Whether you're making gifts, pieces to sell, or something special for yourself, personalizing adds an extra-special touch to any creation.
There are lots of ways to personalize your resin projects with names, initials and words. This video shows my favorite techniques:
More fun project ideas for Halloween, mixed in with favorites:
The pendants above were cast in our Medium Molds, then Domed Up over a piece of Resin Color Film, with a bit of glitter mixed into the resin. Let that set up an hour or two, then push bent wire forms into the resin making a ripple effect and glossy dimension.
For this necklace I also embedded wire in cast pieces. Images were printed on Clear Photo Film. I embedded the film in clear Brilliant Resin using our Medium Silicone Mold and Cabochons Mold. We then added GITD powder into the resin to Dome Up the backs of these pieces, and embedded the wire as they were setting up. CLICK HERE for more Glow In The Dark Project Ideas.
You'll need Brilliant Resin, Resin Color Film, a Doming Tray, and a Spring Drill, and some colored wire. Cut strips were domed, then shaped (as shown in our Brilliant 3D Butterflies video), drilled, and attached with colored wire. The top one is about 3-1/2" across, the bottom one is about 1-1/4" across, and can be made into a necklace or earring.
How-To Videos Mentioned Above:
These earrings were made in 2 layers, first pour a thin layer of resin with silver glitter mixed in, and let this layer set up.
Resin Color Film (we used the Jewel Colors Pack)
Hearts Molds (we used the 1" and 2" sizes)
Brilliant Resin, measuring cup and mixing wand, paper towels
Scissors and Hearts Punches (punches optional, but they sure make it easier :)
Jewelry findings (ear wires and colored jump rings shown here)
Can you believe these beautiful, durable pieces were made from painted paper?! CLICK BELOW TO WATCH HOW-TO VIDEO
Click the image above to watch our new video featuring the little-windows.com Paper Punches, metallic acrylic paints and the Silicone Doming Tray. Here are some of the featured projects, just look how Brilliant Resin over the paints makes them glow.
Here's another idea, I'm always looking for unique hair clips to hold my mop out of my face. This one used the bendy resin technique, then I attached a metal hair clip using E6000 for flexibility.
For these projects you'll need:
- Metallic acrylic paints and crummy brushes
- Jewelry Drill and findings
Have fun and send me pics of your creations!
We get a lot of questions about working with resin in bezels (a container or frame), so this is an extensive video that covers working in closed-back bezels, open-back bezels, and also mounting resin pieces in bezels. Lots of great info, enjoy!
Here are some of the projects created in this video, I only mixed 2 tablespoon-sized batches to make all of these!
Embed a magnet!
These inexpensive sports charms make great team gifts
Gorgeous possibilities with open-backed bezels
Have fun with bits and pieces!
Let light reflect off the metal with Clear Photo Film:
A layer of glitter under the photo really helps it pop!
Layer glitter, sticker, and a rhinestone for sparkly dimension:
Stickers, glitter and candy sprinkles can be found a your local craft shop
More bezel options can be found at your local bead store
Charms and other embedments - use broken jewelry, shop flea markets and yard sales
Variety of materials, shapes and sizes can be used.
Making multiples for events, swaps or sports swag is easy with this technique. My brother needed lots and lots of pendants to gift at Burning Man, so my daughter and I cast these for him. SCROLL DOWN FOR A QUICK HOW-TO VIDEO
We used our Large Circle Molds, poured in less than 1/4" of resin, sprinkled in some Dichro-ISH Film bits and some Resin Color Film bits. The words were printed on our Clear Color Film and laid on top of the resin. If you have time, Dome Up these pieces. Then we drilled, added a jump ring and a silk cord, and you can feel the love. Hope they don't blind people in the desert sun!
Click to watch how-to video:
If you have time, Dome Up another layer of resin to protect the printed film, and to give your pieces a more finished, rounded feel.
Oooooh, so many possibilities! This is my favorite way to show off themed photos - family, weddings, vacation, school pics, pets, etc. Here are some examples to inspire your creativity:
Here's a cast cubes bracelet using photos from the same vacation...
Here's one of the bracelets I made for this video, featuring my friend Lis F's gorgeous wedding photos:
Here's the same photo cubes, but with wire-wrapped pearl spacers between each:
And here are the same photos, in color instead of black & white, with pearl spacers:
If you love your pets - and who doesn't...
Look at this gorgeous piece by Amazing Maker Jennifer Dooley!
Here's a complete tutorial video to teach you how to make these keepsake bracelets:
I'm loving this new technique for turning bits and pieces of fabric into jewelry, buttons, pins, magnets, all sorts of shiny treasures! It's easy to do and super-versatile. I'll let the images do the talking...and the how-to video!
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This is my favorite new creation! I shrunk down some of my favorite photos and picked paint chips to coordinate with them. Domed them all, adding resin to both sides, then looped them onto this open-link chain, adding beads that tied in with my color scheme.
In this version I've used my vacation photos with shells for accents. Watch the video to learn how to make your own!
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If you've stopped by our booth at a show, you've most likely seen some work by Mixed Media Artist Belinda Spiwak. She combines found objects and scraps from other projects with a variety of other mediums like acrylic paint, texture paste, and color spritz, resulting in stunning collage effects. She then pours resin over select areas, letting some of the original textures show through. The results are dramatic 3-D scapes. Some tell a story, others are just fun!
Here's one more way you can use Little Windows Brilliant Resin to enhance your creations. Belinda collaged many elements in this piece, then dripped resin over it, in an irregular way, protecting the piece, securing the bits in place, and creating great contrasts in texture and finish. Click the video link below to see how it's done.
Click this image for a link to Belinda's Facebook Page, and check out her latest creations. She's a true talent, turning any material - from papers to fabrics to metals - into stunning, layered art. Thank you Belinda!
One of Belinda's favorite sources for interesting bits and pieces is a website called skybluepink.com, and I'll admit I'm obsessed with this site and their teeny-weeny puzzle pieces, micro-buttons, asian goodies, charms and ephemera of all sorts - lots to add to your resin creations. So be sure to take a look for unique goodies at excellent prices!
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 another idea - use clear resin to Dome Up for buttons, rings, and hair bobbles like these:
Here's what Stephanie in Pensacola, FL has been making with Dichro-ISH, glitter and sequins, so cool!