Did you know you can turn your next yard sale find into a resin pendant treasure? Here’s how to take a spoon and turn it into a pendant with resin.
- Resin Obsession crystal doming resin
- Small glass beads
- Metal spoon
- 1 ounce measuring cups
- Metal shears
- Screwdriver (or something else to use as a mandrel)
- Safety gloves
- Resin Obsession drying mat
- Decorative charm
- Metal file
Step 1: Bend the spoon.
Bend your spoon handle around the screwdriver. Start the bend approximately 3/4 of an inch away from the top of the spoon.
Step 2: Cut the spoon end.
Use a pair of heavy-duty metal shears to cut the end off your spoon.
💡 Pro tip: Cutting with metal shears can be challenging. You can also use a jeweler’s saw or hacksaw.
Step 3: Finish the cut end.
File the end of the cut edge of the spoon handle to make sure there are no sharp edges.
Then, use a pair of pliers to turn the end of your spoon under.
Step 4: Fill with resin and beads.
Position your spoon on the drying mat, so it is level. Make sure it is even from front to back and side to side.
The crystal doming resin mixes one to one by volume. It’s the perfect epoxy resin for this spoon pendant because it mixes thick. It will build high dome for the beads on the spoon. You’ll need about 1 teaspoon total for a spoon this size.
⭐️ BONUS: If you’ve never mixed resin before, read this article on how to mix resin in five easy steps.
Pour resin into your spoon. Fill it about 3/4 of the way full. Do not overfill! Adding the beads and your hair charm will displace some of the resin.
Use your stir utensil to draw the resin to the edge of your spoon pendant.
Shake glass beads into your resin. Add enough to cover the entire spoon.
Gently place your charm into the center of your spoon.
Your glass beads will sink to the bottom of the resin. Add more glass beads or resin as necessary.
💡 Pro tip: You will need to do this two or three times. Add beads, wait a few minutes, and recheck your resin.
Cover your project with a dome and allow to cure.
Step 5: Hang on a necklace
Enjoy your new spoon pendant.
Wondering what else you can do with resin?
You’ll love the possibilities! I share more fun tutorials like this in my downloadable ebook, Resin Jewelry Making. Get several projects you can make this weekend.
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