Carry a bit of the beach with you all summer long with this adorable seashore resin jewelry.
Hi crafty friend! It’s Jane again, from Sustain My Craft Habit. We sure our beach-themed crafts and this months Resin Crafts Blog project has made it on to our favourites list!
With its seashore-inspired watercolor backdrop, bitty sea creature charm, shand and glossy resin, these one-of-a-kind jewelry pieces are perfect for any summer outfit. Or attach them to a chain and lobster clip for a pretty keychain or purse charm.
And ever since making our beachy photo frame last month, we’ve been in a summertime crafting mood!
- Watercolor paper
- Watercolor paint and paint brush
- Oval and round jewelry bezels
- Water-based sealer such as mod podge
- Small metal sea creatures charms
- White decorative sand
- EnvirotexLite Jewelry Resin
- Wooden craft sticks, small measuring cups, gloves
How to make seascape resin jewelry
Be sure to read all the instructions prior to working with your EnvirotexLite Jewelry Resin. Work in a well-ventilated area and protect your working service.
Trace your bezel onto watercolor paper with a pencil. Use various shades of blue and brown to create a shoreline affect. Let dry completely.
Cut out the watercolor paintings to fit the inside of the bezels.
Seal the cut out into the basil using the water-based sealer. Cover the surface of the painting with the sealer as well.
Sprinkle a little bit of sand onto the shore part of the picture while the sealer is still wet.
Use a generous amount of glue to place a metal charm along the “shoreline”. Let dry completely (I left mine overnight to be sure).
If needed, prop of one end of the bezel to ensure it is level for pouring.
Mix equal amount of resin and hardener in a small mixing cup (I had a total volume of 1oz to make four pendants). Mix for 2 minutes then pour into a second small mixing cup. Stir for another minute.
Carefully pour the resin into the bezel wells. Be careful not to over-fill, although you do want a small dome to form on the surface of the pendant.
Let the poured resin rest for about 15 minutes and then blow off any bubbles arising to the surface with a small kitchen torch. Alternatively use your own breath through a straw.
Use a toothpick to pull out any larger bubbles, especially around the metal charm.
Cover and let the resin cure 24 hours.
These seascape pendants turned out perfectly. The resin didn’t fully cover the turtle – but I love how it looks, like the back is poking out of the water!
There are so many beautiful and creative ways to use the jewelry resin. Here are just a few additional projects to explore:
- resin pendants with lavender;
- resin jewelry with hydrangea flowers;
- resin Christmas earrings;
- resin and alcohol ink pendants.
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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.