Resin Jewelry Tutorial With John W. Golden Part 1




A how-to video for using epoxy resin, silver-plated rings and pewter pendant trays to create jewelry from reproductions of your artwork. Part 1 of 3.

See John's finished rings, pendants and artist's reproductions at



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    15 Discussions


    6 years ago on Introduction

    Question about the resin and using it the next day.. How do you keep it from curing? Or do I make new resin? Thanks :-)

    Great 'ible, terrificly detailed! Reminded me of my third grade teacher, she called it "Modge Podge", too. Thanks bunches!

    Beautiful! So cool! Could you please type out your website? I can't read fast enough on the video

    John, Thank you so much! I've been designing and making my vintage bottle cap necklaces for about 6 months now, but every so often I was running into the problem of the resin causing that 'bleed' effect on certain images. It's especially aggravating when it happens to 10 or more at a time, and I have some big orders coming up. Never thought to use mod podge, but I've been wracking my brain over what I can do to fix the problem.
    And Blakeney is right, those 1" hole punches are Sah-WEET! I don't know what I'd do without mine. They're only about $6, and you can find em at Michael's.

    If you'd like to see what I do, take a peek at my site:
    Chromatic Creations

    You're a lifesaver!


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    8 years ago on Introduction

    Thanks for the share! Great instructable. I want to make a few custom pendants, where can I find the pewter pendants and rings that you use? Thanks!


    9 years ago on Introduction

    Do you or does anyone know where I can order plain metal resin trays without any loops or ring backs attached to them?  My fiance and I are making cuff links for his groomsmen and we have purchased the cuff link part but have been been unable to find plain old resin trays without the jewelry attachments.  Our cuff links are 15mm wide so we need something this size or slightly larger.  Thanks,

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    I am making cuff links for my wedding too....I found them on etsy from seller brass gold beads:[]=tags&includes[]=title

    Good luck!


    10 years ago on Introduction

    Ditto what on_bourbon_street said! Thank you for the Mod Podge suggestion. You've saved me from going completely gray over the same issue. About the alcohol--it does work to clean up the resin. Also, I've had some pieces that had surface issues, such as fingerprints. You can wipe the surface of the piece with a paper towel dampened with alcohol (I always use denatured, not sure if it makes a difference) and it will slightly dissolve the surface and you can get rid of the fingerprint. The trick is to use something non-linty and to only do one or two swipes at a time. Any more than that and it can get gooey and create more problems than you had before. It's definitely a good idea to practice. Thanks again!


    10 years ago on Introduction

    Thank you very much for an informative tutorial. I had started making a few pendants with my own artwork, but have not tried to sell them yet. FYI - A 1" circle punch (or a square punch in the size you need) can be very helpful and is much faster than cutting images by hand. Thanks again, and I love your robots!


    11 years ago on Introduction

    how do you get the video to play? theres no video window or dialog box or anything, sorry im a bit of a computer retard