Conversational heart candy pieces are for more than just snacking. You can also use them to make a Valentine’s Day candy heart pendant! This is an intermediate level project that’s fun to try once you’ve mastered measuring and mixing resin.
Step 1: Get a couple of heart molds
Step 2: Prep the molds with mold release
Once your resin is cured, you want to be sure the castings pop out easily. Using a mold release ensures that happens.
Step 3: Seal the candies
Because the candies can change colors when touching the resin, you want to seal them first with a couple of light layers of resin gloss sealer spray. And by the way, the color change can sometimes happen months after making these candy heart pendants. You can see how some of mine turned brown.
Let the candies dry for 24 hours before using them in the resin.
Step 4: Mix resin
You only want to mix enough clear casting resin to fill the bottom half of the heart mold cavities for these pendants. Leave this resin clear. After pouring the resin into the mold, add the candies, writing side down.
At this point, you can decide if you want to finish filling the mold cavities with more resin, then add glitter once the resin is sticky but not fully cured (in about 45 minutes). Your other option is to leave room for a second layer of colored resin.
Step 5: Demold the resin
Once the candy heart charms are cured, they should remove from the mold easily. If you’ve got some rough edges that you don’t care for, you can sand the edges.
Step 6: Add findings
There are multiple jewelry finding options for resin, but I think the easiest way to make these charms wearable is to glue on flat-backed bail findings using E6000. Let them sit for 24 hours before wearing them.
Want more help on how to make a Valentine’s Day candy heart pendant? This video shows how to make them:
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