Resin Tutorial: Mermaid Seashell Earrings
For this project you will need the following craft supplies:
- mixing cups
- mixing sticks
- toothpick or a thin paint brush
- epoxy resin
- seashell silicone mold
- teal alcohol ink
- white pearl resin pigment
- purple pearl resin pigment
- lilac resin pigment
- iridescent white glitter
- iridescent white cellophane flakes
- lilac mica powder
- eye screw x2
- jump ring x2
- dangle earring finding x2
A video tutorial showing the steps explained in this tutorial is also available:
Step 1: Prepare some resin as per manufacturer's instructions.
Step 2: Divide the resin into 2 mixing cups.
Step 3: To one cup add teal ink, white pigment and iridescent white cellophane flakes.
Step 4: To the other cup add white pigment, purple pigment, lilac pigment and iridescent white fine glitter.
Step 5: Mix each resin mixture well making sure to thoroughly and evenly distributed the pigments.
Step 6: Pour the green resin mixture into the seashell mold. I suggest using a stir stick to have more control of the amount poured.
Step 7: Pour some of the lilac mixture into the mold. Do not use all of the mixture and do not fill the mold all the way at this stage.
Step 8: To the lilac resin mixture add lilac mica powder and more of the purple pigment to create a darker shade of purple. Mix well.
Step 9: Pour the darker purple shade into the mold.
Step 10: Wait for the resin to cure.
Step 11: When the resin has fully cured, de-mold the resin from the mold.
Step 12: Using white acrylic paint and a toothpick/paintbrush, paint the details.
Step 13: Wait for the paint to dry.
Step 14: Prepare and mix a batch of clear resin as per manufacturer's instructions.
Step 15: Dome the seashell charm by pouring a small amount of resin onto the surface. Using a stir stick gently move the resin towards the edges. Add more resin as needed. Make sure to work on a level surface.
Step 16: Wait for the resin to cure.
Now that the seashell charms are nice and shiny, it's time to turn them into earrings.
Step 17: Drill a hole at the top of each seashell.
Step 18: Add an eye screw into each seashell. To the eye screw add the jump ring and earring hook.