Conversation Hearts Resin Valentine Necklace DIY
Hi Resin Crafters, it’s Natalie from Doodlecraft sharing how to make conversation hearts Valentine necklaces with EasyCast Resin. These cute necklaces are filled with brightly colored beads and shimmery tinsel. Make a conversation heart resin Valentine necklace for the perfect Valentine’s day gift for a friend.
Remember the iconic, chalk-like candy known as the conversation heart? They are everything Valentine’s day. I loved reading the messages on them as a child…and particularly like the “Be Mine”, since it’s a message that nobody actually says, except on Valentine’s.
Supplies Needed for Conversation Hearts Necklaces:
- EasyCast Clear Casting Resin
- Jewelry Mold
- Mold Release Spray
- Strands of Tinsel
- Letter Beads
- Heart Glitter
- Stirring Sticks
- Mixing Cups
- Disposable Gloves
- Heat Gun or mini torch
- Jewelry Bails and Chain
- E6000 Glue
Begin by mixing up a little bit of resin, just enough to fill the bottom half of the mold with resin. I mixed up 2 tablespoons and filled all the cavities in the mold. Mix one part of the resin and one part of the hardener. Then stir and scrape for 2 full minutes. Next, pour the resin into a second mixing cup and stir with a new stick for another full minute. Proper mixing is critical when working with resin.
Then carefully pour the resin in the molds until they are halfway full.
Let the resin sit for 20 minutes, then use a heat gun to pop any bubbles that have formed. Then wait another 30 minutes for the resin to gel slightly before placing the beads on the resin. The beads will look like they are upside down but if you lift up the mold, they should be the right direction. Use a stirring stick to get the beads aligned.
Next get the colorful tinsel. This tinsel is made for adding into hair for some shimmer. I simply cut off the bottom edge of it right over the heart shaped mold.
It’s a little like glitter and gets everywhere, but the metallic strands are so much fun! Use a small brush to wipe the tinsel into the resin.
Add a few pieces of heart shaped glitter if you want. Now mix up a tiny bit more resin and use it to fill the remaining heart shaped cavities. Set the mold aside and let it cure at least overnight.
Then next day the resin conversation hearts are easily popped out of the mold.
Use the E6000 glue to adhere the pendant bails to the back of the hearts. Let them cure for at least 4 hours.
Then attach the conversation heart pendants to a chain big enough to slip on over the head.
Give these conversation hearts resin necklaces to a friend for Valentine’s day!
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.