Monday, July 30, 2012

Little Windows' $50 Gift Certificate Giveaway for Resin Jewelry Supplies

By on Monday, July 30, 2012 92 Comments

I featured the wonderful resin jewelry video tutorials by Little Windows before. If you're interested in resin jewelry making, they are certainly worth a good look! Now Fran Valera is back with a special $50 gift certificate for one lucky winner!



The online store not only offers custom jewelry but it also caters for those who wish to make their own.  So there are kits, resin, molds, doming trays etc to get you started.



The epoxy resin product Fran sells has a number of virtues which she lists here :
•                safest epoxy you’ll find
•                developed for use with photos
•                blends easily so no sticky spots
•                allows for small batch sizes
•                not a toxic product
•                no odor
•                no respiratory irritation
•                very low bubbling
•                no solvents
•                can put anything into it, even delicate items
•                crystal clear, doesn’t get yucky yellow
•                shelf life is 3 x longer 

Gabby Necklace
But what first attracted me to her site was the excellent free tutorials, both video and PDF and lovely inspirations. Her blog is also worth a visit as Fran includes some great customer designs.

Double Donut Spinner Necklace
It's not just about photos either.  This lovely bubble necklace inspiration shared on her blog has embedded beads. As Fran pointed out, the clear nature of the design is attractive for all sorts of things -  "great for sun catchers, earrings, lampshades, whatever!"



Another simple embedding idea is for steampunk designs.
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One of the most stunning applications using Little Windows' products are the Kaleidoscope pendants created by Jeanie over at Kaleidoscope Collections.  Jeanie used her Kaleidoscope software program, the Kaleidoscope Kreator, to convert pictures into complex patterns. These were printed out on special photo paper and then turned into pendants using the casting and doming techniques.


You can also make all kinds of things based on the resin technique. For example, bling for your fridge - otherwise known as fridge magnets! I really liked this travel memento idea from her blog.


Little Windows is also offering a 15% discount on everything any reader of this blog orders.  The code to use is TBGJ15.

Giveaway
If you wish to try your luck for a Little Windows $50 gift certificate, please make a comment below. Make sure you leave contact info if you do not have an online shop or blog.



Subscribers need to click on the post title to come to my actual blog. Scroll down and enter your comment. Pick Name/URL. If you don't have a store or blog, leave the URL blank. Please leave an email at the very least so I can contact you easily if you win.

This giveaway is for US and Canadian readers only.

Extra entries if you become or are a blog subscriber or follower oetc. If you also do shout outs about this giveaway on your favorite forum,  those will count as additional entries too!  Please say so in the comments.

It ends in a week's time at 6 pm EST Monday, August 6, 2012. I will pick a winner randomly and announce the results as soon as possible after. So be sure to leave a contact email if you don't have an online link or make sure you come back and check! Otherwise I will redraw in a week. Good luck!



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92 comments:

  1. What a great contest! I love her designs.

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  2. Would love to win this give away! Looks like resin would be lots of fun to use.
    G

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  3. I love her work--resin is such a versatile and fascinating medium. Would love to win---molds would be a great expansion to what I've already tried with resin!!

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  4. aweinh25@aol.comJuly 30, 2012 at 8:13 AM

    There are such great ideas here! I'd love to start working with resin.
    Anne

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  5. thank you for the great giveaway. I follow you on the fb (Mary Marshall)I get your lovely blog in an email and I will be linking to this on my fb too.
    thanks again
    PS pls PICK ME!!! :-)
    jandmmarshall@aol.com

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  6. I'd love to win - I've been wanting to play with resin..

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  7. I have seen some advertising for this company before and have thought her tutorials were great, but never had opportunity to try it yet. Generous of her to offer this giveaway (hope I win!). Resin interests me...

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  8. I would love to win this contest because I have never tried Resin Jewelry but this would get me a head-start!

    jillshope@yahoo.com

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  9. wow those designs are so pretty! i'd love to win, but may end up buying a kit even if i don't!

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  10. Jan Neff-SinclairJuly 30, 2012 at 8:48 AM

    I'm an email subscriber to the blog, but I would love to get another shot at winning this giveaway by leaving a comment. I would immediately get a beginners set of supplies and try some suncatchers or pendants. My email address is jan.neff@ymail.com.

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  11. I have tried resin work before but your video has answered many of my question, Thank you and thank you for a chance to win more supplies maybe now I can make a better necklace.
    Cathy @
    blazingstars@yahoo.com

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  12. what a great give away! I am a follower, I tweeted and shared on face book..

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  13. Love working with resin. Awesome
    giveaway.

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  14. My sister and I LOVE Little Windows and use nothing but her resin in our jewelry products! It is awesome stuff! I'd love to win a gift certificate! Thanks for the opportunity to win!

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  15. I love resin and would love to win this prize! I am a follower of your blog!

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  16. I love you can do so many things with the resin. I would love to try it. Annette
    annette@kinslowart.com

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  17. I would love to try it. Looks like you can do so much.

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  18. This looks like so much fun to do. What a nice website!! Please add me to the list!!!
    Carol
    DesigningIt.etsy.com

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  19. This would be so much fun to play with.

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  20. I would like to try resin.

    melodyj(at)gmail(dot)com

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  21. GFC Follower.

    melodyj(at)gmail(dot)com

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  22. Google Reader subscribe.

    melodyj(at)gmail(dot)com

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  23. I have not tried resin yet, it is on my must do list.

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  24. Have been hesitant to try two part resin. This looks so much easier and faster.
    Thanks for running the giveaway!
    marlene
    mlsjewel@yahoo.com

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  25. What a great offer. Her designs are inspiring and creative!

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  26. I am dying to try resin and this would be the perfect opportunity to do so! Love the designs and I am going to sign up for the mailing list.

    Thanks
    Zan
    zanc@att.net

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  27. i forgot my email...janet119@gmail.com

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  28. I would love a chance to win! Looks like a fun product.

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  29. I would love to try resin and so being chosen for the giveaway would be great! Thanks!!
    Sarah
    sarahsmilefive@yahoo.com

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  30. Amazing stuff! I want to try this so bad!!
    Thanks for the opportunity to win a chance to do so.

    Kristy
    kristy.wright@gmail.com

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  31. Awesome ideas. Would love to learn to work with resin. My project: clean up and cast dead bugs as pendants for my sons. :) I've seen them before in shops and I'd love to put my little finders to work in the yard to bring back their picks! :)

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  32. Wow! Can't wait to try some of these!

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  33. Ever since your last post about Little Windows, I've been wanting a lot of their stuff! It would be so awesome to win this so I could get started on resin. I have some artwork I created years ago that would be perfect for this technique. I'm dying to try it! Thanks for this drawing!

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  34. Would love to win this giveaway.

    jeannesprague@hotmail.com

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  35. What a great giveaway. Thanks for the opportunity to win. Bea at

    b_morris@shaw.ca

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  36. Her work is beautiful--I especially love the necklace with embedded beads! Gorgeous. Something I would really like to try!
    I'm a blog/Facebook/Twitter follower, and I'm about to go do a shout out on Twitter right now!!

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  37. I met Fran and her daughter in June at the Bead and Button Show in Milwaukee. They are so kind and gererous with their information and their products are the finest quality.

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  38. What a fabtabulously generous giveaway...Thank you so very much for this very kind opportunity. I wish everyone commenting (including myself..lol) best of luck and good wishes...Thank you again , bye for now and Happy Crafting

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  39. What a great new craft to learn..just in time for Christmas.
    Hope my stuff turns out as lovely as yours!

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  40. What a timely post. I bought some resin to try just last week. I'm so looking forward to checking out her tutorials and products. Thank you once again for a great giveaway!

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  41. Ooops I forgot to mention that I'm a subscriber, fb follower and shared it. Thanks again.

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  42. Thanks for the opportunity! I have been wanting to try this product for a while.
    karla[dot]webb[at]live[dot]com

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  43. I also LIKED your Facebook page & Little Windows'. Thanks again!

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  44. I'm already a follower of this blog and like the FB page, but would love to have a shot at winning a Gift Certificate. I sure could use some resin!

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  45. thank you to my sister for telling me about this site. I have been looking for something like this , we lost our only son, Hakan, May 23 , 2009 , they said he took his own life. I do not believe it. But I have been wanting to make myself a necklace or something to wear with his photo on it. This is just what I need for what I have been wanting to do. Now to get the supplies. I would love to be entered into the drawing if possible, my email is kingslynn58@yahoo.com I am not sure at all if I am at the right place for entering the drawing but hoping that I am. Thanks for such wonderful tutorials, and supplies, what a wonderful site my sister has told me about. Thanks , Tammy

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  46. Wow she has a lot of clever techniques! I'm inspired!

    I'm a FB follower, a Twitter follower on 2 accounts, and an email subscriber.

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  47. The closest I've gotten to resin work is when I use two-part epoxy to bond things together, but have always wanted to give resin casting a try. Little Windows' resin sounds ideal; not toxic and no odor (I can't stand the odor of the epoxy that I use and I'm usually just mixing a few drops of each of the resin and the catalyst).

    I am a follower of your blog and on facebook.

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  48. Hi Pearl,
    Went and put this on my Facebook and will share it with some of the Groups I belong to as well.
    https://www.facebook.com/beadcomber

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  49. I would love to try making some resin jewelry. I just adopted a baby girl and this would be great.

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  50. What a fun giveaway. Thank you! jsarina1(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  51. I have been wanting to try this product. Please enter me in the drawing. My email is diannaft@grandecom.net. Thanks, Dianna

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  52. Barbara -bcameron8@tampabay.rr.comJuly 31, 2012 at 3:18 AM

    Love how you can personalize your jewelry this way. Haven't tried resin yet, but think I'll check out her tutorials.
    Thanks Pearl!

    bcameron8@tampabay.rr.com

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  53. I would love to win and give this a try... would love make photo jewelry for all the women and girls in my family!!
    virginia d
    vfromkcmo at comcast dot net

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  54. This looks like a lot of fun!

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  55. So beautiful, I would LOVE to learn this new technique. My email is karlene_hansen@yahoo.com

    Kar :)

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  56. This is great. I've been wanting to try resin out, and I love the steampunk items embedded in the resin. This would be a great way to get started. Thanks.

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  57. Winning this is probably the only way I'll get the resin experience. Fingers and toes crossed!! cjlogie@gmail.com

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  58. What great ideas for a timeless product! Very generous giveaway!

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  59. I'd love a chance to try Little Windows resin. My email is on my Blogger profile.

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  60. I'm already a follower. Love your forum!

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  61. I've shared on my blog. Thanks for sharing this, Pearl!

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  62. 1st time for everything. good luck to all. Great ideas here, love to learn. Hope I win! Marilyn my email is m.yospe@sbcglobal.net

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  63. Love the products! Thanks for the giveaway!

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  64. The contest is great, and I'd like to have a chance to try something new for me! I'll share and post wherever I can. Thanks!!

    Also, love your blog and all the valuable information and tips I've learned from you already!

    Thanks!

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  65. This is an awesome giveaway. Resin would be so much fun to experiment with. :)

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  66. Haven't played with resin yet, but this would be a great way to start! thanks for another great blog :)

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  67. I have wanted to try resin. I love the positive things about this product! Tweeted and shared on FB!

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  68. What a wonderful giveaway! Would love to win this...

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  69. What an awesome give away!! I've never heard of the Little Windows brand - thank you for introducing me to something new and such great ideas for working with resin!

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  70. Have been wanting to try ice resin so this would be awesome to win! Thanks for the opportunity!

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  71. Love a chance to try ice resin!!

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  72. Oh those are all gorgeous! I want to play now too!! I'm afraid to go to her site now that I know she has kits...I'll spend too much .. >.< lol

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  73. How great this project would be to do!!! I can see all kinds of things I would put in a window. Thanks for sharing this.

    via email

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  74. I have used her resin in the past, and it is FABULOUS! I love how fast it cures! I would LOVE to get some more!

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  75. Wow! A non toxic resin that looks that great?! I love it, and would love to learn how to use it!

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  76. I has always wanted to learn to play with resin. This prize would be wonderful encouragement.

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  77. I follow you on FB as Shaiha Williams

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  78. I follow you on Twitter

    @shaiha_

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  79. I tweeted. I just love that word.

    https://twitter.com/Shaiha_/status/231632394829066240

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  80. I shared on FB

    https://www.facebook.com/sShaiha/posts/409316239104821

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  81. this giveaway would give me the opportunity to learn a new art form.

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  82. I love the look of resin. Would love to learn to incorporate it with my polymer clay. This would be an amazing opportunity to do that. Great products. Shared on my facebook. www.facebook.com/Kimberly.Idalski

    Thanks so much. Kimberly @ Kimi's Jewelry & Gifts

    www.Kimisjewelryandgifts.blogspot.com

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  83. I have been wanting to shop at Little-Windows for a bit now! Just haven't had the cash quite yet. The customer service is something I can tell you about though- AMAZING! <3

    keeley2wright@gmail.com
    Nickole Wright

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  84. I just ordered my first products from Little Windows and my brain is exploding thinking of what I'm hoping to do!!

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  85. LOL! That shows how creative you are. Have fun!

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  86. I first came across Little Windows when I was on one of my many medical trips to the city..being stuck in a hotel room between procedures is very boring..luckily I had a way to get online. Seven years post accident on a disability I thought my life would be mundane and unimportant..I discovered I could create beautiful things..I have tried many areas of creating..I wanted to try something new so I had looked up resin and there was my in to a great product....I have to admit I felt horrible to have made a huge order when I am on a small disability pension.. But at the same time I was excited.. Ty Little Windows for opening the door to a whole new world of resin...I LOVE this resin it is so easy to work with..and I make wonderful jewerley...I have a TBA if I can do it anyone can. :). Ty for the chance at this awesome giveaway..I hope I win. But even if I don't. I am happy for the person who does..she/he will have a wonderful time and make amazing things...I can promise you this..u cannot screw up with this resin. It is utterly awesome ...;). My email is smorgane2u@hotmail.com. AND my name is Lynda Pelletier

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