High Gloss Resin Coconut Shell Necklace DIY


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Make a high gloss resin coconut shell necklace for a natural and tropical look. Turn ordinary pieces of coconut shells into glossy and stunning jewelry.

 High Gloss Resin Coconut Shell Necklace DIY

Make a high gloss resin coconut shell necklace for a natural and tropical look. Turn ordinary pieces of coconut shells into glossy and stunning jewelry. These necklaces feel tropical and exotic because of their natural nature. This is a fun craft for Summer camps (now that they are all over, right?) or just because!
Make a high gloss resin coconut shell necklace for a natural and tropical look. Turn ordinary pieces of coconut shells into glossy and stunning jewelry.

Supplies Needed:

Coconut Shell
High Gloss Resin


Twine
Wooden Beads
Mixing Cups, Stirring Sticks, Disposable work surface and gloves
Coconut to turn into jewelry
Begin by breaking the coconut into pieces. I enlisted my husband to help me with this part. He took a rock from the garden and whacked it right on top by the 3 dots.
Breaking coconut open with a rock
And just like that it cracked down the middle and he pulled it apart. Then he broke the shell into smaller pieces with the rock.
Breaking coconut in half with bare hands
Then I picked a few pieces I liked and picked off the meat. I ate it too. Do you like fresh coconut?
Pieces of natural coconut shell ready to sand
Then I gave the pieces back to my husband and asked him sweetly to sand them smooth.
Using the electric belt sander to smooth down pieces of coconut shell.
He sanded the tops and sides and back. I love how the smaller piece looks like a gem. Speaking of gems, my husband is amazing! He's medically retired from the military, so we hang out every day. Every day is like Saturday for us...except Sunday.
Sanded pieces of coconut shells
Next, I had him drill holes in the tops of each piece.
holes drilled in the sanded shells of coconut.
Then I promptly took them inside to add some high gloss resin to them. This pour-on resin is divine and adds like 10 layers of varnish in one coating. Read the directions carefully and mix according to directions.
Envirotex lite high gloss resin in box ready to mix to coat coconut shells
I mixed up 1 teaspoon of resin, 1/2 a teaspoon of each bottle. Then stirred for the full 2 minutes, transferred to a new mixing cup and mixed again for 1 full minute.
mixing high gloss resin.
Then I used the stirring stick to give each coconut a glossy coat of resin. It's self leveling, so it smooths out miraculously.
Putting high gloss resin on pieces of coconut shells.
Keep a straw nearby in case any bubbles form in the first 20 minutes. Just breathe through the straw close to the bubble to pop it.
pop bubbles in resin with a straw
Let the coconut shells dry overnight for the resin to cure.
High gloss resin cured after sitting overnight.
Next day cut some twine and string them on the necklace. Add wooden beads for the final touch!
Make a high gloss resin coconut shell necklace for a natural and tropical look. Turn ordinary pieces of coconut shells into glossy and stunning jewelry.

That's it!

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Make a high gloss resin coconut shell necklace for a natural and tropical look. Turn ordinary pieces of coconut shells into glossy and stunning jewelry.

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