Learn how to make your own resin craft pendant with glitter to give it some extra pop! One of the great things about using chunky glitter for resin is that it adds extra depth and sparkle!
Step 1: Get a bezel blank and choose papers
Because I wanted a big pendant to include a lot of glitter, I’m using an extra-large round bezel blank. Next, I grabbed some scrapbooking paper I had on hand and matched it up with some vintage flower images I had previously printed onto transparencies. (The flower images were a royalty-free clip art. I printed them in black and white onto a piece of white paper, then had my local copy store make a copy onto a clear transparency.)
For this pendant, I used a 1 1/2 inch template (I didn’t have a hole punch that size) to fit my 1 1/2 inch silver pendant. I then cut the circle from the scrapbooking paper.
Step 2: Seal with glue
You then need to glue the paper to the bottom of the pendant with a clear drying glue. Apply a layer over top of the paper, being sure to seal the edges well. Allow to fully dry before adding resin.
Step 3: Mix and pour resin
Mix some Resin Obsession crystal doming resin and add a small amount to your pendant. If you have never mixed resin before, you will want to read this: How to mix resin and hardener in five easy steps.
Sprinkle some glass glitter in your resin. For this pendant, I used amethyst.
The reason I used glass glitter is that it is heavy enough to sink into the resin.
Glass glitter is also big enough that you can push it around with a toothpick. If you don’t like where it is in your resin, simply push it around!
Cover your pendant with a plastic dome (to keep hair and dust off), then allow the pendant to partially cure (4 to 6 hours) or soft cure (24 hours) before going on to the next step.
Step 4: Pour the second layer of resin
Mix another batch of the Resin Obsession crystal doming resin. Carefully add more to the pendant bezel (you won’t need much) and remove bubbles as necessary.
Cut a flower image from the plastic transparency. Coat it with a bit of resin in your mixing cup, then gently place it into the pendant. Add a couple more drops of resin, if there is room, to make sure you get a good dome.
Cover and allow to cure as you did in the last step.
Enjoy your finished resin craft pendant!
Hang your finished pendant on a colorful necklace and wear it proudly!
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