Stylish dresses in carnelian and amethyst under ICE!

Misty Grosse, our ICE Resin Booth Manager and a gal with an all-around bubbly personality sent us a text:

“Look what I created! It has not been sealed yet but I am loving Iced Enamels!”

Amethyst and Ivory Relique

Amethyst and Ivory Relique


And then she sent this darling little dress in Carnelian Relique:


Here is a finished necklace:


General materials and tools you’ll need:

Art Mechanique Silhouettes Dress on a Hanger 

ICE Resin

Relique Powders : Carnelian, Amethyst, Ivory, Raspberry

(As of April 23: Carnelian, Amethyst, Garnet and Torched Copper Reliques are available!)

Silver Glitz

Belle Dames Francaise or Art Mechanique Collage Image Pack

Iced Enamel Medium

Connections, such as Art Mechanique Micro Screws

Cup,Sstir Stick, and Brushes

Rhinestone Chain, Lace, Buttons, etc.

Hole Punch or Drill


Play! Have fun! Plan how you are going to use the negative space as you layer your dresses.

Prepare the surface of your silhouette and add your choice of Iced Enamels Relique Powder. The video for how to do this is HERE.

Drill and connect your silhouettes.

Will your dress grace someone’s neck? Will it dangle from a bracelet? Could it become a pin attached to a card? We’d love for you to share with us on Twitter!

You can find Misty teaching in Southern California’s Orange County:






Talisman Week 5 with JoMama – Nurture

Easter Greetings!

However you celebrate we at ICE Resin wish you incredible joy.

Spring is a time of renewal and the egg certainly symbolizes that potential for growth.

JoMama Jones ICE Resin Talisman

JoMama is our Taliman artist this week. Her word is “nuture”.

Take a moment and breathe that word.


No I can tell you that JoMama is a nurturing soul. The first photo I ever saw of her was with a chicken (I believe the richly hued feathered creature was her pet.) Jo is also a believer in upcycling.

Without further ado, her is a link so you can see JoMama’s complete mixed media necklace and everything she has to tell you about it.

Previous Talismans:

Cheryl Bodkin Waters

Carol La Valley

Jen Cushman

Donna Salazar


More about the Talisman Project HERE.

Are you a designer who has a passionate, supreme focus this year and want to be a part of the Talisman Project? Convo carol (at)

Joyful Bunny Necklace

This little rabbit flicked its feet

jumped into the air and

did a joyful  twist before landing in Jen Cushman’s studio.

Jen Cushman ICE Resin Easter














Of course, being Easter time, the little critter became immortalized in a piece of jewelry!

If you would like to see the entire piece of Easter jewelry, hop on over to Jen’s blog: Hopin’ Down the Trail necklace.

What Easter themed critters have found their way into your studio recently?


Fun Rabbit facts:

Rabbits have almost 360 degree vision. (Jen is a mom, so when she wears this necklace, she does have eyes in the back of her head.)

Their strong hind legs allow them to jump as high as 1 meter and sprint forward as far as 3 meters in one bound.

Rabbits are social creatures.


Flora and Fauna painted under ICE Resin by Willow Wolfe

One of the great things about CHA (the Craft and Hobby Association Show) is meeting new people and dicoveing how one art supply complements another. ICE Resin was next to and Willow and Jen Cushman struck up a conversation.

Willow Wolfe is an accomplished painter and after taking to Jen, decided to paint her art into bezels preserved with ICE Resin and make necklaces.


Willow Wolfe writes, “It is easy to paint within these smooth, mixed metal bezels. Simply prep by sanding lightly and coating with an all purpose sealer.  Apply an undercoat of acrylic, transfer the image you wish to paint and use Princeton Select #3750 Mini Brushes to apply detail and dimension.”

Instructions for this elephant and daisy are in PaintWorks Magazine issue:

You will find Willow’s latest Dahlia in the Surround Yourself with Color Issue.

Ice Resin painting

Trust – ICE Resin Talisman Project Week 4

Talisman - Cheryl Bodkin Waters


Hello!  Carol from ICE Resin here. I just have to say that one of my fave craft projects ever was created by Cheryl Bodkin Waters for the annual Seaside Soiree a couple of years ago.

Although we have never met, one of the wonderful things about art and this industry is the incredible people who touch your life and heart.

Cheryl taught me how healing art can be.

She is the artist behind this week’s Talisman — TRUST. You’ll find the whole piece on her Artsy Findings blog.

Previous Talismans:

Carol La Valley

Jen Cushman

Donna Salazar

More about the Talisman Project HERE.

More coming in the weeks ahead!

Are you a designer who has a passionate, supreme focus this year and want to be a part of the Talisman Project? Convo carol (at)


Do You Believe? Talisman Project Week 3

A word for luck.

A word to remind you what is important.

Put it on a piece of jewelry, or something else you can wear or carry with you and it becomes a Talisman.

We all need a little nudge in the right direction – do you believe in fairy tales?

you’ll have to visit Stardust in my Pocket for the story of Carol La Valley’s Talisman.

Talisman Project ICE Resin

Previous Talismans:

Jen Cushman

Donna Salazar

More about the Talisman Project HERE.

More coming in the weeks ahead!

Are you a designer who has a passionate, supreme focus this year and want to be a part of the Talisman Project? Convo carol (at)

Talisman Project Week 2 with Jen Cushman

A word to live by… a lucky charm… a Talisman

Jen Cushman’s word is emblazoned in silver: Collaborate. You’ll see another Talisman shape and the full necklace on her blog.


Previous Talismans: Donna Salazar

More about the Talisman Project HERE.

More coming in the weeks ahead!

Are you a designer who has a passionate, supreme focus this year and want to be a part of the Talisman Project? Convo carol (at)


Our Rue Princess is a Guest Designer

Give Kristen Robinson bezels, fibers and pearl and a bit of studio time and she floats into creative mode.

She is a guest artist over on the Stampington blog:

Rue Romantique“It is always a pleasure to share my work with others as it brings me great joy!” Kristen says.

Bead Design Studio Magazine SLK Contest Winners start enjoying their classes at To Bead True Blue!

slk-contest-postcard1Bead Design Studio MagazinePamela Hawkins, Editor, Bead design Studio Magazine,

Front row: Pamela Hawkins, Editor, Bead design Studio Magazine, Phyllis Giberson, Allison Hammond-Murray. Back row: Linda Hartung from A La Carte and designer Christi Friesen, Susan Lenart Kazmer and Bruce Olgivy from Garlan Chain..

For the past year and issues of Bead Design Studio Magazine, artists across the country have hones their jewelry, metal work, beading and mixed-media skills as they created a necklace  following the techniques of the 25+ years metalsmith Susan Lenart Kazmer.

 Bead Design Studio Magazine wrapped up the SLK Contest this morning (Sunday, Feb.2) at SLK’s (Susan Lenart Kazmer’s Resin Alchemy Class.

To follow what fabulous jewelry Bead Design Studio Magazine  is  showcasing next, subscribe HERE.

To follow what Susan Lenart Kazmer is doing or attend a class she teaches, you can look HERE and HERE.

If you are interested in taking one of Susan’s classes at To Bead True Blue you can sign up directly at the ICE Resin booth at the bead show!



FIRST Place: Phyllis Giberson 


SECOND Place: Allison Hammond-Murray



We would like to give a shout out to Gold Sponsor: Garlan Chain

Bronze Sponsors: Parawire, T Beads, and Elephant Eye Beads

Jewel Sponsors: Bead My Love, Kabela Design, and the Urban Beader


Product Sponsors: Create Your Style with Swarovski Elements, ICE Resin, Spellbinders, WireLuxe, Alacarte Clasps & Wire Lace, Tsukineko, Tierra Cast, JHB, MyElement, christi friesen, Lisa Pavelka, Impress Art Metal Stamps, and The Lilac Wind Lampwork Beads

These generous jewelry products companies supplied treasures that went into each winner’s basket.

A different view of Rue – The Romance of Mixed Media Jewelry ebook

The month of romance is upon us and has Kristen Robinson ICE Resin and Cloth Paper Scissors / Interweave put together a Valentine for the jewelry enthusiast in your life — or maybe you just need to love yourself!

Kristen selected a bevy of strikingly talented jewelry designers to help realize the projects in this eBook:the romance of mixed media jewelryThe instructions and photos for these bracelets, necklaces, brooches and earrings will fill you with savvy, trendy ideas for adorning yourself in romance.

The artists in order of appearance: Kristen Robinson, Diane Cook, Polly Hendrickson, Ruth Rae, Cindy Cima Edwards, Jennifer Priest, Carol La Valley, Lexi Grenzer, Jen Crossley, Vicki O’Dell, Jen Cushman, John Creighton-Petersen, Pamela Huntington, and Lesley Venable.

Can you match the sneak peek with the designer?

rue romantique bracelets necklaces brooches and earrings

What are you waiting for?

Explore your romantic side with the ICE Resin® artists in The Romance of Mixed-Media Jewelry eBook. Find a variety of mixed-media jewelry with a romantic antique flare that will have you inspired to create your own romantic mixed-media jewelry.

One random person who comments on this blog post between now and midnight  February 14th will win a sweet prize package!

Did you guess right? Scroll down…





1 Pamela Huntington
2 Lexi Grenzer
3 Lesley Venable
4 Ruth Rae
5 Cindy Cima Edwards
6 Jen Crossley
7 John Creighten Petersen
8 Polly Hendrickson
9 Carol La Valley
10 Vicki O’Dell
11 Jennifer Priest
12 Jen Cushman
13 Dinae Cook
14 Kristen Robinson




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