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How to Make a Resin Seaglass Wall Hanging

Bring the beach to your home with this this step by step tutorial for making your own resin seaglass to use for a beautiful, coastal-inspired ombre wall hanging.

Resin seaglass wall hanging.

Relaxing Faux Seaglass Wall Hanging

Have you ever tried drilling a hole in seaglass or any glass? If so, you know how difficult it can be. If not, take our word for it! Even with a diamond drill bit, it takes a lot of care, time and precision to drill through glass. And even though we have an impressive collection of sea glass from our days spent combing the beaches of Lake Huron, we knew that we’d need to make seaglass from resin if we wanted to easily drill holes for hanging.

We used different shades of blue for our wall hanging but you can add any color dye you wish for a different theme. The resin was poured into this EasyCast resin jewelry mold; which we’ve used for other projects as well, such as our lovely lavender flower pendant and this festive glitter pendant.

Close up of resin seaglass on fishing wire attached to a piece of driftwood.

Materials needed to make a Resin Seaglass Wall Hanging:

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Materials needed to make a resin seaglass wall hanging.

How to Make a Resin Seaglass Wall Hanging:

Work in a well ventilated area and be sure to read all the instructions on the product packaging before beginning your project. Apply a mold release agent to the jewelry molds and put aside to dry.

Pour the clear polyester resin into a measuring cup.

Pouring clear resin into a measuring cup.

Add the catalyst to the resin. Since I started with 2oz of resin and my molds were 1/4″ thick, I added 8 drops of catalyst per ounce of resin. You’ll need to follow the instructions on the packaging for your specific project.

Adding a catalyst to the resin in the measuring cup.

Stir continuously for 1 minute, scraping the sides and bottom of the container as you mix.

Stiring the resin and catalyst in the measuring cup with a wooden craft stick.

Since I wanted to include some clear “seaglass” to my ombre colored wall hanging, I filled some of the jewelry molds with the clear mixture.

Filling jewelry molds with the clear resin mix.

Next, add one drop (a very small amount) of transparent blue dye to the same clear mixture. Stir together until the dye is a uniform color.

Adding blue dye to the resin mix in the measuring cup.

Fill your desired jewelry molds with the light blue mixture.

To have a variety of different shades of blue,  add more transparent blue dye to the same mixture and fill in your desired jewelry molds.

Adding the blue resin into more jewelry molds.

Repeat this step one more time to have 3 different shades of blue charms. You can continue these steps as many times as you like to achieve the desired look and the amount of faux seaglass needed for your project.

A close up of the blue resin in the jewelry molds.

Cover the pieces to keep dust out and let cure overnight.

Covering the resin and jewelry molds.

After 24 hours, remove the pieces from the mold. They should easily pop out of the jewelry molds.

Dried resin seaglass that's been removed from the jewelry molds.

Preparing the Faux Seaglass for a Wall Hanging:

Roughly lay out the “seaglass” as you want them to hang on a flat and level surface.

Laying out the resin seaglass with a piece of driftwood.

Using a 1/16″ drill bit, drill a small hole at the top of each piece. You can stick a needle through the hole to clear the hole and push out any of the resin shavings.

Starting at the bottom, begin to fasten the seaglass together by threading the fishing line through the drilled holes. Space each piece as you like and add a single knot at the top to hold the faux seaglass in place.

Once each piece of faux seaglass is fastened along the fishing line, tie each strand to the wooden dowel (or driftwood in my case). Repeat for all 4 strands evenly spacing the strands apart.

A picture frame next to a glass bottled filled with sea shells with a resin seaglass wall hanging in the background.

I have this seaglasss wall decor hanging in my beachy bathroom. Where would you have this piece of art?

This project originally appeared on the Resin Crafts Blog project gallery.

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Resin seaglass wall hanging with text overlay.

How to Make a Resin Seaglass Wall Hanging

Jane and Sonja
Create your own beautiful, beachy wall hanging by making your own resin seaglass.
5 from 1 vote

Materials
  

  • Castin’Craft Clear Polyester Casting Resin
  • Transparent Dye in any color we used a blue color
  • Castin’Craft Mold Release & Conditioner
  • EasyCast Resin Jewelry Molds
  • Gloves disposable mixing/measuring cups, wooden craft sticks, paper towels
  • Drill or Drill Press with 3/16” diamond drill bit
  • Clear Monofilament Thread also known as fishing line
  • Wooden Dowel I used a piece of driftwood
  • Scissors

Instructions
 

  • Work in a well ventilated area and be sure to read all the instructions on the product packaging before beginning your project.
  • Apply a mold release agent to the jewelry molds and put aside to dry.
  • Pour the clear polyester resin into a measuring cup.
  • Add the catalyst to the resin. You’ll need to follow the instructions on the packaging for your specific project.
  • Stir continuously for 1 minute, scraping the sides and bottom of the container as you mix.
  • Since I wanted to include some clear “seaglass” to my ombre colored wall hanging,  I filled some of the jewelry molds with the clear mixture.
  • Next, add one drop (a very small amount) of transparent blue dye to the same clear mixture. Stir together until the dye is a uniform color.
  • Fill your desired jewelry molds with the light blue mixture.
  • Repeat this step one more time to have 3 different shades of blue charms. You can continue these steps as many times as you like to achieve the desired look.
  • Cover the pieces to keep dust out and let cure overnight.
  • After 24 hours, remove the pieces from the mold. They should easily pop out of the jewelry molds.

Preparing the Faux Seaglass for a Wall Hanging:

  • Roughly lay out the “seaglass” as you want them to hang on a flat and level surface.
  • Using a 1/16″ drill bit, drill a small hole at the top of each piece. You can stick a needle through the hole to clear the hole and push out any of the resin shavings.
  • Starting at the bottom, begin to fasten the seaglass together by threading the fishing line through the drilled holes. Space each piece as you like and add a single knot at the top to hold the faux seaglass in place.
  • Once each piece of faux seaglass is fastened along the fishing line, tie each strand to the wooden dowel (or driftwood in my case). Repeat for all 4 strands evenly spacing the strands apart.
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