How to Make Resin Jewelry: 4 Free Projects + a Bonus Guide to Resin Jewelry-Making Supplies
When I first discovered resin jewelry-making, I think it appealed to me because it was so much like making snow globes (which I love) in jewelry. I can put anything inside that I want to treasure and preserve, and then wear it like a pretty little reminder. If only there was a way to put shakable glitter inside resin jewelry … but I digress!
Adding strength and protection to delicate items like old papers (love letters, swoon!) and dried flowers by encasing them in resin is an added bonus to being able to wear them as meaningful jewelry. I love being able to turn little found objects into wearable art by embedding them in resin. Flowers and leaves, ticket stubs, special notes, seashells and sand, bits of lace or meaningful fabric (from a grandmother’s hanky, so sweet)—all of these fragile treasures are ideal candidates for preserving and protecting in resin … and then enjoy wearing those memories around with you. (Or hang them up for pretty and meaningful home decorations or Christmas ornaments!)
Resin is a great way to protect and preserve delicate objects, such as fabric and paper, and keep them dry and safe from scratching or chipping. Embedding focal elements in resin opens up a world of possibilities for found object and memento resin jewelry. DIY resin jewelry can include just about any material you can think of. Bits of ticket stubs, vintage labels, flowers, leaves, prized fabric, and hardware are all perfect candidates.
In our resin jewelry-making eBook, How to Make Resin Jewelry: 4 Free Projects Plus Bonus Guide to Resin Jewelry Supplies, you’ll learn to make four great resin jewelry projects—a ring, a cuff bracelet, a pair of earrings, and a pendant. You can make them just as they are or modify them to suit your style; then use the techniques you’ve learned to make your own handcrafted resin jewelry.
If you’ve never used resin for jewelry making before, it might feel a little intimidating at first—but working with resin is so easy now, thanks to modern resin jewelry supplies, that there’s no need for hesitation. Our new resin jewelry tutorial eBook will show you how to make resin jewelry, but it also features a resin jewelry supply guide that will help you learn the pros and cons of working with various kinds of resin for jewelry. Then you can choose the right resin for your projects.
Learn how to make resin jewelry with the following FREE resin jewelry projects:
How to Make a Resin Ring
"Flower-Burst Ring" by Danielle Fox
Cocktail rings are a stylish way to make a statement and are easy to personalize using resin casting techniques. This pretty floral resin ring uses collage techniques to create the design, before encasing it in resin. Danielle shares her quick tips for cutting the paper to the right size the first time, and using items you probably already have as resin jewelry making supplies. Using a pre-made silver ring makes for a quick project, or add your own personality by creating a custom ring. Get Danielle’s expert tips on preparing the collage, working with resin, and adding finishing touches when you download this free resin jewelry tutorial today!
How to Make a Resin Necklace
"Urban Relic" by Lisa Blackwell
Next, try a project that is a little on the funky side, with a handmade resin jewelry necklace featuring a paper memento. By inserting the paper in a premade bezel and covering it with resin, you have created a piece that will last and last. You will also discover Lisa’s simple tips for adding the focal piece to a necklace, so you can show off your new handmade necklace. Customize the design to your unique style and learn how to make resin jewelry from start to finish with this free DIY resin jewelry eBook!
How to Make a Resin Cuff
"Resin & Bronze Wire Cuff" by Helen I. Driggs
Helen takes it a step further with this trendy cuff, which combines the resin focal piece and bronze to make this piece stand out. Select a pattern that stands out and pair with a heavy gauge wire bracelet. Helen shares her simple steps for filling the bezel with resin to create fanciful focal pieces. She also shares her four tips for resin success and lessons learned on preparing materials. Learn how to make resin jewelry from expert Helen Driggs with this free eBook!
How to Make Resin Drop Earrings
"Colorful Resin Earrings" by Tom & Kay Benham
Longtime contributors to Lapidary Journal Jewelry Artist, Tom & Kay are experts at a variety of jewelry-making techniques. With this earring project, they’ve expanded their traditional jewelry toolbox to include resin, which they’ve elevated to artisan-jewelry status with sterling silver and an artistic design. Simple soldering of just one seam on each earring, combined with the clever use of resin as both a design element and as an adhesive holding the wires in place, results in these beautiful earrings with a stained-glass feel. Everyone will want to know what the "stones" are—or is it plique-à-jour enamel?—but closer inspection will show the special ingredient that really makes these resin earrings sparkle is … glitter!
How to Choose Resin for Jewelry Making Projects
"The Right Resin" by Eleanore Macnish
Wondering which resin jewelry supplies are the best? With this article on working with resin, you will learn the difference between five types of resin for jewelry. Get the pros and cons of each resin so you select the correct type for your craft. Plus, for quick reference, we’ve included a handy chart of each resin and their properties covering everything from flexibility, ease of use, price, and more.
If you are ready to explore resin casting for jewelry making, this how to make resin jewelry free eBook is for you. The experts collected three resin jewelry tutorials plus a bonus guide to resin jewelry supplies to get you started. Some of these use a pre-made bezel, but if you are comfortable, you can create your own bezels and other adaptations as needed. Also in this free DIY resin jewelry collection, you’ll find great tips for working with resin plus a handy chart of pros and cons for the five types of resin for jewelry. Create each project step-by-step, or use these resin jewelry tutorials to design your own custom DIY resin jewelry.
Learn everything you need to know to work with resin and make handcrafted resin jewelry when you download How to Make Resin Jewelry: 4 Free Projects Plus Bonus Guide to Resin Jewelry Supplies. Whether you’re a resin newbie or pro, this handy resin eBook will become your go-to resource for resin tips and resin jewelry ideas. Download your free resin jewelry-making eBook to begin or continue your resin jewelry adventure! (And feel free to share this link with your friends!)