The easiest way to make resin earrings
OMG, this resin earrings DIY project is so simple and the end result is so stunning. Imagine making sterling silver earrings for less than $4.00 a pair! Jumping right on the trend in geometric-shaped jewelry, I used small circle-shaped rings and added a little flare with coloured resin and metallic powders.
Gather silver posts and closed silver jump rings (also known as soldered jump rings). I wanted small studs so I used 8 mm (.30 inches) posts and 10 mm (.40 inches) rings. To be sure you cannot see the base of the posts from the front, use posts with pads smaller than the rings.
Using quality tape (I like to use a translucent sealing tape), place the rings on the tape, pushing down firmly to make sure the seal is tight. This will ensure the resin does not leak out.
Pro tip: I folded the edges of the tape pieces so that I have some grip to move the tape around a bit or hold it down when adding the resin.
Sprinkle Alumilite Metallic Bronze Powder, then gently wipe the edges to remove excess powder.
Time to mix the resin! I mixed the minimum amount of a doming resin because you only need a small amount. I like to use silicone containers that I can reuse by picking off the resin once cured.
Use a toothpick to add coloured resin to each ring. These are small and require a lot of patience. You also need to resist the urge to pour in too much resin at a time. I wish I had some of these pipettes on hand. They work great for this kind of work! I used a plastic straw to gently blow out the bubbles. Be careful here as you can spill the resin if you blow too forcefully.
I let it cure for 24 hours, then peeled off each resin-filled ring. Only one leaked a bit but luckily, when I removed it from the tape, the leaked resin stayed.
This is a picture of the back of the rings. Pretty interesting as well!
Glue on the posts using E-6000 jewelry glue and a toothpick.
Here they are done and ready to wear!
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