Recently I began working with clear epoxy. I have always had an attraction to jewelry that would be crystal clear, and have little embellishment’s like candy, seashells, or sand added to them. They seemed to float on ice that never melted, and thus was born my newest craft.
I like sticking to bracelet’s as I am new to the hobby, yet picking it up with such ease, that I feel it’s a craft anyone can do, and the results are stunning.
After making a few pieces I wanted to try something new, I wanted to add a little color to my resin bracelets, and realized I already had supplies on hand that would make this desire a simple reality.
They are called Pearl Ex Pigment Powders, and using them to add color to clear epoxy is a cinch, and you end up with some really beautiful pieces, because Pearl Ex has a huge assortment of colors that shimmer, shine, and mix really well with epoxy.
How To Add Color To Epoxy Jewelry:
First you need to have your pigment color on hand. For the project you see in the photograph I used a simple blue green pigment powder.
Once you have decided the color you want your piece to be, you can begin to mix your epoxy. I use EasyCast, as I have never had any trouble with it, and it’s simple to use.
Once you have mixed your epoxy, and mixed the 2 together, you can add just a small sprinkle of the Pearl Ex color you chose. Add very small amounts, like a pinch, and mix. If you want your color to be darker, add another pinch until you get the desired color.
A little really goes a long way, so keep that in mind when adding your pigment powders.
To Make The Bracelet In Photo
To make the bracelet you see in the photo, only use a small amount of a blue green colored pigment powder.
Let the mix sit to the side for awhile, and add a bunch of seashells to a bracelet mold. You can take your time here, as your epoxy is not going to grow hard for another 24 hours.
Once your seashells are placed in where you want them, you can begin to slowly pour your colored epoxy into the mold. Do this slowly to avoid masses of bubbles.
Once your mold is full, tap the sides to try and release any bubbles to the surface. I pop the bubbles with a toothpick.
Once your epoxy seems to be sitting well without any air bubbles, you can now set your bracelet aside and wait for it to dry.
That is basically it. It’s a fun and simple project, with beautiful results.