Originally published January 2014. Updated March 2019.
I love alcohol ink. It’s great to give transparent color to resin and this week, I wanted to see what else it could do. This project ended up being so easy. This washer pendants tutorial would be a great beginner resin project too.
Start with a selection of alcohol inks and metal washers. The washer sizes I used here are 1 3/8 inches outer diameter and 5/8 inches inner diameter.
Apply 1 drop of alcohol ink to a cotton ball. A little goes a long way.
Dab the ink onto the metal washer. I started with the lighter colors of yellow and green, then moved onto the darker colors of teal, red and purple.
Allow the ink to dry for several hours or overnight before putting on the resin layer.
Apply mixed Envirotex jewelry resin a drop at a time to the pendant. You will not need much. You only want to place a few drops, then spread the resin around with your stir utensil. In order for this to work, you must use a doming resin and not overfill the top of your washer, otherwise, the resin will run off the side. Cover and allow to cure.
Hang your pendant on a piece of cord (leather, neoprene, etc.) and finish the ends with clasps. Wow!
P.S. On a technical note: Do you notice anything different in this picture versus the one above it? The purple alcohol ink disappeared! This happened with my ink drop resin bracelet tutorial too. Be sure to use alcohol inks designed for resin in your washer pendants tutorial project, otherwise, they may not keep their color.
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