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Sunday, August 9, 2020

DIY Resin Pencil Charms

These DIY Resin Pencil Charms are the perfect back to school accessory!

DIY Resin Pencil Charms

I've been so excited to share this back to school resin project with all of you! With just a little resin and glitter, you can create some DIY Resin Pencil Charms to use as custom backpack charms or you can use them for a one-of-a-kind jewelry gift for your favorite teachers! 

New to resin? Be sure to check out Resin 101: Getting Started with Resin!

Supplies needed to make your own DIY Resin Pencil Charms:

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Pencil Bezels on Tape

Cut a 4-5 inch piece of packing tape. If you cut it too long (like I did), just fold the end over. This actually made it easier to grab onto or move around without getting stuck to it! Place the Pencil Charms on the tape and use a brayer tool to press them down well. Turn the tape over and press it again so that the bezels are really stuck down.

Resin Mixture

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

Stir the resin mixture together with a stir stick for two minutes, and then pour the resin into a clean mixing cup. Stir the resin again for another minute or two with a clean stir stick. Split the resin into three separate mixing cups.

Blue Glitter Resin Mixture

Decide what color of pencil you want to have. Traditional yellow? Green? I chose blue to make things interesting. Pour in some blue fine glitter and one drop of blue resin dye into one of the mixing cups. This will make glitter color more vibrant. Stir the resin mixture until the dye and glitter are combined.

Mix one of the other resin cups with black glitter and dye, and the other with white glitter (no dye needed).

Pencil Charms Blue Resin

Use a toothpick or a skewer to carefully fill the pencil charms in with blue glittered resin. Be careful not to overfill! If for some reason the resin starts to leak underneath the charm, just leave it there to cure. It will all be okay!

Pencil Charms Black Resin

Add a small drop of the black glittered resin into the tips of the pencil charms using a clean toothpick or skewer.

Pencil Charms White Resin

Last, but not least, fill in the last empty space of the pencil charms with the white glittered resin. Be careful to not overfill!

Pencil Charms Resin Cure

Leave the resin to cure for 12-24 hours. The resin is completely cured when it is no longer tacky to the touch.

Resin Charms Tape Peel

Carefully and slowly peel the packaging tape away from the Pencil Charms. As long as the resin is cured, the tape should come off without a problem. If there is any sticky residue left behind on the charm from the tape, you can gently wipe it away with some rubbing alcohol.

Pencil Charms Craft Knife

If the resin leaked at all underneath the charm, don’t panic! Use a craft knife and gently cut or scrape away the excess resin from the metal part of the charm. Just be careful not to accidentally scratch the resin that’s inside the charm!

Resin Pencil Charm Necklace

If you want to make the charms into a necklace, zipper pull, or keychain, just add a jump ring to the charm hook. Thread a chain through for a necklace, or add a keyring like I did with these Alcohol Ink Keychains!

Resin Pencil Charm Earrings

For earrings, use some jewelry pliers to attach earring hooks to the pencil charms. Easy peasy!!

DIY Resin Pencil Charms

I had so much fun making up these DIY Resin Pencil Charms to transform into one-of-a-kind jewelry! Resin Pencil Jewelry would be such a unique gift for kids to give to teachers at the beginning of the school year or during Teacher Appreciation Week!

I would love to hear what you think and who you would share some these with! As always, I would love to see your creations! Tag me on Instagram and Facebook, and leave a comment or photo on my project pin!

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DIY Resin Pencil Charm Jewelry

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