Because I have worked with resin for so long, I sometimes forget that getting started can be overwhelming. For this week’s tutorial, we are getting back to basics and hopefully inspiring resin newbies to jump into their first resin pendants DIY project!
If you have spent any amount of time here, you know I am a sucker for anything from the bargain bin. On one of my latest trips, I found these rub-on transfers that I thought would be perfect for resin pendants.
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Purple resin pendant projects
I mixed 15 ml of Resin Obsession super clear resin to get started, then used a tiny bit of Resin Obsession opaque purple to color the resin. It doesn’t take much for a resin volume this small.
Pour a little bit of resin into a pendant blank. I used a 1 inch round bezel blank. Do not overfill the bezel as you need to leave yourself some room for what we are doing later.
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 fully cure before moving on to the next step.
There are so many cute designs on this transfer sheet. It was hard to choose! I finally settled on the dragonfly.
Use a jewelry burnisher to rub the transfer onto the resin. It came off very easily, and I suspect it could easily come off with a fingernail.
I made a pendant with polka dots all over it too.
Blue resin pendant projects
After mixing the resin, pour it into your bezels to cover the bottom. I used extra-large rectangle bezels blanks.
You can see the different effects you can make with the pearl powder. Both pendants had the same amount of transparent blue color, but the pendant on the left had a lot more pearl powder.
Note: Mix the pearl powder into the effect you want to get, but know that the more you mix in, the more likely you are to get lumps you may have to scoop out later.
Allow the resin to cure before moving on.
Use the same technique as above to transfer the rub-ons.
Next step – both pendants
Once the transfers are complete, mix another batch of super clear resin. Carefully add it as the next layer to the pendants.
Since the bail on a pendant can tilt your pendant forward, I like to place mine on a drying mat before pouring. The bail can rest in one of the open spaces, allowing it to stay level.
Leave the pendants to cure.
I love how these turned out — and can’t believe how easy they were to make.
The rub-ons gave great details on these resin pendants. I think for next time, I would do two clear layer pours, placing rub-ons on different clear layers.
What do you think of this resin pendants DIY project?
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