How to make a resin paper bracelet
Originally written March 2014. Updated May 2020.
After enjoying the possibilities of using my favorite scrapbooking papers in resin jewelry, I wanted to find a way to include my other favorite — iridescent papers — into jewelry as well. Hmm. Let’s put them both together in this resin paper bracelet tutorial.
Note: Before you get too far into this post, you may want to familiarize yourself with making resin papers. To see how to make resin paper jewelry, check out my post a couple of weeks ago on how to resin scrapbooking papers into jewelry.
Not shown: I punched scrapbooking papers with a 1-inch round punch. Then, I used a 1/16 inch hole punch to place circles in the opposite ends of each paper. These will be for the jump rings.
Use the same 1-inch hole punch to create a template for the iridescent paper. The punch won’t go all the way through as the paper stretches more like you were punching plastic wrap, but it does give you a nice round 1-inch circle template to trim with scissors.
Dip the iridescent paper circles in a doming epoxy resin. Use your toothpick and side of the cup to allow excess resin to drip off.
Spread the iridescent paper over the back of the punched paper. You will want to do this on wax paper because the resin will adhere to your paper to other types of surfaces. If you don’t have wax paper, here are some other surfaces resin won’t stick to.
Once the backside has cured, flip the papers over and brush resin on the other side. Allow to cure.
Use your hole punch to go back through holes you have already created.
Trim off any excess resin with a pair of heavy-duty scissors.
For this bracelet, I assembled the resin papers together with 18 gauge, 3.5 mm interior diameter, jump rings. I finished the end with a lobster claw clasp.
Enjoy your new piece of jewelry!
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