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.
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.




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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  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!

Using a Grinding Wheel to Smooth a Cut Metal Edge

Grinding to shape an edge.

Must have tool fro the serious metalsmith: Grinding wheel! 

Here, Susan Lenart Kazmer, creator of ICE Resin,  is using the wheel to shape an edge on a piece of metal. Wonder what she finally transformed it into….


Will this work hardened piece of wire become a necklace bale?

Susan definitely has favorite tools. What are yours?

Susan Lenart Kazmer is work hardening a piece of wire.

You need a hammer and an anvil to work harden a piece of wire. Work hardening is a step you do after you have made the wire into the shape you desire.

That looks like a giant anvil under the little anvil Susan is hammering her wire on.

She definitely has favorite tools. What are yours?

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