April brought a shower of busy fun!

Hi Everyone! It has been an extremely busy couple of weeks, (nay, month!) for me and here at the ICE Resin office!  I’ve been filming new mixed media kits for my Industrial Chic line in Michael’s stores. The new ephemera rolls out the end of May/first part of June.

ICE ResinThis is me with Julie McGuffee (right) and Julie Fei Fan Balzer (left)

at the taping of their program, Scrapbook Soup. It was so incredibly awesome!

I’ll let you know when the show airs!

susan lenart kazmerThis is me with Mike Murphy at Scrapbook Soup–what a great guy!


A Writer’s Soul captured in ICE

Ooooh! How many of you reading this blog also write? I know I (Carol) am coveting this necklace created by Annette in Oz.

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“Patience” by Annette in Oz

“Patience” was formed using a handmade brass bezel, vintage papers, and old tin-type photo and a pen nib sealed in ICE Resin®.

Reminds me of an Emily Dickinson’s poem.

Part Three: Love


I HELD a jewel in my fingers And went to sleep. The day was warm, and winds were prosy; I said: “’T will keep.”

I woke and chid my honest fingers,— The gem was gone; And now an amethyst remembrance Is all I own.


cuff by Annette in Oz

Annette used a backnut as a bezel on here etched brass cuff and filled it with Ice Resin® over a vintage image.

Rosy by Creative Team Member Andrea Ring


Rosy began when the theme of “Sticks & Stones” was announced, from there it didn’t take long for an idea to “bloom”.  I have a pretty little needlepoint footstool that was my main source of inspiration for design elements and color palette.  My backyard and basement provided me with additional supplies beyond the ICE Resin® items that I used.  It’s amazing what is already lying around the house that can be turned into jewelry!  Rose bush branches painted pink made a great addition to the neckpiece while a dusty old piece of packing tape found on my basement floor made an interesting pattern to the backside of the oval bezel.

The ICE Resin® items that I used in Rosy were: oval hobnail bezel, shield hobnail bezel, two small round closed back bezels, bronze wire, silver wire, Ice Resin, glass glitter(Carnivale), ribbons(Carousel), steel screws/nuts, and a variety of washers.

Additional items beyond the packing tape and sticks were: pebbles, paint, paper, beads, sheet brass, and chain.

To view items that inspire me check out my Pinterest Board titled Andrea’s current inspiration.

What to Do With Leftover Resin – With Cat Kerr

If you are like me…you do not like to waste any left over resin. Here’s a quick video to give you some ideas on what you can do, to save that precious liquid gold.


Ah, Paris

Paris; this April sunset completely utters
utters serenely silently a cathedral

before whose upward lean magnificent face
the streets turn young with rain,

spiral acres of bloated rose
coiled within cobalt miles of sky
yield to and heed
the mauve
of twilight (who slenderly descends,
daintily carrying in her eyes the dangerous first stars)
people move love hurry in a gently

arriving gloom and
see! (the new moon
fills abruptly with sudden silver
these torn pockets of lame and begging colour)while
there and here the lithe indolent prostitute
Night, argues

with certain houses

e e Cummins (1894 -1962)

Join us in Paris?

Susan and Jen will be spending time in Paris the weekend before Runis, Relics and Resin workshop to gather vintage materials at the world-renowned Parisian Flea markets. Students are encouraged to join us in our adventures of shopping and dining before arriving in Durfort.

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