How to Make a UV Resin Pendant With Dried Flowers

9 Materials
3 Hours

What's going on my fellow jewelers? Today, I'm going down the resin avenue. That's right, come along on this little journey with me and let's make a UV resin pendant with flowers in it. If you’ve never worked with resin before, this is a great starting project.

Tools and materials:

  • UV resin
  • Bezels (metal pendant part)
  • Dried flowers
  • Tweezers
  • UV light
  • Toothpick
  • Gloves
  • Mask
  • Lighter or heat gun
  • Scissors
Taping the pendant

1. Tape the pendant

Start by putting tape behind your pendant. I am using special tape for UV resin and the bezel but you can actually use packing tape. So get your tape out, put your bezel where you want it and then cut extra tape.

The reason I do that is because I need a place for my finger to hold down when I’m working with the bezel. Rub your finger along the bezel so you know that it's stuck to every part of the tape.

How to make resin pendants

2. Add the resin

Put on your gloves and mask and make sure you have a window open or you're in a well ventilated area. This is to protect you from the fumes because they are toxic and dangerous.

Now you want to make a really thin layer of resin along the bottom. To do this, put it in the middle and then put your finger on the side and move the resin around with a toothpick.

Make sure it gets in every corner. The resin will bubble up so the next thing you need to do is get your bubbles out. This can be a bit tricky.

I try to bring the bubbles to the top and then put my lighter above the resin. The fire will cause a lot of bubbles to pop and the ones that don't, you need to keep at until they’re all gone.

Making a dried flower resin pendant

3. Add the flowers

Now it's time to put your flowers in. Before I even put the UV light on it, I want to get my flowers on that first layer of resin. Put the flowers on the resin with the tweezers and set it where you want it, all surrounded by the resin.

Be careful with the flowers as they are super delicate. Then gently tap the flowers with the toothpick and make sure there are no bubbles.

DIY UV resin pendant

4. Put it under the UV light

Now put the necklace under the UV light for 60 seconds on one side. Then flip it over and do it again because I feel like it helps with the bubbles that way.

Adding more resin

5. Add more resin

Now we’re going to go in and fill up the pendant and get rid of any bubbles. Once done, put it under the UV light again for 60 seconds.

DIY resin jewelry

6. Add more resin

Next, peel off the tape and rub any stickiness from the tape off. Then put resin on the back to make it a nice shiny back. Use your handy dandy toothpick to make sure it's on all corners and that it’s even. Once done, put it under the UV light for 60 seconds.

DIY dried flower resin pendant

And there my fellow jewelers you have this amazing beautiful flower pendant, isn't she gorgeous? 

How to make a UV resin pendant

How to make a UV resin pendant

I know it's a pendant and should be part of a necklace but I made mine into an earring instead. If you do want to turn yours into earrings like me, you just need to repeat the process to make another pendant. If you’d like to make it into a necklace, simply put it on a chain and pop it around your neck.

Suggested materials:
  • UV resin
  • Bezels (metal pendant part)
  • Dried flowers
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