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Little Windows' $60 Gift Certificate Giveaway for Resin Jewelry Making Supplies


Epoxy resin brands are not all created the same. Formulations differ depending on use and price points.  I have tried many brands over the years. My all time favorite jewelry grade resin is Brilliant Resin from Little Windows which is manufactured in California It's a non-toxic, clear resin with a long shelf life, a doming resin, and a low bubble producer. They also stock all kinds of tools and equipment for resin jewelry making. 

I first came across Little Windows through owner, Fran Valera's amazing inspirational resin tutorials.  Her creativity got me hooked into this technique. I have gone on to create many of my own tutorials using this resin.  Below are my favorite projects.  

NB. Little Windows offers readers a special 15% discount.  Use this code : BG1516

My very first tutorial on real flower resin jewelry involved the use of molds as shown in the above picture. The dried dandelion looked great in resin :



This tutorial shows my first foray into pressed real flower jewelry making. The key equipment was the microwave press which speeds up the drying process. You cannot embed fresh organic material into resin as it will eventually rot inside. 



I learned quite a few things about real flower jewelry making over the years. One tutorial explored the combination of using the microwave press and a laminator to protect some of the flowers from the resin. This also helps composition as one is handling a group of pressed flowers and leaves. 










Little Windows also has the supplies needed to make personalized resin photo jewelry and charms. Here is my easy tutorial and review of the resin photo jewelry process using my own photos.  





Another tutorial using resin, wire and nail polish is this faux plique-a-jour tutorial


I also experimented with layered resin designs with fabric!  This is the heart brooch I did using two different sizes of heart molds from Little Windows.


Remember you can embed a lot of things in resin. Some like paper have to be protected before going into contact with resin - the paper goes all translucent. But real turquoise chips in Little Windows' heart resin mold made great pendants or even fridge magnets.



Not into resin jewelry?  Polymer clay artists sometimes use resin over their clay. Here is my comparison between polymer clay with and without resin.  The resin does leave a glass like finish over the clay. 





You can also make resin coasters. My favorite project was the sea shells, pebbles and sea glass coaster tutorial.


This resin collage coaster tutorial uses digital art and other fun additions :



Game to try this technique?

Giveaway 

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.
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 US and Canada 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. (The exception is Facebook - just like/comment on the giveaway status there!!)

It ends in a week's time at 6 pm EST Monday, June 22, 2020. 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:

Disclosure 
 
This blog may contain affiliate links. I do receive a small fee for any products purchased through affiliate links. This goes towards the support of this blog and to provide resource information to readers. The opinions expressed are solely my own. They would be the same whether or not I receive any compensation. 
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Original Post by THE BEADING GEM 

44 comments:

  1. I have thought about resin over the years, maybe it's time to give it a try.

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  2. I would love to try resin work. Looks fun.

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  3. I love all the different things you've done with this. I've never tried the resin and now would be the perfect time to try something new. Would love to win this.

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  4. Just tweeted about your post

    https://twitter.com/kayzkreationz/status/1272522189162643458

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  5. I once bought a resin mix and had poor results. I didn't try it again until the resin had gone bad. I'd love to try it again with better resin products. macfish47@gmail.com

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  6. I'm especially tempted by the flower bangles! I've always wanted to try resin. Please include me in the giveaway drawing.

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  7. Pearl and Little Windows...
    Thank you for sponsoring another generous give-away.
    I have not tried this brand of resin, but now have incentive to try it.
    Looks like we all get a little win with the discount code!
    Thank you again!
    Lorraine Gonda
    lorgonda@gmail.com

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  8. My favorite resin of all time & I have tried many seeking the perfect one for me. Julie

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  9. What an awesome chance! I have admired but not tried resin yet. Facebook and blog follower. email is auravisionrose@peoplepc.com Rose

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  10. Would love to win this. Thank you for the opportunity! I saw a tutorial on youtube to make galaxy cabochons and I would love to do this with the resin!

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  11. would love to win, resin is my passion!

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  12. I've long time loved your resin tutorials but haven't had a chance to try a project. Would love to though and this give away would make it risk free!

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  13. I am still a newbie in the Resin World but I love experimenting with it, the only problem I have is that it is expensive and so are the molds, but the good thing is that you can use the molds over and over which is awesome. My granddaughter just started using resin and molds and now she wants us to work on some together which is so cool I don't get to see her enough and I am proud that she has my love for all things crafty.

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  14. Pearl - I'm always so impressed with your resin work. Your Laura Birch coasters are so cute!!

    That flower bangle is simply to die for too!

    I'm willing to give it a go in this huge studio. Where there's a will - there's a way.

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  15. I've been wanting to play with resin...

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  16. I'n already a fan of Little Windows products especially the Brilliant Resin, The resin is so easy to use and seldom does it disappoint you. In one of your resin tutorials (which I can't find easily) used a larger "foldable" measuring cup. Can you tell us where you got that? It made the process look even easier.

    Please enter me in the Give-Away I'm also a big fan and follower of your blog.

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    1. Ah, you mean silicone measuring cups! These tend to be on the big side so I only use it for large projects like the coasters.

      https://www.beadinggem.com/2018/12/how-to-remove-cured-resin-leftovers.html

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  17. Always wanted to try this but hesitant.

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  18. I would love to win this beautiful resin. I enjoy creating with different types of resin and I haven't tried this type yet. I love all of these beautiful tutorials as well.

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  19. I really like all the different types of tutorials you feature on your blog. I am a mixed media artist and like to work in different mediums.

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  20. Just used up my stock of resin. Would love to try Little Windows brand. Your pictured pieces are beautiful!

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  21. Thank you Pearl for this blog post about resin. I have wondered about the different types. I have never tried working with resin. I suspect I would love the many things that can be created with it. The resin dandelion seeds is fabulous! I follow your blog - Love it! I will tweet your blog too!
    Debra of DatzKatz Designs

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  22. I pinned a link to this blog too!
    Debra of DatzKatz Designs

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  23. Wow! I love your pieces! So beautiful! I’m so excited a friend directed me to your page! I just signed up for a weekly newsletter for your blog as well! I haven’t heard of this kind of resin as I’m pretty new to large resin pours and inclusions. Thank you so much! Melanie_h_55718@yahoo.com

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  24. I have always wanted to do resin, but have never had the chance. I would love to do something like the turquoise chips or pictures of my grand-kids. I pray that I can win this giveaway so that I can finally create with it.

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  25. This is a lovely opportunity to venture into a new and exciting craft! Thanks for the opportunity. Good luck to all of us!

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  26. I would love to try this!! Thanks for the chance ! amandam@pobox.com

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  27. I've thought a lot about trying resin but haven't done it, yet.
    This would be a great giveaway to win!
    I'm a subscriber to your blog and I've shared this on Twitter.
    sis5of11@gmail.com

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  28. I would love to try their products! I love working with resin. Linjmarino@gmail.com Linda Marino

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  29. I see all these amazing creations with resin. I definitely would love a chance to create something with resin. Thank you!
    Sarah sarahsagaro@gmail.com

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  30. Resin looks like fun. I haven't given it a try yet.

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  31. I've oohed and aaahed over your beautiful resin projects, I've studied your tutorials as if there would be a final exam.... I'm ready to jump into the world of resin!!

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  32. I have done a little with UV resin but I would love to try this, it looks so much better

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  33. What beautiful resin designs! I haven't made anything with resin in a long time and had mixed results with it. I have recently been seeing some cool ideas and have been thinking about working with resin again. thanks for the opportunity to win supplies and for the tutorials!

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  34. I am intrigued by the wildflower bracelets and Fran's microwave flower press, actually her methods are very clever and seem doable. I would love to try her techniques.

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  35. Sooo inspirational! Very excited to try this "new-to-me" medium.
    Thank you,

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  36. So beautiful. I would love to try this

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  37. I would love to try their resin! You can be very creative. I have only used it once but would love to play with resin again.

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  38. Would like to try resin with art papers.

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  39. Love, love, love the cats. Looks interesting.

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  40. love the cats. I am going to do this soon

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  41. I was just working on resin project yesterday and feeling frustrated with the product I was using. Thanks for this article. I love your work with natural elements.

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  42. Looks intriguing. Would love to give it a try!

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