Victorian Gold Necklace With FastCast Resin DIY
Hey friends, it’s Natalie from Doodlecraft sharing a great necklace DIY. This Victorian style necklace is great for themed parties, Halloween costumes, Stage play prop, or just for a dress up box. The best part about this necklace is that it takes 30 minutes to make! (plus paint drying time). Let’s get started!
You will need:
- FastCast Resin
- Mixing cups, stirring sticks, disposable gloves, disposable work surface, disposable pipette
- Silicone Mold
- Gold Paint
- Gold Chain and 2 Jump rings
- Jewelry Pliers
- Drill with small bit
Silicone molds are easy to find online. This one is the perfect shape for an easy necklace.
Begin by reading the directions for the FastCast Resin. Follow the directions exactly when mixing it. Work on a disposable surface and always wear gloves when working with resin. FastCast sets surprisingly quickly, you only have 2 minutes or less of working time, so be sure everything is set and ready to go before mixing.
Next, use a pipette or dropper to fill the mold as quickly and carefully as possible. Then let the resin set for 15 minutes and then it’s ultimately done! Finally, pop it out of the mold and it’s ready to work with.
Now use the drill and small bit to drill a hole on each side of the resin casting.
It’s important to realize that the holes need to be drilled close to the edge so the jump ring can fit through it…but not so close that the resin breaks. Then paint the resin the color of your choice–I used gold spray paint.
After the paint is dry it’s time to hook it to the chain. Then cut a length of chain to fit around the wearers head, about 24 inches. Next hook the jump ring on the resin casting and to the chain.
The backside is unpainted, but you can see the simplicity of attaching the chain.
Have you used FastCast resin before? Get inspired by this Resin Victorian Necklace!
Natalie Shaw is a Craft/DIY blogger at Doodlecraftblog.com. She loves sci-fi, fantasy and video game geekery and that comes out in many of her projects. She posts budget conscious DIY’s, crafts, jewelry, kid friendly projects, upcycled treasures and other fun on her blog 5 days a week.