How to Make DIY Resin Pendants With Pretty Decorative Foil Designs

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In today’s tutorial, I’m going to show you how to make a pendant with resin and foil. It’s absolutely gorgeous and I always get so many questions about it, so I thought, why don’t I teach you to make your very own DIY resin pendant? So put your gloves on and let’s get started!

Tools and materials:

  • Gloves
  • Epoxy resin 
  • Epoxy hardener
  • Measuring cups
  • Wooden craft sticks 
  • Glossy black acrylic paint
  • Decorative foil
  • Resin molds
Mixing the epoxy resin parts together

1. Mix your resin

To start, we have to mix your A & B resins (epoxy resin and epoxy hardener) together. A good rule of thumb is to use a 1:1 ratio, so use your measuring cup to make sure you’re pouring equal amounts.

I’m using about 1 fl. oz of each, but I plan on making other projects so you won’t need this much. 

The two steps have very different consistencies, so be careful that you don’t overmeasure while pouring.

How to make epoxy resin pendants

2. Stir together

Use one of your craft sticks to slowly stir the resin for 1-3 minutes. Don’t stir too quickly or you’ll make a lot of bubbles. 

Adding black acrylic paint to the resin mixture

3. Add acrylic paint

The more paint you add, the darker it will be, so keep that in mind. Your mixture will be ready when there isn’t any visible chunkiness. After it is thoroughly mixed, set your resin aside for now.

Applying gold foil to the resin molds

4. Apply foil to your resin molds

Take a pinch of the decorative foil and smear it into the mold with your finger. You’ll want to press it down pretty hard, but don’t worry about it sticking to the mold as it’s actually going to stick to the resin.

You can put it on the side of the molds as well as, again, it’s going to stick to the resin and can make a very pretty edge.

Really play around with the designs you’re doing - whether you add a lot of foil or just a little, it’s going to come out pretty just the same!

Pouring the resin into the mold

5. Pour the resin into your molds

Pour the resin very slowly into your molds so you don’t overfill it.

How to make a pendant with resin

Tip: if your resin has any bubbles in it, you can use a lighter to get rid of them before pouring.

Taking the pendant out of the mold

6. Let it sit for 24 hours

After 24 hours, your resin should be hardened and ready to de-mold!

Using sandpaper to make the edges smooth

7. Sandpaper

After you de-mold, wet some sandpaper and sand the pendant to get a smoother surface and you’re done! 

DIY resin pendants

Here are the finished pendants!

DIY resin pendant tutorial

Now you know how to make epoxy resin pendants. Let me know down below which pendant was your favorite and if you plan on trying this tutorial out on your own!

Suggested materials:
  • Gloves
  • Epoxy resin
  • Epoxy hardener
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