How to Cold Enamel a Bezel Setting Using ICE Resin and Iced Enamels DIY

 

Iced Enamels ICE Resin Amethyst Relique

In this Iced Enamels technique video, John Creighton Petersen will show you his method for adding ICE Resin to the back and sides of a bezel.

The directions for the dragonfly using Amethyst Relique live HERE. The directions for the steampunk bezel using Torched Copper Relique are right  HERE.

This is what Amethyst and Torched Copper Reliques look like before they are melted and set with ICE Resin in our Cold Enameling process.

Iced Enamels Relique Torched Copper

Iced Enamels Amethyst Relique

Do you embellish the back of your bezels?

 

 

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House Number Eight by Jen Crossley

Art Mechanique Silhouettes

Tools & Materials:

ICED Enamels Turquoise Relique

ICE Resin® 1 oz. syringe

ICED Enamels Medium

Paint brush

ICE Resin® Silhouettes – Houses

Heat Gun

Sanding Block

White gel pen

Transparence

Alcohol wipe 

Technique: 

1.Firstly use the sanding block and give the House a light sand

2. Apply a light coat of ICED Enamels Medium with the paint brush)

3. Next sprinkle the ICED Enamels® Relique  Turquoise  onto the  house, then tip the excess back into the jar.

4. With a heat gun heat the powder until it melts.

5. Use the Alcohol wipe on the enamel it tones down the colour for a different   look all together

6. Mix the ICE Resin®, into a cup and then stir for 2 minutes.

7. Let the resin sit for 5 minutes to allow air bubbles to dissipate.

8. With a craft stick slowly add the resin onto the House silhouette and then allow it to lay flat on textured mat.

9. Pour any leftover resin onto the mat.

10. Let Piece dry for 24 hours and cure for 3 days.

11. Using the Stazon ink pad, rub around the edges. This creates a shadow to the edge and will make it pop. Allow to dry.

12. Use a white gel pen and add decoration

13. Add some transparencies to the window of the House.

 

I have loved house shapes for I don’t know how long, and when the new Sihouettes where brought out I had to have them. I combine these with the ICED Enamels and they looked amazing. For those of you that know me know Ii love the Number 8 for my mum it was her birthday,and also I like vintage so I toned this house down with a special technique !

Jen Crossley, A Mark in Time

 

Unique Staple Bezels – Special Order

Instant jewelry!

The double sided prongs are what make it easy to add images and create unique jewelry with these staple bezels designed by Susan Lenart Kazmer.

Available via special orders of 12 each.

Large Almond Staple Bezel with Mica     SLK1608

 

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Come share in the process and beauty of Susan’s Mica Jewelry. Cut the Mica to fit over any artwork, text or photos that you have on hand, then lay them in the Staple Bezel and bend the staples over your work. Voila! Gorgeous, antique looking images that are all yours!

 

The open design of the Staple Bezel allows for double sided views, so let your imagination run wild! Almond Staple Bezel is approx 6.5cm x 3cm and is available in gorgeous white bronze or warm yellow bronze. One Staple Bezel and two pieces of Mica per package.

Rectangular Staple Bezel with Plexiglass, Large     SLK1632

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Make the perfect Pendant with this ingenious set! The hard work’s been done for you- all you have to do is insert your artwork between the Plexiglass, place the plexiglass into the bezel and bend the Staples over to secure it! Fill with photographs, artwork or text- anything you want to frame and preserve. The open design allows for double sided views, so let your imagination run wild! The Large Rectangular Staple Bezel is approx 5.5cm x 3.5cm and is available in gorgeous white bronze or warm yellow bronze. One Staple Bezel and two pieces of Plexiglass per pack.

Round Staple Bezel with Mica (Mica not shown), Medium     SLK606

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The Circular Staple Bezel is currently being sold with Mica rather than Plexiglass. We package it without pre-cuts, so that you’ll have to cut it yourself- but its super easy to cut and has a gorgeous antique look. See the mini staple bezels on page 2 to see the look (scroll down and click).

Make the perfect Pendant with this ingenious set! The hard work’s been done for you- all you have to do is insert your artwork between the Plexiglass, place the plexiglass into the bezel and bend the Staples over to secure it! Fill with photographs, artwork or text- anything you want to frame and preserve. The open design allows for double sided views, so let your imagination run wild! The Medium Round Staple Bezel is approx 3.3cm in diameter and is available in gorgeous white bronze or warm yellow bronze. One Staple Bezel and two pieces of Plexiglass per pack.

Square Staple Bezel with Mica, Small Pair   SLK1611

staple bezels

Come share in the process and beauty of Susan’s Mica Jewelry. Cut the Mica to fit over any artwork, text or photos that you have on hand, then lay them in the Staple Bezel and bend the staples over your work. Voila! Gorgeous, antique looking images that are all yours! The open design of the Staple Bezel allows for double sided views, so let your imagination run wild! The Small pair of Square Staple Bezels are approx 1.5 x 1.5 cm each -(so cute!) and are available in gorgeous white bronze or warm yellow bronze. Two Staple Bezels and four pieces of Mica per package.

Circular Staple Bezel with Mica, Small Pair   SLK1612

staple bezels

Come share in the process and beauty of Susan’s Mica Jewelry. Cut the Mica to fit over any artwork, text or photos that you have on hand, then lay them in the Staple Bezel and bend the staples over your work. Voila! Gorgeous, antique looking images that are all yours! The open design of the Staple Bezel allows for double sided views, so let your imagination run wild! The Small pair of Circular Staple Bezels are approx 1.75 cm in diameter -(so cute!) and are available in gorgeous white bronze or warm yellow bronze. Two Staple Bezels and four pieces of Mica per package.

Square Staple Bezel with Plexiglass, Medium     SLK1610

staple bezels

Make the perfect Pendant with this ingenious set! The hard work’s been done for you- all you have to do is insert your artwork between the Plexiglass, place the plexiglass into the bezel and bend the Staples over to secure it! Fill with photographs, artwork or text- anything you want to frame and preserve. The open design allows for double sided views, so let your imagination run wild! The Large Rectangular Staple Bezel is approx  2.5 x 2.5 cm and is available in gorgeous white bronze or warm yellow bronze. One Staple Bezel and two pieces of Plexiglass per pack.

triangle staple bezelTriangular Staple Bezel with Mica, Medium            SLK1609

Come share in the process and beauty of Susan’s Mica Jewelry. Cut the Mica to fit over any artwork, text or photos that you have on hand, then lay them in the Staple Bezel and bend the staples over your work. Voila! Gorgeous, antique looking images that are all yours! The open design of the Staple Bezel allows for double sided views, so let your imagination run wild! The Triangular Staple Bezel is approx  2 x 3 cm and is available in gorgeous white bronze or warm yellow bronze. One Staple Bezel and two pieces of Mica per package.

Relics, Ruins and Resin Alchemy – France 2015 with Susan Lenart Kazmer and Jen Cushman

Susan Lenart Kazmer FRANCE WORKSHOP 2015

SLKWork2-200x300watermarkedJoin Susan Lenart Kazmer and Jen Cushman for an immersion workshop where students will have the opportunity to dig deep into their work by exploring innovative design concepts and honing their metalworking skills. Relics found at Paris flea markets prior to the workshop or treasured objects brought from home will be re-imagined into Talisman pieces of unique jewelry during the week at La Cascade.

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A full range cold connection and wire working techniques will be taught, as well as color on metal, Resin Alchemy and Susan’s innovative fiber-and-wire connections.  We’ll also create a forged wire and resin paper journal so students can capture all the new design ideas and stunning beauty the South of France has to offer. Healthy and delicious meals are prepared fresh each day by French chef Nese Pelt, and dinner is served each evening family style with much joy and laughter. 

$3,200 includes double occupancy bedrooms at La Cascade, meals, instruction and a comprehensive kit to build your pieces. Space is limited. $500 deposit secures your spot.

 CLICK HERE TO RESERVE YOUR SPACE >>–>

Susan and Jen usually get into Paris the Friday before the workshop  (often joined by a few students) and  attend the flea markets Saturday and Sunday in search of found objects and kick around Monday just enjoying Paris. Jen keeps everyone informed of the itinerary and meeting places and times and everyone is welcome to join them or go explore on their own or in pairs/small groups. For example one year a small group wanted to do the Louvre museum. Susan and Jen had seen it a bunch, so they wanted to hang out a Les Deus Maggots (a famous outdoor café) and go to the vintage clothing shops. Others wanted to walk the city and see the love locks on the bridges. Everyone spent a lovely Monday going our separate ways for the day and then met up for dinner and a sunset boat ride on the Seine.

Tuesday is a travel day to Durfort and we take the train. Tuesday evening is the first family style meal (All meals are fresh and we eat family style.) at La Cascade and students unpack their work spaces. The workshop starts Wednesday and goes through Monday. Saturday is a big market day in Revel, the next town over and it’s wonderful and amazing. Small community Flea Markets pop up while we are there and Susan and I learn about them at arrival. We all go check them out in the mornings as they appear for a couple of hours.

Jen says:

“We’ll be doing lots of high end resin work and metalworking and enameling. Susan takes everyone through their work and helps each person dig deeper into their work in order to really help hone in and influence change and growth. I’m always there for support and help in the studio during some of the off hours.”

“Pretty soon, I will open a private Yahoo group where we can all meet each other and I can give information without clogging up everyone’s emails. We “talk” lots on this group so it seems like fast friends once we all arrive. Again, as the space is limited to only 12 people we become pretty tight pretty quickly.”

 CLICK HERE TO RESERVE YOUR SPACE >>–>

ICE Resin Vampire FX Earrings with Baerbel Born

blood red earringsHi! Baerbel from Germany here.

I know it’s a while until Halloween, but this summer I have been in a vampire kind of mood, and maybe some jewellery crafters will keep it in mind that we can create all unusual effects with ICE Resin for all seasons.

By adding some Memento inks in a deep red tone to my ICE Resin I achieved a look like a drop of blood.

But because I am a dedicated recycle girl, I gave some broken jewellery a second life. The left overs of a broken brooche have been added to my bezels to make some vintage looking earrings. 

To level the bezel, I filled it with some polymer clay which has been baked according to instructions. By adding some colored ICE Resin to the bezel and add the brooch parts I could fixate the brooch parts and get the wet look I have been after in one step.

Small bows made with a Rue Romantique ribbon gave the final touch.

Tips:
Drip any left overs of colored resin on a craft mat and let cure. You can use the drops on your next cards or save them for Halloween.

It only takes a drop or two of pigment to color the resin. The pigment can change the chemistry of the resin and hardener, so the standard is to add color with a toothpick drop by drop.

vampire earringsMaterials:
ICE Resin
Memento ink (Imagine Crafts /Tsukineko,color ‘Tangelo’)
Bezels 
pearls and broken brooch (stash)

Little Book with Kathy Cano-Murillo

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Have you ever had the desire to just pour out a whole cup of ICE Resin® to make one big sheet? That’s what happened to me, except I also added in some Art Mechanique™ German Glass Glitter too! I poured it over a sheet of wax paper and let it set overnight. The next day, I cut it to 4×4″, and cut up a bunch of scrap paper to fit. I lined them all up and drilled two holes at the top and wrapped pink and teal wire.  I added some ribbon and another charm I made with one of my drawings and ICE Resin® too! Now I have a little book that I can use for my Instagram photos, or for sketches, quotes, anything I want. I think I’ll also make a few more to give to friends!

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Further Explorations in Jewelry Enameling: Kiln Fired Liquid Enamel and Sgraffito with Susan Lenart Kazmer

Susan Lenart Kazmer

In Further Explorations in Jewelry Enameling: Kiln Fired Liquid Enamel and Sgraffito, outstanding jewelry artist Susan Lenart Kazmer demonstrates torch firing liquid enamels onto metalwork along with the rudiments of working with a kiln. Now, in her latest look at enamels, Susan focuses exclusively on kiln firing, the technique that gives you maximum control over the final look you can achieve.

The digital download is available July 14, 2014. The DVD is available August 13, 2014. You can get either one by clicking this Interweave Store link.

In Further Explorations in Jewelry Enameling: Kiln Fired Liquid Enamel and Sgraffitojewelry artists will:

  • Review enamel basics, use of dry and liquid enamel powder, and metal forming and texturing
  • Discover in-depth how to prepare each enamel scenario for the kiln
  • Find out how to take advantage of the kiln’s precision temperature control and readouts to create the    colors and effects you want
  • Enjoy the ease and efficiency of letting the kiln do the work for you
  • Learn to use resin as a counter-enameling option
  • Explore the use of rubber stamps and natural leaves to alter your enameled surface
  • See how to add mica powders for shimmering sparkle and depth

 

 

 

The Fabulous Terri O hosted Jen Cushman on Sonoran Living

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Jen Cushman joined Terri Ouellette on Sonoran Living earlier this week. You can watch HERE.

It is always so much fun to get together with Terri. Her energy and enthusiasm is contagious. She is a goddess of the arts and crafts world and her motto is “super simple”.

Thanks Terri O!

 

eLit Award Celebration ~ Free “Imagine Create Explore” eBook

We won!!

Imagine Create Explore 3 Vol Set eLit Award 2014

Our combined set of Imagine Create Explore, Volumes 1, 2 and 3, won a Silver eLit award in the Arts and Crafts category for

ILLUMINATING DIGITAL PUBLISHING EXCELLENCE

and we’d like you to help us celebrate!

The eBook is FREE on Amazon from July 11 – 14, 2014 and features splendid mixed media jewelry and home decor pieces of ICE Resin’s 2011-12  Creative  Team members: Andrea Ring, JoAnnA Pierotti, Cindi Bisson, Cat Kerr, Tina Schiefer, Kathy Thompson, Lesley Fisher & Michael Jack.

The fifth annual (2014) eLit Awards are a global awards program committed to illuminating and honoring the very best of English language digital publishing entertainment.

The eLit Awards are an industry-wide, unaffiliated awards program open to all members of the electronic publishing industry.

The contest is presented by Jenkins Group Inc., a Michigan-based book publishing and marketing services company that has operated the popular Independent Publisher Book Awards contest since 1996.

The eLit Awards celebrate the ever growing market of electronic publishing in the wide variety of reader formats. Hail the revolutionary world of e-books and join the awards program that’s highlighting the best in electronic reading entertainment!

Here’s a peek a the enormous variety art contributed by these talented former team members:

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Joanna’s Moss Hill Studio space

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Andrea ‘s Amuck Design website

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Jack and Cat Curio’s Facebook page

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Cindi’s Behind These Eyes blog

 

 

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Kathy’s Katalina Jewelry blog

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Tina’s Patina Marie blog

 

New Works in Journals (and more) at Art Unraveled with Susan Lenart Kazmer

Are you ready to learn new skills and refine your artistic techniques? Check out these  Art Unraveled classes:

Susan Lenart Kazmer

Susan Lenart KazmerCaging Common Objects with Susan Lenart Kazmer on Sunday, August 3

Create gorgeous and unusual jewelry pieces by creating open bezel forms using square wire and metal which  provides an open form to view all sides of your object that you are encasing.  

 

 

Susan Lenart Kazmer

Transparent Text: New Works Done in Journals with Susan Lenart Kazmer on Monday evening, August 4 and all day Tuesday.

Create layers of extraordinary translucent pages using a collection of new ideas and techniques. Alter journal notes and paper by adding image and photo transfers, ink stamps, oil pastel and marker on tissue. Learn the beautiful art form of creating resin paper with rubs, burnings, oil pastel and colored pencil techniques.   Layer, bind and finish an extraordinary, personal journal or wearable journal and small pendant.

 

Earlier in the event you can explore ICE Resin and cold enameling with Iced Enamels at our Make n Take demonstrations!

Resplendent Rue RomantiqueThursday, July 31,  5:30 p.m. – Ice Resin - Resplendent Rue Romantique™ 
New to ICE Resin? It is so simple to create wonderful mixed media art and jewelry with ICE and during this demo we will show you tips and tricks 
of working with our crystal clear, jeweler’s grade, self-doming, self-healing resin. Add a little romance to your life as you create a sweet focal 
all your own with a bezel from Kristen Robinson’s Rue Romantique Line. Bring a small photograph (commercially printed) or use one of 
our images. Taught by ICE Resin Staff. 

 

art unraveled sampleFriday, August 1,  5:30 p.m. – Ice Resin - Luscious Color Talisman with Iced Enamels™ 
Learn how to achieve the look of torch or kiln-fired enamels on one of Susan Lenart Kazmer’s Talisman Silhouettes using Iced Enamels Relique Powders, 
a craft heat gun and ICE Resin. Oh my! Which Relique will you choose? Garnet or Citrine, Amethyst or Torched Copper, Turquoise or Chartreuse, 
Raspberry or Ivory, German Silver or Pewter, and Tarnished Bronze will delight your eyes. You will chose a shape and Relique color(s) and then create 
your own Talisman during this thoroughly enjoyable make-n-take. Taught by ICE Resin Staff. 

Saturday August 2nd: Shopping Extravaganza 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the vendor hall

Embassy Suites, 4415 E. Paradise Village Pkwy SouthPhoenix,  Arizona,  85032,  USA

Live near Philly?

You’ll find Susan teaching plus ICE Resin and cold enameling supplies at Bead Fest Philly!

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