The Nunn Design product line is continually evolving. Along with new releases, we also see the change of items being discontinued. Oh darn it!
A lot of the techniques that Nunn Design has offered over the years required us to create distributor partnerships so that we could teach and offer the products to our customers. These past few years have brought a lot of change. The minimum requirements, expiration dates and shipping restrictions no longer make it viable for us to continue to offer these products.
Within this post, I hope to direct you to other manufacture’s products that are similar. I have not tested them personally, but I have done a survey of our existing customers and they have generously offered their sources.
Here are some products that you might be interested in exploring as replacement to the items Nunn Design will no longer be offering. I have not included links to these products, but if you do an online search, there are a lot of retailers and online sites that will be happy to serve you.
2-Part Epoxy Clay
After many attempts to restock Crystal Clay, we chose to close it out. Here are other 2-part epoxy clays that our customers have recommended:
Ceralun from Swarovski
Resin Cups & Stir Sticks
We no longer carry Resin Cups or Stir Sticks, so we’ve put together a list of items and links where you can buy them yourself.
Resin Cups. We use 1oz graduated measuring cups for resin mixing. We prefer the type of cup that is more rigid, clearer, and does not have a lip which makes pouring a little messy. The cup with a lip causes more drips. Nobody likes a drip. You want the polypropylene plastic rather than the polyethylene plastic cup. It is wise to select a cup with graduated lines to mark out divisions for measuring. Then you know it is accurate.
Resin Cups on Amazon: https://a.co/d/4fDj6bJ
Or search online for “ 1 oz. Graduated Cup” “1oz Graduated Polypropylene Cup”
Wide Stir Sticks are ideal for mixing your resin within the mixing cup. These are tongue depressors which can be purchased at craft stores or at most medical supply stores, but probably at a higher rate. Popsicle sticks might work too and are cheaper, yet we have not tested them.
Wide Stir Sticks/Tongue Depressors on Amazon: https://a.co/d/i6KK2A3
Or search online for “Tongue Depressors” “Craft Sticks” “Popsicle Sticks”
Narrow Stir Sticks are great for drizzling resin onto your findings. We prefer sticks with rounded edges as they slide into the cups better. The sticks with square ends are cheaper but get hung up in the ridges at the bottom of the cups. The stir sticks are coffee stir sticks and can be purchased almost anywhere.
Narrow Stir Sticks on Amazon: https://a.co/d/9Rm4Yzv
Or search online for “5.5 inch Wooden Coffee Stirrers”
Amazing Sealer by Alumilite is a one-part, water-based sealant that can be used as a glue, sealer, and protectant. Amazing Sealer is applied white, but turns clear as it dries. This product is a great replacement for our discontinued Nunn Design Glue.
Transfer Sheet Stock
We are no longer able to purchase wholesale Lazertran, the film we used to print the transfer sheets onto. If you do an online search, you will find vendors that offer this paper stock. Make sure to select the right type of film for your printer.
Search online for “Lazertran Waterslide Decal Paper” and include if you are printing from an inkjet or laser printer.
Or just search for “Waterslide Decal Paper”
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