Courtiers with Moustaches in the ICE Resin Court

Carol, Susan’s social media gal here.  The nice thing about being on the other side of the camera is getting to see and hear everyone’s reaction.

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Susan's moustache migrated until she became Frida.

In this case, the waiter, the waitress, the other restaurant patrons, the people in buca di beppo who were there for a business meeting and NEVER expected the ICE Queen and her retinue.

 

“What is that?”

“It’s a moustache.”

(They got it when she ripped the moustache off.)

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Moustache application is serious business!

 

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When you can't grow a moustache, you just have to make do....

I know you don’t recognize our mysterious women in disguise. That’s (l to r, back row) Creative Team member Patina Marie, the ICE Queen, our friend Kelly, (front l to r) Jen our Director of Education, CT member JoAnnA and CT Coordiantor Kristin.

Way too much fun after an awesomely productive day at the Craft and Hobby Association’s Winter Show.

And we were celebrating Creative Team member JoAnnA’s birthday, so of course there was more than one toast, followed a bit later by singing wait staff.

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We’re back in the room now and I have to stop writing soon and join the slumber party.

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She’s Crafty! in Pink Aprons Dancing

We just can’t say enough nice things about the gals at Charity Wings! Carol, out social media gal was a floor up taking video with her phone in one hand and pics with her camera in the other.

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Jen-- Dancing is serious business!

That’s Wendy Russell (below) in the wings Jen Cushman made out of copper wire, Seven Gypsies tissue paper and our fabulous ICE Resin ribbons.

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Scissors... You can;t be crafty without scissors!

We also LOVE those gorgeous paper and feather angel wings! To the woman who made them– gorgeous, professional work!

They even brought cupcakes when they came to our booth and interviewed us later in the day.

Thanks, Elena!!

 

 

 

 

 

A Bit o’ Bling, a Wee Lass, and a Lavish Chandelier

Find a different perspective and candy for the eye at the ICE Resin® booth.

 

Gaze up through the chandelier.

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Dream of necklaces divine! (These were made by our fabulous Creative Team Coordinator Kristen Robinson and our our Director of Education, jazzy Jen Cushman.)

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And… a mixed media art  project by Kristin: “The Story of Mary Marquerite” ( a lovely Irish lass who was a diminuative 4’10”).

You’re most cordially invited to stop by booth 1029 if you are at CHA!

 

Pre-CHA how many objects will we repurpose?

Do You See the Bedsprings? Talk about repurposed objects! There are rustic trunks and awesome hand painted, stitched signs showcasing new products and tools to put together our CHA booth #1029.

 

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Can You see the bedspring (Pre_CHA booth!)

Come and see how a design goes from truck bed to a booth ready for demos and book signings and meeting old friends and making new ones.

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Elena of Charity Wings–Susan is coveting your wings!

Stay tuned to facebook and twitter and for the next 4 days to see video and pictures from the show!

Head in the Clouds

Susan Lenart KazmerCrafty Cutie Tatiana’s dreams have never looked better than they do in a Closed-Backed Circular Hobnail Bezel!

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Head in the Cloud (c) Crafty Cutie

She says: “This pendant is a reflection of how I spend most of my days…with my head in the clouds.”

Visit her blog to get a glimpse of what she is dreaming of today!.

 

 

 

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Andrea Loves Skulls

susan lenart kazmerWe all have them and our Creative Team member Andrea Ring loves them.

Can you guess?

She used our oval bronze hobnail bezels, oval staple bezel, bronze wire, ICE Resin® to make her “I Heart Skulls” necklace.

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I Heart Skulls by Andrea Ring

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

She says:

“My inspiration was really the bezel itself. My first thought was an eyeball and then everything else just fell into place. I chose the color yellow because it paired so well with the bronze and the vintage rhinestones.

 “My love of skulls, I could go on for awhile, but simply we all have them and it’s a part of us that will be around for a long, long time. I love that skulls were used in Victorian times (an era I come back to constantly for inspiration!) in jewelry as a remembrance of others and also as a reminder that death is inevitable so we should live every day to the fullest!”

The necklace began with the oval staple bezel which immediately brought to Andrea’s mind an eye. She cut up an old street sign (Curve in the road) for the beautiful yellow color showing through the resin then stamped the title of the piece on the back.

susan leanrt kazmerThe skull she made by hand cutting from sterling.

The “glitter” in the skull shape is sterling dust from her bench top while brass filings gave the eye some of its sparkle.

What a great way to use every bit of your materials!

 

 

 

 

 

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I Heart Skulls by Andrea Ring

Andrea “barbed wired” her chain by hand and she used ICE Resin® to seal the old rhinestones into the hobnail bezels.

You can find out more about what Andrea sees on her blog.

ICE Resin Adds Wind to Charity Wings at CHA

susan lenart kazmerThe gals from Charity Wings never cease to inspire us with the way they host parties (watch their site for the craft mob video) and marshall social media to raise money for good causes such as the American Heart Association and Komen for the Cure.

You’re invited to join Susan Lenart Kazmer on the show floor or on the Web with

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(aka Scrapbook Royalty), as they Celebrate For A Cause at the 2012 Craft and Hobby Association Show in Anaheim.

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Once again, ICE Resin® is one of the sponsors of CHA Live. Watch the Charity Wings Web site and the ICE Queen Zine for media coverage and more.  Susan will donate a couple baskets of ICE Resin® and items to make mixed media jewelry projects for participant of CHA Live to win on Saturday at the show and another basket for the Craft Carnival on Tuesday night.

Charity Wings’ mission is to create unique opportunities for crafters and artists to raise money and awareness for other Non-Profit Organizations. We serve as a resource by facilitating their charitable efforts through our website, newsletter, social media and other resources.

 

Fair Game with Carla Schauer

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Carla Schauer

Web site: Carla Schauer

Blog:  What’s New

Medium:  My physical projects are mixed-media, everything is fair game.  All my surface designs are done in Adobe Illustrator.

Facebook URL   facebook name: CarlaSchauerDesigns

Twitter Name:    carlaschauer

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Coral Seas Frame by Carla Schauer

 

Q: If you could learn to create art in any medium you have not tried (or have not mastered), what would it be?
A: I would love to be able to paint-to just pick up a brush and know what to do to make something spectacular out of color alone.

Q: What artist you would like to study with (living or dead) and why?
A: I’m not sure I could choose just one.  I do know that I would choose one of my wonderful artistic friends who are great examples of letting their art flow freely.  I find I am often too much of a perfectionist in my work, and I’d love to have someone help me to just “let go” and create.

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Beachy Bracelet by Carla Shauer

 

Q: What key piece of advice have you learned in your creative journey that you share with others?
A: Sometimes, you just have to jump and believe you’ll land in the right place.  Whether it’s trying a new technique on a project, or submitting art to a prospective client, nothing can happen if you’re sitting there wondering “what if”.  Have the confidence to “do”.

Q: What adornment could you not go without?
A: I love big, chunky colorful necklaces.  They’re eye-catching and fun to wear with just about anything.

Q: What 5 items do you have in your studio that you use nearly every day?
A: computer/Adobe Illustrator
paper flowers
1” sponge brushes
Tonic scissors
acrylic craft paint

(We’re also lovin’ this colorful necklace Carla made with ICE Resin! Thanks Carla! )

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CHA Necklace by Carla Schauer

 

To Be A Woman

Ms. Mary Dodd once again shares her talent in this mixed media ring:

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Mary Dodd’s “to be a woman” ring

to be a woman

is to be:

(to me)

kinetic, centered, soft, strong, complex, staggeringly simple, imaginative, thoughtful, intelligent, fun, earthy, open, loving with a capital L… the center hub of my family’s wheel…

and is, ultimately, to be accepting of and connected to all that makes you feminine…

As seen in Belle Armoire Jewelry’s Winter 2011 edition.

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. (You may need to reset the photo license to “attribution no derive creative commons” so we can pull more than a thumbnail. 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.

Passion… Love Guides Us

iceresinWe all need special places to keep our jewelry and today, Creative Team member Tina Schiefer aka Patina Marie, has made a simple container fabulous.

Patina Marie’s inspiration was a simple filigree silver jewelry box.

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She made it special by embellishing it with a silver hobnail bezel filled with a variety of sparkles, glass beads, textured silver chain, and delicate ribbon.

She says: “Beneath the passion, of course, are the words love guides us. Truer words have never been displayed.”

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Passion… Love Guides Us by Patina Marie

You can see more of Patina Marie’s projects, publications and inspirations on her blog. (Check out House 13!)

By the way, Patina Marie will be at the Craft and Hobby Association’s Show in Anaheim, California on January 31 and February 1 demonstrating how to create with our versatile ICE Resin®. Stop by and say “hi.” She’d love to meet you! (The ICE Resin® booth is in the General Crafts section Booth number 1029.)

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