It can be all rainbows and unicorns when making pendants with resin. Okay, maybe not the unicorns. Wouldn’t that be cool? But, you can make rainbows in your resin pendants by varying resin layers with colors.
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Step 1: Mix resin
Mix 1/2 ounce of Resin Obsession super clear resin. This epoxy is perfect for this project because it releases bubbles easily. That’s a must when you’re using tall molds like here. Resin bubbles need to rise to the surface without much effort.
Step 2: Add colors
💡 Pro tip: A few of these powders go a long way. Start with less than what you think you need. You can always add more.
Step 3: Pour into the pendant molds
Pour colored resin into the molds, but only fill part way. Because these molds have a narrow opening, your resin will probably drip on the sides.
But hang tight. The resin will eventually make its way to the bottom of the mold. Fill each resin mold a third to halfway full.
💡 Pro tip: You can use a toothpick to remove any remaining resin drips from the inside of the mold before pouring the next layer.
Step 4: Pour the second layer
To get a fluid look when making your pendants, pour the next layer of resin while the first layer is still liquid. This will let it blend a bit and have a wavy line junction where the two layers meet.
If you want distinct layers for your pendants, let one layer fully cure before pouring the next layer.
You can add a third color if you like.
Let your resin cure.
Step 5: Demold
Demold your resin pendants the next day after the resin fully cures. It can be a bit tedious to demold these. Add soapy water between the charm and the mold to help with this.
Like shown here:
Step 6: Sand to make even
Step 7: Add jewelry hardware
If you don’t have a drill, you can add glue-on bails with E-6000.
💡 Pro tip: If you’re drilling, you want the hole you drill to be smaller than the screw eye. This will ensure it grabs into the side of the hole when placed in the resin charm. Then, use a dot of mixed resin or E6000 in the hole for a permanent hold.
Add 20 gauge jump rings to the bail and hang them on a necklace.
I love making resin pendants in a range of colors. They look so dreamy.
The pearl powder adds shimmer to the colored resin. You can’t get the same effect with transparent resin only.
Of all the rainbow resin pendants, this one is my favorite. I like it even better in the direct sunshine.
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