The sky is a beautiful and exciting thing, and it can make your whole mood change. A picturesque blue sky, a mellow sunset, or a majestic galaxy. Now, what if you could take a sky that makes you feel the best, and put it in a bottle, so you can have that feeling wherever you go? Well, we will do that by putting epoxy resin in glass bottles.
-Glass charm bottle
–Resin Obsession super clear resin
–Resin Obsession Orange, pink, and purple transparent resin pigments
Step 1: Prep the cotton
Pull apart cotton balls or pull the cotton ends off of an ear swab. Pick and pinch them apart until you are satisfied with the appearance. The cotton on the left is picked apart, and the cotton on the right is not. Try not to pick them until they are just wisps because that will be much harder to build up to clouds.
Step 2: Mix resin
Mix 1/2 ounce (total) of Resin Obsession super clear resin. Then split it into four cups so you can color it using transparent Resin Obsession purple, orange, and pink. Leave the last cup clear.
The super clear resin is the best epoxy to use for this project because it releases bubbles easily. Plus, it’s easy to drip into a small opening like this glass bottle.
Step 3: Layer the colors
Here’s how you add your colored resin to your glass bottles: a layer of colored resin, some cotton, clear resin, and cotton. Then, top it off with colored resin again. This gives the effects of some clouds having colors and some staying white.
Eventually, you’ll get something that looks like this! Once the resin is cured, you can attach a glue-on bail to make it wearable. This project is pretty quick, most of the time only being for the prep. Even the cure time was fast. It only took an afternoon for it to be fully cured and ready to make into a resin charm.
With this same method, I made the resin colors darker and made a galaxy. By using a blue gradient, I can make a sunny afternoon blue sky. But with this project, the sky is the limit. Pun intended!
I will use the blue resin sky in a glass bottle as a keychain. I attached an eyelet and looped some ribbon around, and boom!
I hope you try putting resin in glass bottles and have a bit of the sky for yourself.
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Originally written by Jasmine Moore
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23 thoughts on “How To Make Resin Sky Pendants In Glass Bottles”
How long did you wait in between layers??
A couple of hours in between layers should be fine. Otherwise, you can wait until it fully cures if you like.
Will there be a line if doing layers .
Using clear with objects I want to preserve in a jar/bottle.
Hi Darlene, yes, there will be lines between layers if you let the layers fully cure first. Otherwise, pour the next layer when the previous layer is in the gel phase.
did your glass break at all? my glass bottles seem to break when the resin cures, i’m thinking maybe the resin i use expands a little bit?
Yes, resin in glass can make it crack as it heats and cools. These bottles are very large, so that wasn’t a problem.
I made some little bottles with resin – they did not break right away. But I had them outside & they broke- Im thinking it was the heat?? I wonder if there is anything I can do to avoid this
Hi Angela, unfortunately, resin and glass expand and contract at different rates. They don’t do well together in situations like this.
Can bottle get cracked – while resin is drying
Yes Neeti, it can.
Can you pour resin into a clean liquor bottle, then break the bottle without damaging the resin?
Unfortunately no. Resin sticks very well to glass, so I would expect it to break as well.
I am going to be making center pieces for my wedding. We wanted to use glass bowls. Putting some rock or sand in the bottom layer. With sea shells and star fish in the next layer. The layers with shells and layers above that is going to hopefully look like water with a light blue tint. Do you think that this project will work? If we have to pour small layers in order to prevent the glass from cracking? Or possibly a best type or brand of resin we should use?
Hi April, yes, this sounds like a great project! This article explains the details of how you should go about making your centerpieces: https://www.resinobsession.com/resin-tutorials/mint-tin-koi-pond/
As for the resin, the Resin Obsession deep pour resin will work great for a project like this. You can buy it in our store here: https://shop.resinobsession.com/collections/resin/resin-obsession-deep-pour-resin
Hello im new to resin crafting…are there any tips or tricks i should know..i have alot of tiny bottles and would love some ideas and advice on how to use them..thanx
Hi Allaura, welcome to the world of resin! We have lots of beginner articles here to get you started: https://www.resinobsession.com/tag/beginner/
Can you use UV resin for bottle projects?
I’m trying to preserve my wedding bouquet in resin – I’m not finding any molds to my liking and was considering using a glass vase instead. I don’t plan to take it out of the vase, but I’m a tad concerned that it may break with temperature changes after reading the comment about it above. Do you have any suggestions? All the molds I have found are just too small.
Hi April, yes, you are correct, the heat of the resin may crack the heat of the glass, or it can crack later. You may want to use melamine to create a mold box large enough for the casting you want to make.
Do you think a half pint (8oz) glass Mason jar cast is guaranteed to break when the temperature changes drastically? I don’t have time to test it before Christmas! 🙁
We use a casting resin for our wine bottle art, and so far only one out of several shattered. Pour the solution slowly and a few inches at a time. Also, I read that if the glass is too cold it can cause a reaction with the resin solution and shatter.
I hope to do something luke this. Would there be less chance of glass bottles breaking by doung layers rather than filling up the whole bottle in one go?
Yes, Katrina. That’s a good approach.