I love wearing pendants with transparencies. But I realized that they only glow when they are facing against the light and on light-colored clothing. Because of this, I used gold, silver and rose gold leaf so that the art in the pendant will become noticeable at any angle.
Here are the steps:
Arrange 1-inch wood tiles in preparation for the gold, silver and rose leaf. If you have scrabble tiles, those will do too.
Add a thin layer of adhesive glue to each of the wood tiles. Let the glue cure for 10-20 minutes. Once tacky, place the leaf over the wood tiles and press firmly. Take out the excess leafing. Let the leafing to dry (normally takes 12 hours).
Find Mandala images online. Mine are 1-inch square images I purchased from Etsy. I printed them on transparency film. Cut them out using scissors.
Apply a thin coat of glue to the metal lead and place the transparency on it. Press down firmly to remove the bubbles. Allow to dry for 24 hours.
Mix equal parts of Counter Culture DIY Artist Resin and hardener. Mix thoroughly for at least 3 minutes. Using a popsicle stick, start adding resin at the center of the tile. Use a toothpick to pull the resin up to the edges. Let the tiles cure for 24 hours.
Attach the pendant to the bail using E-6000 jewelry glue. Place the completed pendant in the necklace.
Done! Now you have a shiny mandala pendant to complement any color of the clothes you wear.