Resin Jewelry: 4 Ways to Make the Coolest Accessories

Ready, set, resin! The coolest jewelry is the kind you make yourself — especially when it's this fast and easy. Let's go!

Resin Jewelry

Level: Easy

Resin Jewelry

Acetate Terrazzo Bracelet

What You Need

Instructions

1. Cut Up the Paper

Cut the acetate paper into small pieces. Play around with different shapes and have fun!

2. Pour the Resin

Fill the cuff mold with UV resin and slip the acetate paper inside. Top with a bit more resin to make sure none of the paper is sticking out.

3. Dry

Shine the UV light above the cuff mold for 3 to 5 minutes to dry the resin. Then just pop the bracelet out of the mold and slide it around your wrist!


Marble Ring with Nail Polish

What You Need

  • Square silicone mold
  • Nail polish
  • Toothpick
  • UV resin
  • UV light
  • Ring base
  • Super glue

Instructions

1. Pour

Fill the silicone mold with UV resin and add a couple drops of your fave nail polish on top.

2. Marble

Use a toothpick to swirl the colors around and create a marbled effect. Shine the UV light onto the mold for 2 to 3 minutes. Add another layer of resin and again shine the UV light for 2 to 3 minutes to dry.

3. Attach the Ring

Pop the design from the mold. Use super glue to attach a ring to the back of the square and let it dry. Voila — you’ve got a new statement ring.


Wooden Teardrop Pendant

What You Need

  • Wood disc
  • Two sets of pliers
  • Masking tape
  • Sandpaper
  • Skewer
  • UV resin
  • UV light
  • Necklace chain
  • Wax paper

Instructions

1. Snap the Disc

Hold a thin, small wooden disc with pliers. Snap it roughly in half.

2. Make the Pendant Top

Wrap masking tape around the wood as shown, forming a tear drop of empty space at the top.

Place the wood onto wax paper and hold a skewer vertically inside and toward the top of the tear drop. This will help form the hole where you'll attach a chain.

Pour resin into the empty space between the tape and wood. Shine the UV light for 2 to 3 minutes to dry the resin.

3. Shape

Remove the skewer and peel back the tape. If the resin seeped below the tape, just pull it off. Sand the sides to smooth it into the perf teardrop shape.

4. Add the Chain

Use pliers to secure the chain through the skewer hole. Now you can wear it!


Acetate Sprinkle Earrings

What You Need

Instructions

1. Prep

Cut the acetate paper into little bitty pieces — it should look like confetti when you’re done! Then add air dry clay to the donut mold. The empty space will be the size of your hoop earrings, so adjust to the size you want by adding more clay.

Push an earring post into one side of the clay. The shorter side should be sticking out, so the longer side is embedded into the clay.

2. Pour

Pour the resin into the donut mold and sprinkle the acetate paper pieces on top. Seal it with another layer of resin and shine the UV light for 2 to 3 minutes until dry.

3. Finish It Up

Pop the earring out of the mold and remove the clay. Use a nail file to sand away any clay residue.

4. Repeat

Repeat these steps for the second earring, slide on the backs and you’re done!


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