How To Make Resin Pendants

How to Make DIY Resin Pendants via lilblueboo.com

Here’s a fun, easy way to make resin jewelry without the scary chemical mixing!  First I bought these silver plated bezels:

Where to Buy Silver DIY Pendants for Resin or Epoxy via lilblueboo.com

Here’s the 1/2 inch size:

Where to Buy Round Silver DIY Pendants for Resin or Epoxy via lilblueboo.com

Today I filled them with nonpareil “sprinkles” from the grocery store and glitter:

Make a Sprinkle and Glitter Filled Resin Pendant Tutorial via lilblueboo.com  #party #partyfavors

 

I didn’t have all the colors of glitter I wanted so I started by painting a base of glitter fabric paint. When that was dry I added a small thin layer of regular craft glue on one side:

Make a Rainbow Glitter Resin Pendant via lilblueboo.com #diy #tutorial

I sprinkled super fine glitter on top of the glue. When that was dry, I shook off the excess glitter and I repeated with a different color glitter on the other side:

Make a Glitter Resin Pendant via lilblueboo.com #diy #tutorial

Instead of using the resin that you have to measure out and mix together I used this Gel du Soleil. The .3oz bottle is tiny but it’s enough for probably 4 or 5 pendants.  The fumes aren’t as toxic and it cures just by setting it in the sunlight or under UV lights:

How to make a resin pendant via lilblueboo.com

You have to squeeze pretty hard, but you can do it in drops….and the gel will even out if you tap the pendant gently on the table. You can do thin layers if you want to make collages. It also sets within an hour and continues to set for another hour so you could have this as a project for a party or youth group!

How to make a resin pendant using a bezel via lilblueboo.com

To make the sprinkle pendant I put a layer of craft glue on the bottom of the pendant and then shook out the sprinkles to cover the bottom. When it was dry I shook off any excess:

How to make a sprinkle filled resin pendant via lilblueboo.com

If you get any air bubbles in your resin just take a small pin and pop them or pull them over to the side and lift them out:

How to remove bubbles from resin jewelry via lilblueboo.com

 

Here’s a side view so that you can see how the resin fills up the entire pendant and has a nice smooth “glassy” finish:

Ideas for making resin jewelry via lilblueboo.com

So many things you could fill these with to make fun themed jewelry for gifts and party favors:

How to make your own resin jewelry via lilblueboo.com

Make sure you when you give a gift you let them know that it’s handmade!  I love these “handmade with love” cards by Pen and Paint. I just printed them out and punched holes as a nice necklace presentation:

Where to buy resin jewelry supplies via lilblueboo.com

A clear plastic cellophane bag makes it look even better!

Homemade Gift Ideas: How to make your own resin jewelry necklace via lilblueboo.com #gifts

 

Supply Information:

Silver Plated 1/2″ Round Bezel

Silver Plated 19cm Round Bezel

Fashion Glitter Paint or Jones Tones Fine Glitter

Gel du Soleil (sun cured resin)

18″ 1.5mm Silver Ball Chain Necklace

“Handmade with Love” Printable Cards

Flat Cellophane Sleeves

 

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Have Fun!

 

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  1. 1
    Julie Edwards McCartney says:

    Love, love!!..Hitting ” Hobby Lobby ..Thus AM.. Where do you buy..your Bezils?..Also!..Gel du Solleil??..Thank You! ” Boo Hack” Jeans,Love!!! Ashley..I, admire you….. Strong, Woman.!! “Nobody..ISA gonna BREAK my Stride..I, gotta..keep on Movin’ “”My, theme song “..( Billy Joel) Thank you,..for” your Honestly” Hugs!!

  2. 2
    Julie Edwards McCartney says:

    whoops!..”honesty”..OCD..re posting!!

  3. 3

    If I dont have a UV light and there isnt any sun these days…. will this cure on its own eventually?
    Was thinking Christmas gifts for my neices!

  4. 4

    What a wonderful DIY – so cute with the glitter, love your pendants, and must give it a try! Have a happy day :-)

  5. 5

    Holy whoa….the possibilities are endless!!!!

  6. 6

    These are awesome and so very cute!!!!!!!!!!!!

  7. 7

    Such a cute idea — and I think my sprinkles-obsessed sister would freak out opening one of these babies as a gift!

  8. 8

    Your are fantastic Ashley!
    whatever it is the project you post here, I want to run to get the supplies to try it out!
    This is, as usual a great idea.
    Thank you!

  9. 9

    Wow, these are so cute! I think my daughter and I would enjoy making these together! So creative! Thank you!
    Cindy
    crazyloucreations

  10. 10

    I tried this once, but my sprinkles melted somehow :D

  11. 11

    Ashley, I wish I could hug and kiss you right now! This idea is easy and genius! My 9 and 10 year olds are addicted to making these and made 8 for Christmas presents for friends and cousins today! Love them. when they dry I will send you pictures!!!!

  12. 12

    Oh and I found all the supplies I needed super cheap at Hobby Lobby!! Putting these on a leather chain they are running us under $3/gift!

  13. 13

    Made these for my kids teachers today. So excited to see how they turn out! Cute tutorial Ashley!

  14. 14

    Making these tomorrow with my daughter. Soooo cute! Thank you!

  15. 15

    Such a fun and cute project! AllFreeJewelryMaking.com is a fan! :)

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