“Resinate” with Jen Cushman! – 2 days of class

 

Make Art in L.A. on Friday, April 10, and Saturday, April 11, 2015 and Resinate during 2 workshops with artistic storyteller Jen Cushman.

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Day 1 – Create and Resinate – sign up here

  • In the morning, make three collage bezels and resin paper
  • In the afternoon, create an art journal page and cover with resin

Join Jen for this fast-moving and fun technique-based workshop where we learn the basics and well beyond of working with a two-part epoxy — jeweler’s grade resin that stays crystal clear forever. Learn how to mix, pour, color with paint, color with spices, embed charms and objects, use organics, and collage three beautiful bezels.

Learn how to make resin paper — a creative technique that’s a key to opening the door into a new world of possibilities. We’ll also spend some time painting an 8 1/2″ x 11″ mixed media art journal page that we’ll cover in resin to add a final “pop” that only this medium can truly provide.

You’ll leave with new techniques and a head spinning with possibilities for how you’ll be incorporating resin into your favorite art form.

Instructor provides all supplies…just bring a few items below and enjoy your day!

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Day 2 – Resin Casting: Real vs Faux – sign up here

  • Molding found objects and casting
  • Surface treatment
  • FInishing a necklace
  • Journal cover with cast hardware

We will be making molds of hardware and other found objects that we’ll cast in ICE Resin. Luscious surface treatment techniques will be used to transform our plain castings into little works of tromp l’oeil (“fool the eye”) art where you and others will not be able to tell the real objects form the newly-made ones.

Our cast hardware will get finished off into a mixed media necklace that is easy to execute but looks complicated. If you’ve never made jewelry before, don’t worry…now is the time to learn!

We’ll also be embellishing a journal cover using our castings.

For those who take both days of the workshop, please bring your resin papers and items from Day 1 to incorporate into your journal.

Instructor provides all supplies…just bring a few tools below and enjoy your day!

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Want to Go on an Art Expedition wit Susan Lenart Kazmer?

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Caging, Forging, Resin and Ancient Artifacts
Susan Lenart Kazmer
Art Expedition: Wednesday 22 to Friday 24 April, 2015

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As a silversmith and artist of 20 years, Susan creates pieces that reference history, as well as contemporary urban life. Her work tells stories of real people living real life through the use of silver, metal, glass, resin, wood and other mixed-media materials.

Join Susan to dig deep within and discover new ways to express yourself, take your jewelry skills over the moon, and have a fabulous time learning with this internationally-recognized mixed-media jewelry artist, silversmith and teacher.

Caging Common Objects in Metalwork

Learn the art form of forging wire jewelry pieces by creating open bezel forms using square wire and metal. Students will finish one pendant or ring and In addition, explore the cage shape and its uses as a container to hold objects.

You will learn:

  • to anneal, shape and solder together a ring or pendant form.
  • proper metalworking techniques for soldering, shaping and clean up.
  • short cuts and ideal techniques for teaching soldering in a class room.

WIRE- Ancient techniques on New Frontiers- Forging + Brazing

Wire and fiber has been a prominent medium in ethnographic jewelry and adornment for centuries and used for binding, connecting, decorating and building of components.

You will learn:

  • to make your jewelry stronger, more interesting, unique, and personal by exploring new ideas for soldering, shaping, finishing and building of multiple components.
  • to think beyond traditional jewelry design to create jewelry that is both sculptural and wearable while attaining techniques for hand hammering, flattening and forging of round wire.
  • to control with appropriate tools, safety and shaping techniques with correct stance and posture when hammering. Sheet metal and wire used.

Resin, Relics and Ancient Artifacts

Focus on new works in jewelry and Resin as it has never been presented before….sand, scratch, cast and scraffitto your way into creating unique objects and ancient artifacts in jewelry in combination with metal.

You will learn:
• to build with resin using multiple thin layers
• new techniques and application for scratching, crackling, engraving, transferring of imagery, making marks and coloring surface.
• to set your finished components with filigree bezel wire…brazing presented.

Each student will leave with a few pendants and components, a journal full of ideas and a whole new direction to focus your work.

Kits and Supply List:

Caging Kit – $30.00 – Druzy stone, bronze square 16 gauge wire, 22 bronze sheet metal (you can upgrade to silver for a fee bring some in) solder materials, sandpaper, object, expendables

Wire Kit fee -$24.00 – wire -10, 16, 18 and 20 gauge wire and 24 gauge sheet metal in bronze or copper, druzy stone, (please bring your own silver if you would prefer it) expendables

Resin Kit fee $25.00 – includes bronze sheet metal, rubber silicone, a few bezels, 1 oz resin and resin to use in class, mica flakes, powders and cold enamels, solder, sand paper, wire and expendables.

Three Day Supply List:

  • Wire snips
  • round needle nose pliers
  • chain nose pliers
  • wire snips
  • small hammer
  • anvil
  • vice
  • awl
  • jeweler saw, size 3 blad
  • bench pin or tin snips
  • burnishing tool
  • sandpaper
  • small file

Optional:
Flexible shaft + small wood block to drill onto, metal files, hot 60 watt bulb and lamp, ( this is for drying resin so we can build in layers.), rusted found bezel such as coco lid, jar lid or any type of cup shape, meaningful small objects such as photos, inclusions such as text, leaves, sticks, herbs, sand, dried flowers. Objects to cast, (I will have some as well).

I will supply fire bricks, torches, soldering material, 2 flexible shaft, drill bits.

Ready to advance your metal and resin skills? CLICK here to register for Caging, Forging, Resin and Ancient Artifacts with me at Art Is You, Art Expedition, April 22-24, 2015.

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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. $1800 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 >>–>

Sign Up Now for 3 Days of Caging, Forging, Resin and Ancient Artifacts with Susan Lenart Kazmer at Art-is-You

art is you

Caging, Forging, Resin and Ancient Artifacts
Susan Lenart Kazmer
Art Expedition: Wednesday 22 to Friday 24 April, 2015

As a silversmith and artist of 20 years, Susan creates pieces that reference history, as well as contemporary urban life. Her work tells stories of real people living real life through the use of silver, metal, glass, resin, wood and other mixed-media materials.

Join Susan to dig deep within and discover new ways to express yourself, take your jewelry skills over the moon, and have a fabulous time learning with this internationally-recognized mixed-media jewlery artist, silversmith and teacher.

Caging Common Objects in Metalwork

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Learn the art form of forging wire jewelry pieces by creating open bezel forms using square wire and metal. Students will finish one pendant or ring and In addition, explore the cage shape and its uses as a container to hold objects.

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You will learn:

  • to anneal, shape and solder together a ring or pendant form.
  • proper metalworking techniques for soldering, shaping and clean up.
  • short cuts and ideal techniques for teaching soldering in a class room.

WIRE- Ancient techniques on New Frontiers- Forging + Brazing

SLK Wire Ancient Techniques

Wire and fiber has been a prominent medium in ethnographic jewelry and adornment for centuries and used for binding, connecting, decorating and building of components.

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You will learn:

  • to make your jewelry stronger, more interesting, unique, and personal by exploring new ideas for soldering, shaping, finishing and building of multiple components.
  • to think beyond traditional jewelry design to create jewelry that is both sculptural and wearable while attaining techniques for hand hammering, flattening and forging of round wire.
  • to control with appropriate tools, safety and shaping techniques with correct stance and posture when hammering. Sheet metal and wire used.

Resin, Relics and Ancient Artifacts

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Focus on new works in jewelry and Resin as it has never been presented before….sand, scratch, cast and scraffitto your way into creating unique objects and ancient artifacts in jewelry in combination with metal.

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You will learn:
• to build with resin using multiple thin layers
• new techniques and application for scratching, crackling, engraving, transferring of imagery, making marks and coloring surface.
• to set your finished components with filigree bezel wire…brazing presented.

Each student will leave with a few pendants and components, a journal full of ideas and a whole new direction to focus your work.

Kits and Supply List:

Caging Kit – $30.00 – Druzy stone, bronze square 16 gauge wire, 22 bronze sheet metal (you can upgrade to silver for a fee bring some in) solder materials, sandpaper, object, expendables

Wire Kit fee -$24.00 – wire -10, 16, 18 and 20 gauge wire and 24 gauge sheet metal in bronze or copper, druzy stone, (please bring your own silver if you would prefer it) expendables

Resin Kit fee $25.00 – includes bronze sheet metal, rubber silicone, a few bezels, 1 oz resin and resin to use in class, mica flakes, powders and cold enamels, solder, sand paper, wire and expendables.

Three Day Supply List:

  • Wire snips
  • round needle nose pliers
  • chain nose pliers
  • wire snips
  • small hammer
  • anvil
  • vice
  • awl
  • jeweler saw, size 3 blad
  • bench pin or tin snips
  • burnishing tool
  • sandpaper
  • small file

Optional:
Flexible shaft + small wood block to drill onto, metal files, hot 60 watt bulb and lamp, ( this is for drying resin so we can build in layers.), rusted found bezel such as coco lid, jar lid or any type of cup shape, meaningful small objects such as photos, inclusions such as text, leaves, sticks, herbs, sand, dried flowers. Objects to cast, (I will have some as well).

I will supply fire bricks, torches, soldering material, 2 flexible shaft, drill bits.

Ready to advance your metal and resin skill? CLICK here to register for Caging, Forging, Resin and Ancient Artifacts with me at Art Is You, Art Expedition, April 22-24, 2015.

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You need a trip to sunny Arizona to make jewelry… come join Susan and Jen

Are you ready to dig deep within and discover new ways to express yourself,  take your jewelry skills over the moon, and have a fabulous time learning?

Susan and Jen are presenting technique driven and project classes at To Bead True Blue that will allow you to set your muse free.

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The excitement begins at To Bead True Blue, located in the Reid Park Doubletree in Tucson, AZ, February 1 -6. (BTW–It is a lovely time of year in Tucson.)

Sign up now! Take the class with a friend! Only 20 students per class!

 

RESIN, RELICS AND ANCIENT ARTIFACTSresin-red-slk

Sunday, February 1, 10 a.m. until 4 p.m.

Instructor: Susan Lenart Kazmer

Fee: $80   Kit fee: $25   Length: 6 hours   Skill level: ALL

Register: http://www.iceresin.com/?p=11643

 

Focus on new works in jewelry and Resin as it has never been presented before….sand, scratch, cast and scraffitto your way into creating unique objects and ancient artifacts in jewelry in combination with metal. Focus and build with resin using multiple thin layers while learning new techniques and application for scratching, crackling, engraving, transferring of imagery, making marks and coloring surface during this 6 hour class.

Set your finished components with filigree bezel wire…brazing presented.

Each student will leave with a few pendants and components, a journal full of ideas and a whole new direction to focus your work.

 

Enamels-Sgraffito + Symbolism – Making your own Marksgraffito-1

Instructor: Susan Lenart Kazmer

Monday, February 2, 10 a.m. until 4 p.m.

Fee: $80   Kit fee: $25   Length: 6 hours   Skill level: ALL

Register: http://www.iceresin.com/?p=11650

 

Learn wet and dry enamel in this hands on workshop, as you paint, scratch, draw, and layer your ideas onto copper while creating a vocabulary for enamel techniques and patterns. This workshop focuses on exploring the use of color and texture, from sifting, to painting and sgraffito, a scratching away technique that exposes another color fired underneath.

In this 6 hour workshop, learn to make marks, text and symbolism to express yourself in jewelry created by using carbon pencils, enamel crayons and decal transfer. Other techniques presented are use of stencils, rubber stamps and pressing objects and marking into wet enamels.

Liquid enamels can be mixed to create your own colors. This application opens up many new possibilities within enamel work. Learn a handful of new ideas and create a few finished pieces. Kiln and torch used in this workshop.

 

WIRE- Ancient techniques on New Frontiers – Forging + Brazingslk braze-1

Instructor: Susan Lenart Kazmer

Tuesday, February 3, 10 a.m. until 4 p.m.

Fee: $80   Kit fee: $25   Length: 6 hours   Skill level: ALL

Register: http://www.iceresin.com/?p=11658

 

Wire and fiber has been a prominent medium in ethnographic jewelry and adornment for centuries and used for binding, connecting, decorating and building of components.. Through many years of my own research and ethnographic repair, I have employed these same ideas to build my own unique body of work, influenced by my fashion experience, in forged wire.

In this workshop, learn to make your jewelry stronger, more interesting, unique, and personal by exploring new ideas for soldering, shaping, finishing and building of multiple components.

Students in this 6 hour workshop will be challenged to think beyond traditional jewelry design to create jewelry that is both sculptural and wearable while attaining techniques for hand hammering, flattening and forging of round wire.

Learn control with appropriate tools, safety and shaping techniques with correct stance and posture when hammering.  Sheet metal and wire used.

 

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Instructor: Susan Lenart Kazmer

Wednesday, February 4, 10 a.m. until 1 p.m.

Fee: $50   Kit fee: $25   Length: 4 hours   Skill level: ALL

Register: http://www.iceresin.com/?p=11654

 

Reminiscent of this ancient technique and colorful appearance of enamelwork… color on metal

Cold enameling is an innovative technique using color on metal and a glass like appearance using resin. Often mistaken for glass, this product in combination with array colorful and surprising metal techniques. This workshop makes use of the enameling process. Explore techniques such as crackling, matte surface, basse taille, plique a jour, cloisonné, and even paint to create color, design, texture on metal.  Also learn to create stone surfaces such as opal, fire opal and druzy. In this fast paced 3 hour workshop finish multiple components that will need time to dry.

 

Jen CushmanOver the Moon Cast Resin Charm Bracelet

Instructor: Jen Cushman

Wednesday, February 4th from 3 until 6 p.m.

Class fee: $50   Kit fee: $15   Skill level: ALL   Length: 3 hours

 

Registration link: http://www.iceresin.com/?p=11662

Treasure hunters take heed. If you love incorporating unique found objects into your mixed-media jewelry, this is a techniques-based workshop tailor-made for you. Learn how to make molds from a handful of your favorite objects using a non-toxic silicone molding putty and then how to make resin castings from the molds. Discover how to completely alter your resin castings with paint and patinas and transform them into entirely new art components.  Students will leave with a finished charm bracelet featuring a resin casting set into a bezel, along with bead links and a handmade clasp.

 

Vivid Wire Links: Wrapped, Coiled and ColoredJen Cushman

Instructor: Jen Cushman

February 5 from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m.

Class fee: $65   Kit fee: $15   Length: 4 hours   Skill level: ALL

 

Registration link: http://www.iceresin.com/?p=11666

One of the most rewarding aspects of making your own jewelry is seeing the hand of the artist in your work. Learning how to make gorgeous pieces from a spool of humble wire is an art for all unto itself. Fortunately, making components from wire is not only fulfilling, it’s economical on your pocketbook and easier than you might think. In this workshop, learn how to make unique wireworked links and clasps and then how to chain them together into one seamless necklace. For an added burst of vivid color, we’ll be adding cold enameling to our wirework that’s beautiful and permanent.

 

Take Flight Copper CuffJen Cushman

Instructor: Jen Cushman

Thursday, February 5 from 3 until 6 p.m.

Class fee: $50   Kit fee: $15   Length: 3 hours   Skill level: ALL

Registration link: http://www.iceresin.com/?p=11673

Let your imagination take flight with a cold enameled cuff that shows the world you’ve got game when it comes to your metalworking skills – annealing, forging, fold forming and riveting. We’ll start by making a basic copper cuff and use it as a substrate to ignite our creativity. Various ideas for color, design and form will be demonstrated throughout the workshop to spark your imagination, but the freedom to make it your own is completely in your hands. See how simple it is to create the look of torch- fired enamels with quick melting enamel powders and ICE Resin.

 

 

 

 

Jen Cushman joined Nathalie Kalbach’s Creative JumpStart (CJS) 2015 — 25 videos to fire up your creativity!

Jen Cushman is excited to announce that she’ll be participating as an artist in Creative JumpStart (CJS) 2015, run by Nathalie Kalbach. If you’re not familiar with CJS, it’s a one-of-a-kind online event to fire up your creativity in Jan 2015.
Learn techniques, discover new materials, and connect with artists and crafters.
Throughout January participants get 25 videos from 23 featured artists. I’m proud to be one of those artists, called “JumpStarters.” See for yourself:
Head on over to Nathalie’s site to sign up and for more details: http://nathaliesstudio.com/shop/online-workshops-ubermedia/creative-jumpstart-2015/
You get 25 videos for just $25 (USD).
Here’s a coupon code for $5 off to sweeten the deal!
Code:
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The coupon code cannot be combined with any other coupon codes out there for CJS :) The code is good until Jan 15,2015
So what are you waiting for? Sign up here
CJS 2015 is proudly sponsored by Liquitex.

Art is You

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Susan Lenart Kazmer will teach 3 days of mixed media metalsmithing jewelry workshops at Art is You in Petaluma, California, April 22, April 23 and April 24.

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Art is…You is an ALL INCLUSIVE joyous week of art workshops, Buffet Bonanza Lunches, Morning Motivators, Eat Cake Create events, plus Art Trunk and so much more.

Just follow the link below for info on specific classes!

Retreat Dates: April 22 – 26, 2015 Venue: Sheraton Sonoma County, Petaluma, CA

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Get a little insight into Jen Cushman’s teaching style

Artist Jen Cushman is an engaging instructor who has been sharing her love of mixed media for the past 5 years with students across the county who want to break out fo the mold in colorful and exciting new ways.

Here she is showing our friend Terri O how to make druze bangles:

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And here’s Jen sharing how to make resin paper as part of  Stampington’s Guest Artist Series.

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Register for upcoming classes with Jen: CHA in Anaheim, California and To Bead True Blue in Tucson, AZ.

 

Wondering what it is like to take a class from Susan Lenart Kazmer? Wonder no more!

When Susan Lenart Kazmer teaches metalsmithing techniques she draws on her 25+ years of experience from the height of your anvil to the tips and tricks that make it fun to hone your skills.

This 2012 episode of Beads Baubles and Jewels will give you an idea of her style.

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Want more from our friends at Beads Baubles and Jewels? Find out the latest!

See where Susan is teaching next: CHA in Anaheim, California and To Bead True Blue in Tucson, AZ.

 

7 exceptional metalsmithing, resin and cold enameling classes offered at To Bead True Blue by Susan Lenart Kazmer and Jen Cushman – Registration is now open

Are you ready to dig deep within and discover new ways to express yourself,  take your jewelry skills over the moon, and have a fabulous time learning?

Susan and Jen are presenting technique driven and project classes at To Bead True Blue that will allow you to set your muse free.

The excitement begins at To Bead True Blue, located in the Reid Park Doubletree in Tucson, AZ, February 1 -6. (BTW–It is a lovely time of year in Tucson.)

Sign up now! Take the class with a friend! Only 20 students per class!

 

RESIN, RELICS AND ANCIENT ARTIFACTS

Sunday, February 1, 10 a.m. until 4 p.m.

Instructor: Susan Lenart Kazmer

Fee: $80   Kit fee: $25   Length: 6 hours   Skill level: ALL

Register: http://www.iceresin.com/?p=11643

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Focus on new works in jewelry and Resin as it has never been presented before….sand, scratch, cast and scraffitto your way into creating unique objects and ancient artifacts in jewelry in combination with metal. Focus and build with resin using multiple thin layers while learning new techniques and application for scratching, crackling, engraving, transferring of imagery, making marks and coloring surface during this 6 hour class.

Set your finished components with filigree bezel wire…brazing presented.

Each student will leave with a few pendants and components, a journal full of ideas and a whole new direction to focus your work.

 

Enamels-Sgraffito + Symbolism – Making your own Mark

Instructor: Susan Lenart Kazmer

Monday, February 2, 10 a.m. until 4 p.m.

Fee: $80   Kit fee: $25   Length: 6 hours   Skill level: ALL

Register: http://www.iceresin.com/?p=11650

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Learn wet and dry enamel in this hands on workshop, as you paint, scratch, draw, and layer your ideas onto copper while creating a vocabulary for enamel techniques and patterns. This workshop focuses on exploring the use of color and texture, from sifting, to painting and sgraffito, a scratching away technique that exposes another color fired underneath.

In this 6 hour workshop, learn to make marks, text and symbolism to express yourself in jewelry created by using carbon pencils, enamel crayons and decal transfer. Other techniques presented are use of stencils, rubber stamps and pressing objects and marking into wet enamels.

Liquid enamels can be mixed to create your own colors. This application opens up many new possibilities within enamel work. Learn a handful of new ideas and create a few finished pieces. Kiln and torch used in this workshop.

 

WIRE- Ancient techniques on New Frontiers – Forging + Brazing

Instructor: Susan Lenart Kazmer

Tuesday, February 3, 10 a.m. until 4 p.m.

Fee: $80   Kit fee: $25   Length: 6 hours   Skill level: ALL

Register: http://www.iceresin.com/?p=11658

slk braze-1

Wire and fiber has been a prominent medium in ethnographic jewelry and adornment for centuries and used for binding, connecting, decorating and building of components.. Through many years of my own research and ethnographic repair, I have employed these same ideas to build my own unique body of work, influenced by my fashion experience, in forged wire.

In this workshop, learn to make your jewelry stronger, more interesting, unique, and personal by exploring new ideas for soldering, shaping, finishing and building of multiple components.

Students in this 6 hour workshop will be challenged to think beyond traditional jewelry design to create jewelry that is both sculptural and wearable while attaining techniques for hand hammering, flattening and forging of round wire.

Learn control with appropriate tools, safety and shaping techniques with correct stance and posture when hammering.  Sheet metal and wire used.

 

Cold Enameling

Instructor: Susan Lenart Kazmer

Wednesday, February 4, 10 a.m. until 1 p.m.

Fee: $50   Kit fee: $25   Length: 4 hours   Skill level: ALL

Register: http://www.iceresin.com/?p=11654

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Reminiscent of this ancient technique and colorful appearance of enamelwork… color on metal

Cold enameling is an innovative technique using color on metal and a glass like appearance using resin. Often mistaken for glass, this product in combination with array colorful and surprising metal techniques. This workshop makes use of the enameling process. Explore techniques such as crackling, matte surface, basse taille, plique a jour, cloisonné, and even paint to create color, design, texture on metal.  Also learn to create stone surfaces such as opal, fire opal and druzy. In this fast paced 3 hour workshop finish multiple components that will need time to dry.

 

Over the Moon Cast Resin Charm Bracelet

Instructor: Jen Cushman

Wednesday, February 4th from 3 until 6 p.m.

Class fee: $50   Kit fee: $15   Skill level: ALL   Length: 3 hours

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Registration link: http://www.iceresin.com/?p=11662

Treasure hunters take heed. If you love incorporating unique found objects into your mixed-media jewelry, this is a techniques-based workshop tailor-made for you. Learn how to make molds from a handful of your favorite objects using a non-toxic silicone molding putty and then how to make resin castings from the molds. Discover how to completely alter your resin castings with paint and patinas and transform them into entirely new art components.  Students will leave with a finished charm bracelet featuring a resin casting set into a bezel, along with bead links and a handmade clasp.

 

Vivid Wire Links: Wrapped, Coiled and Colored

Instructor: Jen Cushman

February 5 from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m.

Class fee: $65   Kit fee: $15   Length: 4 hours   Skill level: ALL

 

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Registration link: http://www.iceresin.com/?p=11666

One of the most rewarding aspects of making your own jewelry is seeing the hand of the artist in your work. Learning how to make gorgeous pieces from a spool of humble wire is an art for all unto itself. Fortunately, making components from wire is not only fulfilling, it’s economical on your pocketbook and easier than you might think. In this workshop, learn how to make unique wireworked links and clasps and then how to chain them together into one seamless necklace. For an added burst of vivid color, we’ll be adding cold enameling to our wirework that’s beautiful and permanent.

 

Take Flight Copper Cuff

Instructor: Jen Cushman

Thursday, February 5 from 3 until 6 p.m.

Class fee: $50   Kit fee: $15   Length: 3 hours   Skill level: ALL

Jen Cushman

 

Registration link: http://www.iceresin.com/?p=11673

Let your imagination take flight with a cold enameled cuff that shows the world you’ve got game when it comes to your metalworking skills – annealing, forging, fold forming and riveting. We’ll start by making a basic copper cuff and use it as a substrate to ignite our creativity. Various ideas for color, design and form will be demonstrated throughout the workshop to spark your imagination, but the freedom to make it your own is completely in your hands. See how simple it is to create the look of torch- fired enamels with quick melting enamel powders and ICE Resin.

 

 

 

 

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