One of my most popular projects on this site and my Youtube Channel is this blue Wood and Resin Pendant. I decided to alter a few things and show you that you can make these using various shapes, colors and types of wood and they will still look awesome! Here’s how I made these red and green DIY Wood and Resin Necklaces!
This project appeared first on Resin Crafts Blog last year. All thoughts and opinions are mine. Thanks to ETI Technologies for their great products that made this project possible. I have included affiliate links for your convenience. I get a small commission from these links at no extra cost to you. Thank you! For more info, see my Disclosures page.
DIY Wood and Resin Necklaces
- Envirotex Jewelry Resin Kit
- Castin Craft Resin Dye Pigments
- Castin Craft Resin Spray
- Mold Release/Conditioner Spray
- Ultra Seal or other multipurpose glue sealer
- EasyCast Resin Jewelry Molds
- Extra disposable mixing cups
- Wood Pieces
- Vinyl Gloves
- Eye Protection Glasses
- Respiratory Protection Mask (for safety during sanding step)
- Dremel tool with attachments
- Fine Sandpaper (800 grit or higher)
- Micro Butane Torch (optional)
Prepping the wood:
First, cut your wood into small pieces that will fit into your molds. Next, coat them entirely in Ultra Seal or another multipurpose glue sealer as indicated in the supply list.
Next, you will want to spray the jewelry mold with Mold Release/Conditioner Spray and let it dry.
Mixing up the Resin:
Open your jewelry resin and read the instructions. Always put on your vinyl gloves and eye protection. You will need to mix equal amounts of parts A and B in one of the small cups. Mix these thoroughly then pour the mixture a second clean cup and mix for another minute. This is called a two-cup method and ensures that all of the resin is mixed completely and will cure as expected.
Next add your pigment or dye to the resin and mix completely. I did two batches because I did two different colors.
Use a micro butane torch, or just exhale over each piece, to pop all the bubbles.
Let the resin cure for about 24 hours. Once cured they should pop out of the molds easily.
Use a Dremel tool or another rotary tool that has a sanding attachment to shape your pendants. As you will see I sanded off the excess wood and even altered the shape of some of these in order to make the wood and resin combination look really cool! This step is REALLY messy and you definitely want to wear eye protection and respiratory protection.
Sand with the sanding attachment.
Then sand again on ultra fine sandpaper. This is 800 grit. I used this then even finer grit to get it nice and smooth.
Once your pieces are the shape you want, wipe off all the dust with a damp cloth so they don’t look all powdery like they do here.
The next step will be to drill holes for the jump rings you’ll add to turn these into necklaces. I have tiny drill bit attachments for my Dremel and used one of those.
The final step is to coat the pendants with the Clear Gloss Resin Finish/Sealer Spray. I ended up doing three coats of this but that will be personal preference.
And there you have it! Beautiful DIY Wood and Resin Necklace Pendants! What do you think? Do you like these as much as the blue Wood and Resin Pendant from last year? Let me know in the comments!
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Sheri has been creating all of her life in various ways and finds great purpose and empowerment in creating something new. When she’s not in the workshop or craft room she is making memories with her husband, four kids, perfect dog and ornery cat.