If you thought resin was only to be poured into bezels or on top of flat components, think again! You can indeed make 3D resin jewelry pieces. Just check out Little Windows, where owner Fran shares some really cool resin tutorials. I previously shared her bendy resin ring and 3D resin jewelry tutorials here. She now has a video tutorial which shows how you can make twisted resin jewelry.
These ribbon like curls are formed when the resin has cured for just 12 hours and is still pliable enough to tape into place for the rest of the curing step.
The 3D technique can be applied in other imaginative ways. I love the 3D resin pumpkin idea. Maybe a bit early for Halloween but I also see an apple as alternative! Check out Fran's post and tutorial for creating it.
She also has this suggestion for a Christmas ornament :
I previously reviewed some of the supplies from Little Windows. Since then, I have purchased the silicone doming tray which does indeed make clean up easy because nothing sticks to it. Just pop out the oopsies when they are dried.
Their resin formulation is also very different from others in that the proportion you use is not the typical 1:1. Much less of the B component is used. If you do not make resin jewelry very often, their resin might be the way to go as Little Windows does sell just the B component if you need to replace it. No other resin supplier does this. Unfortunately there is a shorter shelf life for ANY brand of resin B component (resin and resin clay) so it seems a waste to throw away both A and B just because B has yellowed or deteriorated.
I have tested out their resin since my previous post. Works well. Follow the instructions - I found stirring slowly helps avoid bubbles. I also found the mixed resin less viscous than other brands so go carefully when first pouring.
If you'd like to win $60 worth of resin jewelry making supplies from Little Windows, please make a comment below. Make sure you leave contact info below if you do not have an online shop or blog.
Here is what the winner will receive for the:
Twisted Resin Kit
1 pack Dichro-ISH Film
1 pack Dichro-ISH Texture Film
1 pack Resin Color Film in Pale Tints
1 Brilliant Resin 6oz. Set + extra mixing cups
2 Small Doming Trays
Spring Drill (includes 3 drill bits)
Little Windows is also offering 15% off everything from her store. Just use the discount code BeadingGem at checkout. This discount is valid until the end of June.
Email subscribers need to scroll down the post they receive, click on Share Comment and enter your comment. Pick Name/URL. If you don't have a store or blog, leave the URL blank.
This giveaway is for US and Canadian readers only.
Extra entries if you become or are a blog subscriber or follower etc. If you also do shout outs about this giveaway, 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, June 22, 2015 . I will pick the 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!
Before You Go:
- How to Make Butterfly Resin Earrings
- Layered Resin Jewelry Tutorial
- Shannam's Amazing Resin Diorama Rings
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