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Friday, February 4, 2022

Resin Conversation Heart Necklace

Make a Conversation Heart Necklace using resin to wear this Valentine's Day!

Resin Conversation Heart Necklace

I love creating unique jewelry out of resin, and it's actually one of my favorite go-to gift ideas! This Conversation Heart Necklace is a fun and playful statement piece to wear or gift on Valentine's Day. It's also such a great beginner project if you are new to resin crafting. I love how this necklace turned out, and can't wait to make a set to gift to friends for Galentine's Day!

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

Resin Conversation Heart Necklace

To make your own resin conversation heart necklace, you will need these supplies:

resin in cup with dye

Prepare the EasyCast Clear Casting Epoxy according to package directions. Be sure to work in a well-ventilated area, wear disposable gloves, and protect your workspace.

Add equal parts resin and hardener to the mixing cup.  One necklace charm takes very little resin, so I would recommend mixing 10 ml/cc (total) of resin and pouring it into multiple mold cavities. Stir the resin mixture together with a stir stick for two minutes, making sure to scrape the bottom and sides of the mixing cup. After 2 minutes, pour the resin into a clean mixing cup and add in one drop of blue and two drops of red transparent resin dye to make it purple. Mix the resin for another minute or two with a clean stir stick.

If the resin mixture is still cloudy or streaky, you will need to keep stirring until it becomes clear. To keep the bubbles down to a minimum, don’t stir too fast, and then give the resin a minute or two to “rest” after mixing to let any bubbles rise to the top.

Resin Conversation Heart Necklace

Use the stir stick to carefully fill the bottom of the mold up to the center line. Use a toothpick to bring any bubbles trapped in the lettering up to the surface. Let the resin sit for a few minutes, then use a straw, heat gun, or spritz with 91% alcohol to remove any air bubbles that rise to the top. Use the remaining resin to create other projects.

Leave the resin to cure in an undisturbed area for at least 4 hours. DO NOT REMOVE THE RESIN FROM THE MOLD.

FastCast Resin in Mixing Cups

Read the FastCast resin directions thoroughly before starting. It's important to know that once you combine the two components of the resin, you have to work quickly. It completely sets in about 10 minutes! Be sure to work in a well-ventilated area and wear disposable gloves.

Add 1 part resin and 1 part hardener into 2 separate mixing cups. Combine the resins and slowly stir the mixture together with a stir stick until combined. Use the stir stick to pour FastCast right on top of the purple resin. Fill the mold the rest of the way with resin until it reaches the top. Use the remaining resin for other projects.

If you drip any resin on other parts of the mold or accidentally over-pour, don't panic. The resin is MUCH easier to remove once it has cured than when it's wet.

Let the resin sit in an even area to cure. The difference between FastCast and EasyCast is that FastCast cures in just 10-15 minutes instead of taking hours. As the resin cures, it gets hot and you will see it quickly change from clear to opaque right before your eyes!

Resin Conversation Heart Necklace

The resin is completely cured when it is no longer tacky to the touch, and you can pull the sides of the mold away from the resin without it sticking. If it seems to be opaque, but is a little squishy or tacky when you pull the mold away, let it sit for a little longer.

Carefully remove the resin piece from the mold. Trim away any excess resin with scissors or a craft knife, if necessary.

If you want to make the conversation heart lettering "pop", carefully color the top edges of the letters with a paint marker. Let it dry completely.

To turn the resin heart into a pendant, use strong adhesive to attach a bail to the back of the heart. Hold the bail in place until the adhesive has set. Refer to packaging for complete drying times.

Resin Conversation Heart Necklace

Thread a necklace chain through the loop in the bail to complete the necklace. Now this Conversation Heart Necklace is ready to wear or to share as a gift for Valentine's Day. The Conversation Heart Mold has multiple saying options, so you could actually make multiple necklaces for an entire group of friends for Galentine's Day!

I would love to hear what you think about this necklace! As always, if you make any of these projects for yourself, I'd love to see your creations! Tag me on Instagram and Facebook, or leave a comment/photo on the project pin on Pinterest!

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Resin Conversation Heart Necklace

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