DIY Gold Silver Leaf Resin Pendants
Hi Resin Crafters, it’s Natalie from Doodlecraft, sharing another especially fun resin craft. Making pendants out of resin couldn’t be simpler! These stunning pendants are made with clear resin and shimmery thin gold and silver paper. Necklaces and jewelry never go out of style.
Silver and Gold Leaf
Begin by mixing up the resin according to package instructions. Wear disposable gloves when working with resin and use disposable cups, stirring sticks, and a protected work surface. Place the mold on the working surface and pour a small amount of resin in the desired molds. Let the resin gel for about 20 minutes.
Next, take pieces of gold and silver leaf paper and put them on the resin until you are satisfied. Press them down gently with a stirring stick. Gold leaf can be finicky and sticky.
Then mix up a little more resin just like earlier, and fill the resin mold to the top edge. Let the resin cure and dry overnight, then pop them out of the molds.
Use some E6000 glue to adhere the pendant bails on the backside of the resin pendants.
Let the glue dry completely, at least 4 hours…or overnight.
Finally, add some gold or silver chain to the pendants and hook a jump ring to connect the chain. Or use a ready-made chain and slide the pendant on with ease.
They are stunning and ready to wear! Necklaces are great gifts and one can never have too many of them.
Get some resin and make some fancy jewelry!
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.
WOW These are sooooo cool!! Will have to add gold and silver leaf to my crafty shopping list one of these days!
How many drops of catalyst did you use in the rounded mold with the polyester resin?
Just follow the instructions on the container, it varies on how much you are mixing up at one time. If you haven’t purchased resin yet, the EasyCast resin is much simpler with the 1:1 mixing ratio.