What You Need
-Resin (I use EasyCast)
-Stickers, glitter, etc. (things to actually have in resin charm)
-Molds (I prefer silicon molds because it is way easier to remove the charms)
-Small mixing bowl/cup (I bought a bunch of medicine cups online)
-Popsicle stick (for mixing!)
-Lighter (to pop any bubbles)
-Bail (jewelry finding)
1. Lay out your mold on a flat surface. With your stickers, pieces of glitter, etc., figure out what you want your charm to look like.
|This is what I want my charm to look like (without the background)|
3. Do this for multiple charms (because you will usually be able to make 4 - 5 charms with one batch of resin.
|See how all the stickers have been set to the side? :P|
5. After pouring, mix your resin according to the directions!
6. Now, you can pour the mixed resin into the molds and over the backgrounds. Make sure you split up the resin evenly between charms so that they all dry the same. :)
7. Use the lighter to remove any bubbles from pouring (by running the flame over the surface of the charm). Cover the charms with a piece of paper and wait for it to get more tacky (for EasyCast, about 30 minutes to an hour).
|The paper prevents any dust from getting in!|
8. After the resin is tacky, it is time to put in the stickers! I normally use a toothpick to push them all they way to the bottom of the charm, but you could leave them floating in the middle or top if you want! :) Again, use the lighter to pop any bubbles and cover with a piece of paper.
9. Let your resin cure (will depend on brand of resin). Mine are usually fully hard after 24-30 hours. Pop out of the mold!
10. To turn into an actual necklace charm, add a bail to the back using strong glue.
11. Congrats - you just made some resin jewelry! :D
I think it is so fun to do resin, so I hope you all enjoyed this post! If you want to see more posts about resin (tips & tricks, resin updates, etc.), please let me know in the comments!
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