Are you creative? Are you thrifty? Of course, you are. You’re an artist for goodness sake.
Ready to take a trip to the hardware store to make a resin pendant?
Good. I’m going to show you how to use a metal washer to make resin jewelry.
And if you’re a resin beginner, you’re going to love this project.
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💡 A couple of pro tips before you get started:
I’m using washers that are 1 3/8 inches outer diameter and 5/8 inches inner diameter. Pick the size you like the best, but keep in mind that you don’t want something that’s too heavy to wear.
The alcohol ink brand you use for this washer jewelry project is important. Some alcohol inks change colors or disappear when touching resin. The ICE resin tints are all that I use (and sell).
Step 1: Decorate the washer
Apply one drop of alcohol ink to a cotton ball. A little goes a long way.
Then, dab the ink onto the metal. Start with lighter colors of yellow and green, then use darker shades of teal, red and purple.
Allow the ink on the washer to dry for several hours.
Step 2: Glaze the washer
Mix Resin Obsession crystal doming resin. This resin is perfect for this project because it levels without you having to do any extra work. Plus, the finish is extra shiny.
Place a few drops at a time to the washer. Then spread the jewelry resin over the washer with your stirring stick. Add more resin, a few drops at a time, until you have a beautiful dome.
Then, cover your pendant while the resin cures.
Step 3: Hang on a necklace
Woo hoo! Your washer is now ready to wear as jewelry. How easy was that?
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