Geodes, Fossils and Metal – Remarkable Rings from natural stones

When a nondescript rock holds a treasure of crystals it is called a geode. Did you know they make remarkable rings?

Susan Lenart Kazmer’s eyes light up when she finds geodes perfect for  her signature prong ring bezels. She made these bezels from scratch to fit the crystal stones, but you Which one is you favorite?

 

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Geodes in prong ring bezels. Susan Lenart Kazmer, metalsmith.

 

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Live on Jewelry TV – Jen Cushman shows how to make five pieces of jewelry out of our fabulous ICE Resin kit!

jewel school logoWant to make a gorgeous piece of jewelry that shimmers and catches the light through crystal clear ICE Resin?

Monday, August 25th, 10 a.m. Eastern,  jewelry artist and ICE Resin VP, Jen Cushman will be live in Jewel School on Jewelry TV!

faux druzy opal Jen Cushman ICE Resin“I am so excited for this opportunity to bring ICE Resin inspiration to hundreds of thousands of people,” Jen says. “I am thrilled to be able to show Susan Lenart Kazmer’s faux druzy technique and have a kit available so that everyone who watches the episode can easily make their own simple yet elegant jewelry. When faux druze is combined with coordinating beads and wire the resulting piece is truly stunning.”

Jen was busy in her studio this past week creating 14 pieces to showcase during the show.

You can click HERE to locate the broadcast channel in your area.

Want to watch online? At the time above, go to http://www.jtv.com/broadcast, and then under the Airing Now tab, click Watch Us Live.

chocolate-FauxDruzeJewelryTVShop Jewel School for these high end jewelry looks:

Kit#1: Faux Druzy/Faux Opal Antique Silver

1 – SLK706MED/SIL medium circle

1 – SLK710LG/SIL large triangle

1 – SLK716MED/SIL medium heart

3 – tubes of glass glitter (Silver, Chartreuse, & Amethyst)

1 – Jar Shattered Opal Inclusions

1 – ICE25

1 – package of 2 mixing cups and 2 stir sticks

1 – package of 3 SLK706SM/SIL small circle

1 – SLK713SM/SIL small square

1 – Instruction sheet

Kit#2: Faux Druzy/Faux Fire Opal Bronze

1 – SLK913BP (raised square bezel old mm style)

1 – SLK714MED/BRS medium shield

1 – SLK707LG/BRS large rectangle

3 – tubes of glass glitter (chocolate, salmon, & sky blue)

1 – Jar of Fire Opal

1 – ICE25

1 – package of 2 mixing cups and 2 stir sticks

1 – package of 3 SLK705SM/BRS small oval

1 – SLK714SM/BRS small shield

1 – Instruction sheet

Jewelry TV has beads galore to go with both fabulous ICE Resin Kits. How ever will you choose which one to use to make your new jewelry?

Two Ohio technique workshops with Susan Lenart Kazmer open for enrollment at Ginny’s Small Studio

Hi Everyone:  it is rare for me to teach at local stores, but the weekend of September 13 and 14 I will be teaching as part of a workshop series at a cool local Ohio store, Ginny’s Small Studio. Ginny began mixed media events with Art Continuum back in 2000. She was the founder of Stampers Anonymous that went on to become a huge success.

Here are the two workshops I will give at Ginny’s Small Studio:

Susan Lenart Kazmer lion necklace

Susan Lenart Kazmer wire cagesWIRE- Ancient techniques on New Frontiers- Forging + Brazing 
Sign up for the class: Sun Sept. 14th 10-5pm $125 per student

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.

Students will be challenged to think beyond traditional jewelry design to make your jewelry stronger, more interesting, unique, and personal by exploring new ideas for soldering, shaping, finishing and building of multiple components.
RESIN, RELICS AND ANCIENT ARTIFACTS
Sign up for the class: Saturday Sept. 13th 10-5PM $125 per student

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.

Ginny’s Small Studio is located in Jefferson Square, 26113 Detroit Road in Westlake.

 

The DVD is out! FORGE WIRE CAGES AND OTHER 3D FORMS FOR JEWELRY MAKING with Susan Lenart Kazmer

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Want to take a metalsmithing class from Susan Lenart Kazmer but your schedule does not allow you to travel?

FORGE WIRE CAGES AND OTHER 3D FORMS FOR JEWELRY MAKING is now available as a DVD so you can learn in the comfort of your own home or studio.

Art Mechanic Susan Leanrt KazmerYou can order the DVD  or download the file from Interweave.

Stone, glass, and found objects offer endless design possibilities and Susan will help you wire them to your skillset.

Movement, encapsulate found objects, and so many more tips will help enhance your jewelry and mixed media art.

Do you still yearn for more?

Check out Susan’s:

Explorations in Jewelry Enameling: Torch and Kiln Techniques,

her book Resin Alchemy,

and The Ultimate Susan Lenart Kazmer Resin Collection kit.

 

 

Susan Lenart Kazmer demonstrates how she mimics enamel on metal and makes faux druzy stones on Beads Baubles and Jewels

ICE Resin Show 2005 will be airing on the Beads, Baubles and Jewels web site home page www.beadsbaublesandjewels.com  starting August 15th .

faux druze Susan Lenart Kazmer

Susan Lenart Kazmer is featured on the show  making faux stones with glass glitter, inclusions and resin, and then she shows cold surface work to mimic enameling on metal.

The show, Get Creative with Resin and Wire, will air for 7 days and is FREE to visitors on the web site.

 

 

2005 Get Creative with Resin and Wire

Susan Lenart Kazmer Haute Couture Inspiration 2

Red and black always make a bold statement.

Susan Lenart Kazmer’s shaker heart bracelet and mixed media necklace add the Haute!

If you were going to pair these mixed media pieces with clothes in your closet, what outfit would you choose?

Susan Lenart Kazmer haute couture

Vaiva Style model wearing a necklace and bracelet designed by 25+ year metalsmith, Susan Lenart Kazmer.

If you would like to learn more about Susan’s techniques working with resin and metal, her recent book “Resin Alchemy” and DVDs “Forge Wire Cages” and “Explorations in Jewelry Enameling” are available now.

Susan Lenart Kazmer Haute Couture Inspiration 1

You may recognize the ring Susan Lenart Kazmer made from this post.

Susan’s jewelry has been featured at New York Fashion Week and in Elle Magazine.

Susan’s wire wrapped, forged bracelets adorn this Vaiva Style model’s wrist.

A lion is the focal of the necklace.

Is your Talisman a lion?

metal smith Susan Lenart Kazmer

A Vaiva Style model wearing a necklace, bracelets, and a ring designed by Susan Lenart Kazmer.

If you would like to learn more about Susan’s techniques working with resin and metal, her recent book “Resin Alchemy” and DVDs “Forge Wire Cages” and “Explorations in Jewelry Enameling” are available now.

How would you describe the “feel” of this purely metal ring?

Do you ever not want the sparkle that is usual in a ring?

How often is the jewelry you chose to adorn your body with dependent on your mood?

Metalsmith Susan Lenart Kazmer gave this simple shape an organic, archaeological feel with the negative space and textures.

Do you prefer this ring to the fossil and geode rings shown in this post and another post? Why?

 

metal smith Susan Lenart Kazmer

 

Studio Decor – Is there enough space in yours to hang art?

If you are lucky enough to have a studio, we bet you set it up just so, from choosing the color(s) of paint for the walls to making sure you had enough storage space for your supplies — well, can you EVER have enough storage space for all the great products you need to get your craft on?

Do you have room on your studio walls to decorate?

These Thai (top) and African jackets (bottom) grace one of the walls in Susan Lenart Kazmer’s ICE Resin studio. Aren’t they beautiful art pieces?

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Susan Lenart Kazmer shapes Ribbon, Charms and other Necklace Components on a Bale

The ribbons and wire attachments must drape just so!

The  cold connected ribbon and wire attachments must drape just so!

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