TUTORIAL / HOW TO MAKE RESIN EARRINGS
Making resin earrings is so much fun, especially considering how individual and different each batch can be. Here are some tips on how to make these earrings:
- A small amount of resin is actually surprisingly a lot and will help you make a lot of earrings.
- Mixing your two resin parts together will create a lot of air bubbles. Sit your resin to the side for a bit after mixing the two parts and a lot of those bubbles will rise to the top and then disappear
-Pour your resin slowly, otherwise it comes out very thick and fills too much of the mould
- In this tutorial I add glitter to the mould first rather than mixing it in with the resin. Both ways work!
- When using moulds that come with a hole in the earring (like the moulds pictured above) you need to be really careful that the resin fills in all the way under and behind the hole. A couple of my pieces could not be turned into earrings because I didn’t pour enough resin into the mould for it to fill all the way around the hole.
- You can pop bubbles with a toothpick or anything sharp. Let it sit for 20 mins after pouring and a lot of bubbles will rise to the top for you to pop.
- If you have a lighter or heat gun, you can also use that to hover over the resin to pop the bubbles. Keep in mind that a flame can burn/melt the silicone mould, so be extremely careful.
- I let these pieces set for 24 hours, but they will still a bit bendy after taking them out of the mould. I’d allow 48 hours for them to firm up completely