Creating custom jewelry with resin is always a fun way to make personalized gifts. Try combining resin with natural wood pieces for these resin and wood pendants – no mold tray required!
Supplies and tools for making resin pendants
- Wood blocks
- Mixing cups
- Eye protection
- Stir sticks
- Glitter or Transparent dye
- Clear packing tape
- Drill or drill press
- Palm sander
- Micro mesh sanders
- Envirotex High Gloss Spray
- Jewelry cord
Prepping wood and resin for necklaces
Use a band saw or scroll saw to cut wood into pendant size pieces. Sand lightly.
Use packing tape to wrap a mold around the top of the wood piece.
Be sure to read all the instructions and work in a well-ventilated area prior to using the EasyCast Clear Casting Epoxy. Mix equal parts resin and hardener and stir for 2 minutes.
Pour into a clean cup and stir an additional minute.
Mix resin with glitter or translucent dye if desired.
Pour into tape molds and place on a flat surface.
As bubble rise to the top, exhale across the resin to pop them. Leave to cure for 24 hours. (Sometimes wood will release more air bubbles that will get stuck in the resin. You can try coating the wood with Envirotex Clear High Gloss Spray first.)
Finishing wood and resin pendants
Peel away the tape. Use a palm sander to smooth down the top of the resin, and the edges to be even with the wood. Start with 100 grit, then 220, moving to 320 and 400.
Experiment with different types of wood, the amount of resin, and resin additives to achieve unique and beautiful pendants.