Flickr Fridays

 

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We’ve heard more than a few times that people are afraid to try ICE Resin because it looks “complicated” of having to measure and mix to equal parts together. Honest-to-goodness ICE Resin is very, very easy to use. Today’s Flickr Friday is proof. Take a look at this amazing found object bezel that cheekymagpie1 put on our Flickr photostream. She says very clearly in the photo description of “Transparent Wings” that this is her first try using ICE Resin. It’s gorgeous, don’t you agree?

Remember, if you make some cool creations using ICE Resin, be sure to upload them to our Flickr group and we’ll pick some of our favorites every Friday to showcase on the ICE Queen Zine. Be sure to allow us to download the images so we can feature them, but if you want to have a link to your website or blog be sure to put the URL in the description of the photo so we can not only respect your copyright, but also send people to check out more of your work. Thanks!

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Ask the ICE Queen Tuesday

Hi there,
I have made a lovely little sculpture I cast in Ice Resin, and was wondering if it would be safe to put in a fish tank? It doesn’t float, which is a good start :-) Thanks!

Thanks for writing!

Wow, what a cool idea! Sure, you can use it in your fish tank as long as you’ve waited the 3 full days to cure. ICE Resin is non toxic when cured so it won’t hurt the fishies at all. It’s also waterproof, so it won’t fall apart in the water. Great question. I’d love to see a pic of your sculpture in your fish tank so we can use it on the website or in the ICE Queen Zine. Would you be willing to upload it to our ICE Resin Flickr site so we can use if for a Flickr Friday feature?
The ICE Queen
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Inspiration Monday

Inspiration Monday

Hello everyone- karen here & it’s inspiration Monday! each week I will be sharing with you bits of inspiration I have bookmarked from around the web. I hope that some of these goodies will inspire you…

loving nathaniel mather

& Ashley Percival

Nathalie Lete

brian kasstle

wouldn’t this be perfect for jewelry? via cottage nest

well said mr. einstein :) source

that’s my inspiration collection for this week! see you next monday ♥

Inspiration Monday

Inspiration Monday

Hello everyone- karen here & it’s inspiration Monday! each week I will be sharing with you bits of inspiration I have bookmarked from around the web. I hope that some of these goodies will inspire you…

isn’t nature amazing? Rainbow Eucalyptus by  James Duckworth


i ♥ record players by  -leethal-

seriously. by  mädchen.

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loving eddie vedder’s ukelele songs.

that’s my inspiration collection for this week! see you next monday ♥

Flickr Friday

flickr friday

Red and black is always such a stunning color combination. Take a look at today’s Flickr Friday ICE Resin-filled bezel from Maro Morales. This piece, called “Nature Strikes Back” is comprised of Abrus Precatorius, an extremely toxic seed if ingested. What is so striking about this piece is the grid structure the artist arranged the beans before adding a layer of ICE Resin. This technique can be difficult to achieve sometimes because objects, when embedded, can move around when the resin is added. Trick: A drop of strong glue, such as Crafter’s Pick The Ultimate, on the bottom of the seeds and then set into place into a grid pattern will help the objects stay in place as the resin is dripped into the bezel. Unfortunately, Moro has not contributed other work to the ICE Resin Flickr site, but you can see the photostream here.

Be sure to become a member of our ICE Resin Flickr Group. If you want us to publish your work, be sure to make it so we can download the image. We understand how important your designs are to you and will always credit you on the blog. If you provide a link to your website or blog, we’ll be sure to add that to the posts too.

Inspiration Monday

Inspiration Monday

Hello everyone- karen here & it’s inspiration Monday! each week I will be sharing with you bits of inspiration I have bookmarked from around the web. I hope that some of these goodies will inspire you…

Traci Bautista’s painting tool portrait.

eclpictures journals

clare owen illustrations. especially this one :)

cute summer hair tutorial.

awesome summer dreads. source.

& i think these are wonderful! by peregrine blue

that’s my inspiration collection for this week! see you next monday ♥

 

Flickr Friday – It’s a promise

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Happy Friday! Since its summer and the temperatures are sweltering outside for most of the country, I thought it would be fun to show the work of Cindy Cima Edwards. How does Dove chocolate and summer go together in the same sentance? Well, I happen to LOVE Dove chocolates. They are one of my guilty pleasures. I keep them in the freezer, and on a hot summer day when others are grabbing popsicles, I pull out a frozen square of heaven and pop it in my mouth.

Like Cindy, I have always enjoyed that the Dove folks put a cute saying on the inside of their Promise wrappers. I like it so much that I taught a class 5 years ago where I saved all my wrappers and we did a recycled tags class with lots of surface treatment and bits of wrappers collaged onto the tag. It’s so cool to see Cindy take it a step further and pour ICE Resin over her creations!

Take a look at her handmade candy wrapper beads too. Clever girl! Some mushed up wrappers, a couple of bead caps = fun, fun, fun!

TGIF everyone. Hope you have a creative weekend ahead. — Jen

Creative Team Wednesday – Whispers of the Soul

Creative Team Wednesday

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For many of us telling a story is a natural process; while we many not even be aware we are doing so we share our tales each and every day with the world.  I know I am not alone in my love for words or my love for collecting delightful bits and baubles that find their way into my jewelry and artwork. It goes without saying that the large hobnail bezels (both silver and brushed gold), are the perfect place to place deligthful treasures, baubles and words.

Imagine creating a tale that is forever encased within ICE  Resin. The perfect concoction is poured into a DIVINE  large hobnail bezel that is more like a shadow box then a mere piece of jewelry. Create a tale of sorts with words images, trinkets and baubles and forever you will have your whisper. I am happy to be taking my favorite elements from the amazing ICE line and intertwine them into this class. During the time we spend together  I will be walking you through the steps to create three unique pieces of jewelry that not only incorporate amazing bezels, but ICE Resin, pearls, chain , wire and more. Based on my latest article in Belle Armoire Jewlery – this class takes everything one step further as I walk you through the techniques I use as well as tips and strategies to make your resin experience the best it can possibly be.

Techniques That Are Covered

Creating the perfect Composition to be Placed into a Bezel

Wrapping the Bezel With Wire and Other Found Objects

The Correct Way to Mix and Pour Resin

Creating Chain Links

Stringing Pearls

Creating your Own Chain from Purchased Chain

Creating Rosary Chain

Wire Wrapping Techniques

And much more!

What to Expect

As a thank you for being a faithful ICE Queen Zine Reader you receive $5 off of the current class price when using the Buy It Now Button Below. During the course of class videos will be posted onto a password protected class blog specifically set up just for attendees; this is done to allow you ample time to work on each step of the project as well as incorporate what you are learning into other arenas.  I am of course available to you as well to answer any questions. Each project will include a PDF handout as well as a specific post regarding what we will be learning as well as additional resources in regards to the topic of the day.

Registration is open today and will remain open indefinitely as this is an ongoing class. Upon enrolling and receiving confirmation from me there will be no refunds issued. A tools and materials list with purchasing resources/links as well as a welcome letter will be supplied to each class member within 48 hours of enrolling. The class blog will go live on August 15th and access to the class blog will last for 30 days (please email me if you feel you might need a bit more time). Please remember you are able to register into this class at any time and if you do so your access is extended by 10 days allowing time for product to be shipped to you – for example if you register on August 15th your access would remain open until September 25th.

To purchase please click here

PLEASE NOTE KITS ARE NO LONGER  AS THEY HAVE SOLD OUT! HOWEVER ALL PRODUCT IS AVAILABLE FOR PURCHASE



Ask the ICE Queen Tuesday

Ask the Ice Queen Tuesday

Dear ICE Queen,
I purchased an ICE resin set and, due to family illness, did not get to use the product right away. I pulled out the bag to ‘play’ and noticed the Part B bottle contents were yellow. Can the hardener still be used or do I need to replace it. Can iPart B be purchased separately?

It should be just fine. One of the things that makes ICE Resin so environmentally friendly is that we do not add any extra chemicals into the Part B hardener to keep it from yellowing like some craft resins do. It’s this extra non-yellowing chemicals that can make the difference between non toxic/environmentally friendly resin and resins containing more harsh chemicals. The product does have a shelf life of 18 months from the time its opened. The oxygen in the air, once opened, will begin to affect both Part A resin and Part B hardener over time. As long as you have not opened your kit, your ICE Resin should be good to go.
Sincerely,
The ICE Queen

Inspiration Monday

Inspiration Monday

Hello everyone- karen here & it’s inspiration Monday AND July 4th! each week I will be sharing with you bits of inspiration I have bookmarked from around the web, today’s is inspired by AMERICANA. I hope that some of these goodies will inspire you…

ah yes, sara rahbar.

Bob.

I though this was a fun project.

Sitting bull.

great image collection. source.

 

that’s my inspiration collection for this week! see you next monday ♥

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