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Amazing Makers: Stacy Whetsell

Our friend Stacy in Texas is not only amazing, she's prolific in her resin-making!  Let me share just one of the things she's doing with her left-over scraps of Dichro-ISH films:

"So, I had lots of little left over pieces of Dichro-ISH film after I cut my shapes for other projects.  I was looking at a pile of it thinking how pretty it would be to have something made with all those colors… so… I got myself a coffee bean grinder, threw all the scraps in there, and created some awesome looking sparkle."  I asked Stacy if the bits clogged her grinder, to which she replied, "I got the el cheapo deluxe Black & Decker grinder from the grocery store for like $17.  The bowl is stainless and I had no issues with clean-up what so ever.  It was an easy rinse with water.  A more industrious person could use a q-tip or low powered blower to get all the goodness out instead of the quick rinse with water."

Then she added the bits  in this bezel bracelet, and domed them up with Little Windows Brilliant Resin.  Stacy's signature is a small candy heart included in the resin, which is a sweet touch!

Here's a link to see Stacy's latest creations on  Facebook.

 

Great idea Stacy, thanks for sharing!

 

 

Scrappy Little Windows

Want to make your creations even more unique?  Here's a great crossover from scrapbooking, which adds coordinating elements and a name, date, or saying of your choice.  Basic Photoshop tutorial included, so if you haven't given it a try, here's a great way to dip your toes in the water of photo editing!

 Click here for a printable how-to PDF.

Beautiful Bubble Beads

This necklace is pretty easy to make - no computer or printer needed!  You can use any bits of color you can find;  a few glass beads, paper, or scrap leftover from another project.  Use your Medium Circle and Small Circle Molds to cast these "bubble beads".      I absolutely love the way color and texture bounces and reflects up the edges of each Little Window, creating a frame of color. 

Arrange them on your table any way you like, then drill holes where they touch.  You'll link them together with thin colored wire in colors that coordinate with the beads, or with large jump rings.  I didn't have a chain to go with mine, so I quickly finger-crocheted the cord to fashion this design.
Here’s the same piece backlit, so you can see it would be great for suncatchers, earrings, lampshades, whatever!
For more detailed how-to's, check out the free "Embedding" video at little-windows.com.

Photo-Flowers

Here's another great idea to inspire you, these are Little Windows photo-flowers.  They make beautiful gifts - be it one or a bunch!  Just cast some Medium Circle-sized pieces, then glue them into the center of silk flowers.

OR, add a pin-back to the flower top so she can wear it, or pin it to her hat.

OR, add a magnet to the back of your LW, or to the back of the flower, for a practical gift with flair.  The flower is also its own gift-wrap!