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.

 

 

 

 

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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

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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

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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.

 

 

 

 

Susan Lenart Kazmer is offering 4 classes at Bead Fest Sante Fe and Registration is now open!

Susan’s classes are filling up fast for Bead Fest Santa Fe. Have you registered?

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166, Resin‐ Cold Enameling, Saturday, March 21, 2015, 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Learn these fundamentals and techniques in Resin- Cold Enameling

  • Techniques for color on metal
  • Layering of color
  • Resin application and techniques
  • Use of sanding, crackling and inks
  • Drilling basic metalworking

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067, Enamels‐Sgraffito + Symbolism‐ Making Your Own Mark, Friday, March 20, 2015,
8:30 am – 4:00 pm

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 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.

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068, Wire‐ Ancient Techniques on New Frontiers‐ Forging + Brazing, Sunday, March 22, 2015,
8:30 am – 4:00 pm

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 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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069, Resin, Relics, and Ancient Artifacts, Saturday, March 21, 2015, 8:30 am – 4:00 pm

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.
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.

 

 

 

Register Now for ICE Resin workshops at CHA 2015 – it’ll be showtime before you know it!

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Artisan Workshop: Alchemy with ICE Resin and Iced Enamels

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Friday January 9, 2015

1:00 PM – 4:00 PM

Room: 207D

Difficulty: Beginner

Supplies: Basic jewelry toolkit; round nose pliers, chain nose pliers and flat nose pliers and scissors.

Who Should Attend: Retailers and Distributors

Colorful metal jewelry is a popular trend in DIY jewelry making. Rich color juxtaposed with metallic gives a high fashion look to even the plainest of base metals. Join award-winning, internationally-known Silversmith and Mixed-Media Artist Susan Lenart Kazmer as she walks you through a dozen techniques to re-create the appearance of kiln-fired enamel work with Iced Enamels and ICE Resin, a proprietary jeweler’s grade system for cold enameling.
Take your jewelry making design skills to a new level with ICE Resin®.

ICE Resin, Wire and Bezel Classes at CREATE Seattle with Instructor Jen Cushman

It’s time to CREATE!

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Jen Cushman will be teaching three Seattle Sessions at the CREATE Mixed Media Retreat beginning October 22.

  • Jen CushmanBreaking Out of the Bezel (6 hours) (Wednesday): Treasure hunters take heed. For those of you who love incorporating unique found objects into your mixed-media jewelry, this is a techniques-based workshop tailor-made for you. Rather than using your hard-won treasures in just one piece of art, learn how to easily make molds of your favorite objects using a non-toxic silicone molding putty and then how to make resin castings from your molds. Discover how to completely alter your resin castings with paint and patinas and transform them into entirely new components. If you are someone who thinks twice about using your precious objects, this workshop will have you seeing them in an entirely new light. Workshop attendees will leave with a finished necklace featuring a resin casting set into a bezel, along with chain and handmade clasp components.

 

  • Jen CushmanLinks, Clasps, Components and Chain (6 hours) (Thursday): One of the most rewarding aspects of making mixed-media jewelry is being able to see the hand of the artist in your work. Learning the skills to make gorgeous necklaces, bracelets, rings, pins and more from spools of humble wire is an art form all unto itself. Fortunately, making components from wire is not only deeply fulfilling, it’s economical on your pocketbook and easier to accomplish than one might think. In this workshop, you will learn how to make bead links, wire links, clasps and components and then how to chain them together to create one seamless and beautiful wearable work of art. The fundamental skills learned in this class will help you build a strong foundation for future work.

 

  • Jen CushmanReady, Set, Resinate (3 hours) (Thursday Evening): Turn your eye for design into fabulous and unique jewelry. During class we will use handcrafted bezels, oodles of images, a jeweler’s-grade resin and the most important tool of all—your imagination—to make a trio of resin pendants. Learn how to properly mix and pour a two-part epoxy resin, add color if you so choose, embed small objects like rhinestones or beads and how to bling it up with glitter and mica. These images are idea samples of what you can create, but you will personalize your pendant to fit your individual art aesthetic, style and favorite color palettes.
Student art from CREATE Dallas! Are you ready to join the fun?

Student art from CREATE Dallas! Are you ready to join the fun?

Are you ready to take your mixed media jewelry skills to the next level?

Catch Susan Lenart Kazmer at Art & Soul Retreats

a rt n soul logoLooking for ICE Resin and bezels and cool Relique Powders to cold enamel jewelry?  You can find them in the vendor hall at Art & Soul, Virginia Beach.

 

Susan’s workshops are all filled at Art & Soul, Virginia Beach, happening later this month, but don’t fret! You can catch up with Susan in the Spring
at Art N Soul, Portland, March 2-8, 2015

 

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P179 – WIRE- Ancient techniques on New Frontiers- Forging + Brazing

P180 – Enamels-Sgraffito + Symbolism- Making your own Mark

P181 – Resin, Relics and Ancient Artifacts

 

 

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