Because I have created with resin for so long, I sometimes forget that getting started with resin crafts can be overwhelming. If you’ve been stuck on where to get started with resin, this one is for you. This is a super easy DIY pendants project that any resin skill level can make.
If you have spent any amount of time here, you know I am a sucker for anything from the bargain bin. (That’s the true sign you’re an artist.) On a recent outing, I found these rub-on transfers that I thought would be perfect for DIY resin pendants.
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Purple resin pendant projects
Step 1: Mix and color resin
Start by mixing 15 ml of Resin Obsession super clear resin. This epoxy resin is perfect for this project because it cures hard. Then, add a tiny bit of Resin Obsession opaque purple to color the resin. The dot at the end of a toothpick will be plenty of color.
Step 2: Add to the jewelry blank
Pour a little bit of the colored resin into a pendant blank. (This is a 1 inch round bezel blank.) Don’t overfill the bezel as you need to leave yourself some room for what we are doing later.
Step 3: Add a design
Roll the resin around inside the bezel. You want to coat it so it’s thick enough to cover the bottom, but you still have enough room to pour another layer. Once you have your pendant covered, allow the resin to cure before moving on to the next step.
There are so many cute designs on this transfer sheet. I’m not sure how you can choose only one. Good thing you don’t have to.
Use a jewelry burnisher to rub the transfer onto the resin. These come off easily. If you don’t have a burnisher, you can try using your fingernail or another curved edge tool to DIY the design for your resin pendants.
I love this pendant with the polka dots too.
Blue resin pendant projects
Step 1: Mix and color resin
Step 2: Add to the bezel
After mixing the resin, pour it into your bezels to cover the bottom. These are extra-large rectangle bezels blanks.
You can see the different effects you can make with the pearl powder. Both pendants have the same amount of blue color, but the pendant on the left has a lot more pearl powder.
Note: Know that the more powder you mix in, the more likely you are to get lumps. Unless of course, you don’t make lumpy gravy at Thanksgiving. In that case, you should be good.
Allow the resin to cure before moving on.
Step 3: Add the design
Use the same technique as above to transfer the rub-ons.
Step 4: Add a glossy epoxy layer to both pendants
Once the transfers are on, it’s time to finish all the DIY pendants with a glossy layer of resin. You can mix more super clear resin, but if you want a domed finish, use the Resin Obsession crystal doming resin. This epoxy resin kit will produce a glossy surface raised above the bezel’s edge.
Since the bail on a pendant can tilt your pendant forward, place them on a drying mat before pouring. The bail can rest in one of the open spaces, allowing the jewelry blank to lie flat while you add resin.
Check the resin for bubbles before letting them cure.
I love how these DIY pendants turned out and how easy they are to make with resin.
The rub-ons give unique details without any special skills. Yes, you can get a Cricut machine and cut out designs yourself, but I’m into easy and now. For next time, I would pour two coating layers, placing rub-ons on different ones.
What do you think of this resin pendants DIY project?
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