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Beach Themed Jewelry Pendants with Resin

You don’t need to be a watercolor artist to make these pretty beach themed jewelry pendants. You’ll be amazed at how simple it is to make beachy looking pendants with jewelry resin.

Wearing a seashore resin pendant necklace.

Pretty DIY Beach Themed Jewelry

Did you know you can set something as fine as grains of sand in a pendant using jewelry resin? We did just that with this craft which gives the pretty pendants a bit more dimension and interest.

Close up of a seashell inside a seashore resin pendant.

Other Beach Inspired Resin Crafts

We are in love with these DIY resin beach coasters, coastal upcycled photo frame, DIY decorative switch plates and this beautiful beachy wall art which also all use actual grains of sand in the pieces!

Materials Needed to Make Seashore Resin Pendants

Close up of a starfish inside a seashore resin pendant.

How to Make Beach Themed Jewelry Pendants

Preparing the Bezel

Trace your bezel onto watercolor paper with a pencil.

Tracing the bezel jewelry onto watercolor paper.

Use various shades of blue and brown to create a shoreline affect . First, dip the paintbrush in the darker blue paint color and mix with water. Lightly paint the upper third of the circle or oval to resemble the sky. Next, mix water with the lighter blue paint color and apply it to the paper just below the painted “sky”. Lastly, mix biege with water and paint the lower third of the circle shapes to resemble the sand. Let dry completely.

Using watercolors to paint a shoreline.

Cut out the watercolor paintings to fit the inside of the bezels.

Cutting out the watercolor paintings

Seal the cut out into the bezel using the water-based sealer. Cover the surface of the painting with the sealer as well.

Sprinkle a little bit of sand onto the shore part of the picture while the sealer is still wet.

Use a generous amount of glue to place a metal charm along the “shoreline”. Let dry completely (I left mine overnight to be sure).

Adding a turtle charm to the sprinkled sand of the bezel jewelry pendant.

Adding the Jewelry Resin

Be sure to read all the instructions prior to working with your EnvirotexLite Jewelry Resin. Work in a well-ventilated area and protect your working service.

The bezel needs to lay flat and level on a table top or other flat surface. If needed, prop one end of the bezel to ensure it is level for pouring the resin.

Mix equal amount of resin and hardener in a small mixing cup (I had a total volume of 1oz to make four pendants). Mix for 2 minutes then pour into a second small mixing cup. Stir for another minute.

Mixing resin and hardener in a small plastic cup.

Carefully pour the resin into the bezel wells. Be careful not to over-fill, although you do want a small dome to form on the surface of the pendant.

Pouring resin onto the bezel wells.

Let the poured resin rest for about 15 minutes and then blow off any bubbles arising to the surface with a small kitchen torch. Alternatively use your own breath through a straw but make sure no moisture touches the resin.

Leaving the resin seashore pendants to let the resin set.

Use a toothpick to pull out any larger bubbles, especially around the metal charm. Cover and let the resin cure 24 hours.

Close up of a turtle inside a seashore resin pendant.

This craft originally appeared on Resin Crafts Blog project gallery.

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Beach Themed Jewely Pendants

Jane and Sonja
Capture the beauty of the seashore with beach-themed jewelry pendants made with a simple watercolored coastline, sand and a starfish charm all set in resin.
5 from 1 vote

Materials
  

  • Watercolor paper
  • Watercolor paint and paint brush
  • Jewelry bezels oval and/or round
  • Water-based sealer such as mod podge
  • Small metal sea creatures charms
  • White decorative sand
  • EnvirotexLite Jewelry Resin
  • Wooden craft sticks
  • Small measuring cups
  • Gloves

Instructions
 

  • Trace your bezel onto watercolor paper with a pencil.
  • Use various shades of blue and brown to create a shoreline affect. Let dry completely.
  • Cut out the watercolor paintings to fit the inside of the bezels.
  • Seal the cut out into the basil using the water-based sealer. Cover the surface of the painting with the sealer as well.
  • Sprinkle a little bit of sand onto the shore part of the picture while the sealer is still wet.
  • Use a generous amount of glue to place a metal charm along the “shoreline”.
  • Mix equal amount of resin and hardener in a small mixing cup. Mix for 2 minutes then pour into a second small mixing cup. Stir for another minute.
  • Carefully pour the resin into the bezel wells.
  • Let the poured resin rest for about 15 minutes adn then blow off any bubbles arising to the surface with a small kitchen torch.
  • Cover and let the resin cure 24 hours.
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Michelle

Thursday 23rd of July 2020

These are super cute!

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Mary

Thursday 23rd of July 2020

I have seen these resin kits lots of times but was never quite sure how they would look when finished. These pendants are stunningly beautiful and the beach theme is right up my alley.

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