OMG, this resin earrings project is so simple, and the result is so stunning. And you know what’s even better? You can make these with sterling silver for less than $4 a pair. Jumping on the trend in geometric-shaped jewelry, I used small circle-shaped rings and added a little flare with colored resin and metallic powders.
Closed jump rings
Earring post pads
Earring clutch backs
Resin Obsession crystal doming resin
Assorted resin colors
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 colorants, 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 colored 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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16 thoughts on “The EASIEST Way To Make Resin Earrings”
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
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.
What gauge of jump ring did you use?
Oh my goodness, this is a great idea! Thank you for sharing – I can’t wait to make some of these for Christmas gifts. 🙂
Oh how pretty!! Thanks for the great tut!
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.
such a clever idea! I am really impressed, this is thinking out of the box! I will give this a shot!
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!
I love the way you displayed them. Can you describe the material? Did you put the grommet in yourself?
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.
Hi Terri, I’m sorry it’s been challenging for you to get your business going. We have some articles here to help: https://www.resinobsession.com/category/resin-jewelry-making-business/
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?
It only takes a few drops. Yes, add enough doming resin so it keeps the dome on top.
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.
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. 😉