Satisfy your jewelry jones with an eBook

Have a jewelry jones? Need a book that combines inspiration, beauty, and is all about the mixed media jewelry and decor to  read on you Kindle, iPad or other device? We have several to satisfy your longings!

ICESplash of Color is filled with eye candy–almost literally.  Remember the funky plastic clowns that held candles atop birthday cakes? One of the necklaces was inspired by those found objects.

Feeling like a makeover of a guest room? Your own room? Home Decor is sure to give you a plethora of ideas.

You’ll find jewelry with a bit of a natural theme, from sweet nests to faux tortoise shell in Mixed Media Jewelry. Need to beautify the place where you store your precious handmade pieces?  Jewelry and Vanity is a good choice.

Some of the projects are on our blog, a few are exclusive to the eBooks, but with the books, all the projects and instructions are in one handy place. Ebooks are formatted to be readable on just about any device these days. Volume 4 is available for purchase exclusively at Amazon. Volumes 1, 2 and 3 are available for purchase through Amazon and Smashwords.

All of the wonderful projects so far in the Imagine Create Explore Series were made by our talented ICE Resin 2012 Creative Team Members: Cat Kerr, JoAnnA Pierotti, Michael Jack Putman and Lesley Fisher, Andrea Ring, Tina Schiefer, Kathy Thompson, and Special Project Team Member Cindi Bisson.

Still jonesing?

#HandmadeBracelets#HandmadeBracelets ~ Mixed Media Jewelry for the Stars (Published by Interweave) is filled with bracelets our ICE Resin 2013 Team created. The makers of these fashion forward bangles for women and men started with bezels designed by Susan Lenart Kazmer and went to town–Tinsel Town. The designers from our team:  Lexi Grenzer. Jen Crossley, Lesley Venable, Thespa McLaughlin, JoMama (Jones), Sandy Martin, Susan Walls, Pamela Huntington, and staff members: Carol La Valley, Misty Grosse, and Jennifer Priest, and ICE Resin VP Jen Cushman.

We’ll have more ebooks coming your way in 2014.

Thanks for loving to create with ICE Resin!

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I’ll Be Home for Christmas, An Assemblage

Susan Weckesser loves Christmas and she has a son who will be home for Christmas  the first time in a couple of years so she is really going all out with the decorations.

ice resin Christmas decor

She made this sweet home assemblage piece with chicken wire, a wooden frame, ICE Resin-ed vintage paper that had been ICE Resin-ed, raffia, the stamp from a letter,  a little crafty tree with presents, and a stained glass house she drew freehand! Her stamp is available for order HERE.

What do you love most about creating gifts and decor for Christmas and Thanksgiving? The anticipation? The looks on people’s facing? Making things in your space? Receiving handmade treasures?

When do you get started decorating?

Susan made this winter memories piece back in September.

You can find out more about Susan on her My Sweet Earth blog or Snapshots 52 blog.

A Rue Romantique Adorned Christmas Tree – Day 3

My work table is crowded with ornaments galore

My friend she has helped me make ornaments by the score

 Yet there are others I cannot bear to miss

 Lesley, JoMama, Sandy and Susan’s  projects I cannot resist!

Rue Romantique ornaments will grace my tree

not forgetting a few for my loved ones who will shout with glee!

Rue Romantique Christmas ornaments

Sunday, Nov. 10

Lesley Venable

http://flatwoodsfolkart.typepad.com/lesley_venable/2013/11/a-very-rue-romantique-christmas.html

JoMama http://www.shopjomama.com/blog/rue-romantique-ornament-blog-hop

Sandy Martin http://sweetpeajewelry1.blogspot.com/2013/11/rue-romantique-christmas-blog-hop.html

Susan Weckesser http://mysweetearth.blogspot.com/2013/11/rue-romantique-bloghop.html

In case you missed the Christmas goodness: 

Friday, Nov. 8

Kristen Robinson    http://kristenrobinson.typepad.com/kristenrobinson/2013/11/rue-romantique-christmas-blog-hop.html

Jen Crossley http://amarkintime.blogspot.com/

Cindy Cima Edwards  http://www.cindycima.com/2013/11/08

Cindi Bisson http://fatcatcreations.blogspot.com/2013/11/ice-resin-rue-romantique-christmas-blog.html

 

Saturday, Nov. 9

(ICE Resin site) Carol La Valley http://wp.me/p1MCno-2W3

Lexi Grenzer http://lexigrenzer.blogspot.com/2013/11/rue-romantique-ornament-blog-hop.html

Pamela Huntington  http://pamelahuntington.typepad.com/february_2007/2013/11/handmade-holiday-blog-hop.html

Susan Walls  http://www.susansartcircus.com/christmas-with-ice-and-santa/

Jen Cushman  http://wp.me/p1lhEq-Gb

Thank you so much for joining us! May all the projects on your workbench turn out just as you imagined or even better!

Handmade ornaments kit: resin bezels and blingNeed more Rue Romantique? Get it the kit at Interweave while supplies last!
Want to learn how to make ornaments in time for the holidays? Take advantage of this exclusive collection, and create handmade ornaments with prime instruction from our contributors, including a PDF created exclusively for this kit, and all the ICE Resin® materials you could want.
HANDMADE ORNAMENTS KIT: Resin Bezels and Bling

 

 

A Rue Romantique Adorned Christmas Tree – Day 2

Rue Romantique ornament

Want your Tannenbaum to sparkle?

Your Christmas tree to shine?

Your creativity to make friends remark, “You’re a genius! It looks divine!”

Lexi, Pamela, Jen, Carol, and Susan have made ornaments to spark

your Christmas imagination

on this second day of our Rue Romantique hop!

Rue Romantique Kristen Robinson ICE Resin

 

 

 

 

 

Saturday, Nov. 9

Lexi Grenzer http://lexigrenzer.blogspot.com/2013/11/rue-romantique-ornament-blog-hop.html

Pamela Huntington  http://pamelahuntington.typepad.com/february_2007/2013/11/handmade-holiday-blog-hop.html

Susan Walls  http://www.susansartcircus.com/christmas-with-ice-and-santa/

Jen Cushman  http://wp.me/p1lhEq-Gb

If you missed them yesterday, you will want to spy

on Kristen, Cindy, Jen and Cindi’s blogs

for more Rue Romantique ornaments to try!

Friday, Nov. 8

Kristen Robinson    http://kristenrobinson.typepad.com/kristenrobinson/2013/11/rue-romantique-christmas-blog-hop.html

Jen Crossley http://amarkintime.blogspot.com/

Cindy Cima Edwards  http://www.cindycima.com/2013/11/08

Cindi Bisson http://fatcatcreations.blogspot.com/2013/11/ice-resin-rue-romantique-christmas-blog.html

And coming up on Sunday

We know you will just rave

When Lesley, Susan, JoMama, and Sandy show you

The beautiful things they have made!

Sunday, Nov. 10

Lesley Venable

http://flatwoodsfolkart.typepad.com/lesley_venable/2013/11/a-very-rue-romantique-christmas.html

JoMama http://www.shopjomama.com/blog/rue-romantique-ornament-blog-hop

Sandy Martin http://sweetpeajewelry1.blogspot.com/2013/11/rue-romantique-christmas-blog-hop.html

Susan Weckesser http://mysweetearth.blogspot.com/2013/11/rue-romantique-bloghop.html

 

Handmade ornaments kit: resin bezels and bling

Want to learn how to make ornaments in time for the holidays? Take advantage of this exclusive collection, and create handmade ornaments with prime instruction from our contributors, including a PDF created exclusively for this kit, and all the ICE Resin® materials you could want.
HANDMADE ORNAMENTS KIT: Resin Bezels and Bling
 
 
In the Handmade Ornaments Kit: Bezels, Resin, and Bling, you’ll get three fantastic resources for learning different mixed-media jewelry techniques. In Making Etched Metal Jewelry, enjoy step-by-step instruction for creating unique accessories with etched metal. Make your own resin-filled bezels and more in Romantic Bezels. Plus, apply the wonders of ICE Resin® to your holiday ornament-making with an included PDF on how to make ornaments.
The Handmade Ornaments Kit: Bezels, Resin, and Bling also includes a wide range of mixed-media jewelry materials that will let you experiment with the techniques and methods presented in Making Etched Metal JewelryRomantic Bezels, and Ornament PDF without having to make a trip to the store! You’ll also receive: 
•2 small silver scrolled oval bezels
•Large silver botanical oval bezel
•Medium scrolled heart bezel
•ICED Enamels® in German Silver
•ICED Enamels® adhesive medium
•6-pack ICED Enamels® angled brushes
•1oz. syringe of ICE Resin®
•Rue Romantique® 18” rhinestone chain

A Rue Romantique Adorned Christmas Tree – Day 1

T’was many days before Christmas and I was planning my list

of sweet gifts to make and ornaments of bliss.

I’d need resin — clear ICE, and bezel from Rue

 for that Romantique look, so Victorian and true!

I’d need rhinestones and charms and oh so pretty papers

photos of loved ones up and down through the ages.

My kitchen table is full of my tools:

jewelry pliers, paint brushes and magical glue.

Wait! I need glitter and scissors and such

I’ll invite a friend over! A working coffee clutch!

Lovely things will appear as as we laugh and create

our Rue Romantique Christmas is going to be great!

Rue Romantique bezels

Welcome to Day 1 of our 3 Day blog hop. We have the best team of designers and they have gone all out to make ornaments that will be cherished for years to come. We are sure you will discover ornaments that will inspire your holiday spirit. Thanks for stopping by!

Friday, Nov. 8

Kristen Robinson

http://kristenrobinson.typepad.com/kristenrobinson/2013/11/rue-romantique-christmas-blog-hop.html

Jen Crossley

http://amarkintime.blogspot.com/2013/11/rue-romantique-christmas-ornament-blog.html

Cindy Cima Edwards

http://www.cindycima.com/2013/11/08/rue-romantique-christmas-blog-hop-the-merry-duck/

Cindi Bisson

http://fatcatcreations.blogspot.com/2013/11/ice-resin-rue-romantique-christmas-blog.html

You can look forward to these ornaments:

Saturday, Nov. 9

(ICE Resin site) Carol La Valley http://wp.me/p1MCno-2W3

Lexi Grenzer http://lexigrenzer.blogspot.com/2013/11/rue-romantique-ornament-blog-hop.html

Pamela Huntington  http://pamelahuntington.typepad.com/february_2007/2013/11/handmade-holiday-blog-hop.html

Susan Walls  http://www.susansartcircus.com/christmas-with-ice-and-santa/

Jen Cushman  http://wp.me/p1lhEq-Gb

Sunday, Nov. 10

Lesley Venable

http://flatwoodsfolkart.typepad.com/lesley_venable/2013/11/a-very-rue-romantique-christmas.html

JoMama http://www.shopjomama.com/blog/rue-romantique-ornament-blog-hop

Sandy Martin http://sweetpeajewelry1.blogspot.com/2013/11/rue-romantique-christmas-blog-hop.html

Susan Weckesser http://mysweetearth.blogspot.com/2013/11/rue-romantique-bloghop.html

Rue Romantique Kristen Robinson ICE Resin

A Poison Bracelet for your Halloween and Vampire Loving Fun!

Cindy Bisson bracelet

You can sure tell that the incredibly fabulous Cindy Bisson loves to not only create spooky jewelry for Halloween but shares how to do it yourself! She was a wonderful addition to our Special Projects team!

You will need:

Small Antique Bronze Hobnail Bezel

Art Mechanique Paper Sealer

Art Mechanique Molding Putty

ICE Resin®

Dictionary page with “poison” definition

Wire

Small skull bead

Rit® Dye – Scarlett

Plaid® Martha Stewart Crafts® Paint – Summer Linen

Jewelry pliers

Faux black leather trim with rivets

Large oval bronze jump rings or bronze wire

Closure findings

E-6000 Adhesive

Instructions:

The mold used to create the ICE Resin® skulls for this project was made by molding small skull beads in Molding Putty according to instructions.

Cut “Poison” definition from dictionary page to fit inside bezel.  Seal with Paper Sealer.

Place into bezel.

Create faux blood using ICE Resin® (instructions can be viewed in this video tutorial.

Cut small piece from faux blood and mount in lower right corner of bezel over definition.

Apply small amount of off white paint to enhance ICE Resin® skull details.  Place skull into bezel in left bottom over faux blood.

Mix ICE Resin® according to manufacturer instructions and pour into bezel.  Let dry.

Cut piece of faux black leather trim with rivets to fit around wrist.

Add large bronze oval rings to trim through rivet holes, extending off outside edges of trim and interlocking as shown.  Add closure findings.

Use E-6000 adhesive to mount “poison” bezel to center of bracelet.

In Cindy’s own words: Now you are ready for that “once bitten look!”

Need more holiday projects by Cindy? Check out her own blog, Behind These Eyes.

Cindi BissonCindy’s Gothic Necklace is also one of the  featured projects in the ebook: Imagine Create Explore Vol. 4: Splash of ColorYes, those are her paisley earrings on the cover.

Splash of Color Susan Lenart Kazmer

You may also enjoy her Joy of the Holidays.

There is still time for you to apply for our Creative Team

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Creative Team Member Cat Kerr made this gorgeous art journal page .  The focals were covered in ICE Resin.

Do you have at least three amazing pieces of jewelry or mixed media art that you have created with ICE Resin®?

Are you ready to take the next move as a designer and join an outstanding team of creative artists?

Yes and Yes?

There is still time for us to consider your application!

What to Expect: As an artist-based company, ICE Resin offers designers periodic boxes of hand-selected items from our line of amazing products such as bezels, chain, fibers, and of course, ICE Resin® and our new Iced Enamels®, compensation for publication, trade show design opportunities and the support of our social media.

Please cut and paste these application questions into an email or Word document, answer them and email it with your photos to Carol@iceresin.com by Friday, October 25, 2013.

ICE Resin® 2014 Creative Team Application:

Name:

Physical Address:

Mailing, if different:

Phone/cell:

Email address:

FB:

Twitter:

Pinterest:

Blog:

Website:

Google+:

Other: 

  1.  Please tell us what your design experience is (whether it is simply creating for yourself and others or publishing, etc.) and what you prefer to create—jewelry, mixed media pieces, paper, etc.
  2. Why would you like to be part of the the Susan Lenart Kazmer™ ICE Resin® Creative Team?
  3. Have you been published? If so, please list publications. Also, what are your publishing goals?
  4.  How long have you been working with resin?
  5. What is your experience with resin in addition to ICE Resin®?
  6. Are you comfortable in front of a camera?
  7. What are your goals in the Arts and Crafts industry?
  8. Teaching experience – please list any venues or retreats where you have taught or will be teaching in 2014.
  9.  How often do you post to your blog? Other social media platforms? Are you open to posting for business purposes?
  10. How do you feel about cross promoting on your blog?
  11.  If selected, you are committing to 28 projects per year with instructions (8 of those with step-out photos), and 7 videos. Does this work with your lifestyle and goals?

As an artist based company ICE Resin offers our team members: Generous product packages shipped directly to your home, compensation for publication, trade show designs and the support of our social media.

Please cut and paste these application questions into an email or Word document, answer them and email it with your 3 photos to Carol@iceresin.com by Friday, October 25, 2013. New Creative Team Members will be notified by November 11. Mid-December we will announce our new Creative Team to the industry.

Want more details? Here is the link to the original call-out.

More deets.

How to apply for the 2014 ICE Resin Creative Team

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We are looking for a few fabulous designers who love creating jewelry and mixed media with ICE Resin®.

If you have personal goals as a designer and want to expand your talents within an incredible team, you are invited to apply for a year-long position on the 2014 ICE Resin® Creative Team!

How to Apply: Please cut and paste these application questions below into an email or Word document, answer them and email it with 3 photos of your work to Carol@iceresin.com by Friday, October 25, 2013

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This mixed media collage was created by JoAnna Pierotti.

 

ICE Resin® 2014 Creative Team Application:

 

Name:

Physical Address:

Mailing, if different:

Phone/cell:

Email address:

FB:

Twitter:

Pinterest:

Blog:

Website:

Google+:

Other: 

  1.  Please tell us what your design experience is (whether it is simply creating for yourself and others or publishing, etc.) and what you prefer to create—jewelry, mixed media pieces, paper, etc.
  2. Why would you like to be part of the the Susan Lenart Kazmer™ ICE Resin® Creative Team?
  3. Have you been published? If so, please list publications. Also, what are your publishing goals?
  4.  How long have you been working with resin?
  5. What is your experience with resin in addition to ICE Resin®?
  6. Are you comfortable in front of a camera?
  7. What are your goals in the Arts and Crafts industry?
  8. Teaching experience – please list any venues or retreats where you have taught or will be teaching in 2014.
  9.  How often do you post to your blog? Other social media platforms? Are you open to posting for business purposes?
  10. How do you feel about cross promoting on your blog?
  11.  If selected, you are committing to 28 projects per year with instructions (8 of those with step-out photos), and 7 videos. Does this work with your lifestyle and goals?

As an artist based company ICE Resin offers our team members: Generous product packages shipped directly to your home, compensation for publication, trade show designs and the support of our social media.

Please cut and paste these application questions into an email or Word document, answer them and email it with 3 photos of your work to Carol@iceresin.com by Friday, October 25, 2013. New Creative Team Members will be notified by November 11. Mid-December we will announce our new Creative Team to the industry.

Want more details? Here is the link to the original call-out.

 

 

Your Muse Deserves a Journal

Do you carry a journal around with you to jot down ideas when your muse flits upon your shoulder and whispers in your ear?

This mixed-media journaling book is small enough to be kept in a purse and used to capture ideas whenever creative inspiration strikes!

Cindy Bisson

Behind These Eyes

Media MixageMaterials and Tools:

ICE Resin®

Spellbinders® Media Mixáge™ Bezels designed by Susan Lenart Kazmer™ – large Fleur de Lis

Opaque Silk Ribbon Bundle – Muted Multicolor

Stained glass chips

Rowlux® Illusion Film – Dark Blue Moire

Zutter Bind-It-All and silver binding coils

Silver eyelets

Gun metal jewelry chain

We R Memory Keepers™ Crop-A-Dile punch

Platinum Planet Brilliance Inkpad

Marvy Heat Tool

“Inspiration” and “fleur-de-lis” rubber stamps

Silver jump rings  – found in the jewelry aisle at Hobby Lobby http://www.hobbylobby.com/StoreLocator/

Jewelry pliers

Instructions:

Fill Fleur de Lis bezel with chips of stained glass.

Mix ICE Resin® according to instructions and fill bezel.  Let dry.

Cut front and back journal covers from Rowlux® film.  Cut pages to insert into journal.  Punch pages and covers with Zutter® Bind-it-All.

Ink “Inspiration” and “fleur-de-lis” stamps with Platinum Planet Brilliance inkpad.  Stamp “inspiration” at top of cover, and fleur-de-lis at bottom of cover.  Heat set with heat tool.

Punch 4 holes as shown in cover.  Add silver eyelets.

Measure and cut gunmetal chain to fit through holes on top and bottom of cover, along inside of back and back through holes to front to attach to fleur bezel with silver jump ring.  Mount fleur bezel.

Assemble journal and add binding.

Add bundle of silk ribbons, tied through the binding coils.

What is your muse telling you right now?!

Ethereal Art Journal Pages

ICE Resin paperMy inspirations for this mixed media piece was my love of books and journals. I wanted to make my own special little book using the ICE Resin paper that I could use to doodle and journal in. I collect old vintage books and I adore the old leather covers to some books….I wanted to recreate a similar look.

I took a piece of tissue page and coated it with ICE Resin. While it was still tacky I put a couple drops of mica gloss metallic ink, Judikins, on the paper. Using my gloved hands, I blotted the paper to make a patterns. with a paintbrush and what kind of paint? (I didn’t used a paintbrush or paint…just my gloved hands) I then picked up the paper while it was still tacky and dabbed it into dried flower ‘crumbs’ and fragments. When the tissue paper was dry I cut it into a rectangle and stitched up the sides with a sewing machine. I also glued on ribbon and sewed on a button.

ICE Resin paper

This is the inside page of my ICE Resin Journal. I cut and used drawing paper as my pages. By punching holes into the paper and the ICE Resin cover I could bind everything together to form a journal.

Susan Weckesser

{My Sweet Earth} 

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