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.
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.
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.
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.
Step 3: Add resin powder
Sprinkle resin powder over the rings, then gently wipe the metal edges to remove excess powder.
I used a metallic powder to give it extra sparkle.
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.
I used opaque and transparent resin colors.
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!
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.
Step 6: Finish.
I let it cure for 24 hours, then peeled off each resin-filled ring.
This is a picture of the back of the resin earrings. 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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Originally written by Penny Reid
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