How to Make Pretty Resin Ocean Wave Earrings With Gold Foil

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Today, I’m going to show you how to make resin ocean wave earrings. You are going to be totally obsessed with the results. So, join me as I show you some gorgeous ocean resin art and how you can take your jewelry-making to the next level.

Tools and materials:

  • Longnose pliers
  • Round nose pliers
  • Small jump rings
  • Large jump rings
  • Resin
  • Silicone measuring cup
  • Plastic cups
  • Sticks
  • Earring mold
  • Mica powder (blue and white)
  • Gold foil
  • Lighter
Mixing the resin

1. Mix the resin

Depending on the resin you’re using, be sure to follow the manufacturer's guidelines. For me, I had to mix resin A and B in a 1:1 ratio.

Stirring the resin

Now, stir the resin slowly; doing it too quickly will create bubbles. Stir until you don’t see any more swirls. This process may take 3-5 minutes. Again, be sure to read the instructions. 

Tip: If there are too many bubbles, let it set for a while. 

Adding gold foil to the resin

2. Add color

Now, portion your resin accordingly. I’ll be pouring it into three separate cups as I’ll be making three colors: blue, white, and gold.

First, let’s do the foil. Add gold foil to one cup and add a little resin (you want most of the resin to be blue).

Tip: Make sure the foil is separate.

Mix and squish the foil into the resin. It should have a paste-like consistency. So, add a little more resin if needed. 

Mixing resin with white Mica powder

Next, add a little white Mica powder into a clean cup and stir in a little resin. You want this color to be somewhat translucent. 

Mixing resin with blue Mica powder

Add blue Mica powder to the remaining resin. I used two different blue colors to create a sea-like hue. 

How to make ocean resin art

Mix everything together.

Scooping up the gold foil resin

3. Make the resin beach scene

Ok, it’s molding time! Grab your earring molds and let’s start with the gold, which will be our sandy shore. Grab a little and scrape it onto your cup. Then, place it right in the center of your stick. 

Placing the gold resin at the bottom of the mold

Next, place the paste-like gold resin at the bottom of your earring mold. 

DIY ocean resin art

Layer as needed. Also, depending on how much sand you want, you could go higher. Repeat for the second earring. 

Tip: Make sure you don’t go as high as the mold depth. The resin should sit just below the mold. 

Placing the white resin on top of the gold

Place your translucent white resin right along the top of the gold resin. 

Placing the blue resin at the top

Lastly, place your blue resin in the remainder of the mold. Make sure to pour the blue resin along the white resin first. Be sure that the resin placed by the earring hole on top has no bubbles. 

Ocean resin art tutorial

Doesn’t this look like the ocean? I love it! Repeat the same for the second earring piece. 

Getting rid of bubbles with a lighter

4. Get rid of bubbles

Hover a lighter on top of the resin. This will remove the bubbles. Now, all you have to do is wait for it to dry! 

Earrings after drying time

5. De-mold the earrings

My earrings took around 24 hours to dry. Also, sometimes, the resin has a mind of its own. The white and blue parts mixed a little together, but it still looks super cool. 

Resin beach scene earrings

Look how the other side came out; so mesmerizing! 

Opening up a jump ring

6. Add the hooks

The next step is adding the earring hooks. Grab your round and longnose pliers and open up the small jump ring. 

Adding an earring hook to the jump ring

Now, slide your earring hook through the small jump ring and close it up after. 

Adding a big jump ring to the earring

Open the big jump ring. Make sure to open it up really wide for the earring to fit through. Insert the earring through the jump ring. 

Adding the hook to the earring

Place your hook through, too, and close up the big jump ring. 

How to make resin earrings

Make sure the hook faces the opposite side of the good side. 

How to make resin ocean waves

DIY ocean resin art earrings

How to make resin ocean wave earrings

So, that’s how you make resin ocean wave earrings! I hope you enjoyed this project and that you try out this technique to make your own summery earrings.

Thanks for joining me on this ocean resin art tutorial! Good luck. 

Suggested materials:
  • Longnose pliers
  • Round nose pliers
  • Small jump rings
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