Resin thumbprint pendant tutorial

thumbprint jewelry clay tutorial

Keepsake thumbprint pendant tutorial


This tutorial has been graciously shared by Carmi Cimicata of Resin Crafts.

I hope you like these new finger print gift ideas!  I had my niece over a few days ago and we worked on some special gifts for her parents.

jewelry clay pearl ex

I filled my bezels with Jewelry Clay and brushed some Pearl White Pearl Ex across the surface of resin….this is why the clay in my heart looks glittery.

thumbprint ink

Then my niece got to work.  She practiced inking her finger and stamping it on paper first.  Too much ink and you could not see the finger print.  Too little and it looked like a smudge.

ink on jewelry clay

She knew what to do and I handed her each piece.

heart thumbprint pendant

Can you believe how perfect this finger print is?

thumbprint pendant

Our last step was to stamp her initials into the projects.


This project highlights how fine our Jewelry Clay is.  Since it air dries you might worry that your lines or markings might flatten….as you can see from our finger print it does cure and maintain details beautifully!

This project broke two very important rules:
1.  Children should not work with any epoxy clays.  My niece did not handle the clay, I did the mixing and filled the bezels.
2.  You should not handle the clay without gloves.
We needed the finger print though!  We were fast and I was ready to wipe away the excess.


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LOVE this idea! I do not have any jewelry epoxy clay, I wonder if you could use something else for the same project?


Thank you so much for sharing this incredible technique! I can’t think of ANY Mom that wouldn’t LOVE to have this piece! Blessings to you!


where do you get the Jewelry Clay at? and everything else I would need to do this for my daughter?
thank you Kathy Howington


The jewelry clay can be found in the ‘other’ category on this site. To find the Pearl Ex powders, go to the ‘colorants’ section on this site and click the ‘pearl ex’ category. We don’t sell ink, but I would expect you could find that any major craft store.


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