Four-Leaf Clover Resin Keychains
Hi Resin Crafters, it’s Natalie from Doodlecraft. A four-leaf clover symbolizes good luck and makes the perfect keychain. Have you ever found a four-leaf clover in nature? Resin is a great way to preserve plant material. My daughter found a four-leaf clover when she was 5 and I framed it, although over time it faded. Resin encases the clovers and keeps them green for much longer.
Four-Leaf Clover (pressed clovers can be found online)
Castin’ Craft Clear Polyester Casting Resin
Mold Conditioner and Release Spray
Disposable work surface, mixing cups, stirring sticks and gloves
Ball chain keyrings
Begin by setting up the workstation and reading the resin directions. Every time I work with resin I read the directions so they are fresh in my mind. Wear gloves and work in a well ventilated area.
Set the mold on the work table and gently mist with the release spray. Mix the resin and catalyst according to directions. Stir with the stick for the proper amount of time. Then carefully pour a thin layer of resin in the molds. The thinner the layer, the larger and more magnified the four-leaf clover will look.
Let the resin set and gel for about 20 minutes (this will vary with temperature). The resin needs to be set enough that the clover will sit on top of the resin instead of sinking. Then place a darling little shamrock over the resin in the molds.
Next, mix up some more resin, the same as earlier. Then pour the mixed resin on the top of the shamrocks and fill to the top. Now let them cure for a day or two. I usually let them cure until they no longer smell like resin.
Next, get your drill and a small drill bit. The drill bit must be big enough to fit the large jump ring.
Gently drill a hole in the center of the top of each 4-leaf clover resin.
Next, use jewelry pliers to loop a jump ring through the hole and close it up tight.
Now, thread the ball chain keychain through the jump ring.
These are ready to hook on a zipper pull, keychain, or make the chain longer and wear as an especially unique necklace.
Great way to enjoy St. Patricks day or just to add some additional luck to your 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.
Nice post. This is really helpful. Thanks for the share
Are these real four leave clovers? Just wondering because I have found a patch of four leaves and was thinking about doing something similar.
Yes, they are real. Just press them in a book and they will be ready to set in resin in a day.