A leaf necklace is a perfect statement for Autumn!
Autumn Leaf Resin Pendant DIY
Hi friends, it’s Natalie from Doodlecraft, happy to be here today! I love natural elements for jewelry, and a leaf is the perfect piece. Leaves are everywhere, and as the seasons change, there are wide varieties of colors.
Let’s get started with this fun DIY, you will need:
Various leaves (pressed flat)
Hole punch to fit bezel or scissors
Ultra Seal Multi-Purpose Sealer or other clear drying sealer or adhesive
Take a nature walk and collect a leaf or 2. Layer them between thick pieces of paper or cardboard and cover with a heavy book overnight. This will flatten the leaves and make them easy for cutting.
Once the leaf is pressed flat, use a hole punch to punch the perfect circle. Or cut them with scissors.
Fit the leaf right inside the bezel–they look amazing. Go ahead and stack smaller leaves on top for more contrast.
Use Ultra Seal Multi-Purpose Sealer to paint the bezel, add the leaf and then paint all over the leaves.
Let the sealer dry completely, then get out your Jewelry Resin. Read the instructions thoroughly and get your table set up for resin.
Mix 1 part resin with 1 part hardener and mix in cups as directed.
After mixing, pour the perfect amount of resin in the bezel. The resin should “dome” over the top edge of the bezel, but not pour off onto the table. Then let them sit for about 10 minutes.
Next, use a mini torch or a heat gun to gently go over the resin and pop all the bubbles that formed from mixing. Then let the resin harden completely overnight. The resin will dry clear and shiny.
Amazing, stunning, wearable pieces of nature! They are gorgeous and make quite the statement!
These would make a wonderful gift too!
Natalie Shaw is a Craft/DIY blogger at Doodlecraftblog.com. She loves sci-fi, fantasy and video game geekery and that comes out in many of her projects. She posts budget conscious DIY’s, crafts, jewelry, kid friendly projects, upcycled treasures and other fun on her blog 5 days a week.