Posted on | March 8, 2014 | No Comments
A word to live by… a lucky charm… a Talisman
Jen Cushman’s word is emblazoned in silver: Collaborate. You’ll see another Talisman shape and the full necklace on her blog.
Previous Talismans: Donna Salazar
More about the Talisman Project HERE.
More coming in the weeks ahead!
Are you a designer who has a passionate, supreme focus this year and want to be a part of the Talisman Project? Convo carol (at) iceresin.com
Posted on | March 5, 2014 | 2 Comments
Roses always end up wilting so why not make one that never will. I loved how I could use the crafting supplies I had in my stash to create this eclectic, steampunk inspired necklace.
A few paper scrapbooking roses and ICE Resin® make for the perfect pair. I used one of the hobnail heart bezels and accented it with art glitter, Rue Romantique™ papers, and filled the bezel with ICE Resin®. Once it set I used resin to adhere my vintage watch piece on top.
The flowers and leaf were dipped in ICE Resin® then adhered to the watch piece. I finished the bezel with a few gear pieces and a linked chain.
Posted on | March 4, 2014 | 3 Comments
No bracelet mandrel, no problem!
A hammer, a towel, a rolling pin and one of the Art Mechanique Silhouettes is all you will need to follow along as Clare Horner shapes the focal for her bracelet.
Make sure this is your “studio” rolling pin and not the one from your kitchen.
Posted on | March 3, 2014 | 1 Comment
Don’t be caught without your green and lucky jewelry this month!
Charm all the leprechauns in your life with this sweet necklace! Create the luck in your life with this exclusive Cloth Paper Scissors collection! Discover how to use resin and ICED Enamels to make mixed-media jewelry with step-by-step instruction and inspiration from Kristen Robinson and the ICE Resin® team, Susan Lenart Kazmer, and the Cloth Paper Scissors Editorial Director, Jenn Mason. Not only will you learn how to use the products in the kit to make a Lucky U charm necklace but you can apply the same techniques to create bracelets and cuffs, key chains and earrings!
Retail value $79.44 but luckily for you, it’s only $49.99 over at the Cloth Paper Scissors Store!
Posted on | March 1, 2014 | 1 Comment
Greetings and salutations!
When Jen Cushman and Mixed-Media Artist and Designer Donna Salazar got to chatting at CHA (the Craft and Hobby Association trade show in January), Donna was wearing a necklace that intrigued Jen.
It was Donna’s “word of the year” to live by…
what Susan Lenart Kazmer might refer to as a Talisman…
what some people might refer to as a lucky charm.
When Susan traveled the world in the early 1990s collecting, studying and selling beads and later helped to found the Greater Chicago Bead Society, she learned that in all cultures, humans adorn themselves for some type of symbolical representation. These studies led her to create jewelry from her own culture from found objects. Her work in Talismans, amulets and gypsy magic and healing has been a large focus of Susan’s work for the past 20+ years. You will see the word Talisman used often at ICE Resin. It’s because we believe that words have power, and meaning. Words, combined with ICE Resin and imagery and our bezels helps others to create powerful personal artifacts — Jewelry — that can be used to help the wearer feel focused or protected or even loved in some magical way.
So begins the ICE Resin Talisman project, starting with none other than designer Donna Salazar! Thanks Donna! Link: Discover STRENGTH necklace.
What is your Talisman?
Posted on | February 26, 2014 | 5 Comments
background paint colors
collapsible metal colander
Iced Enamels™ Medium
Iced Enamels™ Orange Citrine
Iced Enamels™ Rasberry
Iced Enamels™ Garnet
yellow oil stick
clock door knob
1. Add texture and paint to your wooden base to resemble a sky.
2. Open colander and push down every other “petal” towards the center.
3. Brush the outside/open petals with a thin layer of Iced Enamels™ Medium.
4. Sprinkle the Garnet Iced Enamels™ over all of them and fuse with a heat gun.
5. Brush the inside/closed petals with a thin layer of Iced Enamels™ Medium.
6. Sprinkle the Citrine Iced Enamels™ center petals and fuse with a heat gun.
7. Drill a hole for the knob wherever you want to attach your flower.
8. Align the hole in the center of your colander with the hole in the base.
9. Screw the door knob through both holes and secure with a locknut.
10. Create a stem and leaves out of a zipper and wooden wing cut outs.
11. Paint a grassy area along the bottom and attach a painted wooden bird.
This project is made with 2 of the new hues in the Iced Enamels Line. The colors will be available the first of April and in addition to the Citrine and Garnet above the ICE Resin Creative Team will be sharing projects made with Amethyst and Torched Copper! Are you ready?!
Tatiana Allen, Crafty Cutie
Posted on | February 25, 2014 | 4 Comments
ICE Resin Creative Team Member Jennifer Cabic shares off this jewelry technique:
Jennifer used a ring shank she made and connected to one the hobnail bezels designed by Susan Lenart Kazmer.
Grab your awl and drill bit and get ready to refresh your skill or try something new!
Posted on | February 19, 2014 | 1 Comment
I love milagros and even more – I love to make them myself. I made a mold of my favorite milagros from Mexico and use ICE Resin® to create them in clear, or I’ll add pigment powder to create other colors. I like to leave them clear, because then I can add designs on the back so it shows through. But in this case for my necklace, I left them clear!
In my artful world, hearts and the concept of love is a 24/7/365 thing. I’d say in 99% of my pieces, you’ll always see a heart somewhere, I can’t help it, I like to spread love! I made this necklace the weekend following Valentine’s Day. It’s a reminder that the sacred heart and its eternal flame of hope are always there to give give us inspiration, peace, hope and faith!
For the middle piece, I did something a little different. I started with a metal frame, and working on wax paper, I only added a bit of resin (tinted with pigment powder) around the edges to give it a frame. Then after it cured, I glued the picture from behind. I love the result – it is very dimensional and has a cool pink framed look around the image. For the dangles, I used a mini chipboard bezel filled with glitter and my image, next I made my own resin milagro.
Kathy Cano-Murillo, CraftyChica.com
Posted on | February 18, 2014 | 5 Comments
Shadows from the backside show though when you cover vintage paper with ICE Resin.
In this video, Candy Rosenberg shares her technique for resining the page of a vintage book.
Posted on | February 15, 2014 | No Comments
Give Kristen Robinson bezels, fibers and pearl and a bit of studio time and she floats into creative mode.
She is a guest artist over on the Stampington blog:keep looking »