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Saturday, April 11, 2020

DIY Alcohol Ink Resin Keychains

Use resin and colorful drops of alcohol ink to create unique DIY Alcohol Ink Resin Keychains!

DIY Alcohol Ink Resin Keychains

I've got a fun, new, resin craft for you to try! If you've seen my Petri Dish Coasters, you will see why I am such a huge fan of this resin method. I wanted to try it on a smaller scale and make some keychains, and it did not disappoint. I had a ton of fun making these Alcohol Ink Resin Keychains, and am excited to share how you can make them for yourself!

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DIY Alcohol Ink Resin Keychains

To make these Alcohol Ink Resin Keychains, you will need these supplies:

DIY Alcohol Ink Resin Keychains

Prepare the EasyCast Clear Casting Epoxy according to package directions. Be sure to work in a well-ventilated area and wear disposable gloves. Pour in equal parts of resin and hardener to the mixing cup.

Stirring the resin mixture together with a stir stick for two minutes. Make sure to scrape the bottom and sides of the mixing cup. Pour the resin into a clean mixing cup and then stir the resin again for another minute or two with a clean stir stick.

DIY Alcohol Ink Resin Keychains

Carefully pour resin into each of the molds using a stir stick, and try your best not to overfill. Let the resin sit for a minute, and then use a straw, lighter, or a toothpick to remove any air bubbles that come to the top.

DIY Alcohol Ink Resin Keychains

Add a drop of alcohol ink on top of the uncured resin. Be careful not to add too much ink or combine colors that can become muddy (red/green, blue/orange, etc). Protect your workspace and wear gloves, because alcohol inks will stain your hands and surfaces!

DIY Alcohol Ink Resin Keychains

White alcohol ink is what makes the the magic happen! White alcohol ink is heavier, so it pushes through the resin to create this awesome “petri dish” effect. Add one drop of white ink to the center of the colored ink drops.

DIY Alcohol Ink Resin Keychains

Add one more drop of colored ink over the white ink drops. The ink will spread out with every drop. As tempting as it is, try not to add too much ink. It can affect the way the resin cures and can potentially muddy up your keychains.

DIY Alcohol Ink Resin Keychains

Leave the resin to cure in an undisturbed area for 12-24 hours. Carefully remove the pendants from the mold and admire your work. Use a fine grit sandpaper to smooth any uneven edges.

DIY Alcohol Ink Resin Keychains

Here’s a close-up of one pendant using blue, white, and gold inks. The way the ink settles into the resin creates such a cool effect, and no two pendants are the same!

DIY Alcohol Ink Resin Keychains

One thing I love about this technique is looking through the sides of the pendants. The dripped ink suspended in resin is simply amazing!

DIY Alcohol Ink Resin Keychains

Use jewelry pliers to open a jump ring and hook it through the hole in the pendant. If your mold doesn’t have a hole in the pendant like mine does, no problem! You can add a hole using a drill and small drill bit. Just make sure the hole is large enough that you can fit a jump ring through it.

DIY Alcohol Ink Resin Keychains

Attach a keychain to the jump ring, and use jewelry pliers to close it. Not sure how to do that? The tutorial for these DIY Resin Flower Keychains will show you how!

Attach your keys to these keychains, or use them as zipper pulls. You could also use the pendants to create a one-of-a-kind necklace! I love that no pendant is exactly the same, and there are all kinds of variations you can make with colors and shapes.

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DIY Alcohol Ink Resin Keychains

This post originally appeared on the Resin Crafts Blog.

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  1. Those are beautiful!! I love the bright pops of color. Pinned.

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  2. Awesome! Pinning!

    Michelle
    http://mybijoulifeonline.com

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