While we love the fact that Christmas is nearly around the corner, we’re already starting to miss those beautiful flowers of summer. This simple hydrangea resin pendant will be a nice reminder of those pretty summer blooms. If you’ve ever wondered about how to make resin jewelry with flowers, this is likely the easiest project you can try!
How to Make Resin Jewelry with Flowers
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A few weeks ago I went around collecting some petals and blooms from all the flowers in my garden. I placed them between some pages of a heavy book and almost forgot about them. As I was moving them around I came across a bunch that were actually from last year. Several different colors from my hydrangea bush from pink to purple and green that I had placed between some paper towels. I was pretty pleased that the color kept so well and I thought that they would make a really pretty resin pendant.
We can’t believe that it’s been almost a year and a half already since we joined the Resin Crafts Blog Ambassador Team. In that time we’ve had so much fun testing our creativity and coming up with different ways to use a variety of products that ETI-USA products. Some of our favorites to date have been our DIY driftwood serving tray and our hand-lettered wood slice keychains. But really our favorite use for the resin is to capture a little bit of nature and preserve it to enjoy all year round.
Resin jewelry makes such an impressive yet relatively inexpensive gift idea for anyone on your list for the holidays, birthdays, teachers gifts and even for weddings. For about $50 we picked up all the supplies needed off of Amazon to make at least 50 different jewelry pieces. You can embed any dried flower and add color to the resin like we did for these DIY lavender flower pendant for an endless number of possibilities. For this project, however, we chose to go simple and really let natural beauty of the flowers shine for these hydrangea pendants.
Materials needed to make these resin pendants with flowers:
- EnviroTex Jewelry Resin
- Plastic measuring cups
- Jewelry Molds (this starter kit has a great selection of molds and accessories and provides beautiful results)
- Pressed and dried hydrangea flowers (your own or purchase pressed flowers here)
- Gloves, wooden craft sticks, toothpicks, paper towels, small paint brush, straw
- Pendant bails
How to make resin jewelry with flowers:
Check the size of the dried hydrangeas to ensure they’ll fit inside the jewelry mold.
For best results be sure to read the instructions provided in the EnviroTex Jewelry Resin packaging. Mix exactly equal amounts of Resin and Hardener into one 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, scraping the sides of the container and stir stick.
Using the stir stick, carefully dip your stick into the EnviroTex mixture and then pour a small amount of resin into the jewelry mold.
Place and arrange the hydrangeas inside the poured resin. Be sure to check for bubbles around the base of the flower and dislodge with a toothpick of necessary.
Cover to keep dust from settling in. After about 25 minutes, remove any bubbles that have risen to the surface by gently blowing over the piece through a straw. Repeat if necessary after another 15 minutes. Cover and allow to cure overnight.
Remove from jewelry mold. Add a jewelry bail to the top of each pendant.
We hope you’ve found this tutorial on how to make resin jewelry with flowers helpful. Resin is so versatile for DIY home decor crafting and jewelry needs. Be sure to hop over to the Resin Crafts Blog to find hundreds of different resin crafting tutorials for inspiration.
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