Take a base of 3mm foam core board and draw an outline the size that you want your pendant to be, with another outline 3mm around it Mark some points where you will insert the pins. Different quantities will produce different patterns. I’m using 8 on each side. The points must be at least 4mm apart if you are using standard map pins, to allow for the size of the pin heads Cover the surface of the base with cellulose tape I will be using 32 map pins for this design Insert the pins at the points you marked earlier. Push them all the way through to the other side. To create the string pattern, I’m using DMC light effects E980 polyester thread Tape the end of the thread to the base, leaving enough to tie the ends later Start wrapping the thread around the pins in pairs, working your way around until each pair has been wrapped twice Don’t forget to like the video if you want to see more like this – it really supports the channel πŸ™‚ Keep the thread pulled as tight as possible, without disturbing the pins You can experiment with different combinations of pins to produce different patterns When you reach the end, either tie both ends together or secure them with a spot of superglue Cut some 5mm wide strips of foam core board, with the inside face covered with cellulose tape Attach the strips to the base with double-sided adhesive tape to create the walls of your resin mould Seal all the joints with hot melt glue For the body of the pendant I’m weighing 27g of clear casting epoxy resin, which has a 2A:1B mix ratio by weight 18g of part A and 9g of part B Mix thoroughly, taking care to not introduce air bubbles Pour the resin into the mould until level with the walls. Do not allow the resin to dome. Use a flame to pop any surface bubbles Allow the resin to cure until firm but still a little flexible. That was about 20 hours for my resin. Use pliers to pull the pins from the resin. They should pull cleanly without deforming the resin. If the resin distorts as you pull the pins out, leave it to cure for a few more hours Once the pins have been removed, you can take the resin piece out of the mould. To dome the surface I’m measuring 10ml Alumilite Amazing Clear Cast Epoxy Resin, which has a 1A:1B mix ratio by volume Use a thin mixing stick and stir slowly to avoid air bubbles This footage is 4x actual speed – don’t mix this fast! Tape the back of the resin piece, ensuring all the pin holes are sealed tight Pour just enough resin onto the surface so that it can spread almost to the edge by itself Use a cocktail stick to encourage the resin all the way to the edge, and into the corners As long as you are careful it will not overflow Cover to prevent dust contamination and allow to cure for 24 hours After 24 hours you can remove the tape and repeat on the other side, but you don’t need to tape any holes this time. Use a flame to QUICKLY pop any surface bubbles, but not too close to the edge or the resin may overflow Drill a couple of 1.5mm holes for your jump rings I made these jump rings to suit the size of the pendant from 1.3mm (16 Gauge) jewellery wire Attach the cord of your choice The finished pendant πŸ™‚ Glows like crazy under a UV black light! Thanks for watching!