Replacement Technique Products

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:

  • Apoxie Sculpt
  • 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:
  • 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:
  • 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:
  • 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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5 thoughts on “Replacement Technique Products

  1. Christine says:

    Just getting started this year with resin and epoxy clay jewelry this year. I bought Castin Craft Pigments ahead of Crystal Clay, which is now unavailable. I’ve recently purchased Apoxie Sculpt; wondering if anyone can comment on how the Nunn-developed Pantone recipes are working with Apoxie Sculpt and whether the mixing sequence is the same.
    Thank you!

    • beckynunn says:

      That is a great question! I haven’t yet tried any of the formulas, but my hunch is that it should be very much the same. The only thing that I can think that might be different is adding a wee bit of white pigment to the Apoxie Sculpt because the clay was more beige than white to start.

      Will you please let me know what your experience is?

  2. Christine says:

    Thank you, Becky. I sure will (…hopefully soon after New Years…). I ordered trial sizes of black and super white. Maybe I’ll add a regular white so I can prep & compare trial color mixes at the same time. On sequence, have seen some artist/craft suggestions that paint or tint should be mixed in to part A of the Aves Apoxie products first, then combined with B. Maybe Aves could speak more directly to that. I checked their product page but maybe I missed something.

    Cheers and thank you for your generosity of spirit. Your work and product development have certainly inspired me this year. C

  3. C says:

    Ho ho ho!
    I did miss registering this on the Aves FAQ page

    Adding Pigments or colorants
    for our 2 part products; Apoxie & Fixit modeling compounds: Always mix A+B first wearing disposable gloves and then add the pigment of your choice. Different pigments will give different results examples of commonly used pigments; We find that Acrylic paints give the product a gum like consistency – which some prefer, but others dislike….it does take quite a bit of acrylic paint to create a rich tone. Oil paints work exceptionally well and are the preferred colorant method – it take a VERY tiny amount to color a whole lot of product (toothpicks are helpful in swiping color onto the clay)…a little oil paint goes a LONG ways, if you mix too much paint it product will become very gooey. Powder Pigments work well – but they are messy. They give our product a bit more firm feel to it. note that glitters are best for surface pressing only with these products.

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