Originally written January 2018. Updated January 2020.
I love gold leaf and resin together. It’s an easy way to make something look extravagant.
Confession time — I can’t believe I have never shown you how to do this before. Okay, lets make up for lost time now and make a resin gold leaf ring!
To start, you will need a ring mold and resin. For this project, I’m using a clear silicone statement ring mold and Resin Obsession super clear resin. Since the band of this mold is only a couple of millimeters thick, the super clear resin is the best choice for this project. It mixes in a thin viscosity, so it will be easier to get into the band portion of the ring. A thick resin may not go into the band easily, especially bubble free.
Add the gold leaf. The gold leaf I used I originally purchased in sheets. I tore it with my fingers into smaller pieces, then added it to the resin.
Note to self: I ended up adding more gold leaf than I intended to. Instead of pouring the gold leaf into the resin, I should have sprinkled it in with my fingers. It all came out as one big clump.
Once the ring has cured, remove it from the mold by peeling the mold away from the ring and pushing from the back.
Note: I demolded the ring from this mold approximately 18 hours after casting. While it was cured enough to demold, it wasn’t fully cured. The band could still be bent slightly. You will want to let the ring rest and cure for additional days (depending on the resin you use) to get a full cure.