Handmade Resin Ring

It’s Landee from Landee See Landee Do.
I bought some Mod Podge Dimensional Magic about six months ago thinking I’d make a million wonderful things with it and take the crafting world by storm.  Well, I obviously didn’t.  It sat in my crafting supplies, seal unbroken.  It seems like sometimes I need a good reason, an excuse, if you will, try out a new product (new to me anyway).  I just couldn’t find the courage to break it out and shiny-fy something!
I was then flipping through a Family Fun Magazine  and came across some adorable and shiny rings made with, whaddayaknow,  Dimensional Magic and pennies!  This was exactly the excuse I had been looking for to make handmade resin rings.  I decided to make some friendship rings for my daughter and her two BFFs.
Supplies Needed:
Mod Podge Dimensional Magic
Mod Podge
A strong glue (I used E-6000)
Ring Blanks
Coins
Scrapbook paper
Any other embellishments you want
1.  Trace the coin onto the scrapbook paper and cut it out.  I happened to have a 3/4″ round punch that worked perfectly but cutting it out would be easy too.  Just make sure you err on the side of having it hang off the edge a little rather than being a little smaller than the coin (you’ll see why later).
2.  If you want to stamp or color the ring in any way, do it now.  I added each girl’s initial with a small rubber stamp.
3.  Mod Podge both sides of the circles and allow to dry.  This seals it up nicely.
4.  Adhere the paper circles to the coin.  I did dimes instead of pennies.  Why?  Well, because I wanted the rings to be silver but also because I’m SUPER rich and can afford to make these rings 10x more expensive!  But mostly the silver reason.  :)
5.  After that glue is dry, take your sandpaper and sand along the edge of coin using a downward motion.  This will remove the excess paper that may be hanging over the edge making the paper seem like it is now a part of the coin.  Side note: I obviously have no fingernail/cuticle pride… and own no lotion.
6.  Now for the fun part!  Take your Mod Podge Dimensional Magic and apply it to the top of your coin allowing it to “dome” slightly.  It went on much easier than I was anticipating, by the way!  No need for my nervousness.  Add any little embellishments you want by pressing them in gently.
7.  Allow to dry OVERNIGHT.  The milkiness will go away fairly quickly but it won’t be completely dry until the next day.
8.  When dry,  adhere the coin to the top of the ring blank using your industrial strength glue and allow to dry.  Done!
This little girl is loving hers and can’t wait to give the other two to her friends!
What I love is that the possibilities are endless with these!  Just by switching up the paper and embellishments you could get a completely different look.  I was also thinking how cute it would be to use a small photo rather than paper…maybe of your cute baby to give his/her grandma?  Huh?  What do you think?  You could also just glue a loop of wire to the back of the coin and make it into a necklace pendant as well.
Did you need an excuse to try some Dimensional Magic fun?  I loved it an am now looking for something else to shellack.  Happy crafting!

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**UPDATE: Many of you have been asking where to buy the dimensional magic. I want to say I’ve seen it at Michael’s or Hobby Lobby. I should have a coupon on my side bar … so with that it should be pretty cheap.

I know it is on amazon as well. Mod Podge Dimensional Magic 2oz

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  1. kelley clayton posted on July 20, 2011 at 9:04 am (#
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    I have been the same way… I have been wanting to do something with resin but mostly scared to use it all up.LOL ( Like I cant get more, right?) These are really cute and now I have a better idea about what to do. Thanks!

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  2. Valerie posted on July 20, 2011 at 9:28 am (#
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    I hadn’t even heard of this product before reading your post but have been using Diamond Glaze for a similar effect. I’m wondering about the cost comparison between the two. This is what I did: http://studiovalerie.blogspot.com/2011/07/passion-for-paperclips.html

    Your rings are adorable and I think you were very clever to use coins as a base for your paper!

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  3. Kristina posted on July 20, 2011 at 9:41 am (#
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    I’ve searched EVERYWHERE for the Dimensional Magic. There are so many things I want to do with it! Like this! I would love to make these for the girls in my ministry.

    WHERE to I find this magical stuff!

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  4. Staci posted on July 20, 2011 at 10:08 am (#
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    Cute idea! I teach elementary art – thinking this would be a really cool idea for a project! :)

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  5. Dorangela posted on July 20, 2011 at 11:27 am (#
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    Love it! I’ve been dying to try this stuff, it’s like magic!

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  6. Anna posted on July 21, 2011 at 1:10 pm (#
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    Where do I find ring blanks?

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    • landeelu replied on July 22nd, 2011 at 11:20 am

      I found them for about $1.30 each at Hobby Lobby. They had them in a kind of bronze finish as well as silver.

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  7. Laura @ ON{thelaundry}LINE posted on July 22, 2011 at 6:01 am (#
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    Very cute! Pinned this and hopefully will make some with my niece!

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  8. Marquise Diamond posted on March 24, 2012 at 9:08 pm (#
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    Handmade Resin Ring – I Heart Nap Time delivers quite a few helpful suggestions though I personally am aiming toward the more alternative or fancy hued gemstones and diamonds.

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