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Floating flakes of gold will add sparkle to anyone's day!
My mom has a necklace she got years ago with a heart shaped pendant filled with pure gold flakes floating in some sort of liquid. It is gorgeous and I have never seen another like it! Then a couple months ago Zoya came out with a nail polish with flakes of 18K gold floating in a clear base and I set out to recreate that look and I think this comes close!

Posted by VeganSprinkles from Colorado Springs, Colorado, United States • Published See VeganSprinkles's 33 projects »
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  • How to make a resin pendant. Heart Of Gold Resin Keychain Pendant Or Pin - Step 1
    Step 1

    Gather resin supplies:
    +Easy Cast Clear Resin (or your fave brand)
    +Resin Mold Release
    +Resin Mold
    +Paper Cup
    +Plastic Spoon

  • How to make a resin pendant. Heart Of Gold Resin Keychain Pendant Or Pin - Step 2
    Step 2

    Gather jewelry supplies:
    +Gold Flakes (about $2.50 on ebay)
    +E-6000
    +Head pin or toothpick
    +Jewelry Pliers/ Reg Pliers
    For Pin:
    +Pin Back
    For Keychain:
    +Jewelry Bail
    +Keychain Base
    +Split Ring
    For Pendant:
    +Jewelry Bail
    +Necklace Chain
    +Split Ring

  • How to make a resin pendant. Heart Of Gold Resin Keychain Pendant Or Pin - Step 3
    Step 3

    Pour a level spoonful of resin (bottle with white ink) into the paper cup.

  • How to make a resin pendant. Heart Of Gold Resin Keychain Pendant Or Pin - Step 4
    Step 4

    Pour a level spoonful of hardener (bottle with black ink) into the paper cup.
    Mix slowly (to prevent air bubbles) for about 1 minute.

  • How to make a resin pendant. Heart Of Gold Resin Keychain Pendant Or Pin - Step 5
    Step 5

    Spray the mold with a light spritz of the mold release.

  • How to make a resin pendant. Heart Of Gold Resin Keychain Pendant Or Pin - Step 6
    Step 6

    Carefully pour resin into selected shape of mold being careful not to overflow the cavity.
    This amount of resin mixture will fill 2-3 cavities.

  • How to make a resin pendant. Heart Of Gold Resin Keychain Pendant Or Pin - Step 7
    Step 7

    Select and separate the gold flakes you plan use. They have a tendency to stick together.

  • How to make a resin pendant. Heart Of Gold Resin Keychain Pendant Or Pin - Step 8
    Step 8

    Using the head pin or toothpick push the flakes into the resin. You can add as few or as many flakes as you like. Press them in at a variety of depths throughout the cavity.

    Let set for 24 hours.

  • How to make a resin pendant. Heart Of Gold Resin Keychain Pendant Or Pin - Step 9
    Step 9

    After 24 hours, check to see if the resin has hardened. If the resin has not yet hardened let set for a few more hours. If hard, apply firm and steady pressure to the back of the mold. If the piece doesn't come out of the mold easily put it into the freezer for a couple of minutes and try again.

  • How to make a resin pendant. Heart Of Gold Resin Keychain Pendant Or Pin - Step 10
    Step 10

    Once the shape has been removed from the mold it is time to choose whether you will be making it into a pin, a keychain, or a pendant.

  • How to make a resin pendant. Heart Of Gold Resin Keychain Pendant Or Pin - Step 11
    Step 11

    For a pin:
    Apply a small dab of E-6000 to the pin back.

  • How to make a resin pendant. Heart Of Gold Resin Keychain Pendant Or Pin - Step 12
    Step 12

    Center the pin back and press onto the back of the resin piece.

    Let dry, face down for 12-24 hours.

  • How to make a resin pendant. Heart Of Gold Resin Keychain Pendant Or Pin - Step 13
    Step 13

    If you are making a keychain or pendant:
    Apply a small dab of E-6000 onto a bail.

  • How to make a resin pendant. Heart Of Gold Resin Keychain Pendant Or Pin - Step 14
    Step 14

    Center the bail on the top, back of the piece of resin. Press onto the back of the piece and let dry face down for 12-24 hours.

  • How to make a resin pendant. Heart Of Gold Resin Keychain Pendant Or Pin - Step 15
    Step 15

    Once the glue has dried we can move onto attaching the keychain or necklace chain.
    Start by using the pliers to open the split ring.

  • How to make a resin pendant. Heart Of Gold Resin Keychain Pendant Or Pin - Step 16
    Step 16

    Once open, slide the loop of the bail onto the split ring.

  • How to make a resin pendant. Heart Of Gold Resin Keychain Pendant Or Pin - Step 17
    Step 17

    Slide the loop of the keychain onto the split ring OR insert the necklace chain into the split ring.
    Close the split ring using the pliers.

  • How to make a resin pendant. Heart Of Gold Resin Keychain Pendant Or Pin - Step 18
    Step 18

    Enjoy your new jewelry!

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