This was my first successful project using UV resin. The first project turned into a sticky mess. Luckily, the second go around turned out much better. Although I am still a two-part resin art girl at heart, I enjoyed creating jewelry with wood and UV resin.
UV resins’ lightning fast cure time allows for a quick project. I love the idea that if I don’t have a piece of jewelry to match my outfit for an evening out, I can just make one… in less than an hour… while I’m getting ready for the evening!
I would consider this a UV resin jewelry project for beginners, as it was not that difficult.
I hope I’ve inspired some of you to try making your own UV resin jewelry.
If you have any questions on the process, please leave them in the comments below. If you would like me to try anything in a future video, I would love to hear your suggestions. 😍
To prepare for this project, I had to drill a hole in the middle of my small wood slice to create the bezel. To do this, I used a power drill and a special drill bit that allows the user to make perfect circles.
Here is a great drill bit kit to make all different size holes for pendant/ bezel making: Drill Bit Kit
I hand drew the stencil you see in the video, and included all the horoscope symbols so I could repeat this project for all of my friends! It was simple, as I just used a sharpie pen to draw on a foam cut out. You could use a piece of paper to make your own stencil. It was a great guide for ensuring the correct placement of crystals in the UV resin.
Instead of using plastic underneath my crystal layout, I will use my resin tape next time. It will turn out a bit smoother, making it easier to place my design inside my bezel.
As explained above, the first time I bought UV resin, I purchased it in the Wish app. This was a mistake because, not only did I have to wait to months to get it shipped from China, the product I received refused to cure under UV light. A month later and I am still waiting for that piece to cure!
Anyway, it was frustrating, but I decided to order another brand off of Amazon. I am really impressed with the product I received. As you can see in the video, it cures fast, hard, and clear, with little to no air bubbles.
Here is the link to the UV resin I used and now recommend: UV Resin
Here are the rest of the supplies I used in this project:
Glow Pigment Powder (When purchasing glow powder, you’re faced with many different choices each company claiming they have the best powder. I have tried many of them and have been severely disappointed with most. ) Pro Tip: It makes sense to spend an extra couple dollars to get a powder that will actually glow and maintain its glow in the piece you are creating. Hopefully you can learn from my mistakes!
Side note: I am relatively new to the Resin Art world, and brand new to the YOUTUBE Resin Art community, but I have been inspired by MANY wonderful resin artists on YouTube.
Quick shoutout to some of these wonderfully talented artists:
Tammy Anderson Art
Black Forest Wood Company
Artist Till Death
Debra Smith Art
The Frugal Resinista
The Positive Couple
…and many more!
To each and every one of you: Thank you and I hope you know how inspirational you have been to me and thousands of other aspiring artists.
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