How to Make Pretty Glitter Resin Jewelry With Fine Glitter & Embeds

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In this tutorial, I’m going to show you a few techniques you can use when it comes to making glitter resin jewelry. I’m going to show you how to suspend glitter in resin and how to use embeds alongside one more technique. If this sounds like something you’re interested in, let’s get started.

Tools and materials:

  • Resin 
  • Acrylic paint
  • Paintbrush
  • Cups
  • Craft sticks
  • Fine glitter
  • Embeds
  • Resin molds

Technique 1: Fine glitter

Mixing the resin

1. Mix your resin

I’ve already mixed my resin, but if you haven’t, use A and B and make your resin about 1/2 fl oz of each. Stir slowly for 3-5 minutes. 

Mixing resin with acrylic paint

2. Mix the resin with acrylic paint

Pour about 2/3rds of the resin mixture into a cup. Shake up your acrylic paint first and then pour a few drops into your resin mixture. Then mix it together.

Don’t go too fast or you’ll make bubbles. Look at the stick to see how you like the color and add more paint if desired. Set that aside for now.

Mixing resin with mica powder and glitter

3. Add mica powder and glitter

In another cup, pour a small amount of the resin mixture and then add mica powder for color before adding in some glitter to make a paste. Mix.

If you’ve been wondering can you add glitter to resin - the answer is yes. Fine glitter for resin is a great thickening agent while also looking pretty neat. 

Painting the bottom of the mold

4. Paint the bottom of the mold

Use a paintbrush and paint the bottom and the edges of one of your resin molds. Let it sit to thicken up. 

How to suspend glitter in resin

5. Paint an entire mold

For this next mold, we’re going to use the glitter mix and paint one of our molds. Don’t be afraid to get goopy with it.

The paste that we made will start to pull away from the mold and make these really cool, kind of holey designs. The longer you leave it the more it pulls.

If you don’t like the design it makes, mix it around and repaint it and it’ll change and pull away in different places.

Adding the red resin mixture

6. Fill the mold with acrylic paint resin mixture

Once you’re satisfied with the design, fill up the mold with the acrylic paint resin mixture and it’ll make a really beautiful design.

Can you add glitter to resin?

7. Paint the bottom of the mold

I’m going to go back to the first mold we made and use this technique on it. I’m just painting along the edges here and once it makes a design I like, I’m going to pour the acrylic paint resin mixture over it.

Technique 2: Embeds technique

How to mix glitter into resin

1. Mix the resin and embeds

Pour the embeds of your choice into the rest of your clear resin.

I used to pour the embeds into the molds and then the resin over it, but it never did what I wanted it to do. Once I started mixing the embeds in the resin, then I started to get the results I wanted.

Mix well so they separate.

Mixing fine glitter and embeds together

I also added a little bit of fine glitter to add some pizzazz, but this is an optional step if your embeds are big enough.

Pouring resin into the mold

2. Pour resin into the mold

Pour your resin into the mold. For this mold, I’m pouring in half of the clear, embed resin and half of the acrylic paint resin mixture. 

Glitter resin jewelry pieces

Let your mixtures sit for 24 hours and then remove them from the mold! Here’s the finished glitter resin jewelry. I love the dark, berry color mixed with the white and silver color.

One thing I recommend is when you’re painting the mold with paste to use a thinner resin than a thicker one, so it doesn’t glob together as much.

Glitter resin jewelry pendants

Glitter resin jewelry tutorial

That’s my tutorial on how to mix glitter into resin to make really fabulous glitter resin jewelry. Let me know which technique was your favorite in the comments below. Thanks for joining!

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  • Acrylic paint
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