How to DIY a Cute Resin Dragonfly Pendant

12 Materials
20 Minutes

Follow along with this step-by-step tutorial to see how I used this stamping technique to make a stunning dragonfly pendant necklace.

You will then be able to make your own resin jewelry even if you are a beginner!

Tools and materials:

  • UV resin
  • Mica powder
  • White acrylic paint
  • Small dragonfly stamp
  • Pendant mold
  • 3 jump rings
  • 1 lobster clamps
  • 16½-inch chain
  • Round-nosed pliers
  • Long-nosed pliers
  • UV resin light
  • Safety gear (gloves, mask, respirator)
Acrylic paint

1. Start with acrylic paint

Shake your acrylic paint to make sure it’s well-blended, and squeeze just a dab of it into a small bowl. 

I used white acrylic paint for my background because I thought it would make the dragonfly design really pop, but you can choose any color background you want.

Adding UV resin

2. Add UV resin

Squeeze enough UV resin into the bowl to make enough to fill about half of your mold.


Mix the paint and resin until well combined.

Filling mold

3. Fill your mold

Pour the resin mixture into your mold, filling it about half way. 

Use a small popsicle stick to make sure the resin goes right to the edges and corners of your mold.

UV lamp

4. Dry the first layer

Use a UV resin light for about 2 minutes to dry that first layer of resin on the top. 

Then flip over your mold and dry the bottom for about 2 minutes as well. 

You will know that it is completely dry when it is hard to the touch. 

Tip: Do not use a colored mold, because the UV light will not penetrate it to dry the bottom.

Mica powder

5. Stamp your dragonfly design

Pour a little mica powder in your color of choice onto your work surface. 

Spreading mica powder

Spread it around so that it covers a surface at least as big as your stamp.


Press your stamp into the mica powder, and then tap your stamp to remove any excess loose mica powder.

Dragonfly stamp

The first stamp I made, on the right, was without tapping off the excess powder, and it’s really too much powder.

The stamp on the right is perfect, when I tapped off the excess powder before stamping.

Dragonfly stamp

Then, press your stamp onto your fully-hardened resin.

Adding resin

6. Add a second layer of resin

When you add your second layer of UV resin, you don’t want to pour it directly on your mica powder design, because it will ruin the design. 

Squeeze the resin into one corner of your mold, and let it naturally spread across the mold.

Adding resin

If necessary, squeeze a bit of resin into the other corners of your mold, to make sure you have a complete, even layer.

Removing bubbles

7. Remove bubbles

Use a small, sharp tool to remove any bubbles in your resin.

UV lamp

8. Dry the top

Dry the top of your pendant with the UV resin light.

Dragonfly stamps

9. Remove the pendants from the mold 

Here are all four stamps I made, using different placements, and some practice to get just the right amount of resin on my stamp.

Adding jump ring

10. Turn your pendant into a necklace

While your pendant is still hot, open a jump ring and insert it through the hole of the pendant. Then close the jump ring.

Adding chain

Now, attach a medium-sized jump ring to the first link of your chain.

Adding chain

Put your chain through the pendant jump-ring.

Adding lobster clip

Add a small jump ring to the last link on your chain, and attach a lobster clip to that jump ring.

DIY dragonfly pendant

DIY dragonfly pendant

And that’s how easy it is to make a cute stamp pendant and necklace! 

I hope you give this stamp technique a try, and leave a comment to let me know how it worked for you. Also, tell me what stamp design you made!

Check out my post on How to DIY a Cute No-clasp Necklace in 5 Minutes.

Suggested materials:
  • UV resin
  • Mica powder
  • White acrylic paint
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