Author Archives: beckynunn

Alternative Ways to Sell Jewelry! Part 2. Company Featured: CF Originals

If you aren’t familiar with one of my favorite artists and business owners, then you are in for a treat with this company feature. Christi Friesen is an award-winning artist, author and teacher. She is well known in the polymer clay and mixed media worlds with showcased works of art featured in numerous books, magazines […]

Alternative Ways to Sell Jewelry! Part 1 Company Featured: HorseFeathers Gifts

Chelsea Farmer isn’t new to operating a business during troubled times. She might not have braved a pandemic, but starting a business during the height of a recession took great courage and commitment. After leaving her office job in 2009, Chelsea originally started her journey of inspiration, purpose and creativity with barn sales and consulting. […]

A Sign of Hope When I Needed it the Most

For the first six years of operations, Nunn Design filled the back bedroom of our house, an 1100 square foot 1929 cottage in Port Townsend, Washington. Product spilled down the halls and filled the basement, mingling with the stuffed animals, books, and toys of our little family. As our two daughters became older, and my […]

Becky’s Tidbits. The State of Our Union

For days we all have been receiving email notifications from companies regarding covid virus related changes in operations. I knew I needed to post something. The standard form letter or blog post highlighting “10 Things you can do or create during a pandemic”, did not feel right. The more I thought about how I could […]

How to Make a Silicone Mold with a Bezel Registration

Making an impression, by pressing silicone molds into Crystal Clay, is a great way to add a design element to your jewelry. It also allows for you to create unique designs for your jewelry brand. This is Class 3 Part 1 of our 2020 Spring Semester of free online classes. When you are wanting to […]

Spring Semester Class 2! 3 New Tutorials + Videos.

Week 2 of our free online series of classes is well underway. 3 new tutorials posted this week on the Nunn Design Blog. To see what we have been creating and ask questions of Team Nunn live, join us for the Facebook Watch Party today at 10:00 am PDST. Here is a recap of what […]

How to Rubber Stamp on Crystal Clay and Apply Colorized Resin

Although there are steps to learn, you will be shocked at how easy this technique is once you have the basics down. Learn how to mix Crystal Clay, apply Crystal Clay within the bezels, how to rubber stamp your designs and how to colorize Nunn Design 2-Part Resin. Once you know how, I can only […]

How to Mix and Colorize Nunn Design 2-Part Resin

If you are learning to mix Nunn Design 2-Part Resin and how to colorize it using Castin’ Craft Opaque Pigments for the first time, you are in for a real treat! The techniques that we have in store for you will open up a whole new level of creative fun! Having a strong “how-to” foundation […]

Braving a Pandemic as a Small Business Owner

Braving a Pandemic as a Small Business Owner Becky’s Tidbits! Nunn Design’s home in Port Townsend is 56 miles outside of Seattle, Washington, the epicenter of the coronavirus pandemic in the United States. For the past couple of weeks I have watched, listened and researched as this crisis has unfolded. I wish I could say […]

How to Mix Crystal Clay and Apply into Nunn Design Bezels

Learning the basics of using Crystal Clay will save you a lot of time and help you avoid challenging creative disappointments. With as many hours under my belt working with this medium, I think I can provide a couple of tricks that will “enhance your learning experience.” You will also see a bonus design option […]

How to Use Crystal Clay and Gilding Flakes within Nunn Design Bezels and Open Frames

This is a great class to get you grounded in the basics of using Crystal Clay with Nunn Design Bezels. There are 4 tutorials total in Class 1. Each tutorial covers the basics in a slightly different way. Here are links to three of the tutorials we posted earlier this week: How to use Crystal […]

Crystal Clay and Gilding Flakes! 4 New Tutorials + Videos!

We are well on our way to diving into the 2020 Spring Semester of free online classes. The first 4 tutorials posted this week on the Nunn Design Blog. Here is a recap of what we have covered. Link to each of the blog posts to read the full step-by-step tutorials and watch the video. […]

How to Use Crystal Clay within an Open Back Bezel Tutorial

Open Back Bezels are ideal for Crystal Clay and Nunn Design Resin. They are lighter in weight than solid back bezels, making them usable for earrings as well as pendants and charms. With just a few “know-hows,” you will be well on your way to using clay and resin within Open Back Bezels. These tips […]