Susan Lenart Kazmer shapes Ribbon, Charms and other Necklace Components on a Bale

Posted on | July 28, 2014 | No Comments

The ribbons and wire attachments must drape just so!

The  cold connected ribbon and wire attachments must drape just so!

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Using a Grinding Wheel to Smooth a Cut Metal Edge

Posted on | July 27, 2014 | No Comments

Grinding to shape an edge.

Must have tool fro the serious metalsmith: Grinding wheel! 

Here, Susan Lenart Kazmer, creator of ICE Resin,  is using the wheel to shape an edge on a piece of metal. Wonder what she finally transformed it into….

 

Will this work hardened piece of wire become a necklace bale?

Posted on | July 26, 2014 | No Comments

Susan definitely has favorite tools. What are yours?

Susan Lenart Kazmer is work hardening a piece of wire.

You need a hammer and an anvil to work harden a piece of wire. Work hardening is a step you do after you have made the wire into the shape you desire.

That looks like a giant anvil under the little anvil Susan is hammering her wire on.

She definitely has favorite tools. What are yours?

Susan Lenart Kazmer in her studio Annealing a piece of glass

Posted on | July 25, 2014 | No Comments

Annealing

Annealing – look carefully at the shape… do you recognize the shape? Bet you can find  what necklace it becomes in Susan’s book, Resin Alchemy!

Take Time to Smile with Susan Lenart Kazmer and her Mixed Media ICE Resin Ballerina

Posted on | July 24, 2014 | 2 Comments

Susan Lenart Kazmer

House Number Eight by Jen Crossley

Posted on | July 23, 2014 | No Comments

Art Mechanique Silhouettes

Tools & Materials:

ICED Enamels Turquoise Relique

ICE Resin® 1 oz. syringe

ICED Enamels Medium

Paint brush

ICE Resin® Silhouettes – Houses

Heat Gun

Sanding Block

White gel pen

Transparence

Alcohol wipe 

Technique: 

1.Firstly use the sanding block and give the House a light sand

2. Apply a light coat of ICED Enamels Medium with the paint brush)

3. Next sprinkle the ICED Enamels® Relique  Turquoise  onto the  house, then tip the excess back into the jar.

4. With a heat gun heat the powder until it melts.

5. Use the Alcohol wipe on the enamel it tones down the colour for a different   look all together

6. Mix the ICE Resin®, into a cup and then stir for 2 minutes.

7. Let the resin sit for 5 minutes to allow air bubbles to dissipate.

8. With a craft stick slowly add the resin onto the House silhouette and then allow it to lay flat on textured mat.

9. Pour any leftover resin onto the mat.

10. Let Piece dry for 24 hours and cure for 3 days.

11. Using the Stazon ink pad, rub around the edges. This creates a shadow to the edge and will make it pop. Allow to dry.

12. Use a white gel pen and add decoration

13. Add some transparencies to the window of the House.

 

I have loved house shapes for I don’t know how long, and when the new Sihouettes where brought out I had to have them. I combine these with the ICED Enamels and they looked amazing. For those of you that know me know Ii love the Number 8 for my mum it was her birthday,and also I like vintage so I toned this house down with a special technique !

Jen Crossley, A Mark in Time

 

The Deep Ocean Blue

Posted on | July 22, 2014 | No Comments

Dive in as Jamie Dougherty makes a blue ocean with some paint, a found object, ICE Resin, Shattered Micas: Silver and Chartreuse, and Shattered Fire Opal!

Susan is working on her Caged Opera Singer

Posted on | July 21, 2014 | 1 Comment

Susan's opera singer finds home.

Susan’s opera singer finds a home.

Unique Staple Bezels – Special Order

Posted on | July 20, 2014 | No Comments

Instant jewelry!

The double sided prongs are what make it easy to add images and create unique jewelry with these staple bezels designed by Susan Lenart Kazmer.

Available via special orders of 12 each.

Large Almond Staple Bezel with Mica     SLK1608

 

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Come share in the process and beauty of Susan’s Mica Jewelry. Cut the Mica to fit over any artwork, text or photos that you have on hand, then lay them in the Staple Bezel and bend the staples over your work. Voila! Gorgeous, antique looking images that are all yours!

 

The open design of the Staple Bezel allows for double sided views, so let your imagination run wild! Almond Staple Bezel is approx 6.5cm x 3cm and is available in gorgeous white bronze or warm yellow bronze. One Staple Bezel and two pieces of Mica per package.

Rectangular Staple Bezel with Plexiglass, Large     SLK1632

staple bezel

Make the perfect Pendant with this ingenious set! The hard work’s been done for you- all you have to do is insert your artwork between the Plexiglass, place the plexiglass into the bezel and bend the Staples over to secure it! Fill with photographs, artwork or text- anything you want to frame and preserve. The open design allows for double sided views, so let your imagination run wild! The Large Rectangular Staple Bezel is approx 5.5cm x 3.5cm and is available in gorgeous white bronze or warm yellow bronze. One Staple Bezel and two pieces of Plexiglass per pack.

Round Staple Bezel with Mica (Mica not shown), Medium     SLK606

staple bezel

The Circular Staple Bezel is currently being sold with Mica rather than Plexiglass. We package it without pre-cuts, so that you’ll have to cut it yourself- but its super easy to cut and has a gorgeous antique look. See the mini staple bezels on page 2 to see the look (scroll down and click).

Make the perfect Pendant with this ingenious set! The hard work’s been done for you- all you have to do is insert your artwork between the Plexiglass, place the plexiglass into the bezel and bend the Staples over to secure it! Fill with photographs, artwork or text- anything you want to frame and preserve. The open design allows for double sided views, so let your imagination run wild! The Medium Round Staple Bezel is approx 3.3cm in diameter and is available in gorgeous white bronze or warm yellow bronze. One Staple Bezel and two pieces of Plexiglass per pack.

Square Staple Bezel with Mica, Small Pair   SLK1611

staple bezels

Come share in the process and beauty of Susan’s Mica Jewelry. Cut the Mica to fit over any artwork, text or photos that you have on hand, then lay them in the Staple Bezel and bend the staples over your work. Voila! Gorgeous, antique looking images that are all yours! The open design of the Staple Bezel allows for double sided views, so let your imagination run wild! The Small pair of Square Staple Bezels are approx 1.5 x 1.5 cm each -(so cute!) and are available in gorgeous white bronze or warm yellow bronze. Two Staple Bezels and four pieces of Mica per package.

Circular Staple Bezel with Mica, Small Pair   SLK1612

staple bezels

Come share in the process and beauty of Susan’s Mica Jewelry. Cut the Mica to fit over any artwork, text or photos that you have on hand, then lay them in the Staple Bezel and bend the staples over your work. Voila! Gorgeous, antique looking images that are all yours! The open design of the Staple Bezel allows for double sided views, so let your imagination run wild! The Small pair of Circular Staple Bezels are approx 1.75 cm in diameter -(so cute!) and are available in gorgeous white bronze or warm yellow bronze. Two Staple Bezels and four pieces of Mica per package.

Square Staple Bezel with Plexiglass, Medium     SLK1610

staple bezels

Make the perfect Pendant with this ingenious set! The hard work’s been done for you- all you have to do is insert your artwork between the Plexiglass, place the plexiglass into the bezel and bend the Staples over to secure it! Fill with photographs, artwork or text- anything you want to frame and preserve. The open design allows for double sided views, so let your imagination run wild! The Large Rectangular Staple Bezel is approx  2.5 x 2.5 cm and is available in gorgeous white bronze or warm yellow bronze. One Staple Bezel and two pieces of Plexiglass per pack.

Jolly Giant

Posted on | July 19, 2014 | 2 Comments

Can you guess what project was Susan was working on in this photo?

Can you guess what project was Susan was working on in this photo? We’ll tell you in a couple of days.

 

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