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.

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.

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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