Posted on | December 12, 2013 | 2 Comments
Sandy Marin made the body and legs of this so so fashionable critter out of an upcycled wooden box, paint, a ruler, an tulle for the skirt.
The body is cast ICE Resin using Art Mechainque Molding Putty.
“Hello” or “Good-bye” we, Susan, Jen, Kristen and Carol want to give a round of applause, several really loud cheers, hugs all around, and warmest wishes to (in no particular order):
Sandy Martin, Sweet Pea Jewelry
Lexi Grenzer, Shabby Calavera
JoAnna Pierotti, Moss Hill Studio
Cindi Bisson, Behind These Eyes
Lesley Venable, Flatwoods Folk Art
Thespa McLaughlin, Vintiquities Workshop
Susan Weckesser, My Sweet Earth
Jen Crossley, A Mark in Time
Susan M Walls, Charming Trinkets
Pamela Huntington, Pam Huntington
Cindy Cima Edwards, Live to Design
These creative women were truly awesome, supportive, and every-ready. We will miss them, hold them in our hearts, and most certainly see them around!
We hope you won’t forget to keep following all the wonderful projects on their blogs!
Posted on | December 11, 2013 | 2 Comments
Treasures that dangle made with love…
Treasures that dangle made with love, and ICE, and everything nice by the Shabby Calavera herself, Lexi Grenzer!
The beauties on the left have Art Mechanique paper and a rhinestone.
The middle pair have Ivory Relique (Have you had fun with Cold Enameling yet?)
Those on the right are painted and have Shattered Inclusions on top–just a few to give a glimmer.
Now all they need are ear wires.
Posted on | December 10, 2013 | 3 Comments
Grab your Bracelet Mandrel and follow along as Jen Crossley shares tips for making the focal piece of a bracelet using a bezel from Kristen Robinson’s Rue Romantique Line.
Jen Crossley, A Mark in Time
Posted on | December 10, 2013 | 2 Comments
JoMama shares how to make a darling Christmas tree with ICE Resin paper triangles.
You will need beads, a star button, a wire, paper, ICE Resin and oil pastels.
Posted on | December 9, 2013 | 1 Comment
Cloth Paper Scissors Art Lesson Number 12 is taught by Karen. It’s all about mixed media: “conjuring up a cozy cottage or tall townhouse.”
Posted on | December 7, 2013 | No Comments
Have a jewelry jones? Need a book that combines inspiration, beauty, and is all about the mixed media jewelry and decor to read on you Kindle, iPad or other device? We have several to satisfy your longings!
Feeling like a makeover of a guest room? Your own room? Home Decor is sure to give you a plethora of ideas.
You’ll find jewelry with a bit of a natural theme, from sweet nests to faux tortoise shell in Mixed Media Jewelry. Need to beautify the place where you store your precious handmade pieces? Jewelry and Vanity is a good choice.
Some of the projects are on our blog, a few are exclusive to the eBooks, but with the books, all the projects and instructions are in one handy place. Ebooks are formatted to be readable on just about any device these days. Volume 4 is available for purchase exclusively at Amazon. Volumes 1, 2 and 3 are available for purchase through Amazon and Smashwords.
All of the wonderful projects so far in the Imagine Create Explore Series were made by our talented ICE Resin 2012 Creative Team Members: Cat Kerr, JoAnnA Pierotti, Michael Jack Putman and Lesley Fisher, Andrea Ring, Tina Schiefer, Kathy Thompson, and Special Project Team Member Cindi Bisson.
#HandmadeBracelets ~ Mixed Media Jewelry for the Stars (Published by Interweave) is filled with bracelets our ICE Resin 2013 Team created. The makers of these fashion forward bangles for women and men started with bezels designed by Susan Lenart Kazmer and went to town–Tinsel Town. The designers from our team: Lexi Grenzer. Jen Crossley, Lesley Venable, Thespa McLaughlin, JoMama (Jones), Sandy Martin, Susan Walls, Pamela Huntington, and staff members: Carol La Valley, Misty Grosse, and Jennifer Priest, and ICE Resin VP Jen Cushman.
We’ll have more ebooks coming your way in 2014.
Thanks for loving to create with ICE Resin!
Posted on | December 7, 2013 | 5 Comments
You have had more than a year to get to know these fabulously creative women from our 2013 Creative and Mixed Media Teams.
Can you guess from the clues below who is who?
- She began her career in Paleopatholgy; She organized the first recycle art show in her town, and she grew up on the ocean but cannot swim.
- She loves the smell of coffee but hates the way it tastes, she hums the tune of Sesame Street when she is concentrating, and if she won the lottery she would be flat broke in a year because she would give it all away.
- Her swimming pool is filled with fish and frogs, she watches 2 TV shows at the same time, and she loves to mix chocolate chips in her peanut butter.
- She is ambidextrous (at most things), she is great at mechanical things, and she says, “I have collected some amazing skin art over the years.”
- She loves old musicals and wishes she could be in one, hates the thought of shipping containers bobbing around in the ocean, and dislikes raw bananas but likes them cooked or in “lollies”.
- She has an aversion to tiny leftover bits of just about anything, has watched the latest Star Trek movie about 20 times, and believes you only get one go-around at life so you need to choose happiness, love and laughter, and to mold your own path.
- She married the same person…twice, the date on her birth certificate is wrong and she speaks “New Jersey Italian”.
- She loves hairless animals and owns 2—a dog and a cat, she loves to dress up on Halloween (if I tell you who it might be a dead give-away), and her favorite food is pizza with pepperoni and jalapenos.
- In order to thrive she needs a Sonic ice tea and a nap daily, she is obsessed with odd numbers “here is 5”, and she thinks Harry Potter is the best series of books ever written.
Oh, one last clue: They all use ICE Resin in totally different styles!
The answers are revealed below:
Posted on | December 5, 2013 | 2 Comments
Today, JoMama shares a cool technique for using an Art Mechanique staple bezel.
She says: I started with a staple bezel, cut paper, and folded over top staples to secure.
Next I resin coated the paper. While wet, I set the staple bezel into the resin, leaving the back staples open to make it stand up. Embellished with a rhinestone using the Crystyler, also into wet resin.
After cured, twist and fold wire as desired and embellish. I used a vintage chandelier crystal!
You can find out more about JoMama on her website.
Posted on | December 4, 2013 | 3 Comments
The new Rue Romantique bezels by Kristen Robinson are so amazing! The Large Etched Oval with Narrow Frame bezel is perfect for an elegant cameo pin.
1. Use the Rue Romantique bezel template to cut an oval out of “The Paper Studio” cameo stickers.
2. Peel the back off the cameo sticker and place it inside the bezel.
3. Seal with Art Mechanique Paper Sealer. Let Dry.
4. Mix ICE Resin® according to package instructions and pour into bezel. Add a rhinetone to wet resin. Let dry.
5. Tear apart a store bought silk flower and relayer with bits of lace and tulle.
6. Stitch together with “The Paper Studio” rhinestone bead.
7. Glue a pin back to the back of the flower with E-6000 adhesive.
8. Stitch your finished cameo to the bottom back of the flower.
Now you are ready to wear your lovely New Year’s Eve brooch.
I hope your 2014 is magical!
Posted on | December 3, 2013 | 2 Comments
A third hand. We have all wished for one at one time or another while in the process of making. Sandy Martin shares why her “third hand” is a fave go-to tool when working with bezels and ICE Resin and Rue Romantique chain oh my!!
Sandy Martin, Sweet Pea Jewlerykeep looking »