Iran Art Exhibition
Iran Art Exhibition



This simple DIY hydrangea resin pendant is a nice reminder of warm summer days year-round. If you’ve ever wondered about how to make resin jewelry with flowers, this is likely the easiest project you can try! We’re sharing our step-by-step tutorial along with techniques for preserving flowers in resin.

DIY Resin Jewelry with Dried Flowers
our favorite use for the resin is to capture a little bit of nature and preserve it to enjoy all year round.
Resin jewelry especially makes such an impressive yet relatively inexpensive gift idea for anyone on your list for the holidays, birthdays, teachers gifts and even for weddings.

How to Preserve Flowers in Resin
There are many reasons to preserve flowers in resin including capturing special memories (ie. a wedding bouquet) or simply to carry a bit of summer with you year round.
The trick to preserving flowers in resin is making sure they are completely dried first! There are several ways to accomplish this:
1. Air dry – hang larger flowers in a dark area with good air flow for a couple of weeks;
2. Pressed in a book – flatten thinner flowers between the pages of a book, place a heavy object on top and let dry for a couple of weeks;
3. Pressed with an iron –  you can use an iron to press and dry flower petals;
4. Dessicating powder – this works great if you need to retain the 3D quality of the flower but takes several days. You can speed it up by using the microwave;
Once your flowers are completely dried, then you can begin resin crafting. If there is any moisture at all in the flower, it will react with the resin and chance color (usually to an ugly brown) within a couple of weeks.

IRAN ART EXHIBITION: You can embed any dried flower and add color (or even glitter) to the resin for an endless number of project possibilities. For example, we make beautiful DIY lavender flower pendants and pretty floral fridge magnets. For this jewelry project, however, we chose to keep it simple and let the natural beauty of the hydrangea flowers shine.

Materials needed to make these resin pendants with flowers:
• Jewelry Resin
• Plastic measuring cups
• Silicone Resin Jewelry Molds
• Pressed and dried hydrangea flowers (your own or purchase pressed flowers here)
• Gloves, wooden craft sticks, toothpicks, paper towels, small paint brush, straw
• Pendant bails

How to make a pressed flowers necklace:
Check the size of the dried hydrangeas to ensure they’ll fit inside the jewelry mold.
Work in a well ventilated area using gloves and a respirator.
Mix exactly equal amounts of Resin and Hardener into one measuring cup. Stir continuously for 2 minutes, scraping the sides of the container. Pour the mixed resin into a second cup and stir for an additional minute, scraping the sides of the container and stir stick.
Using the stir stick, carefully dip your stick into the resin mixture and then pour a small amount of resin into the jewelry resin mold.

IRAN ART EXHIBITION: Place and arrange the hydrangeas inside the poured resin. Be sure to check for bubbles around the base of the flower and dislodge with a toothpick of necessary.
Cover to keep dust from settling in. After about 25 minutes, remove any air bubbles that have risen to the surface by gently blowing over the piece through a straw. Repeat if necessary after another 15 minutes. Cover and allow to fully cure overnight. Remove from jewelry mold. Add a pretty jewelry bail to the top of each pendant.
We hope you’ve found this tutorial on how to make resin jewelry with dried flowers helpful. Epoxy resin is so versatile for all your DIY home decor, crafting and jewelry-making needs.

Have you tried making jewelry with resin?


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