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:

Step 1

Arrange 1-inch wood tiles in preparation for the gold, silver and rose leaf. If you have scrabble tiles, those will do too.

Step 2

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).

Step 3

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.

Step 4

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.

Step 5

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.

Step 6

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.