Use ETI EasyCast Clear Casting Epoxy and sparkling gold flakes to create stunning Resin Gold Flake Earrings!
Hello, Resin Crafters! Lindsay from Artsy-Fartsy Mama here with a sparkling new resin project! I’ve been loving the geometric jewelry trend happening right now, especially the u-dropped or arch-shapes! These Resin Gold Flake Earrings are made using shimmering resin powder and gold leaf flakes, which make them an easy resin craft for every level. The earrings are the perfect accessory for a night out, and would also be a one-of-a-kind gift idea!
TO MAKE YOUR OWN GOLD FLAKE EARRINGS, YOU WILL NEED THESE SUPPLIES:
- EasyCast Clear Casting Epoxy or EnviroTex Jewelry Resin
- Mold Conditioner and Release Spray
- Measuring Cups
- Stirring Sticks
- Disposable Gloves
- PolyColor Resin Powder – Diamond Dust Metallic
- Gold Leaf Flakes
- Jewelry Silicone Mold
- Jump Rings
- Earring Hooks or Posts
- Jewelry Pliers
Safety first! Before you start working with resin, make sure that your work surface is covered, you’re wearing disposable gloves, protective eyewear, and that you’re working in a well ventilated area.
Prep your silicone mold with Mold Conditioner and Release Spray and let it dry completely. This will help to make sure your project comes out perfectly every time.
Prepare 20 ml/cc EasyCast Clear Casting Epoxy according to package directions and follow all safety guidelines. Pour in equal parts resin and hardener to the mixing cup. Stir the resin mixture together SLOWLY with a stir stick for two minutes, and then pour the resin into a clean mixing cup. Stir the resin again for another minute or two with a clean stir stick. If the resin still has streaks running through it, keep mixing until it becomes clear.
Split the resin into 2 separate mixing cups, 10 ml each.
Add a little bit of the Diamond Dust Resin Powder into one of the cups and stir until completely combined. In the other cup, add in some gold leaf flakes. Break the flakes up into smaller pieces by crushing them up with the stir stick, and then gently stir them into the resin. Let the resin mixtures sit for a minute or two to “de-gas” and let the air bubbles rise to the top
Choose which earring shape you want to use, and carefully pour a little bit of the white resin into the top end of the jewelry mold cavity. Pour a little bit of the gold flake resin mixture into the bottom end. Alternate pouring resins until the mold is full.
Fill the rest of the mold with the resins with the same alternate method. The top pieces of the earrings are smaller, so I would recommend making those either gold or white instead of mixing. Pop any bubbles that rise to the top using a heat gun, by blowing through a straw, or lightly spritzing with alcohol. Leave the resin to cure in an undisturbed area for at least 24 hours. You will know that the resin is completely cured when it is no longer tacky.
Carefully remove the resin pieces from the mold. If you over-poured any resin, you can trim the excess away using a craft knife or scissors. If the resin still feels a little flexible, it may just need more time to cure. Let it sit in a warm, flat area to cure for a few hours (or days).
Use jewelry pliers to hook a jump ring through the holes in the jewelry pieces. I used 8mm jump rings, and used 3 to connect the earring base to the top piece. If you use a larger jump ring, you may only need one ring to connect them. Use jewelry adhesive to attach earring posts to the back of the smaller top pieces.
The earrings are now ready to wear! I love how chic and modern these earrings look with the gold flakes paired with the shimmering white powder, and will go with any type of outfit. Making jewelry out of resin is quite simple to do, and is one of my favorite things to create. You can customize jewelry with resin to go with every personality, and we all know that jewelry (especially handmade) is always a great gift idea!!
As always, I would love to hear what you think about these Resin Gold Flake Earrings made with EasyCast! Be sure to check out these other resin jewelry projects for more inspiration, and share your own creative resin projects in the ETI Facebook Group!
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Lindsay is a crafter, graphic designer, and glitter enthusiast from Utah. She’s passionate about homeschooling her creative daughter, traveling, and spending time in the craft room. Lindsay shares DIY project tutorials, printables, recipes, kids crafts, and more on her blog, ArtsyFartsyMama.com, where she inspires readers to live a creative life.