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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Bezels and Resin and Jewelry Workshops, Oh My!

These To Bead to Be True workshops and demonstartions with the ICE Resin Team are still open:

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Resin Alchemy

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Journey Necklace

 

 

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Resin 101 and

Non Traditional Wire Wearable Journal with the ICE Queen herself!

Contact Cheri at cheri@iceresin.com to register or for more information.

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.

Hone Your Casting Skills with Resin Architecture

ICE Resin® and Sculpture Artists Linda McNulty and Cheri Lenart will lead students in an extensive exploration of Casting techniques using ICE Resin® and Jeweler’s Grade Mold Putty. Students will learn different approaches to creating molds and will be walked step by step through relief, one-part and two-part molds. Learn some tricks of the trade and leave with a number of cast pieces.

susan lenart kazmerThe workshop is at To Bead To Be True from 6 to 9 p.m. on January 29 2012. The workshop fee is $65 and the kit is an additional $35.

Can;t make it to Tucson?  There is and article by ICE Resin’s Marketing Director and artist Jen Cushman in the January/February edition of Cloth, Paper, Scissors magazine.

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Resin 101 will also be taught at the bead show.

Contact Cheri at cheri@iceresin.com to register or for more information.

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.

 

Susan Will Teach at To Bead To Be True

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Good morning! (Okay, it is the wee hours of morning while I am writing.)

I am going to be at To Bead To Be True again for the first time in a couple of years and I am anxious to meet up with friends I know and make new ones.

You can find me my ICE Resin® booth sharing the new line of bezels, and all our ICE Resin® support products such as paper sealant, glitter and jeweler’s grade putty. We will unveil bezels to suit any project of budget. I will be anxious to see what our Creative Team and our friends and fans come up with using the new heart bezels. We have to-die-for beautiful ribbon (that’s my son in this earlier post tearing it – if you ever wondered how it gets its edge). I will also have a preview of my new Art Mechanic line.

I am teaching this class:

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Journal by Susan Lenart Kazmer

Create a personal and wearable adornment by documenting the history of your tribe by use of your own photos, journal entries, text, mica and transparencies.  Begin with metalworking and hand fabrication to build a journal cover out of metal wire.  Learn riveting, hinging and metal fiber lashing to construct a finished spine. Learn how to “make it your own” by ripping, shaping, inking and coloring the edges of your paper  Bind your paper content to complete beautiful wearable Talismans. As time allows learn how to create transparent paper using ICE Resin®.

Workshop fee of $52 includes the kit – 8 gauge flat bronze wire, 26 gauge lashing wire, solder, micro nuts and screws, 16 gauge hinges, organic materials, resin, handmade transparency, mica, bezels, eyelet handout leather neck wire and expendables.  The workshop lasts 3 hours. Date and time: To be announced.  Contact Cheri@iceresin.com to register.

Supply List: Please bring – anvil, ball peen hammer, and /or heavy hammer, needle nose pliers, chain nose pliers, wire snips, small interesting personal paper,  small objects, text, scissors, photos etc.

I’ll be in Tucson February 1 to 3. Hope to connect with you there!

Susan

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