I’m crazy about the new resin petri style that’s popping up in coasters, but I haven’t seen it much in jewelry. It’s too artsy and abstract of a style not to make resin petri earrings with the same techniques!
I used the super clear resin because it mixes in a thin viscosity. The sides of the long earrings are thin, so getting a thick resin in there bubble free would be quite difficult. I poured a little bit of resin into the larger spaces, then used a stir stix to drop it into the thin spots.
Pro tip: Do not overfill the cavities. You need room to drop in your colors.
Pick complimentary colors of alcohol based colors to include in the wet resin. I’m using the ICE resin tints for this project.
Once you have colors added to the resin, add white alcohol ink on top. Continue to alternate layers of colored ink and white ink for three to four layers.
Once the mold is full, allow to cure. The colors will continue to mix to create some neat resin petri effects!
Once the resin has cured, demold.
Note: the super clear resin is normally very hard after a 24-hour cure. In this case, while it was fully cured, it was bendable. I let it cure for an additional three days to let it get fully hard before working with it.
Once the resin petri earrings are cured, use wet/dry sandpaper to sand off the sharp edges on the back (open side during casting).
To make the resin petri earrings wearable, I added an 18 gauge, 5 mm sterling silver filled jump ring and finished with a french hook ear wire. The great thing about this earring mold is that the holes cast in place. No drilling necessary!
I love my group of resin petri earrings. I can’t decide which shapes and color combinations are my favorite!
These are pretty cute. There is a lot of color going on here which makes these easy to wear with most anything.
Then I see the purple and blue resin petri earrings and think those might be my favorite. Or perhaps the little dainty blue and emerald ones are.
Then again, there are the blue and emerald dangles and the petite red petri earrings. Good thing I have lots of choices because I can’t decide!
Which resin petri earrings are your favorite?
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