Make some alcohol ink resin heart jewelry to wear this Valentine’s Day!
Hello, Resin Crafters! Lindsay here with a new resin project that I think you will LOVE! Made by combining alcohol inks and resin, this this Heart Jewelry set is an easy resin craft for every level, and will definitely make a statement. The earrings and necklace are the perfect accessory for Valentine’s Day, or when you want to wear something a little more playful. This set would also be a one-of-a-kind gift idea for friends on Galentine’s Day!
To make your own Alcohol Ink Resin Heart Jewelry, you will need these supplies:
- EasyCast Clear Casting Epoxy or EnviroTex Jewelry Resin
- Mold Conditioner and Release Spray
- Measuring Cups
- Stirring Sticks
- Disposable Gloves
- Alcohol Inks – pink or red, white, and gold
- Heart-Shaped Jewelry Molds
- Small Jewelry Bails
- Jump Rings
- Jewelry Chain
- Earring Hooks or Posts
- Jewelry Pliers
Prepare the EasyCast Clear Casting Epoxy according to package directions. Be sure to work in a well-ventilated area and wear disposable gloves. Using alcohol inks can get a little messy, so lay something down to protect your work surface before getting started.
Pour in equal parts resin and hardener to the mixing cup. Stir the resin mixture together with a stir stick for two minutes, making sure to scrape the bottom and sides of the mixing cup. Pour the resin into a clean mixing cup and stir the resin again for another minute or two with a clean stir stick.
Carefully pour resin into each of the molds using a stir stick, and try your best not to overfill the molds. Let the resin sit for a minute, and then use a straw, lighter, or a toothpick to remove any air bubbles that come to the top.
Add a drop of pink or red alcohol ink on top of the uncured resin. I recommend one drop in the earring molds, and 3-4 for the larger heart mold. Another reminder to protect your workspace and wear gloves, because alcohol inks will stain your hands and surfaces!
Add one drop of white ink to the center of the colored ink drops. White alcohol ink makes the magic happen! White alcohol ink is heavier than colored inks, so it pushes through the resin to create an awesome effect.
Repeat the process one more time with the colored ink and the white ink. As tempting as it is, try not to add too much ink. It can affect the way the resin cures.
For a little added shimmer, I added a few drops of gold alcohol ink into the larger heart mold, and one in each of the smaller hearts.
Leave the resin to cure in an undisturbed area for 12-24 hours.
Carefully remove the pendants from the molds and admire your work. The way the ink settles into the resin creates such a cool effect, and no two pendants are the same!
Use scissors to cut away any over-poured resin, and use a fine grit sandpaper to smooth any uneven edges.
Use jewelry adhesive to attach a bail to the back of the earrings and pendant. Let it dry completely and then attach a jump ring to the pendant and earring hooks to the earring pieces. Lastly, thread a chain through the pendant jump ring to complete the necklace.
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Lindsay is a crafter, graphic designer, and glitter enthusiast from Utah. She’s passionate about homeschooling her creative daughter, traveling, and spending time in the craft room. Lindsay shares DIY project tutorials, printables, recipes, kids crafts, and more on her blog, ArtsyFartsyMama.com, where she inspires readers to live a creative life.