Resin – Jump Ring Pendant

Resin – Jump Ring Pendant

This tutorial shows you how to use resin to create a fun DIY pendant you can wear.

What you need

Resin
Measuring Tools
Disposable Mixing bowl or cup
Disposable tools
Suitable mold
Cooking Spray
Straw
30-50 Silver Jump Rings

Instructions

This project shows you how to use Silver jump rings as an embedding material to create a fun ring.

Find a resin mold is a desired size for your pendant, you could use a ice cube tray for a square pendant and just make it shallow, it will depend on your own style requirements as to what size and shape pendant you would like to use.

Pour your resin into your mold and allow it to settle for around 10 mins before dropping in your jump rings. Use a plastic knife or tweezers to push the rings into the mold or just let them settle naturally, make sure you don’t push them to hard on the bottom. Allow it to set overnight.

To create a pendant simply drill a small hole and connect a jump ring, ribbon or chain.

For complete instructions on casting with resin read these Basic resin casting techniques

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What you need

Resin
Measuring Tools
Disposable Mixing bowl or cup
Disposable tools
Suitable mold
Cooking Spray
Straw

Printed Vellum Paper

Instructions

This project shows you how to use printed vellum as an embedding material to create a beautiful pendant filled with depth.

Vellum is great for resin casting as its translucent finish carries through into your pieces giving the appearance of lot’s of depth.

You will need a printed vellum, the piece I have used was bought from a scrapbooking store, where printed vellum is sold in abundance choose a style or theme to suit your taste.

Pour a thin layer of resin into your pendant suitable mold and allow it to set for around 1hour before placing your vellum piece. Use a plastic knife or tweezers to push the vellum piece into the mold making sure you don’t push it to hard so it hits the bottom or creates bubbles. Smooth it out as much as possible to push out any trapped air or you will create an air bubble right on your image.
Once you have placed the image, pour more resin on top so it it completely covered.

Once set, sand the back of the casting with some fine sandpaper to make it smooth before attaching it to your altered art project, pendant or bracelet.

To create a pendant simply drill a small hole and connect a jump ring, ribbon or chain.

For complete instructions on casting with resin read these Basic resin casting techniques

Comments

  1. I actually really like this idea and think I will make one for my teenage daughter. 🙂

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