How to Make a Resin Paper Pendant with ICE Resin – a Blog Hop with Faber-Castell

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Welcome to our super fun blog hop!!! I have loved Faber-Castell's Pitt Markers for a long time so when I received them in the mail for this hop, I was pretty excited!! I wasn't sure what I wanted to create a first and then it hit me – I have this amazing steampunk girl stamp that I knew would be perfect! She's a little too big to put into a bezel so I decided to try something I have been wanting to try forever – making my own “bezel” out of wire and paper to create a resin paper pendant.

Jennifer Priest showed how to make this beautiful resin paper pendant. Great for Halloween parties or everyday accessory! Check out the video tutorial!

I stamped the image onto a vintage book page using solvent ink and allowed it to dry. Then I set to coloring her in with the Pitt Pens by Faber-Castell. The inks dries slowly so there is a window of time where it can be blended. I used my finger to blend the colors together for a watercolor effect. This type of paper is much too brittle and delicate for actual watercolors and the pigment in the Pitt Pens is much deeper than that of watercolors – it's a look that's only achievable with Pitt Pens!

Once the girl was colored, I created a “bezel” by making an oval shape with two layers of ICE Resin Art Mechanique Dark Annealed 18 Gauge Wire. I wrapped the wire onto itself and then pounded it flat with a hammer.

Next I held the wire frame to the paper and cut out the paper. I mixed 1/4 ounce of ICE Resin (1/8 ounce Part A and 1/8 ounce Part B) and applied it to the paper with a sponge. Then I laid the “bezel” on top and poured the remaining ICE Resin on to make it stay in place. I sprinkled on Iced Enamels Shattered Inclusions in Fire Opal and Inclusions in Sky Blue German Glass Glitter to look like rain.

Next I applied Iced Enamels Medium to the number “3” from the Art Mechanique Silhouettes – Numerals and dipped it into Iced Enamels in Pewter. I heat set the Iced Enamels with a heat gun. While the number was still hot, I dipped it back into the Iced Enamels in Pewter and heat set it again. I repeated this process one more time. This yields a really thick, even, smooth enameled finish to the Silhouette Blank.

I added the letter to my bezel and coated it with ICE Resin to seal. After allowing the piece to cure overnight on a non-stick craft mat, it was time to make it into a pendant!

Jennifer Priest showed how to make this beautiful resin paper pendant. Great for Halloween parties or everyday accessory! Check out the video tutorial!

I trimmed any scraggly pieces of ICE Resin from the edges of the pendant, making sure it was smooth for whoever wears this (Katie is totally eyeing it!). I added a wire bale and wired strips of ribbon and chain to the pendant. I created a hook clasp using a technique Jen Cushman taught me in her last class at the Charity Wings Art Center.  And there she is – all finished and ready to wear by someone with a big personality to match this big statement pendant!

Jennifer Priest showed how to make this beautiful resin paper pendant. Great for Halloween parties or everyday accessory! Check out the video tutorial!

If you're not into wearing a piece this large, she can always be turned into an ornament that can be hung. I bet she'd be pretty in a window where the sun can shine through the resin paper and catch the Shattered Inclusions in the light!

Jennifer Priest showed how to make this beautiful resin paper pendant. Great for Halloween parties or everyday accessory! Check out the video tutorial!

Watch this video showing how I made her from start to finish. 

Get your supplies on Amazon, all in one place! Most of these links go to amazon because it’s just so convenient to order from them. You’ll be ready to make your own resin paper pendant in no time!

HERE ARE SOME OF THE SUPPLIES YOU’LL NEED TO MAKE YOUR VERY OWN RESIN PAPER PENDANT:

 

 

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Jennifer Priest is a 20+ year designer in the arts & crafts industry and home DIYer with a passion for creativity. An Army veteran raised on a ranch, from her experience, she shares smart DIY projects that save money and fun craft ideas that anyone can make. Besides blogging, Jennifer is a Master Practitioner and Trainer of NLP, Hypnosis, and MER, and coaches other online entrepreneurs on money mindset, business, and living an intentional life. When not blogging, Jennifer is having adventures in the wilderness, on road trips, playing with her cats, and making paleo food.

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  1. I’ve been wanting to try something like this for awhile. I love what you made!! The paper and the stamp and the wire bezel and the inclusions! Fantastic! Thanks for sharing!

  2. I’ve been wanting to try something like this for awhile. I love what you made!! The paper and the stamp and the wire bezel and the inclusions! Fantastic! Thanks for sharing!

  3. I just love this Jennifer! What a very clever idea to create your own bezel with paper and wire!! The result is beautiful!! Super creative and inspiring, thanks so much for sharing!

  4. I just love this Jennifer! What a very clever idea to create your own bezel with paper and wire!! The result is beautiful!! Super creative and inspiring, thanks so much for sharing!

  5. That is AWESOME! Love the wire bezel. I’ve been too intimidated to try much wire wrapping but after looking at this, I really want to do it!

  6. Not sure what I would make, since I have never used it before, but that necklace is spectacular!

  7. Not sure what I would make, since I have never used it before, but that necklace is spectacular!

  8. I loved your use of the crystals to look like rain. The ribbon finished off this project beautifully.

  9. I loved your use of the crystals to look like rain. The ribbon finished off this project beautifully.

  10. Love the victorian look of the pendant. I’m really hoping to win this prize. I’ve been wanting to try using the IceResin. thanks for the chance.

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  14. I love this pendant – thanks for sharing this! I am opening an art school next year and trying out new techniques and products to show my students (children and adults) – I could really use this prize to kick into gear!

  15. Such a beautiful pendant, I would never have imagined making anything like this, both your inspiration and the products are amazing, so many ideas floating in my head now lol, Ty Ty Ty

    1. Oh my gosh you made my day! Thank you! I hope you make something and come back and share it with me 🙂

  16. Such a beautiful pendant, I would never have imagined making anything like this, both your inspiration and the products are amazing, so many ideas floating in my head now lol, Ty Ty Ty

    1. Oh my gosh you made my day! Thank you! I hope you make something and come back and share it with me 🙂

  17. My favorite Jennifer creation ever! I love everything about it-I have resin,wire,paper,stamps-I can do this. I have so many friends that something like this would be perfect for-and with this technique I can make it personal for each one. Brilliant Jennifer!

  18. this is very pretty, I love making resin paper and resin sheets – they are so easy and fun to make, and can be used is so many ways – this is just lovely.

  19. this is very pretty, I love making resin paper and resin sheets – they are so easy and fun to make, and can be used is so many ways – this is just lovely.

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  22. This is beautiful! I would love to use the idea for holiday ornaments – it seems it would be light enough for a tree.

  23. This is beautiful! I would love to use the idea for holiday ornaments – it seems it would be light enough for a tree.

  24. Jennifer — this is absolutely stunning! I can tell that I’m a visual learner, however, because I was craving pictures to go along with your written instructions.

    PS If your friend who’s eyeing it “blinks”, let me know as I want it too!

    1. Thanks so much! Video is coming tomorrow, showing all the steps so come on back and check it out!

  25. Jennifer — this is absolutely stunning! I can tell that I’m a visual learner, however, because I was craving pictures to go along with your written instructions.

    PS If your friend who’s eyeing it “blinks”, let me know as I want it too!

    1. Thanks so much! Video is coming tomorrow, showing all the steps so come on back and check it out!

  26. This is gorgeous!!! Thanks for the great tutorial and the pictures. I absolutely love this!

  27. This is gorgeous!!! Thanks for the great tutorial and the pictures. I absolutely love this!

  28. I love the idea of making your own bezel! Opens up the possibilities of what I want to use Ice Resin for!

  29. I love the idea of making your own bezel! Opens up the possibilities of what I want to use Ice Resin for!

  30. What a beautiful necklace, great tutorial, I think I could even make something like this. lol.

    1. Thank you! Tomorrow I will be sharing a video of the process – I would love to see what you create if you make one too!

  31. Thank you! Tomorrow I will be sharing a video of the process – I would love to see what you create if you make one too!

  32. So fun that we both did a pendant using resin paper! LOVE your wire frame and the little lady image! VERY pretty! It’s a pleasure to share the blog hop day with you!

  33. So fun that we both did a pendant using resin paper! LOVE your wire frame and the little lady image! VERY pretty! It’s a pleasure to share the blog hop day with you!

  34. That’s a very beautiful piece! I love it. And I also love all the detail you posted on how to make it. If I ever try to make my own pendants, I’ll definitely try your technique!

  35. That’s a very beautiful piece! I love it. And I also love all the detail you posted on how to make it. If I ever try to make my own pendants, I’ll definitely try your technique!

  36. WOW – GORGEOUS pendant Jennifer!!!

    LOVE the wire frame, LOVE IT ALL!!!
    THANK YOU for sharing your tutorial and CREATIVE INSPIRATION 🙂

  37. WOW – GORGEOUS pendant Jennifer!!!

    LOVE the wire frame, LOVE IT ALL!!!
    THANK YOU for sharing your tutorial and CREATIVE INSPIRATION 🙂

  38. Your pendant is gorgeous! Now you have my mind spinning with using the same technique. Thank you so much for the inspriation and for sharing your wonderful gift of creativity.

  39. Your pendant is gorgeous! Now you have my mind spinning with using the same technique. Thank you so much for the inspriation and for sharing your wonderful gift of creativity.

  40. Wow, Jennifer, your necklace is amazing. Love the Tutorial and looking forward to the vid, as well. I am going to have to try my hand at wire wrapping to create a bezel. Love how used Faber Castell Pitt Pens to color your stamped girl image and it complimented your bezel perfectly. Thank you for sharing! Love it!!

  41. Wow, Jennifer, your necklace is amazing. Love the Tutorial and looking forward to the vid, as well. I am going to have to try my hand at wire wrapping to create a bezel. Love how used Faber Castell Pitt Pens to color your stamped girl image and it complimented your bezel perfectly. Thank you for sharing! Love it!!

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  44. I love this pendant. This new product is great, you can do so much with it. Love Gelatos also. WOW thanks so much for sharing your project.

  45. What a great idea creating your own bezel with the wire. I love using old book pages in my artwork. I will definitely try adding some resin to them for my next mixed media canvas. Thank you for sharing.

  46. What a great idea creating your own bezel with the wire. I love using old book pages in my artwork. I will definitely try adding some resin to them for my next mixed media canvas. Thank you for sharing.

  47. Jennifer,

    I so love how this piece turned out! And I love that you explained how to make your own bezels. Wonderful!

    Elaine Allen

  48. Jennifer,

    I so love how this piece turned out! And I love that you explained how to make your own bezels. Wonderful!

    Elaine Allen

  49. Wow this came out so nice!
    I’d like to try making a wire
    bezel like you did.
    Carla from Utah

  50. Wow this came out so nice!
    I’d like to try making a wire
    bezel like you did.
    Carla from Utah

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  53. thanks for sharing the deets on how to make this wonderful necklace, appreciate the steps. I think i can make my own wire bezel now so paper has now crossed over….smile

  54. That is beautiful! I am going to buy some when I visit home so I can make some with my daughter… 😀

  55. Wow, I ve never seen the ice resin before. Going to have to look into this. Maybe first thing I could make is a pendant with a fave picture?

    1. Oh my gosh ICE Resin is so much fun! You can get it at Hobby Lobby with a coupon and I thinkat some Joann stores or go to Amazon 🙂

  56. Wow, I ve never seen the ice resin before. Going to have to look into this. Maybe first thing I could make is a pendant with a fave picture?

    1. Oh my gosh ICE Resin is so much fun! You can get it at Hobby Lobby with a coupon and I thinkat some Joann stores or go to Amazon 🙂

  57. Would love to get my hands on this necklace…so pretty and love the blue hues in it! I also like ur use of a book page instead of just a solid color background.

  58. Would love to get my hands on this necklace…so pretty and love the blue hues in it! I also like ur use of a book page instead of just a solid color background.

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  63. I sure love resin papers. A friend gave me a small stack. Now I can make it into a beautiful project.

  64. Wow! Jennifer, How Gifted you are to just be able to Make something SO Beautiful off The Top of Your Head such as This Amazing Piece of Jewellry. I would Love to try this “Ice Resin” but can’t see Myself doing anything quite as Amazing as You have. BUT, I would Definitely Wear It….

    1. Awww thank you so much!! It is pretty easy – check out my post that has the video 🙂

  65. Wow! Jennifer, How Gifted you are to just be able to Make something SO Beautiful off The Top of Your Head such as This Amazing Piece of Jewellry. I would Love to try this “Ice Resin” but can’t see Myself doing anything quite as Amazing as You have. BUT, I would Definitely Wear It….

    1. Awww thank you so much!! It is pretty easy – check out my post that has the video 🙂

  66. I love your steampunk girl image! What a great gift for someone. Thanks for showing us how to make our own.

  67. I love your steampunk girl image! What a great gift for someone. Thanks for showing us how to make our own.

  68. Fabulous pendant, love the wrapped wire bezel and although I have not tried it yet I’ve always loved the look of resin on paper. Also love big bold jewelry so I’m one that would wear a big pendant also.

  69. Fabulous pendant, love the wrapped wire bezel and although I have not tried it yet I’ve always loved the look of resin on paper. Also love big bold jewelry so I’m one that would wear a big pendant also.

  70. Love, love, love your pendant. She is wonderful and I would love to see your video how you make it. My daughter would love this too, she’s my steampunk girl. Thanks.

  71. Love, love, love your pendant. She is wonderful and I would love to see your video how you make it. My daughter would love this too, she’s my steampunk girl. Thanks.

  72. I love your project! I remember reading something about resin paper some time ago. I think they made pages with it. adding all of their text and information for each page inside the resin paper. I love what you did here better. I might try to create some resin paper myself. I will check out your video later to see if I could create a bezel with wire and make a pendant out of the resin paper.

  73. I love your project! I remember reading something about resin paper some time ago. I think they made pages with it. adding all of their text and information for each page inside the resin paper. I love what you did here better. I might try to create some resin paper myself. I will check out your video later to see if I could create a bezel with wire and make a pendant out of the resin paper.

  74. I love this piece! I have never tried anything like this, but wow what wonderful gifts these could make.

  75. I love this piece! I have never tried anything like this, but wow what wonderful gifts these could make.

  76. I am in love with this pendant but I know I couldn’t make one. Is there any way you would be selling them?

    Thank You,
    Pam

  77. Such a beautiful piece. Loved your tutorial. I tried to sign up for your newsletter, but kept getting a message something was wrong.

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