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.

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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.

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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) iceresin.com

 

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.

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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) iceresin.com

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.

Talisman

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) iceresin.com

 

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:

http://stampington.com/blog/index.php/2014/02/10/kristen-robinson-adore-wall-hanging-tutorial/

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!

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FIRST Place: Phyllis Giberson 

 

SECOND Place: Allison Hammond-Murray

 

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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

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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

 

 

 

What Happens when ICE Resin and Walnut Hollow Combine?

Ice Resin Walnut HollowWhat time is it?

The clock hands have ordained that it is day 2 of the Magic that happens when ICE Resin and Walnut Hollow combine. 

The theme is steam over on ICE Resin Creative Team Member Candy Rosenberg’s blog! Time is on the march, so hurry and check out her blog to see her entire mixed media collage and instructions!

And be sure not to miss today’s mystery is revealed on the Walnut Hollow Blog where Chris Wallace will share her creative muse. The link is right HERE. - http://wp.me/p3cspn-hs

Yesterday we set sail with Tatiana Allen’s winged boat, and Sara Shirman’s gorgeous necklace — so if you missed those two projects, be sure and take a peak!

Thanks so much for letting us share these projects! We love creating and YOU are part of what makes doing it so incredibly enjoyable!

You can find ICE Resin, bezels and more RIGHT HERE and Walnut Hollow’s unfinished wooden decor pieces and and tools RIGHT HERE.

What are you inspired to make?

Hop into Creativity with ICE Resin and Walnut Hollow

SettingSail-TatianAllen-ICEWalnut Hollow… that is a fun name for a business. It sounds like a cool place to hang out with friends on on a warm day and laugh and craft with friends for hours and hours!

Fortunately, we get to do that virtually on a 2-day hop through 4 utterly different projects from their talented designers and ICE Resin’s.

WELCOME to our hop! We are so glad you stopped by!

Walnut Hollow carries wood surfaces of just about every shape imaginable and tools to carve and burn that wooden base into something amazing. We wanted to see what would happen when we combined ICE Resin and Art Mechanique products with wood.

Crystal clarity plus the strong foundation of wood.

The results? 

This pic is just a part of  the mixed media art that ICE Resin Team Member Tatiana Allen made.

Check out her blog  to see the entire design with instructions on her Crafty Cutie Site.  http://blog.craftycutie.com/inspiration/adjusting-my-sails/

and then hop over to view Sara Shirman’s wonderful piecehttp://wp.me/p3cspn-i7 on the Walnut Hollow Blog.

Tomorrow, Saturday the 24th,

Candy Rosenberg from our creative team and Chris Wallace from Walnut Hollow will share their creativity with you!

Winners of the Susan Lenart Kazmer Contest in Bead Design Studio Magazine

We interrupt our ICE Resin Creative Team introductions to bring you this exciting announcement from

Susan Lenart Kazmer Contest in Bead Design Studio Magazine!

susan lenart kazmer contest bead design studio magazinePhyllis Giberson from Millersville, PA, took first place and is going to all 4 of Susan’s classes at To Bead True Blue in Tucson, plus she will receive a necklace handmade by Susan.

“The projects turned in were amazing and it was difficult to choose,” Susan said.

Pam Hawkins, the Editor at Bead Design Studio Magazine was the person who notified the winners. After talking to Phyllis, Pam told us, “I just got off the phone with the winner Phyllis! Oh my gosh, she was in tears!!!”

Phyllis’s winning necklace has a story behind it, as do the fascinating projects of our second, third and honorable mention winners, and we will be sharing those tales in January.

Susan Lenart kazmer Contest Bead Design Studio MagazineSECOND Place: Allison Hammond-Murray, Folsom, CA

Susan Lenart Kazmer Contest Bead Design Studio MagazineTHIRD Place: Heather Kindt, West Des Moines, IA

Susan Lenart kazmer Contest Bead Design Studio MagazineHONORABLE Mention for best use of materials: Connie Bradley, HoustonTX

Once again 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.

 

 

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