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DIY Resin Feather Pendants

Hi creative friends! Today we’re sharing the tutorial for making these pretty faux-watercolor resin feather pendants that can be worn either as a necklace or used as a decorative charm.

Resin feather pendants hanging from a branch.

Loads of DIY Resin Jewelry Ideas

Since we first started working with resin, we’ve enjoyed making dozens of jewelry pieces for ourselves, friends and family members. We are constantly amazed at the many creative ways to make resin jewelry, everything from from adding pressed and dried flowers and foliage, to simply using photos and printouts and other decorative embellishments, like glitter and beads.

Just check out these other tutorials for making more beautiful pieces of jewelry with resin:

This latest resin feather pendant project was the first time we experimented with a watercolor effect using the transparent dyes. By mixing the colors and amount of dye, we found each pendant turned out so uniquely different and beautiful in their own way. And I love how perfectly these feather shaped silicone molds from Amazon worked for this project.

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Materials needed to make resin feather pendants including resin, dyes, silicone mold, gloves and wood sticks.

How to Make Faux Watercolor Resin Feather Pendants

Prior to starting your project be sure to read through the packaging instructions to achieve the best results. Use gloves and work in a well-ventilated area.

Preparing the Resin

To begin, mix exactly equal amounts of Resin and Hardener into a small measuring cup.

Pouring resin and hardener into a cup.

Stir continuously for 2 minutes, scraping the sides of the container. 

Mixing and resin and hardener together.

Pour the mixture into a second cup and stir for an additional minute (use a new stir stick). Scrape the sides of the container as you mix.

Pouring the mixed resin into a second cup.

Pouring the Resin into Molds

Carefully pour the resin into the feather mold compartments. Be careful not to overfill. Use a toothpick to guide resin into the smaller areas of the mold. 

Carefully place one drop each of red, blue, green, orange and yellow (or any colours your choose) transparent resin dye onto a plastic plate.

Drops of dye on a paper plate.

With a toothpick, randomly place drops of different colours throughout the liquid resin.

Adding drops of dye into the resin in the feather molds.

Using the toothpick, draw out the drops of dye through the resin. Try and follow the patterns in the feather mold. 

Adding drops of dye into the resin in the feather molds.

Continue adding colours and drawing them through the resin until you’re happy with the effect. 

Using a toothpick to mix the dye.

Take your time, yet don’t overwork the colours or they will all blend together.

Resin blended with dye in feather silicone molds.

Once finished with the dye, carefully blow off any airbubbles from the surface of the resin using a straw.

Close up of dye mixed with resin in a feather mold.

Cover the resin feathers and allow to cure for 24 hours (will fully cure after 72 hours).

Side view of hardening resin.

Finishing

To make the feathers into pretty, nature-inspired pendants, carefully drill a small hole through the stem of the feather. Add a 5mm jump ring through the hole and string on any other embellishments you’d like. 

Finished resin feather shapes.

Add a 10mm jump ring for hanging. This project originally appeared on Resin Crafts Blog project gallery.

Wearing a resin feather pendant.

You can also find other jewelry making ideas to make, such as our lavender resin pendants, birth month flower pendants, resin jewelry with flowers.

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DIY Resin Feather Pendants

Jane and Sonja
Create a beautiful watercolor effect with these DIY resin feather pendants.
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Materials
  

  • Feather silicone mold
  • Mold release/conditioner
  • EasyCast Clear Casting Epoxy
  • Transparent Dyes Green, Red, Yellow and Blue
  • Toothpicks
  • Disposable work surface/gloves/cups/stirring sticks
  • Drill and drill bits
  • Jewelry hardware

Instructions
 

  • To begin, mix exactly equal amounts of Resin and Hardener into a small measuring cup.
  • Stir continuously for 2 minutes, scraping the sides of the container.
  • Pour the mixture into a second cup and stir for an additional minute (use a new stir stick). Scrape the sides of the container as you mix.
  • Carefully pour the resin into the feather mold compartments.
  • Carefully place one drop each of red, blue, green, orange and yellow (or any colours your choose) transparent resin dye onto a plastic plate.
  • With a toothpick, randomly place drops of different colours throughout the liquid resin.
  • Using the toothpick, draw out the drops of dye through the resin. Try and follow the patterns in the feather mold.
  • Once finished with the dye, carefully blow off any airbubbles from the surface of the resin using a straw.
  • Cover the resin feathers and allow to cure for 24 hours (will fully cure after 72 hours).
  • Carefully drill a small hole through the stem of the feather. Add a 5mm jump ring through the hole and string on any other embellishments you’d like.
  • Add a 10mm jump ring for hanging.
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