If you have done resin painting for any period of time and you are anything like me, you will sometimes think that the drips on the table end up being prettier than the painting itself. I lament that there should be a way to make these drips into wearable pieces of art. Once we started selling this 6 cavity silicone pendant mold, I saw a way to get it done.
Of course, I went off tangent a bit as I had some other ideas to try out too.
Not shown: Before I mixed resin, I sprayed a light mist of Ultralease mold release over the mold and allowed it to dry for 30 minutes.
First layer pour
I mixed super clear resin with opaque white pigment. For each pendant back layer, I wanted a white background. Personally, I prefer this as I think it then makes it easier to wear the pendant with any style or color of clothing.
I’m still on a gold leaf kick, so for one of the cavities, I mixed the white resin with gold leaf before casting. I then let all the cavities fully cure.
Second layer pour
For the next layer, I mixed super clear resin and added it to each cavity. Then, I picked some of my paint drippings to include in four of the pendant cavities which had been trimmed as necessary to fit.
Pro tip: The best time to get these for a pendant project is when they are in the soft cure stage. They are cured at this point, but bendable. You can easily cut them with scissors. If they have fully cured and are too hard, they will shatter when you try to cut them. If that happens, you will need to use a jewelers saw to get an exact cut.
This round pendant was going to be a little tough to get the paint pieces into, so I opted for candy sprinkles instead. You can never go wrong with candy, right? I mixed the candies with the clear resin, then filled the cavity. Once I got it as full as I liked, I added a bit more clear resin to bring it to the top of the mold.
Not shown: I sealed the candy pieces with a couple layers of resin gloss sealer spray and let them fully dry before putting them in the resin.
For the gold leaf pendant, I filled the cavity with clear resin. Then, I let everything cure.
Third layer pour
For the paint pendants, I wanted to add a little more depth to them. After mixing and pouring a third layer of super clear resin, I added Alumidust powder, Pearl Ex powders or silver halo glitter to the surface of the pendants and let them cure.
Finished resin painting pendants
Once they cured, I demolded all of my pendants. This mold also casts with the bail opening in place. You don’t need to drill these!
To make these wearable, all I had to do was loop some small diameter leather cord (linen, rubber or something similar could also work here too) and add the appropriate ends.
It’s a pretty group of pendants and didn’t require much work at all.
Which one of these resin painting pendants is your favorite?
You can see a little more about how I made these resin painting pendants here:
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