Crafting with epoxy resin can seem a little intimidating at first, but with Color Pour Resin, it’s actually pretty easy. In this tutorial, you’ll learn the tips and techniques needed to create your own customized monogram resin keychain. This project is incredibly on-trend and will turn your boring keychain into a show stopper.
First, let’s talk about the supplies you’ll need for to make your own resin keychain. (Visit the gallery at the end of this post for images of each product)
- Color Pour Resin & Resin Hardener
- Color Pour Resin Silicone Cup
- Color Pour Resin Dye
- Color Pour Resin Glitter Set
- Color Pour Resin Supply Kit
- Color Pour Jewelry Tool Kit
- Alphabet Silicone Mold
- Keychain with screw
Once you’ve gathered the supplies, the rest of this diy project comes together quickly! This quick video shows you everything you need to know about this fun project.
STEP 1: Mix one part resin with one part hardener into the silicone cup. Stir thoroughly to combine together.
STEP 2: In a separate plastic cup (included with the supply kit) sprinkle in glitter (or whatever add-ins you’e using.. Then pour in the resin mix. Last, add in a few drops of dye. Stir thoroughly to completely incorporate.
STEP 3: Slowly pour resin into the silicone mold then allow to cure for 24 hours.
STEP 4: Remove hardened resin from mold.
STEP 5: Use the mini hand drill included with the jewelry kit to drill a hole into the resin letter. Rotate counterclockwise to remove drill from resin letter.
STEP 6: Using the pre-drilled hole as a guide, screw the keychain into place.
Now for a few tips to make sure your resin project is a success!
GET RID OF BUBBLES!
As you stir the resin mix, you may notice bubbles. Use a heat gun to eliminate bubbles. Once, I’ve mixed together the resin, glitter and dye, I like to apply the heat gun to the cup before pouring. This helps liquify the mix even more, making it even easier to pour.
DON’T BE TEMPTED!
A few hours after pouring the resin into the mold, it will start to harden and may feel ready to remove. Don’t disturb it! By touching it, you may leave fingerprints in the almost-cured resin.
Resin can release fumes that aren’t great to inhale over an extended period of time. To reduce this concern, make sure you complete your project in a well ventilated area, preferably outdoors. Also, make sure to wear a mask over your face while working with it.
Working with resin can get messy! Even the neatest crafter might get some resin on other surfaces like your phone, skin or other objects. Acetone nail polish or even lemon juice can help clean up the unwanted sticky resin residue.