Hello, Resin Crafters! Lindsay from Artsy-Fartsy Mama here with a bright and colorful project for you to try. My sister was talking about how she is always misplacing her jewelry, and it inspired me to create this project. Using PolyColor Resin Powders and EasyCast Clear Casting Epoxy, this vibrant Marbled Resin Ring Holder is an eye-catching piece that will keep your rings, jewelry, and other trinkets in one place. It’s a simple project that resin crafters of any skill level can do. Honestly, the hardest part of the project is choosing which colors you want it to be!
TO MAKE A MARBLED RESIN RING HOLDER, YOU WILL NEED THESE SUPPLIES:
- 6 oz EasyCast Clear Casting Epoxy
- Mold Conditioner and Release Spray
- Mixing Cups
- Stirring Sticks
- Disposable Gloves
- PolyColor Resin Powders – Purple, Violet Pearl Metallic, Cotton Candy
- Resin Glitter (optional)
- Silicone Plate Mold
- Silicone Cone Mold
Safety first! Before you start working with resin, make sure that you’re wearing disposable gloves & protective eyewear, and that your work surface is covered and are working in a well ventilated area.
To make this project, you will need a dish or plate mold, and a coned mold. There are SO many different shapes and sizes of both kinds of molds, so have fun choosing whatever suits your personality! For my project, I went with a simple, 6″ round dish mold and a 4″ faceted cone mold. For best results, prep your silicone molds with Mold Conditioner and Release Spray and let it dry completely. This will help to make sure your projects come out perfectly every time and will also extend the life of the molds.
Like I said, this is probably the toughest step of the entire project! Choose three colors from the rainbow of PolyColor Resin Powder options. Personally, I would recommend first choosing a neutral color (white, black, gray, etc) and then select two colors that compliment each other. For my project, I chose Violet Pearl Metallic, Purple, Cotton Candy. The Violet Pearl Metallic looks white at first glance, but has a purple-ish shimmer when it hits the light which is a fun surprise!
Prepare 6 ounces 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.
Add a little bit of the purple Resin Powder into one of the cups. A little bit of resin powder goes a long way, so start small and add in more if necessary. In the other cups, add in some Violet Pearl Metallic and Cotton Candy powders. Stir the resin cups using clean stir sticks until the powder is completely combined. If you are using 6 smaller mixing cups, make two cups for each color.
Pour a little bit of each color of resin into the dish mold, alternating the colors. After every couple of pours, gently tip the mold in different directions to fill in any empty spaces and prevent bubbles around the edges. This also helps to “marble” the resin. Repeat the process for the cone mold, but use a toothpick to gently poke into the point after the first pour to help get rid of trapped air. Keep alternating the resin pouring until both of the molds have been filled.
When the molds are full, use a butane torch, blow through a straw, or spritz the resin with alcohol to remove surface bubbles. Because these are deeper molds, come back and check the mold again after about 10 minutes to remove any other bubbles that appear.
Leave the resin to cure in an undisturbed area for at least 24 hours. You will know that the resin is cured and ready to be removed from the mold when the surface is no longer tacky and pulls away from the mold edges.
Carefully remove the dish and cone from the molds. This can be a little bit tricky, so try to be patient and work slowly. Cut away any over-poured resin using scissors, and sand any rough edges if necessary.
“Demolding” is my favorite step of the entire process. Every project is so unique, and I love seeing the results of a colorful resin pour!
Add some clear, strong adhesive to the bottom of the cone and place it on the center of the dish. Refer to your adhesive directions for drying time, but I’d say that it’s generally good advice to let the project sit overnight to be absolutely sure that it’s completely set.
Now that the ring holder/jewelry dish is complete, you can use it for practically anything! Stack your favorite rings and bracelets on the cone in the center, and arrange necklaces or trinkets on the dish. This would be absolutely beautiful sitting on a vanity or nightstand to organize your beloved treasures.
As always, I would love to hear what you think about this colorful Marbled Resin Ring Holder made with EasyCast! Be sure to check out these other resin jewelry tutorials for more inspiration, and share your own creative resin projects in the ETI Facebook Group and use #MadewithETI whenever you share!
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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.