Posted on | September 17, 2013 | 2 Comments
Our Google Hangout this past Saturday was perfectly delightful! Technology is grand! We all found it so inspiring to share ideas and see the dreams other designers are making real.
A big thank you to emcee Tanner Bell from A Little Craft in Your Day! His specialty is teen crafting! He joined us from his studio. Getting teens making art is a fine thing to spend time on and we can see from his personality how engaging he is.
Artist, author and creator of the Crystyler®, Norma Rapko joined us and shared how the Crystyler came to be. Thanks to Walnut Hollow for providing the participants Crystylers! In case you are wondering, the Crystyler is a tool for rapidly and easily gluing on crystals. The idea was born when Norma’s husband told her one midnight that he did not see how she was going to place all those crystals. He said, ‘We leave at 2 a.m.’
Sarah James, the Fashion Coordinator and Publicist for Jesse James Beads shared her love of sparkly things. “I am new to social media,” she said, “but it’s a family business and ind it feels like jewelry is in my blood!”
Jen Cushman, Veep of ICE Resin and author, and ICE Resin Creative Team Members Sandy Martin and JoMama checked in from Phoenix, Florida, and New Mexico. Jen started out in paper crafting back in the 90s, then quickly moved into mixed media. JoMama is an ‘upcycler’ who loves metal, resin and any cool found objects she finds for creating art. Sandy has been making jewelry for two decades and says she is, ‘Lovin’ being a part of the design team.”
ICE’s Social Media Coordinator, Jennifer Priest did all she could to keep the non-techie-but-learning artists plugged in. She belives in sharing information and you can learn lots from her crafty tutorials on her YouTube channel, Hydrangeo Hippo.
Wanna feel the vibe of real working studios? Watch the video. This is where artists really create!
Watch as they make projects using the Crystyler, Susan Lenart Kazmer’s signature Hobnail Bezels and more!
What fun! We need to do more hanging out!
A live Emmys SWAG bag winner was chosen at the time of the broadcast. Follow our ICE Queen Zine all this week for more opportunities to win!