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Thursday, December 18, 2008

Little Windows Jewelry Contest

Sticking a child's name on a gift teaches them nothing and robs them of all the smooshy good feelings that giving provides the giver.

I want them to know that feeling. Every year I try to help them make something for the adults in their lives.

No peeking NaNa and Grandma!

In past years we've decorated wooden breakfast trays, painted mouse pads, printed photo calendars, painted golden treasure chest boxes.
138BC287-11E2-4409-92C4-740C11733312.jpg

This year Ainsley and I did Little Windows from www.little-windows.com.

windows1.jpg

I liked this because it was a miniature chemistry lesson and an exercise in creativity.

windows8.jpg

You take a digital photo, use the free photo cropping software on their site and print on the paper provided. Mix up the resin compound and pour it into a mold.

windows2.jpg

The set they sent me advertises enough materials to make 3 necklaces.

But, I hate to waste a good resin and was able to get 9 little windows out of the chemicals supplied.

windows6.jpg

I used one necklace that Lia Sophia sent me to try. (The open silver choker pictured.)

windows4.jpg

Made myself a keychain.

windows5.jpg

Made 3 Christmas ornaments with some Christmas ribbon and ornament hooks.

And made a little zipper handle for Zack's backpack.

Ainsley was so proud of them she took them to Show and Tell.

That gorgeous box up there makes a gift box for one of the necklaces.

Little-Windows products range from $4 (magnets - should have thought of that!) to $48 deluxe kits.

138BC287-11E2-4409-92C4-740C11733312.jpg

Leave a comment and you're entered to win one of the All in One 3 Necklace Kits. The contest will run until Monday Dec. 22.

You must, MUST, must leave an email address or I will not be able to contact you.

After Christmas Update: Almost all of the hardware for the necklaces in this set broke within hours of wearing. This is embarrassing because I intended to give quality gifts. I still love the little ice cube looking resin photos - however, it's not worth the extra money for the complete kit. I was able to make much sturdier items with 20 lb. craft wire.

124 comments:

Whirlwind said...

That is just about one of the coolest things I have seen.

Jess said...

This looks like something my daughter and I would really enjoy!

Jenn S. said...

How cool is that!?! My daughter and I would have a blast with the kits.

Sandy said...

talk about having fun- this looks like a blast

JACLYN said...

My daughter would get a kick out of this! Love your completed projects!
firstrosegrrl@yahoo.com

Kelley said...

Wow, what a great idea! I would love to own one of those necklaces! Thank you for the contest!

paula h said...

This would be so fun to do as a family.

Anna said...

So cute! We'll definitely have to try that sometime.

bwm561 said...

my daughter would love it!

Cheryl F said...

Neat product my granddaughter and neice would love doing this!

wendy said...

these look soo cute! and I like how they are good for both big and small kids!

madmerkf at aol dot com

kaybee + rnb said...

what a great homemade gift! don't ALL grandmas love to show off their beloved grandbabies??? i know the kids would love to make them, as it would be a picture of themselves!

souldolphindream said...

This would be such a great project for bella and I to do together

souldolphindream@aol.com

Jen said...

Those are sweet Tracee :)

Rita M said...

What a great idea... I'm thinking purse charms! Thank you so much for the giveaway.

reb said...

wow, that is really neat. Looks fun.

rebbi511 at peoplepc.com

Sonya said...

This would be so cool! Thanks!

mrs_trell said...

That is absolutely awesome. Me and my daughter love to do things together.

This would be such a great Mommy and me Project.

1agordon said...

what a cool idea.

*mary* said...

That looks like a lot of fun.They came out very professional looking too! Good job!

jenn said...

This is so neat! I love what you did with the ornaments. :)

its.a.hit at gmail dot com

Danielle said...

This would be so much fun!
thanks
yellyjohnsen@yahoo.com

idahomom said...

My kids would love it.

mverno said...

great prize hope i'm lucky enough to win it

Karen_thrifty said...

Those are so cute! What a great gift idea.

Last year, my kids made snowman ornaments with their fingerprints. You can check them out here:
http://littlefunlittlelearning.blogspot.com/2007/12/snowman-ornament.html

knowhimwell at hotmail dot com

sito50 said...

This would be such a fun project. She'd love to make something with her picture to give as gifts.

Kat said...

this would be a blast to do with my girls!!

mom2anutball said...

This would be so fun!

lisagee said...

I would love to have this because it looks like a craft I have wanted to do for a while.

cmgnbox01 said...

Thanks for the giveaway!

Shannon said...

Great idea.

toughturtles said...

a fun to do kit

sweetsue said...

This would be fun to save for one of those boring rainy days!

kmbennet said...

I'm in!! Thanx for the contest.

vmkids said...

count me in

littlelatina said...

so fun I'm in

Felicity said...

All the necklaces are cute. Victoria will love it.

Felicity said...

All the necklaces are cute. Victoria will love it.

kdkdkd said...

Now that looks like a fun craft project for these cold winter days. Perfect for the long holiday break!

Shelley said...

Handmade gifts ARE the best and girls around the age just LOVE to do crafty things. What a great project to do in the wintry cold days ahead.

Thanks for a great giveaway.

tskrush (at) cox (dot) net

Paige said...

What a fantastic gift idea! My daughter and I would have so much fun with this.

galeogirl(at)comcast(dot)net

Alexis said...

What a great project for the family to do. I would love have this! Thank you.

I didn't put my email, but if I'm the lucky one could you comment on my blog :)

mom2mycrazy2.blogspot.com

Thanks!

eell said...

Crafts are something both of my Granddaugthers enjoy.

Anonymous said...

what a cute site for my niece to go over

Christina said...

Christina - xristya@rock.com - It's always constructive to give kids projects to make in which they have to follow directions and after which they have a wonderful product for themselves or a gift!

Dree said...

My niece would love this. How cool.

yellowlabs said...

Great prize. Please count me in!

tatertot374 said...

This would be so much to do with my 3 children. Thank you!
tatertot374@sbcglobal.net

ky2here said...

One of my nieces loves crafts.

Steph said...

What a neat kit. Would make a great project for me and my daughter.

Just Like Mom's said...

It's fantastic!!

:) Thank you for the wonderful giveaway! :)

silverbele said...

I love to make jewerlery

bison61 said...

such fun! my granddaughter and I would have a great time with this

tiramisu392 (at) yahoo.com

miriama said...

My daughter would love this!

Hana said...

Cool stuff - I love it

Hana@roadrunner.com

Renee G said...

Wow, this looks like it would be a fun family project.

rsgrandinetti(at)yahoo(dot)com

Anonymous said...

This would be a great project for me and my daughter to do together.
-Terra
partymix25(at)hotmail(dot)com

DOODLEGIRL said...

my daughter and I would love making these

Mary said...

I love Little Windows jewelry, it would be great to make such personalized gifts.

jennem said...

We would have a lot of fun with this, we love to do projects together.
Jennifer, jennem22 at yahoo dot com

Tammy said...

This looks like a great thing to with the kids

NGS said...

This would be a great gift for some of the little crafters in my life!

Reva Skie said...

This is a great blustery winter day project. Cocoa and crafts.

Kari said...

What a fun project that would be to do with my kids!!

ladyspy79 said...

I would love to share this with my neighbor and her nine year old granddaughter. This would be a blast!

ladyspy79@aol.com

purplepassion126 said...

Looks like something the girls will love. Thanks!

Sarah Z said...

My daughter would love this!
Thanks
Sarah
believedreamcourage (at) gmail.com

DEBIJOT said...

Great idea for my granddaughter

oona. said...

Woah, my daughter and I would have a fun afternoon making gifts for our family with the Little Windows jewelry kit. She would feel so proud to see her finished products!

Thanks! foxsquirrelrabbit at gmail dot com

SeahorseLady said...

I make Christmas present with my nieces each year and this kit would be fun to work with. Great idea for presents for next year.
Thanks for the nice giveaway.

lfhpueblo said...

This kit is a great thing to make kids feel good about making gifts for others. They look professionally made, and that would make any child feel very grown up and proud.

bkh61959 said...

This would be quality time spent together to make something special, thanks for the giveaway

malleycc said...

That is exactly what I need right now. My daughter is having separation anxiety pretty bad at school so maybe a pic of her family will help.

Tracee said...

Contest closed - our winner is NGS - Neurotic Grad Student http://traceesioux.blogspot.com/2008/12/neurotic-grad-student-won.html

Thank you for entering. I hope all entrants will sign up for a subscription or a feed. We'd love to have your input about raising girls.

wwe11 said...

My kids would love to have this. Thanks for the chance to win.
erma.hurtt@sbcglobal.net

Harli said...

Cute kids! :)
harlifantham@yahoo.com

jennmalan said...

daughter would love this

greg r said...

Wow this is as cool an activity as it gets

ricereport@hotmail.com

mogrill said...

Very fun!! Would love to win.

redron said...

want to win this

Anonymous said...

We love crafting and would love this win! Thanks! senekers@comcast.net

Anonymous said...

I have been wanting to find something that my daughter could make for Christmas. Thanks for the idea.
bluezippy89@yahoo.com

delta dawn said...

Very neat

Ardy22 said...

my crafty little one would love this


ardy22 at earthlink.net

Jen said...

These are so neat and would be really fun to do with my daughter.

footejennifer at hotmail.com

Shelly said...

Looks like fun!

matty55 said...

looks awesome,

enter me !!!

MCJunkie said...

count me in!

NesieBird said...

Very nice. Perfect for my little girl.

Amy W said...

I have seen these before and I have always wanted one! Great contest!

chrisandamyward(at)comcast(dot)net

mommync3 said...

This is an awesome gift. My daughter would love it. Thanks for the chance to win.

mommync3 at yahoo dot com

Kitty said...

Awesome! I always love to make things
autielady[at]live.com

artmarcia said...

Great gift idea--made by the child, but also useful.

Amy said...

I agree with you, its makes the gift and the gift giving much more important.

Ann Marie said...

Wow these are great. My daughters would love doing these. I think it would be alot of fun !!

dbacksfan001 said...

My granddaughter would love this.

Heather said...

This would be a great project for us! Thanks.

Robin said...

Looks like fun!
Robinmarie72@gmail.com

Anonymous said...

My niece loves to do crafts- she would be thrilled with this!

froggypartyof2 at aol.com

Helen said...

My daughter loves crafts and she'd love this!

ldrnc2000 said...

This prize is cool! I would love to win! Thanks so much for the giveaway!

Samantha P said...

this looks like so much fun i know i have plenty of pictures they i would love to make into jewelery!

elsmarlouamrman said...

This is a great giveaway. It really does bring you closer to work together with a project such as this. Thanks for this opportunity.

Smooshy said...

enter me!

klp1965 said...

PLEASE COUNT ME IN ON THIS AWESOME GIVEAWAY :)

pauline15 said...

This looks like sooo much fun. I would love to try this out with my kids!
pauline15_01 at hotmail dot com

Catherine KingChuparkoff said...

A really great activity/gift to do with the children for mom, dad and grandma.ashlyn@chuparkoff.com

purango said...

What a great idea. I would love to win this contest. garrettsambo@aol.com

Anonymous said...

This is so neat!

ladycat713@yahoo.com

katybug said...

This is such a cute idea! I would be proud of myself too. I love the ornaments especially. What a great keepsake from year to year!

John Deal said...

I think my daughter and granddaughter would enjoy this. AztecFeller@aol.com

tigger210 said...

My daughter would have a great time making this. Thanks for the chance to win!
skstigger (at) hotmail.com

Sharon said...

these kits are great it would be something I will consider to use in my classroom for end of the year gifts.

Anonymous said...

My granddaughter would love to make things with this kit along with her mother. What a fantastic gift for both!

coreyTX said...

My daughter would totally love this!

Kaylyn said...

This is such a great idea. It's hard to find something new that the kids can make for their grandparents!
Kaylyn.buckner@gmail.com

Karen said...

My daughter would love this.

ktgonyea at gmail.com

JOYVEN said...

sounds like fun

phyllisg said...

I am making memorial jewelry for our family's recent losses. This kit would greatly enhanse my efforts.

masonsgranny59 said...

My grandkids would love it. ty 4 the awesome giveaway and entry

lilyk said...

Please enter me into the contest. Thanks!

ms.lilyk@gmail.com

rosannepm said...

Very sweet for a young girl
rosasn4@comcast.net

donna444444 said...

Count me in please.
donna444444@yahoo.com

queenoftheclick said...

This is a great giveaway.

I love your family's pic to the left -so fun.

twitter.com/queenoftheclick

Thursday, December 18, 2008

Little Windows Jewelry Contest

Sticking a child's name on a gift teaches them nothing and robs them of all the smooshy good feelings that giving provides the giver.

I want them to know that feeling. Every year I try to help them make something for the adults in their lives.

No peeking NaNa and Grandma!

In past years we've decorated wooden breakfast trays, painted mouse pads, printed photo calendars, painted golden treasure chest boxes.
138BC287-11E2-4409-92C4-740C11733312.jpg

This year Ainsley and I did Little Windows from www.little-windows.com.

windows1.jpg

I liked this because it was a miniature chemistry lesson and an exercise in creativity.

windows8.jpg

You take a digital photo, use the free photo cropping software on their site and print on the paper provided. Mix up the resin compound and pour it into a mold.

windows2.jpg

The set they sent me advertises enough materials to make 3 necklaces.

But, I hate to waste a good resin and was able to get 9 little windows out of the chemicals supplied.

windows6.jpg

I used one necklace that Lia Sophia sent me to try. (The open silver choker pictured.)

windows4.jpg

Made myself a keychain.

windows5.jpg

Made 3 Christmas ornaments with some Christmas ribbon and ornament hooks.

And made a little zipper handle for Zack's backpack.

Ainsley was so proud of them she took them to Show and Tell.

That gorgeous box up there makes a gift box for one of the necklaces.

Little-Windows products range from $4 (magnets - should have thought of that!) to $48 deluxe kits.

138BC287-11E2-4409-92C4-740C11733312.jpg

Leave a comment and you're entered to win one of the All in One 3 Necklace Kits. The contest will run until Monday Dec. 22.

You must, MUST, must leave an email address or I will not be able to contact you.

After Christmas Update: Almost all of the hardware for the necklaces in this set broke within hours of wearing. This is embarrassing because I intended to give quality gifts. I still love the little ice cube looking resin photos - however, it's not worth the extra money for the complete kit. I was able to make much sturdier items with 20 lb. craft wire.

124 comments:

Whirlwind said...

That is just about one of the coolest things I have seen.

Jess said...

This looks like something my daughter and I would really enjoy!

Jenn S. said...

How cool is that!?! My daughter and I would have a blast with the kits.

Sandy said...

talk about having fun- this looks like a blast

JACLYN said...

My daughter would get a kick out of this! Love your completed projects!
firstrosegrrl@yahoo.com

Kelley said...

Wow, what a great idea! I would love to own one of those necklaces! Thank you for the contest!

paula h said...

This would be so fun to do as a family.

Anna said...

So cute! We'll definitely have to try that sometime.

bwm561 said...

my daughter would love it!

Cheryl F said...

Neat product my granddaughter and neice would love doing this!

wendy said...

these look soo cute! and I like how they are good for both big and small kids!

madmerkf at aol dot com

kaybee + rnb said...

what a great homemade gift! don't ALL grandmas love to show off their beloved grandbabies??? i know the kids would love to make them, as it would be a picture of themselves!

souldolphindream said...

This would be such a great project for bella and I to do together

souldolphindream@aol.com

Jen said...

Those are sweet Tracee :)

Rita M said...

What a great idea... I'm thinking purse charms! Thank you so much for the giveaway.

reb said...

wow, that is really neat. Looks fun.

rebbi511 at peoplepc.com

Sonya said...

This would be so cool! Thanks!

mrs_trell said...

That is absolutely awesome. Me and my daughter love to do things together.

This would be such a great Mommy and me Project.

1agordon said...

what a cool idea.

*mary* said...

That looks like a lot of fun.They came out very professional looking too! Good job!

jenn said...

This is so neat! I love what you did with the ornaments. :)

its.a.hit at gmail dot com

Danielle said...

This would be so much fun!
thanks
yellyjohnsen@yahoo.com

idahomom said...

My kids would love it.

mverno said...

great prize hope i'm lucky enough to win it

Karen_thrifty said...

Those are so cute! What a great gift idea.

Last year, my kids made snowman ornaments with their fingerprints. You can check them out here:
http://littlefunlittlelearning.blogspot.com/2007/12/snowman-ornament.html

knowhimwell at hotmail dot com

sito50 said...

This would be such a fun project. She'd love to make something with her picture to give as gifts.

Kat said...

this would be a blast to do with my girls!!

mom2anutball said...

This would be so fun!

lisagee said...

I would love to have this because it looks like a craft I have wanted to do for a while.

cmgnbox01 said...

Thanks for the giveaway!

Shannon said...

Great idea.

toughturtles said...

a fun to do kit

sweetsue said...

This would be fun to save for one of those boring rainy days!

kmbennet said...

I'm in!! Thanx for the contest.

vmkids said...

count me in

littlelatina said...

so fun I'm in

Felicity said...

All the necklaces are cute. Victoria will love it.

Felicity said...

All the necklaces are cute. Victoria will love it.

kdkdkd said...

Now that looks like a fun craft project for these cold winter days. Perfect for the long holiday break!

Shelley said...

Handmade gifts ARE the best and girls around the age just LOVE to do crafty things. What a great project to do in the wintry cold days ahead.

Thanks for a great giveaway.

tskrush (at) cox (dot) net

Paige said...

What a fantastic gift idea! My daughter and I would have so much fun with this.

galeogirl(at)comcast(dot)net

Alexis said...

What a great project for the family to do. I would love have this! Thank you.

I didn't put my email, but if I'm the lucky one could you comment on my blog :)

mom2mycrazy2.blogspot.com

Thanks!

eell said...

Crafts are something both of my Granddaugthers enjoy.

Anonymous said...

what a cute site for my niece to go over

Christina said...

Christina - xristya@rock.com - It's always constructive to give kids projects to make in which they have to follow directions and after which they have a wonderful product for themselves or a gift!

Dree said...

My niece would love this. How cool.

yellowlabs said...

Great prize. Please count me in!

tatertot374 said...

This would be so much to do with my 3 children. Thank you!
tatertot374@sbcglobal.net

ky2here said...

One of my nieces loves crafts.

Steph said...

What a neat kit. Would make a great project for me and my daughter.

Just Like Mom's said...

It's fantastic!!

:) Thank you for the wonderful giveaway! :)

silverbele said...

I love to make jewerlery

bison61 said...

such fun! my granddaughter and I would have a great time with this

tiramisu392 (at) yahoo.com

miriama said...

My daughter would love this!

Hana said...

Cool stuff - I love it

Hana@roadrunner.com

Renee G said...

Wow, this looks like it would be a fun family project.

rsgrandinetti(at)yahoo(dot)com

Anonymous said...

This would be a great project for me and my daughter to do together.
-Terra
partymix25(at)hotmail(dot)com

DOODLEGIRL said...

my daughter and I would love making these

Mary said...

I love Little Windows jewelry, it would be great to make such personalized gifts.

jennem said...

We would have a lot of fun with this, we love to do projects together.
Jennifer, jennem22 at yahoo dot com

Tammy said...

This looks like a great thing to with the kids

NGS said...

This would be a great gift for some of the little crafters in my life!

Reva Skie said...

This is a great blustery winter day project. Cocoa and crafts.

Kari said...

What a fun project that would be to do with my kids!!

ladyspy79 said...

I would love to share this with my neighbor and her nine year old granddaughter. This would be a blast!

ladyspy79@aol.com

purplepassion126 said...

Looks like something the girls will love. Thanks!

Sarah Z said...

My daughter would love this!
Thanks
Sarah
believedreamcourage (at) gmail.com

DEBIJOT said...

Great idea for my granddaughter

oona. said...

Woah, my daughter and I would have a fun afternoon making gifts for our family with the Little Windows jewelry kit. She would feel so proud to see her finished products!

Thanks! foxsquirrelrabbit at gmail dot com

SeahorseLady said...

I make Christmas present with my nieces each year and this kit would be fun to work with. Great idea for presents for next year.
Thanks for the nice giveaway.

lfhpueblo said...

This kit is a great thing to make kids feel good about making gifts for others. They look professionally made, and that would make any child feel very grown up and proud.

bkh61959 said...

This would be quality time spent together to make something special, thanks for the giveaway

malleycc said...

That is exactly what I need right now. My daughter is having separation anxiety pretty bad at school so maybe a pic of her family will help.

Tracee said...

Contest closed - our winner is NGS - Neurotic Grad Student http://traceesioux.blogspot.com/2008/12/neurotic-grad-student-won.html

Thank you for entering. I hope all entrants will sign up for a subscription or a feed. We'd love to have your input about raising girls.

wwe11 said...

My kids would love to have this. Thanks for the chance to win.
erma.hurtt@sbcglobal.net

Harli said...

Cute kids! :)
harlifantham@yahoo.com

jennmalan said...

daughter would love this

greg r said...

Wow this is as cool an activity as it gets

ricereport@hotmail.com

mogrill said...

Very fun!! Would love to win.

redron said...

want to win this

Anonymous said...

We love crafting and would love this win! Thanks! senekers@comcast.net

Anonymous said...

I have been wanting to find something that my daughter could make for Christmas. Thanks for the idea.
bluezippy89@yahoo.com

delta dawn said...

Very neat

Ardy22 said...

my crafty little one would love this


ardy22 at earthlink.net

Jen said...

These are so neat and would be really fun to do with my daughter.

footejennifer at hotmail.com

Shelly said...

Looks like fun!

matty55 said...

looks awesome,

enter me !!!

MCJunkie said...

count me in!

NesieBird said...

Very nice. Perfect for my little girl.

Amy W said...

I have seen these before and I have always wanted one! Great contest!

chrisandamyward(at)comcast(dot)net

mommync3 said...

This is an awesome gift. My daughter would love it. Thanks for the chance to win.

mommync3 at yahoo dot com

Kitty said...

Awesome! I always love to make things
autielady[at]live.com

artmarcia said...

Great gift idea--made by the child, but also useful.

Amy said...

I agree with you, its makes the gift and the gift giving much more important.

Ann Marie said...

Wow these are great. My daughters would love doing these. I think it would be alot of fun !!

dbacksfan001 said...

My granddaughter would love this.

Heather said...

This would be a great project for us! Thanks.

Robin said...

Looks like fun!
Robinmarie72@gmail.com

Anonymous said...

My niece loves to do crafts- she would be thrilled with this!

froggypartyof2 at aol.com

Helen said...

My daughter loves crafts and she'd love this!

ldrnc2000 said...

This prize is cool! I would love to win! Thanks so much for the giveaway!

Samantha P said...

this looks like so much fun i know i have plenty of pictures they i would love to make into jewelery!

elsmarlouamrman said...

This is a great giveaway. It really does bring you closer to work together with a project such as this. Thanks for this opportunity.

Smooshy said...

enter me!

klp1965 said...

PLEASE COUNT ME IN ON THIS AWESOME GIVEAWAY :)

pauline15 said...

This looks like sooo much fun. I would love to try this out with my kids!
pauline15_01 at hotmail dot com

Catherine KingChuparkoff said...

A really great activity/gift to do with the children for mom, dad and grandma.ashlyn@chuparkoff.com

purango said...

What a great idea. I would love to win this contest. garrettsambo@aol.com

Anonymous said...

This is so neat!

ladycat713@yahoo.com

katybug said...

This is such a cute idea! I would be proud of myself too. I love the ornaments especially. What a great keepsake from year to year!

John Deal said...

I think my daughter and granddaughter would enjoy this. AztecFeller@aol.com

tigger210 said...

My daughter would have a great time making this. Thanks for the chance to win!
skstigger (at) hotmail.com

Sharon said...

these kits are great it would be something I will consider to use in my classroom for end of the year gifts.

Anonymous said...

My granddaughter would love to make things with this kit along with her mother. What a fantastic gift for both!

coreyTX said...

My daughter would totally love this!

Kaylyn said...

This is such a great idea. It's hard to find something new that the kids can make for their grandparents!
Kaylyn.buckner@gmail.com

Karen said...

My daughter would love this.

ktgonyea at gmail.com

JOYVEN said...

sounds like fun

phyllisg said...

I am making memorial jewelry for our family's recent losses. This kit would greatly enhanse my efforts.

masonsgranny59 said...

My grandkids would love it. ty 4 the awesome giveaway and entry

lilyk said...

Please enter me into the contest. Thanks!

ms.lilyk@gmail.com

rosannepm said...

Very sweet for a young girl
rosasn4@comcast.net

donna444444 said...

Count me in please.
donna444444@yahoo.com

queenoftheclick said...

This is a great giveaway.

I love your family's pic to the left -so fun.

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