You can make a Valentine’s Day necklace for yourself or for someone you love with this technique. Add letter beads to customize your necklace with any short word or phase. We chose “I love you” but let your imagination run wild with this one! Sort of like a conversation heart on a chain.
Supplies needed to make your own Valentine’s Day necklace:
- EnviroTex Jewelry Resin
- Castin’Craft Opaque Pigment in Red
- EasyCast Resin Jewelry Molds
- Castin’Craft Mold Release/Conditioner
- Stir sticks
- Measuring cups
- Letter beads
- Necklace bail
- Jewelry glue
Spray the heart holes in your jewelry mold with Castin’Craft Mold Release/Conditioner and allow to dry completely. In the meantime, mix up a small portion of EnviroTex Jewelry Resin according to the package directions. Add Castin’Craft Opaque Pigment in Red until the desired color is reached.
Pour the mixed resin into your molds until they are close to the top of the mold. Wait 20 to 30 minutes until the resin has set up slightly and is the consistency of thick cream. TIP: Leave a little resin in your mixing cup so that you can test it without bothering your molds. Once your resin has set slightly, drop your letter beads into the desired locations. They will sink slightly but float some so that you have a pendant where you can see the letters but not the beads themselves.
Allow to set according to the package instructions then remove from your mold. Add a necklace bail on the back with a little bit of jewelry glue. Allow this to set up completely before touching.
Then add your Valentine’s Day necklace to the chain of your choice. You can then give it away or keep it for yourself.
An adorable necklace that anyone will love! And to think it was handmade from the heart!
Will you be making a Valentine’s Day necklace this year? What will you spell with your letter beads?
Angie has been blogging for over seven years at The Country Chic Cottage where she does a variety of crafts and home decor projects. You can even find a weekly recipe! She lives on a farm in rural Tennessee with her husband and three children. Painting is a favorite of Angie’s because it is a quick and easy way to make a big impact for very little money.