply add a jump ring to the resin charm to make it wearable.
Option 2: Glue on a bail
The other option for finishing resin charms is to use a glue-on bail. A glue-on bail and pendant loop is great when you have a definite front side of your piece.
Apply enough strong adhesive, like E-6000, to the flat part of the bail and then stick it on the back of the resin piece. Allow at least 24 hours for the glue to dry and permanently bond.
For larger items, you can use them in mixed media art projects or other home décor.
This is a masque I cast when using a cookie cutter as a resin mold. I recently combined it with canvas and various die-cut or embossed paper pieces, peacock herls, and other embellishments.
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Originally written by Kate Ledum
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