If you’re a guitar player looking for a fun DIY project, why not try creating your own personalized guitar picks using resin? Not only will you have unique picks that match your playing style and preferences, but you’ll also have the satisfaction of creating something with your own hands. In this comprehensive guide, we’ll cover everything you need to know to make your own resin guitar picks, including how to add embellishments to them and where to buy them if you don’t want to make your own.
Why Make Your Own Guitar Picks?
Creating your own guitar picks is not only a fun and creative project, but it can also save you money in the long run. Rather than constantly buying new picks, you can make your own customized picks that are durable and long-lasting. Plus, you can experiment with different colors and designs to create a set of picks that are uniquely yours.
Benefits of Using Resin Picks
Resin is an ideal material for making guitar picks because it is durable, lightweight, and can be easily molded into various shapes and sizes. Resin picks also produce a unique sound that is different from traditional plastic or metal picks, which can enhance your playing style and overall sound.
For more information about resin guitar picks, check out our blog post titled “Resin Guitar Picks: A Unique And Durable Alternative To Traditional Picks With Custom Options And Collectibility.” In this post, we explore the benefits of using resin picks, as well as the different customization options available. We also showcase some of the unique designs and shapes of resin picks that can be found at Craftelot Resin Co. Click the link to read the full post and discover even more about these amazing picks!
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For our top suggestions on resin colorants, check out What Can I Use to Color Epoxy Resin?
We have a couple of recommendations for you for silicone guitar pick molds. We have used both of these molds in our creation process and we know they will work for you!
The best type of embellishments for resin guitar picks is tiny and flat. If you click on each of the recommendations below, you will be taken to the products we recommended. Here are some ideas for embellishments that work well with this project:
Preparing the Workspace
Before you begin, it’s important to prepare your workspace. Cover your work with a silicone mat or plastic sheet to prevent spills. Silicone is the preferred material for resin projects because it is reusable and the resin just peels right off once it has cured. Gather all your materials and tools and set up your project. Make sure you have your embellishments and colors out and ready to go, along with the micing supplies we recommended above!
Mixing the Resin and Adding Colorants
Measure the correct amounts of resin and hardener according to the manufacturer’s instructions. Mix until the liquid is clear, with no streaks throughout. Then, separate the resin into separate mixing cups, add your colors, and or glitters, and be sure to leave a cup of clear epoxy resin!
Pouring the Resin
Apply mold release spray (optional) to your molds to prevent the resin from sticking. Pour the resin mixture into the molds, filling them to the desired thickness. Use a toothpick or needle to remove any air bubbles that may have formed.
If you are adding embellishments, pour a bit of resin to fill the mold about halfway up, then place them. Then, fill the mold the remainder of the way.
If you choose to add some extra flair to your picks, you can add embellishments to them. The best embellishments for this type of project, if you are making resin picks that you actually want to use, are flat embellishments, like pressed flowers or confetti glitter. This is to ensure the surface of your resin picks stays smooth after curing is complete.
See our recommendations in the product list above.
Allowing the Resin to Cure
Allow your resin to cure for as long as the directions say. Once the resin has cured, remove the picks from the molds. Sand the edges with fine-grit sandpaper, or a nail emery board, to smooth the edges, if necessary. However, most of the time these picks come out shiny and ready to use!
Buying Resin Picks from Craftelot Resin Co.
If you don’t want to make your own resin picks, you can purchase them from Craftelot Resin Co. We offer a variety of colors and designs to choose from, or you can even request a custom design. Our picks are made with high-quality resin and are durable and long-lasting. Check out the Resin Art Shop to see what is available!
In addition to making your own resin guitar picks, you can also add embellishments to them to make them even more unique. You can add decals, stickers, or even paint designs onto the picks. The possibilities are endless, so let your creativity run wild.
If you’re not up for making your own picks, you can purchase our custom resin guitar picks here. We offer a variety of pre-made resin picks in different shapes, colors, and designs. If you are interested in having an experienced resin artist create a custom pick for you, or you would like to order in bulk, contact me at CraftelotResinCo@gmail.com and we can get started! You can customize anything you would like. For example, some clients have chosen to make plain picks in their favorite colors. Others have sent in tiny photos to be embedded in their resin guitar picks. Something as simple as embedding a bride and grooms initials into resin guitar picks is a fun, creative way to commemorate a special day. Personalized resin guitar picks make the perfect, personalized wedding gifts for your guests, especially if you are a music fan or if you tied the knot at a country venue!
Overall, creating your own resin guitar picks is a fun and rewarding project for guitar players of all levels. Not only can you save money in the long run, but you’ll also have a set of picks that are uniquely yours and can enhance your playing style. So why not give it a try and see what kind of designs you can come up with?