New Year’s Eve Blessings Necklace By Polly Hendrickson

Posted on | December 22, 2014 | 1 Comment

I love New Year’s Eve, and all that there is to look forward to with the new year. There is so much to be thankful for, and I decided to make this necklace with lots of bling to represent the many blessings in my life! It is a kind of a reward, or a way to celebrate the great things that happened in my life in 2014.

Materials:
ICE Resin®, Mixing Cup and Stir Stick
Two Mixed Metal Hobnail Circle Bezel, Small
German Glass Glitter, Silver
Silver tone Chain with Clasp and Jump Rings
Wire Snips, Metal File and 20 Gauge Silver Wire
Rhinestone Pin, with pin removed
Two Crystal dangles (from a Chandelier)
Chain Nose and Round Nose Pliers

polly-newyearbessings-iceresinDirections:
1. Remove the pin from the back of the rhinestone pin by cutting it off with wire snips. File the area to remove sharp edges. Set aside.
2. Attach the chain to the bezels in the desired location and use a slightly larger Jump Ring at the end of the chain to attach the Rhinestone Pin and Chandelier Crystals.
3. Use the Silver Wire and the Chain Nose and Round Nose Pliers to wire wrap the Chandelier Crystals to the bottom of the Rhinestone Pin as a dangle. Next, wire wrap the top of the Rhinestone Pin so that it will hang from the larger Jump Ring and the Chain.
4. Mix the ICE Resin® according to package directions, and allow to set for a few minutes. Drizzle a small amount of ICE Resin® into the bezels.
5. Add the German Glass Glitter, a little at a time, and alternate with a small amount of German Glass Glitter and a small amount of ICE Resin®. (The top layer can either be of ICE Resin®, or of German Glass Glitter, depending on the look you want. I used ICE Resin® as my top layer for this necklace). Allow to dry for 24 hours.

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Organic Shapes 1 – Mixed Media Metalwork with Stone and Bone by Susan Lenart Kazmer

Posted on | December 21, 2014 | 1 Comment

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Which shape attracts you the most?

Look for Organic Shapes 2 on Christmas Eve, because one of those pendants suggested Christmas to the blog mistress (probably not at all what Susan was thinking, but maybe…)

New Year’s Angel Pendant by Clare Horner

Posted on | December 20, 2014 | 1 Comment

newyearsangel-clarehorner-iceresinI can’t wait for New Year’s Eve this year, for the first time in a long time I can actually have fun instead of working!! To make it special my other half and myself are going to a local Steam Ale Brewery where my favourite 1930’s style illegal prohibition band are playing and bringing in the new year. The dress code is gangster and moll’s, my piece is heavily inspired by my green beaded flapper dress and shoes that I probably won’t be able to walk in or stand up in for long!

I hope you enjoy my project and have a wonderful New Year Party!

Thanks for visiting

Clare Horner, Got Paint in My Hair blog

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Tools and Materials:
ICE Resin®
Iced Enamels™ German Glass Glitter Chartreuse
Art Mechanique™ Hobnail Oval Bezel’s
Art Mechanique™ Paper Sealer
Paint Brush
Stazon Jet Black
Jump rings
Beads from stash
Magnetic Clasp from stash
Chain from stash
Image
Pliers
Technique:
1: Cut your chosen image to size and glue down into the largest oval hobnail bezel. Seal with 2 good coats of paper sealant and leave to dry.

2: Mix ICE Resin to the manufacturers instructions. Pour a small amount into 2 smaller oval hobnail bezels and fill with Chatreuse german glass glitter. Set aside to cure for 6 to 8 hours or over night.

3: Pour the remaining resin into the large bezel. After 4 or 5 hours or over night mix a small amount of resin and add a doming layer to the top. Let cure thoroughly for 6 to 8 hours or over night.

4: Pour any leftover resin in a mould or wipe onto book page so it is not wasted.

5: Once cured tip out any spare glass glitter back into the packet and save for a future project. Taking a stiff paint brush, distress the glitter in the bezels with Stazon jet black ink. Less is more in this case, just lightly brush over the glitter. Set aside to dry.

6: Connect the three pieces together with chain, some matching beads and a strong magnetic clasp. Wear to your new years party and enjoy! Happy New Year!

Heart’s Desire Mixed Media Collage by Tatiana Allen

Posted on | December 19, 2014 | No Comments

“If I ever go looking for my heart’s desire again, I won’t look any further than my own back yard.

Because if it isn’t there, I never really lost it to begin with.”

L. Frank Baum, The Wonderful Wizard of Oz

Iced Enamles

Discover more about Tatiana Allen – BLOG link!

Supply list:
ICE Resin®, 25 ml plunger
Iced Enamels™ Medium
Iced Enamels™ Ivory Rlique
Iced Enamels™ Garnet
Iced Enamels™ Torched Copper
Iced Enamels™ Glitz Gold
Art Mechanique™ Mixed Metal Hobnail Circle Bezel
Art Mechanique™ Number Silhouettes
reclaimed wood fence piece
small wooden shadowbox
painting materials
brass hinge and screws
bird charms
upcycled timer

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Instructions:
1. Apply a small amount of Iced Enamels™ Medium onto a sponge.
2. Use the sponge to dab a thin layer of Medium over the wooden post.
3. Sprinkle the Ivory Iced Enamels™ over 3/4 of the post’s surface.
4. Tap wood onto a piece of paper and return extra powder to container.
5. Sprinkle the Garnet Iced Enamels™ over the top 1/4 of the post.
6. Tap off excess powder and fuse Iced Enamels™with a heat gun.
7. Apply Medium and Iced Enamels® Torched Copper to hinge.
8. Use the heat gun to melt the copper powder onto the brass hinge.
9. Allow metal to cool down, then screw the hinge onto the wood.
10. Attach the circle bezel with screws as well to this surface.
11. Repeat steps 1 & 2 but around the yellow circular timer.
12. Then sprinkle the Gold Glitz Iced Enamels™ over the edges.
13. Heat set this last component and then allow it to cool down.
14. Paint the shadowbox blue with a green area along the bottom.
15. Glue all of your pieces down into the background with E-6000.

What kind of art has The Wizard of Oz ever inspired you to create?

 

 

Hand Forged Hobnail Heart Necklace Clasp by Susan Lenart Kazmer

Posted on | December 18, 2014 | No Comments

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How you clasp a necklace is part of its beauty.

The New Year’s Eve Daisy Buchanan Inspired Slave Bracelet by Kim Williams

Posted on | December 17, 2014 | No Comments

Hi!  Kim Williams from the ICE Resin Creative Team greeting you today. Are you ready to have  fun putting together your holiday fashion looks that evoke the romance of the 1920’s?

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F. Scott Fitzgerald created characters so iconic the film adaptation of this classic novel has been done total of six times. Daisy Fay Buchanan epitomizes “The 1920’s Fashion Muse” inspiring many fashion trends each time the movie has been mounted. New Year’s Eve is the perfect evening to pay homage to a bygone fashion era. Women’s fashions in the early 1920’s took an extreme leap forward. Tight corsets were tossed aside and long hair was cut in a bob. Women adorned themselves with bold jewelry like the slave bracelet I created using Kristen Robinson’s Rue Romantique bezel and pearl chain.

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Materials:
1. Large Filigree Bezel with Double Loops Silver Tone
2. 2 Rue Romantique Pearl Chains
3. ICE Resin®
4. ICE Resin German Glass Glitter in Silver
5. A Silver Tone Rhinestone Button or Finding
6. 24 Gauge Silver Tone Wire or Sterling Silver Wire

Directions:
1. Mix a small amount of ICE Resin® and stir in silver German glass glitter, allow resin to set up until it is thick as a syrup
2. Using packaging tape center the bezel on the tape pressing down the tape securely around the edge of the opening of the bezel using a craft stick.
3. Use a small dot of resin to glue down the rhinestone finding in the center of the bezel. Drizzle the remaining glitter and resin in the bezel to capacity.
4.  Allow the resin to set for 24 hours.
5.  Using the pearl chain measure enough chain to go around your middle finger snugly set aside. Measure chain around the wrist snuggly and cut three lengths. Reserve lobster claw closure and jump ring from 1 of the necklaces.
6. Close up the chain for the finger and connect it to one end of the bezel wire wrapping a pearl to make the connection.

7. Find the center of the each pearl chain that you measured to fit the wrist. Using a wire and a pearl connect each piece to the other in the center. Finally connect the three pearl chain pieces to the loop on the bezel using wire wrapping and add a pearl.
8. On one end of the bracelet slide all three pieces of connected chain to a jump ring and add the lobster claw. On the other end slide all three pieces of chain on a jump ring and close. You may choose to add a dangle to the jump ring before closing.

There is more incredible New Year’s Eve jewelry coming on the blog, so be sure to check back and see what you want to make and wear!

Make Minibooks using Art Mechanique Bezels and ICE Resin with John Creighton Petersen

Posted on | December 16, 2014 | 1 Comment

Transform your ICE Resin® bezel projects into mini accordion books that can also be added to a chain to be worn as a necklace! John Creighton Petersen will show you how.

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180 degrees from the Elf on a Shelf…

Posted on | December 15, 2014 | 1 Comment

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Resin, Fiber and Photgraphs: Journal Pages Close-Up

Posted on | December 14, 2014 | No Comments

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Forged Metal and Stacked Resin Paper Rings by Susan Lenart Kazmer

Posted on | December 13, 2014 | No Comments

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