When I was at the Sewing and Stitchery Expo at the end of February I visited a vendor I had seen the year before. I watched their schtick and decided I needed to try out the product for myself.
I have been seeing a lot of chatter about Ice Resin and had contemplated trying that out. However, here at my fingertips was a product called Little Windows so I went with that. This is the beginning kit plus two sets of molds and extra resin compound:
There are two ways of using the product - casting in molds and doming flat surfaces. I selected some seed beads, broken jewelry parts, letter beads, scrapbook papers and rhinestones to use in my first attempts.
The resin is mixed in a 2:1 ratio for 2.5 minutes before using. It is poured and then allowed to cure for 24 hours or more.
I started with some letter beads set into one of the small square molds. I was going for a rif on the LOVE block but didn't have all the letters. So I switched up to HOPE instead. The beads unfortunately drifted apart during the curing time so it wasn't as neat as I envisioned.
After it was removed from the mold I used the doming technique to finish off the front surface.
I used E6000 glue to attach a bail on the back corner. The resin is completely clear so the block will allow whatever garment it is worn against to show through the center and edges.
I also bought the materials to make faux dichroic glass but have not tried it out yet:
You can see their website at http://www.little-windows.com/