Resin dipped earrings are a great project for someone just “dipping” into resin projects! This project can easily be customized in the color or your choice thanks to Castin’Craft Opaque Pigments. I tried this project by both pouring the resin and by dipping and found that dipping worked really well.
Supplies Needed for Resin Dipped Earrings:
- EnviroTex Lite® Pour On High Gloss Finish
- Castin’Craft Opaque Pigments in the colors of your choice
- Small wooden pieces
- Earring hardware
- Mixing Cups
- Measuring Cups
- Stir Sticks
First step is to mix up the Envirotex Lite Pour On. This is a multi-step process so don’t start mixing until you are ready to do the whole process from beginning to end! Start by mixing EQUAL parts of the Hardener and the Resin. Stir for two minutes (be sure to scrape the bottoms and sides) then pour from the first cup into a second and mix with a new stir stick for another minute.
Next, stir in a few drops of Castin’Craft Opaque Pigment so you’ll have resin dipped earrings in the color of your choice.
Now is the fun part! Wearing gloves, slowly dip the wood piece into your cup of resin. Pull out slowly and let it drip for a second or two before you move to the drying area.
I used an old cardboard box with a string strung across the top: just cut notches on either side of the box and tie knots on either side of the string to hold it in place. Then using clothespins, you’ll hang your resin dipped earrings to dry.
You’ll notice those tiny bubbles appear on your earrings: simply breathe on them with a straw and the CO2 from your breath will get rid of them!
After you’re earrings are completely dry (check package instructions for dry times) you’ll drill a small hole in the top of each of your earrings. Attach earring hooks and they’ll be ready to wear!
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