Sparkle and Shine with Epoxy Resin Jewelry
Are you looking to add a little sparkle and shine to your life? Why not try creating your own jewelry? With epoxy resin, you can make durable resin earrings, necklaces, bracelets, rings, and more. Every day, epoxy resin crafters are coming up with unique resin jewelry ideas to share with the community.
You can make jewelry that suits your style, as a gift for friends and family, or to turn your hobby into a profession. Encapsulate items, like resin flower jewelry, to turn them into wearable keepsakes, or combine resin with pieces of wood for a more rustic look. The options may not be literally endless, but we are pretty sure it's close!
For jewelry, you will definitely need a mold, but you can actually make your own resin jewelry molds using products like Mold Putty from our friends at Incredible Solutions or Amazing Mold Maker from our friends at Alumilite. You can also purchase premade molds from a variety of online stores or buy resin jewelry kits! There are molds available for necklace pendants, earrings, rings, and more in many different shapes and sizes.
Follow along with our guide as we explain specifically how to cast epoxy resin earrings from a premade mold and how to attach the necessary jewelry pieces. The mold we used includes a few different shapes for the earrings. Using a mold is a great way to learn how to make resin jewelry for beginners!
How to Make Resin Art Jewelry
What You Will Need:
- Safety glasses
- Stir sticks/popsicle sticks
- Our ProArt Epoxy Resin (Our pick as the best resin for jewelry!)
- Dyes or colorants (you can try our Pro Mica Powder)
- Mixing cups
- Jewelry mold
- Jumps rings
- Jewelry attachments (like earring hooks)
Before getting started, always make sure you have proper personal protective equipment on.
First thing's first: whether you have worked with resin before or not, you will want to read through the instructions. Our ProArt Epoxy Resin has a 1:1 by volume mix ratio, so keep that in mind. Be sure to mix the two components together slowly to thoroughly to minimize bubbles and to ensure it is fully combined.
Divide your pigment powder into different cups, one for each color. When adding your dyes or powders, you only have to use a little to get vibrant results. You can also add things like glitter and gold flakes for extra glamor!
Pour epoxy resin evenly into each cup. Make sure that each color has its own mixing stick so you don’t accidentally blend them, and stir until the coloring and epoxy have combined. In this case, we used Alumilite’s Polycolor resin powder, but any color additives of your choice can be added. The colors we used are Gold Metallic Dust and Bright Green.
Carefully pour your epoxy resin into the mold. For thin or delicate areas, you can use objects like toothpicks, syringes, or pipettes to help you get the epoxy into the nooks and crannies. You can then use a popsicle or stir stick to level-off excess resin in the molds.
Cautiously, use a torch or heat gun to get rid of any bubbles that rise to the surface. Do not hold the torch too close to avoid burning the mold.
Allow for the resin to cure for 24 to 72 hours in an environment free from dust or other contaminants.
Be careful when you remove the pieces from the mold once they are cured. Gently pry them free. Resin should not stick to silicone molds, which is why they are the best choice!
You can use a pick tool, craft knife, or pliers to remove any excess resin—pliers are especially useful for removing the more stubborn pieces, and the pick tool is great for clearing out the holes that jump rings fit into.
Now it is time to assemble your jewelry!
First, separate your jump rings however you wish, although we find that using two pairs of pliers can be helpful.
Then, loop the jewelry through the jump ring before reconnecting it.
Finally, attach the earring hooks to the jump ring.
And there you have your final product—your custom-made DIY resin jewelry crafted by your own hands. Wear, sell, or give your masterpiece as a gift!
Resin Jewelry Ideas
Our ProArt epoxy resin is great for resisting wear and tear, corrosion, and water damage. It also works well with numerous substrates such as wood, metal, or plastic, so you do not have to be afraid to approach multi-medium jewelry!
This is only one of the many ways to create resin jewelry and crafters have discovered a variety of techniques and tricks to make their jewelry creations stand out.
ProMarine Supplies customers are out there making magic with their wearable trinkets. Here are some examples of the numerous approaches you can take for your projects—scroll down to take a look!
@thefreckledhawk's beautiful earrings make us wonder if we will be able to hear the ocean if we listen close enough.
@kimonrandomwares' vibrant and multicolored wood and resin jewelry pieces will add some sparkle to any look!
@thecre8ivenook gives you the chance to glam it up with this chic cuff bracelets.
If you have any questions about this process or others, please reach out to us on our Contact Us page! We also have the answers to frequently asked questions on our FAQs page. You can also access this guide as a video, if you prefer!
Do not hesitate to share your creations with us through ProMarine Supplies’ various social media platforms, like Instagram or Pinterest. And happy crafting!