How to make resin jewelry with pictures

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How to make resin jewelry with pictures
From landscapes to faces, any picture can be used to create one-of-a-kind jewellery. (painted brooch image by Lucy Cherniak from

Create unique and personalised jewellery by making resin jewellery with pictures. Unfinished pendants of all shapes and sizes for casting resin are widely available from craft suppliers. Add pendants to a necklace or a bracelet. In addition to pendants, rings and brooches are also available. Pictures from magazines, photos printed from your computer or drawings can all be used in resin jewellery making, and any type of paper is OK, as long as you use glue to seal it.

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Things you need

  • Pendant(s)
  • Picture
  • Scissors or craft knife
  • Multipurpose (white) glue
  • Plastic cup
  • Wood stir stick
  • Resin
  • Butane lighter

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  1. 1

    Place the picture upside down on the pendant and centre the image where you want it.

  2. 2

    Press down on the picture along the frame of the pendant so the frame is embossed on the image. This is so you have a cut line.

  3. 3

    Use scissors or a craft knife to cut out the image along the embossed line.

  4. 4

    Paint an even coat of multipurpose glue on the inside of the pendant.

  5. 5

    Insert the picture and smooth it down to make sure it is laying flat and there are no air pockets.

  6. 6

    Paint a layer of glue on the front of the picture. This will seal the image so the image will not be muddled by the resin. The glue will dry and be transparent.

  7. 7

    Mix the resin and the catalyst as indicated in the manufacturer's instructions. Mix the resin in a plastic cup and stir it with a wood stir stick.

  8. 8

    Pour the resin in a squeeze bottle with a nozzle top.

  9. 9

    Fill the pendant until the resin makes a slight hill that rises above the pendant frame.

  10. 10

    Remove any bubbles by briefly moving a butane lighter just above the surface of the resin.

  11. 11

    Allow the resin to cure as indicated in the manufacturer's instructions.

Tips and warnings

  • Avoid skin irritation and inhalation of vapours by wearing plastic gloves and working in a ventilated area.

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