Resin Pendants & Ornaments




Make affordable resin gifts for loved ones

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Step 1: Supplies


Molds and resin
(I get mine from
Charms, photos, glitter, stickers or whatever you would like to put in the pendant.
Cropper if needed.
e6000 glue

Step 2: Create

I like to fill my mold with charms. I clip the loop off with a wire cutter. Try using glow in the dark glitter. You can throw just about anything in there.
If using photos, be sure to use modge podge first or it might bleed.

I like using the cropper on special paper for backgrounds

Step 3: Resin

Mix your resin slowly to avoid bubbles. You can get resin at Michael's, Menard's or any hobby store. I like using the resin from Low bubbles, great finish.

Step 4: Set

Let it set for 12 hours. Be sure to check for bubbles in the first 10 minutes. Pop them with a pin or scoop them out.

Step 5: Finish

Once set, remove from mold. Trim edges if needed.
Glue bail on the back with E6000, let set and you're done.

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    11 Discussions


    2 years ago

    thanks! I've got a ton of tiny seashells that I want to put in resin blocks, but couldn't find a "safe" resin; most of the how-to's I found involved cooking the mix, or high fume levels.


    I got it near the paint dept. well, that's where I found it in my in Woodstock, IL. :)

    I'm heading there in a bit. I'll double check. :)


    4 years ago on Introduction

    You just gave me a ton of Ideas ! Have you had any luck polishing these?

    I've wanted to do this for a while now; may I ask were you bought the Larger bottles of Resin? the high cost at Michael's has thrown me off in the past. Thanks for Sharing !

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    Reply 4 years ago on Introduction

    thank you. :)

    I'm still trying to figure out how to polish them because sanding the edges would be easier with some of the glitter ones I do but it doesn't look nice. :(

    I have to research that. :)

    The big jugs I got at menards. $60 for 128 fluid oz kit.. The only problem, lots of bubbles. LOTS! So stir very slowly. Sometime I get so frustrated that I treat myself to the little-windows low bubble formula. LOL. $36 for the 12oz kit. Comes with mixing wands, cups and resin.

    Visit my facebook page at Grouted Owl for more ideas. :)

    I'm going to make tiny photo squares then make a mosaic frame with them instead of glass tiles. The ideas are endless.


    Reply 4 years ago on Introduction

    Thank you. I use the tiny scissors in my sewing kit. Smaller scissors works best for me. If I over do it, I repair it by using a doming technique. Spreading a thin layer on top then letting it set again.