What comes to mind when you think of lavender? For us, it’s the beautiful lavender blooms and the sweet soothing lavender scents. We wanted to capture the beauty of lavender plant inside a flower pendant that we could enjoy all year long.
Keep in mind, these same instructions apply with any dried blooms you wish to use in a flower pendant. So if you’re looking for jewelry making ideas, this one has a lot of possibilities! And what’s more is how quickly and simply they are to create, making them the perfect gift idea for the lovely ladies in your life.
Supplies Needed for this DIY Flower Pendant:
- EnviroTex Jewelry Resin
- Plastic disposable measuring cups
- EasyCast Resin Jewelry Molds (rectangular shaped)
- Castin’ Craft Mold Release
- Dried lavender stems, cut to fit the jewelry molds
- Ultra-Seal Quick Decoupage (or other multipurpose sealer / white craft glue)
- Castin’ Craft Transparent Resin Dye (red and blue to make purple)
- Gloves, wooden craft sticks, toothpicks, paper towels, small paint brush, straw
- Pendant bail
- Drill or Drill Press with 3/16” diamond drill bit
Preparing Materials to Make this DIY Lavender Flower Pendant:
Cut the dried lavender stem to a length that will fit inside the jewelry mold.
Pre-seal the dried lavender with two thin coats of white glue. Be gentle when brushing on the glue to avoid breaking off the lavender blooms. Allow glue to dry clear between coats and before inserting into the jewelry mold.
Instructions to Make this DIY Lavender Flower Pendant:
Apply a mold release / conditioner to the jewelry molds.
For best results be sure to read the instructions provided in the EnviroTex Jewelry Resin packaging. Mix exactly equal amounts of Resin and Hardener into one measuring cup. Stir continuously for 2 minutes, scraping the sides of the container.
Pour the mixture into a second cup and stir for an additional minute, scraping the sides of the container and stir stick.
Add one small drop of blue transparent dye and one small drop of red transparent dye. Mix together using a toothpick to form purple. Continue to stir until the color is well blended. The more dye you add, the darker the resin will be so start with less dye for a light purple appearance.
Pour a small amount of resin into the jewelry mold. Place and arrange the sealed lavender. Be sure to check for bubbles around the base of the lavender and dislodge with a toothpick of necessary.
Pour more of the mixture into the mold until you reach the top.
Cover to keep dust from settling in. After about 25 minutes, remove any bubbles that have risen to the surface by gently blowing over the piece through a straw. Repeat if necessary after another 15 minutes. Cover and allow to cure overnight.
Remove from jewelry mold. Sand edges if necessary and drill a small hole (no larger than 3/16” diameter) at the top of the pendant to fasten pendant bail onto.
We absolutely love how these lavender jewelry pendants turned out! Who in your life would you share them with?
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Jane and Sonja are sisters, moms and lifelong craft addicts both living near Toronto, Canada with their families. They share their love of creativity, nature and coastal DIY ideas on their blog Sustain My Craft Habit. They craft and decorate their homes using repurposed and upcycled items and materials found in nature.