The EASIEST Way To Make Resin Earrings

how to make resin earrings
OMG, this resin earrings project is so simple, and the result is so stunning. Imagine making sterling silver resin earrings for less than $4.00 a pair! Jumping on the trend in geometric-shaped jewelry, I used small circle-shaped rings and added a little flare with coloured resin and metallic powders.

resin stud earrings DIY

colorful resin post earrings

Supply list:

Closed jump rings
Earring post pads
Earring clutch backs
Tape
Resin Obsession crystal doming resin
Assorted resin colors
Mixing cups
Jewelry adhesive

Step 1: Gather jewelry findings.

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.

silver findings

Step 2: Add rings to tape.

Using quality tape (I like to use translucent sealing tape), place the rings on the tape, pushing down firmly to ensure the seal is tight. This will ensure the resin does not leak out when you make these earrings.

packing tape

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.

placing silver rings on packing tape

silver jump rings on packing tape

Step 3: Add resin powder

Sprinkle resin powder over the rings, then gently wipe the metal edges to remove excess powder.

adding bronze powder

I used a metallic powder to give it extra sparkle.

wiping excess powder

Step 4: Mix resin.

Time to mix epoxy!  I’m using the Resin Obsession crystal doming resin because it mixes thick. The liquid thickness is what will give a raised finish to the resin earrings.

It’s also great for epoxy tumbler projects.

 

For colourants, I added a tiny bit of each color with a toothpick.

measuring resin

adding purple color to resin

 

adding a dot of color o resin

I used opaque and transparent resin colors.

stirring color into resin

Step 5: Add resin to the rings.

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!

 

adding resin to silver rings

adding metallic powder to the top of resin

I used a plastic straw to blow over the surface of the resin. This pops any resin bubbles that might be hanging out on the earrings.

Be careful here. You can spill the resin if you blow too forcefully.


blowing resin through a straw

Step 6: Finish.

I let it cure for 24 hours, then peeled off each resin-filled ring.

cured resin earrings

removing cured resin from tape

removed resin rings

This is a picture of the back of the resin earrings.  Pretty interesting as well!

earrings backs

Glue on the posts using E-6000 jewelry glue and a toothpick.

posts glued on resin earrings

gluing posts on resin earrings

Here they are done and ready to wear!

resin post earrings

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Originally written by Penny Reid

Unpublished Blog Posts of Resin Obsession, LLC © 2022 Resin Obsession, LLC

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16 thoughts on “The EASIEST Way To Make Resin Earrings

  1. Being a metal artist, the only thing different that I do is to solder a back to the jump ring and then solder the post to the back. I realize that not everyone is set up to do the soldering that I do, but it makes for a finer piece that I would sell for $35 – $45/pair

  2. Great suggestion using the rings. I was wanting to make some earrings but didn’t want to go out to buy more supplies today. I have lots of rings so not I can produce some. Thanks for the wonderful suggestion. Live your newsletter.

  3. Oh my goodness, this is a great idea! Thank you for sharing – I can’t wait to make some of these for Christmas gifts. 🙂

  4. The rings I used were to small. Less than your little finger. Out of 8, 7 ran out but were easy to clean up with an exacto knife. I put tape under and up the side, and glitter on the bottoms.

  5. I tried making these but no matter what I did I ended up with more resin leaking out than staying in the ring and they all came out very inconsistently. Made an 8mm half-sphere bead mold and glued the findings straight to the back, no more issue with leaking jump rings. Thanks for the idea!

  6. So my question is about your business. Do you sell your jewelry? Or do you only do tutorials? Do you have success selling your resin jewelry? I been using etsy with next to no luck.

  7. Love it!! Just how much resin do you pour into the rings?
    Do you put in enough so that the liquid domes due to surface tension?

  8. Great tutorial.
    Just wondering if before you put the ring on the tape, if you took the post, pushed it through the tape and then put the ring on top, then add the resin? Just thought it would eliminate the need to clue the posts.
    Thank you

    1. Hmm. That’s an interesting idea Julie. I’d worry that the resin would seep through and glue the tape to the earring. But I think it’s worth a try. 😉

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