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Alcohol Ink and Resin Jewelry Skinny Silicone Molds

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Lessons in This Class

8 Lessons (33m)
    • 1. Skinny molds jewelry intro

    • 2. Materials needed

    • 3. Mixing resin

    • 4. Adding alcohol ink

    • 5. Round pendant

    • 6. Adding findings

    • 7. Remove from moulds

    • 8. Outro - adding findings final touches

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So excited to share with you all that my newest course: Alcohol Ink and Resin Jewelry Skinny Silicone Mold course just published!

This new course offers an easy Resin beginner project and I'll give you all the materials below and where I purchase them.


Simple quick project-based pendant course - Pendant Jewelry Making for Beginners.

We will be creating a few quick silicone skinny mold pendants using Alcohol Ink and Art Resin.

So excited to share with you this new course!  This is a great follow-up course to the First Resin jewelry course! 

This new course offers an easy beginner jewelry project.  I'll give you all the materials and where I purchase them. I love making these and they are a really big seller for me so I hope you enjoy it, and I can't wait to see your projects.

Resin is an amazing art medium that is so much fun to play with! In this course, you will learn how to correctly mix and tint your resin and create beautiful wearable art pieces. We will use alcohol ink to tint the molds and create some beautiful pieces. 

This is a Beginner to Intermediate course for those of you that want to have fun, be creative, and get the basics on how to create these artsy pendants. Learn all my quick easy tricks and steps to create your own jewelry to wear or gift! I'll take all the scariness away from Resin and show you how to mix and to create Resin art pendants and give you the skills and materials to develop your unique jewelry pieces.

In this course  will cover: 

  • Materials needed 
  • Learn to Mix and Tint the Resin
  • Easy tips to de-mold 
  • How to add the bails and findings
  • By the end of this course, you can whip up some very attractive pieces to wear or sell.
  • Try a few pieces once you have completed these try tinting your resin with a few different colors of alcohol inks for a different look. 

The main focus of this class is play.  As you try these techniques see how the inks can create some lovely variations. Really dive in with childlike curiosity and create some of your own ideas. 

Resource: Art Resin Safety Data Sheets

I love playing and I find that trying new techniques brings me joy and I hope it does you too!

REGISTER NOW and get started making some beautiful Resin Art pendants today! I hope to see you inside the course! 

This one is going to be fantastic and you can really get your imagination in full swing. I will be posting more projects for classes on my Instagram page, so make sure to swing by and say hello.

Thank you so much for taking my classes, I get so excited to see my student's work so make sure you post your projects! You can even tag me on Instagram to be featured in my STORIES!

If you have any questions don't hesitate to ask and feel free to post your practice pieces in the Q&A section.  Can't wait to see them!

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Look forward to creating with you, have a TERRIFIC day!



In this section, Students can view the video for materials needed for these projects. Some items may be purchased online and a few online links are available in the Bonus Section. Remember this course has lifetime access so you can use what you have and play.

 Materials used in this project: 

  • Art Resin Brand  
  • Small Butane Torch 
  • Alcohol Inks either Pinata or Ranger Bahja Blue, Magenta, and Blanco Used in Demos.
  • Silicone Mold Kits
  • Finding Kit with Jump Rings and bails
  • Necklaces
  • Wax Paper or Plastic down on the table
  • Level
  • Good Ventilation and or Organic Vapor Mask
  • Paper Towels
  • Wear Protective Gloves
  • Apron
  • Plastic Cups
  • Measuring cup
  • Craft Stick
  • Exacto Knife
  • Fine Grit Sand Paper 400

*Art Resin should cure at least 24 Hours 

Best to use resin in room temps of 70F.

Safety first when using any type of chemicals. For all safety questions and concerns please review the MSDS for each product used.

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1. Skinny molds jewelry intro: I every line Kelly hear from Kelly. Fine art. Then today's course, we're gonna show you how to use the skinny mold with present to create these beautiful one of a kind, gorgeous pendants that you can wear or sell in this course that we will be covering how to create these beautiful little pendants using some art resin and some alcohol Inc along with these little molds. And I'm gonna show you step by step, how to create it. I'll show you how to fill the mold up and will tend the resin, and then we'll also cover how to release them from the molds. This is a very simple, easy course, so you can do this course if you have never used resin before and if you've never created your own jewelry before, so I hope you sign up today and let's start creating some beautiful jewelry together, we'll see you inside the course 2. Materials needed: Well, hi there. And welcome to our Alcohol Inc jewelry resin course, four materials, But you will need. First of all, I want you to be safe. So make sure that you read all of your chemicals and all of your materials to make sure that you are covering yourself for all safety precautions. Make sure you have some gloves, an apron and potentially a mask, Um, and very good ventilated area. We will be using just a small amount of thanks for this one, so it shouldn't be role strong is only a few drops, but depending on the resident you're using, you may or may not need a vapor mask, so you will need resin. You will need a torch. You will need alcohol inks. You will need some silicone moulds on. I would recommend a nice little jewelry kit that has all the findings that you might need, and you will need some cups and plastic cups that you will be stirring your resin or mixing your resin in. And you will need obviously some stir sticks or some craft sticks to mix those. I would recommend a small ah utility knife so that you can cut up any areas that you are unhappy with, our areas that have bubbles. And finally, you will need some very fine grit sandpaper. I'm gonna be using 400. And this is ticket. Any excess present off of your piece. So I'm looking forward to the course with you, so let's get started. 3. Mixing resin: All right, So the first section we're gonna do is mixing art resin, And I wanted to show you here these air the little silicone mold that I picked out. Now these air called skinny molds thes are very flexible. They are not easy to remove, I will tell you that. But the results are absolutely gorgeous. They have these everywhere. I have happened to get this little kid here on Amazon. So I'm going to use the brand art resin. That's one of my favorite ones to use. And you will also need a Popsicle Stick to mix. You'll need a lighter or a torch to pop the bubbles. And I'm just using some wax paper to put down here just to keep my area clean and the resin dry. Tourism will peel right off of this. So I have my hardener and my resin in two separate containers, and the chemical reaction happens when you mix the two together. You do want to make sure with art resin brand that you have equal parts hardener and equal parts resin. And depending on how many pieces you plan on making, you can adjust the amount of resin that you're going to use. So I have about two ounces that I'm going to start with here, and I have just a small cup. Now, if you stir the resident really slowly, it helps to prevent some of the air bubbles. And you're gonna mix that for at least three minutes and you can see I do have quite a bit of bubbles here. And I want to show you a couple of different options with these molds with bubbles and without bubbles, because you will have a little bit different reaction in your pendants when you drop the alcohol inks in. So I've let this sit for a little bit. I like to let it sit for about three minutes afterward, and some of the bubbles will start to release a little bit. And then if you find yourself a little 10 I'm gonna use just the top of one of my, um my containers that I have here. So I've taken out the little cardboard insert and I just have the mettle, and we're gonna actually heat the resin up in this, and we're gonna be removing our air bubbles in this little 10. Now you can't really do this in the plastic cup because the couple melt. So that's why I'm transferring it into this little metal piece here. So you see all those lovely little bubbles in there, and we're gonna get rid of those. So you have two different options you can use when a long reach lighters. This does take a long time to remove the bubbles. As you can see, there are a few of them are popping, but it just doesn't do the same type of job as what a torch does for you. So I have just a little plumber's torch. You could also use a crumb Berlet. And I'm just going to very lightly and quickly pass this over. We don't want leave us in an area for too long because it used. You can see here a little bit of steam. It heats that resin up. What you do not want to dio because it can burn, so that starts a little bit too hot to step away from it, and you could go back in and do it again. Now you can also use a straw. You don't have either one of these, but again, it does take a lot longer to remove those air bubbles, and you will see here that the resin as it heats up, it tends to become more liquefied and more runny. So that is the main difference, a little bit thicker when you do not heat it up. So it's a little easier. Teoh, fill your containers with little thicker. This is a little bit running here, so you said to be a little bit more careful. So you see, I swiped through again, and I've removed just about all of the air bubbles now so you can choose to use just Popsicle sticks. I like to keep things very simple. I'm a simple living artist and that free So the last material sometimes the better for me, but you can get the little pipettes that helps suck up some of the resident. It makes a little bit easier to work with, but like I said, you don't have to have all these fancy tools. I'm just going to use the Popsicle stick here and just do this very carefully so that I have the resident all d bubbled or de gassed. I'm just going to start to fill in one of my molds. Now, I did not use any mold release spray. I have tried this both ways. And the mold really spray tends to leave little, um, marks on your resin or little residue dots is the best way to describe it. So I found, and the really it did not remove much easier with mold release spray than without it. So as I said it to beginning, this is a little tricky to remove these, but I'll give you a couple little hints and it does take some some patients. So we're just gonna fill up this mold, these air the pipettes I was telling you about, and I'll give you a link to those as well for Amazon, in case you're interested in getting those corn is gonna continue to fill this up and we're gonna go a little over 3/4 of the way now, you could choose to do it. Like I said, a number of these at one time. If you want online these right up into film, all up and then you content them once they're ready to go. But we're gonna do these one by one, just so you can see the difference. So we have that I'll fill them will be moving on to the next step, will be adding our Alcohol Inc 4. Adding alcohol ink: So now that we have our resident in the mold, we're gonna add some alcohol inks. Now I like to use pinata. Thanks. Bye, Jacquard. These tend to work really well. They're very vibrant. And they work really well with the resin. So I'm gonna be using here the Baja blue, and I'm just gonna put just a few drops in here. Now, this is the one that the resin has had the bubbles removed. We're just gonna finish filling this up now. And you will see that that seeks the inks, not moving a whole lot here. It's just kind of sitting on the top. So if you Phyllis completely all the way to the top of empathy ink in it does not move at all. Had just basically sits on the very top of the resin. So this is why I'm only filling up 3/4 of the way, putting a couple of drops in and then continuing toe. Add the risen to the top and you could see where it's moving down a little bit. No, this will move down a little bit more as it sits, but you may need to take a a toothpick and give it a little stir to really get it to fall all the way down. Now, I did find if you keep the bubbles in there, that the alcohol ink tends to run through the bubbles a little bit more, so it goes down a little bit further in your pendant. Now, with bubbles, you can get, um, some of the air bubbles in there that causes some separation of the resin. So that's always a chance that you take. But it's you don't get that really clear glass Look to it with the bubbles, you see all the bubble, so it just depends on what you like. You, um, try both ways and see what your favorite is, so that one is completely filled up now or we're gonna set that one aside. And I was gonna let it sit here for a second so you could see how it's not really moving a whole lot. You maybe get a little bit of that movement down into dependent. Let's try a 2nd 1 here. This mold is ah different, different shape to it. This one is more elongated and comes dinner in the bottom of the 1st 1 It was more of a rounded look. So I am heating up just a little bit more of the resin. If you run out, just pour a little bit more in there and make sure you remove the bubbles, and then we're gonna fill this one up a swell. And don't worry if you get any of the residency outside that will just peel right off once your pendant is dried. Did you see it takes a little while to get that in there? The pipe that would be a little bit faster for the 1st 1 We used the Alcohol Inc And for this plan, we're going to try some Bombay India ink and you'll find that the alcohol intends to bloom a lot more. The end of India ink just settles, so we will be stirring this one up a little bit and trying to push those inks down towards the base of the pendant. It's again filling it up just 3/4 of the way and giving yourself enough room to put the inks in there. And because the India ink is not alcohol based, you won't have any evaporation, so you don't need a whole lot, so I'm just going to do one little drop here of the purple, and you can see where it just kind of sits there. There's no spreading of the pain at all. So let's go ahead and fill this one up again with a little bit more resin, and you could see where it's just basically setting there. Pretty still, not a lot of movement here. I'm going to grab a toothpick, and we're going to give this one a little stir here to see if we can at the color in there to disperse a little bit. I'm just doing one color for these. And remember, you can add a couple different colors in here and watch the mix together. You could also add some white to this, and the white will help push the least with the alcohol and will help push the inks down. Not so much with the India ink here, Um, let's just give it a story and you can see that kind of gives that really neat little design in there. We'll see what it looks like when it comes out. Now you can also don't these, and so I can fill this up. The very top here. I have found that keeping it as flat as possible works best when you're adding the Littles , the little ah, vessel to it of the screw that goes inside of it. Toe, hold your necklace. So if you can keep as flat as possible, that tends to work the best. I'm gonna add just a little bit more here just so you can see what the dome ing does look like. Now you can see I have a few more in the back here that I've done. And I'm just taking the lighter at the top of that just to get rid of any air bubbles that are at the very top Because those can, um, cause havoc. When you add your little screw in here, if you've got a lot of air and there it will create little pockets and then screw will not stay inside of it. I'm gonna put just a little dollop on hair to see. You can see what it looks like when you fully del mit on There you have it. So it does tend to cause a little bit of problems outside their when those harden. Now, this one has the bubbles into the air bubbles, and you can see where those eggs airs, tending to drop down a little bit more. So that's with bubbles and without bubbles. And again, it's all preference based, whatever you like most em. Like I said before, try both of them and see which ones are your favorite. So we're gonna set those aside, and I'm gonna show you, um, one of the flat round circle pendants next. 5. Round pendant: So let's do a round flat pendant this time and we're gonna add a little bit of the white to this. So we're gonna create that starburst looking are independent. Now I have here the resin that's left over now because this has been heated up, You can see how it's a little thicker now. It's because it's actually starting. It's curing process. So the warmer that the resin gets, the faster that curing process is going to happen. So I still have a little bit left over resin Here. You can see this is more of a normal consistency Here will pour more that in here into the 10 and then we're just gonna heat that back up, remove the air bubbles, and we're gonna fill in this flat pendant you can see here. This has the little stem that sticks up in between. So this is where you can attach your your jump rings, too. So you have a little hole that's actually independent when you're finished. So we're gonna fill this one up. You can We're gonna do this almost about 3/4 full. Well, level that a little bit here, and I'm gonna grab my alcohol Inc. And we're gonna drop this into dependent. I'm gonna start out with that Baja blue once again. Well, just to a drop in here, see how the alcoholic's really disperse. You got a better visual this ways. You really couldn't see how much it moves. It's a little bit of white to this, cause we're gonna create that. More bets. Starburst. Look. So this is the Blanco. We're gonna put just a drop of that in here. One little drop. Look at that. Reaction is not beautiful. This is how you make the coaster. So you have, Ah, full coaster video on Ah, the starburst look as well There's gonna watch this movie can see how it just kind of dances in there. Bacon. Layer this with other colors. Now we'll tell you that this type of pendant is much easier to remove than the skinny molds are to another drop of the Baja blue again and a little bit of the magenta and another drop of the white. Look at that. It's not awesome. You have to stay here and watch it the drop of blue. And I think that's gonna be good. We may want to fill us up now with just a little bit more resin. You know that very carefully, cause we're getting close to the full point here very slowly and you can create these swirling motions in here. You could take a toothpick in here if you wanted to. You can still see where that's pushing down some of those tanks and they're still moving. No, these always come out different. You never know what you're gonna get when you're done with this. So we're gonna put this one aside. We'll let this one dry as well, and will be going on to our next step. Will be adding some of the findings or the little eye hooks to these so that we can attach them to our pendants. 6. Adding findings: we have let all of those dry overnight A good a good at least 15 hours. And this is one that I had pulled out before because you were gonna add a little, a little, I guess little eyelets or little screws in hair. These air, little findings that that come in little kit and this is important is you don't want these to be completely cured awfully hard. Once thes of hardened completely, it's really hard to get these little islands in here. So you want to get it when the resin is still a little bit soft, so about 15 hours is a good amount of time. They were from 15 to 24 hours, and you can add these little islands to it so you can get that. Just puncture it in the center here, and these have little, little screws. You just going to twist it and they will go right into the resin. And then you're gonna let those continue to harden, and that will harden completely around that Screw with it about 72 hours. So you do this on your finger. They are very tiny, so you could also use a pair of tweezers. If you find that a little bit easier. So again you find the center and try to get that. I'll it right in the middle here and puncture it, and it's very soft that will stick right into it. And you're just gonna give it a twist. And once you get it started, it's much easier. You can hold that part still and just twist it with your finger. Really easy to dio, I found this is the easiest way to do it. Some people ah, well, drill hole in there and then put the the, um, screw inside and fill it back up with residents. Some people have glued it, but I really found this just to be a really simple way to do it without having Teoh work extra harder at it. So simple is that now, Like I said before, if you find it easier to use a little pliers or something, you can do that. So this is the purple one. You can see it's a little bit overfilled, so we want to remove that again. Well, it's still soft, and you could just peel it right off that comes off really easy. Then, if you find that it's still a little rough. Um, once we pull us out of the mold, you could always sand it. Um, but it's good to get as much as you can while this is, um, still soft. And before you add the ring or the on the island to it, I'm trying just to get all of that excess out of the way there. There we go, is it cleans right out, and then you could take your island and skin, pierce it in the center and then give a twist and put it right in there. Now, if you find that it's too overfilled, what you could do is take it well. It's still in there and take a sandpaper and just lightly sand the tops of that before adding the island to it. You may need to put a little clear coat on top of you, find you. You scruff it up too much. Sometimes people can use, um, just clear nail polish, and it will give it a shine. You could also just spray it with some varnish, and it will shine it right back up again. Now that's when you can see I didn't I didn't feel it quite enough. So I have a little bit of Ah, a divide in the top of this one. I just wanted you to see that. So here I am, using a little pliers here again. If you find it hard to get that in there, these in your fingers, this could be helpful as well. But I find it just is easy with my fingers again. Screw it in there, and then you're gonna So you going to do all of those? And then we're gonna let that sit and cure for another 24 hours to make sure that that islets in there really well before we remove it. Now, a lot of folks try to remove these from their container before they're fully cured, and that's when they really get stuck. So it's best to let them harden fully before you remove him from the mold. 7. Remove from moulds: So let's go ahead and remove these lovely little pendants from their moulds. Now, this one is really easy. This is the flat mold and only have to do is just get around the edges Here. Just gonna peel that from the sides just a little bit. And once you get this started, it's really easy to dio. It just kind of pops right out. The trickiest part is that little piece in the center that separates the whole, which have to be careful. Will you remove that? And what law? So easy that comes out really simple. That's the beauty. So that was the one that we had used the different colors and we made the little starburst look to it. We could add a little bit more white, and that would have been, um, that would have settled down through some of those inks. L for the skinny molds. This is these are a little more difficult than you don't want. Toe. Pull that away from the sides as much as you can all the way around. And then if you can, you can try to see if you could do this without any Anything else? What still dry and you could push down on that mold. Sometimes it will release. Will papa rate out? This one did not want to do that. Give it a little twist back and forth. See if you can break that seal in there a little bit and try it again. And that is a work. It does take a little bit of pressure toe to push down on these and almost have it here, but it's still a little stuck down there. You're not gonna want to pull us out with the island because you don't want to take that out so you can set it in some warm, soapy water for about five minutes or so and then tried again. It is a little slippery because it's silicone. That's a little hard to hold on to. What you get this open there again. Just twist it back and forth on Let that so kind of settle, and if you pull away from the side, you can actually put the soap down in around the edges, and that helps. You can try baby oil that has worked for me as well, but usually you let it sit for a lot. A little bit. It will pop right out of there, and it releases that suction cup. And there you have it. Just rinse it off and that is it. Now, if you find that you have a hard time, you can also use like an embossing tool and push on the bottom of your mold as you're trying to pull it up. Or you could also use some tweezers to get down inside there if you really have some tough time getting him out. But here we go. We've got a bunch of, um afterward. Do you want to just make sure you soak those molds and some warm, soapy water from upside down and make sure that they dry out really well. And if you do have one that has a little bit of an issue like this one down here on the bottom, um, the resident goes all the way down. So you can all these air still a little bit soft. You just can cut that little piece right off. Maybe you get a light sanding if you need to, is have a little Exacto knife here and voila, that one is saved. So it's an easy way to be able to save the peace if it wasn't quite perfect, so we'll just be finishing up adding the bales next. 8. Outro - adding findings final touches: So our last little here is going to be adding the findings now. I had mentioned earlier that I got this little kid off Amazon. This is the perfect look. It has everything you need to get started with jewelry, making you get the little pliers here. There has some ah, little rope, some wire, some fishing line that will measurer. It also comes with a little tape measurer fabric one and it has tweezers. Helps you grab a hole of the little tiny findings. It's got two different ones here, and it also has this little kit with all findings in it. So there's lots of different, um, we'll jump brings in here and some bales and all kinds of little goodies. So really, everything you need to get started with with this kit. So we're going to start off with one of the little jump rings here. This is going to be for our around pendant that we have. This one already had a little hole in there. So all we're gonna do is slip this little gem pouring rate through the hole here. Now that kid does come with a couple different sizes and has a smaller one and has this larger one. I found that I use a larger one for a lot of things here. So you're just gonna put that in there and crimped that? And now that will lay flat on your chain. So I will give you a link to the chains that I pick up as well. Um, in the bonus section here, I'll give you all of the less. City can order these online if you don't have a distributor already. So how simple is that? Which would make sure that that's lined up in that you don't have a space in there to make sure that that script really well, tighten it up just a little bit more here. There we go. And voila, that one is finished. So let's go ahead and do the next one. Now, this one. We had to put a little islet on there, so I'm going to use this little crimp bail. And these come with that kit as well. I'm just gonna separate that out. And these will just pinch right in between there and this again will hold that so that it lays flat on your chain. There's gonna slide this in here and then we're just gonna pinch that closed, Get and make sure you've got that nice and tight. You don't want that to fall off, and there we have it. So this will let now lay flat on their slide the chain in there and that one will be good to go a swell. So they also have fabric chains. They have the rope chains, they have the leather. There's so there's lots of different variations that you can put with these. This one here is really the same thing with that one little little pincher, and you can see the different shape from this mold here. This one was with the Alcohol Inc. The one with the purple was the one that we had done with the India ink. So you can see that the alcohol ink really dropped down almost all the way to the bottom, and the ending more less stated more at the top because we had to use the toothpick to stir that up a little bit. So here's the finished piece on this one again will add a little chain to this. This one has that crystal look to it. We need to put some glitter in there. You could put some rocks in the bottom of that. You could just really do anything you want. Mix and match the colors at a few more alcohol inks to that. So it's on Lee what your imagination can come up with. So there we have it. I've put a little bail on the top, this one around a little island, and that's all you need, Todo. So I hope you guys enjoyed this. I mean the world to me if you had a chance to leave a review and we hope it was a five star for you. Thanks. We'll see you guys real soon.