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How to Make Resin Pendant Jewelry - Filling Method


Thank you for purchasing Luxe Resin! Using resin is an easy and fun way to make beautiful jewelry. Resin makes your surfaces waterproof for a long lasting piece. It’s easy and simple and I want everyone to be able to enjoy working with this medium.
Pendant Blanks (Pendant trays)
Glamour Glue or Glamour Seal (if using ink jet prints)
Papers trimmed to fit the pendants
Luxe Resin
stir sticks
mixing cups
paper towels or moist towelettes

These items can also be purchased in a convenient kit.

Prepare your workspace. Your workspace should be clean and well-ventilated. If you are running a fan, be sure it’s not pointed toward you or your work because it will blow lint into your resin. Point the fan away from your work.

Cover your work table with newspaper or other papers. Resin may damage the surface of your workspace, so please protect it.

When Luxe Resin is mixed, it has only about 1 hour of working time. Once mixed, it cannot be stored. It has a minimum volume that must be mixed, and I recommend making all the pendants in the kit at one time, so plan accordingly.

Using Glamour Seal, glue the paper into the pendant, making sure there is no air under the paper. Allow to dry, then completely cover the entire piece of paper with more Glamour Seal. No paper should be exposed. Pay special attention to the gaps between paper and the sides of the pendant. Allow to dry.

Luxe resin mixes best at warmer temps, around 85 degrees F. Do not heat the hardener before mixing.

Once the Glamour Seal has dried, mix equal parts of Luxe Resin A&B (resin and hardener) and gently stir until the resin is clear. It’s OK to add a little more of the hardener, but not OK to add more of the resin. Mix for two minutes. Avoid agitating too aggressively as this will create bubbles. The smaller the bubbles, the more dificult they are to remove.

Once thoroughly mixed, throw out the stir stick without scraping off the excess resin. Pour the mixed resin into a clean cup without scraping the sides of the cup. If you do not follow these steps, your resin may not cure properly. It’s better to “waste” a little resin than to ruin the entire project.

Make sure your pendant is level. You may need to prop it on the side of a box or other flat object. Resin will want to move to the lowest point, so an uneven surface could produce a problem.

Using the new stir stick, apply Luxe Resin by the drop into the pendant tray. Use a toohpick to coax the resin into the corners or sides of the pendant. Cover up to the rim of the pendant but not any higher.

If there are bubbles, you can coax them out with the tooth pick, or brush the surface of the uncured resin with the flame of a lighter. I don’t recommend using matches because they are sooty.

Luxe can be cured overnight at room temperature, or may be baked. The cure times when baking are as follows:

6 hours at 95F
3 hours at 120F
1 hour at 150F
Do not exceed 150F

You can also find our two-part Luxe Resin tutorial on YouTube.

Luxe Resin tutorial Part I

Luxe Resin tutorial Part II

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