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Tuesday, December 21, 2010
Rainbow Candy Pendant Tutorial
Rainbow Candy Name Pendant Tutorial
This super sweet pendant is made with real candy sprinkles and ResinObsession’s
ResinObsession SuperClear Resin
Generic Play-Doh lid (lid shown has an inner diameter of 1 5/8”)
Small file for sanding edges
Drill and 1/16”
Ball Chain Necklace
Wax paper, freezer paper, or plastic bag to cover work surface
The first step of this project is to cut out the foil into a
circle that will fit into the lid you are using for a mold.
Pour a small amount of resin into the lid, then gently
press the foil into the resin. It doesn’t matter which side
of the foil is showing. It’s purpose is to create a background
that will show through the gaps in the candy
sprinkles. Once the foil is submerged, pour a bit more resin on
Next, begin placing the candy sprinkles. I have handdivided
(yes, this takes a while) these candy sprinkles
so that I could make a rainbow swirl pattern. If you
don’t want to take the time to do this, you can just use
sprinkles straight from the container and it will be just
After submerging the sprinkles into the resin, begin
placing the letters of whatever name or word you want.
This lid will hold six letters across at the widest point.
As each letter is placed, slide the candy sprinkles
slightly so that the letter bead rests on the bottom of the
lid. If this is not done, they will stick up too high and
protrude through the top of the resin.
Once all of the letters are positioned, add a bit more resin
if needed to be sure all of the elements are submerged, and
if anything has slid out of place, gently reposition it using a
toothpick. Double check to be sure the letters are somewhat
centered across the lid. Check the piece again 30 minutes or
so into curing to be sure nothing has slid or popped above
Once the piece is cured, pop it out of the lid and sand the
edges with small file if necessary.
Next, drill a hole at the top center of the pendant for the
jump ring. After inserting the jump ring, thread through
the ball chain necklace, and you have yourself a bright,
colorful, personalized pendant!
Note: If you don’t want to make a necklace from the
pendant, you can glue a magnet on the back and create
a fun piece that can be used on a refrigerator or a school
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