Susan Lenart Kazmer and Jen Cushman are pleased to announce the 2014 Creative Team members:
This is a diverse group with marvelous jewelry, mixed media and paper crafting skills. Across the next 10 days we will be introducing them to you individually.
Beginning on Wednesday, January 1, 2014, our 2014 Team will share their inventiveness with you!
John Creighton Petersen
Baerbel Born, Germany
Jen Crossley, Australia
Clare Horner, United Kingdom
Sandy Marin made the body and legs of this so so fashionable critter out of an upcycled wooden box, paint, a ruler, an tulle for the skirt.
The body is cast ICE Resin using Art Mechainque Molding Putty.
“Hello” or “Good-bye” we, Susan, Jen, Kristen and Carol want to give a round of applause, several really loud cheers, hugs all around, and warmest wishes to (in no particular order):
Sandy Martin, Sweet Pea Jewelry
Lexi Grenzer, Shabby Calavera
JoAnna Pierotti, Moss Hill Studio
Cindi Bisson, Behind These Eyes
Lesley Venable, Flatwoods Folk Art
Thespa McLaughlin, Vintiquities Workshop
Susan Weckesser, My Sweet Earth
Jen Crossley, A Mark in Time
Susan M Walls, Charming Trinkets
Pamela Huntington, Pam Huntington
Cindy Cima Edwards, Live to Design
These creative women were truly awesome, supportive, and every-ready. We will miss them, hold them in our hearts, and most certainly see them around!
We hope you won’t forget to keep following all the wonderful projects on their blogs!
Grab your Bracelet Mandrel and follow along as Jen Crossley shares tips for making the focal piece of a bracelet using a bezel from Kristen Robinson’s Rue Romantique Line.
Jen Crossley, A Mark in Time
JoMama shares how to make a darling Christmas tree with ICE Resin paper triangles.
You will need beads, a star button, a wire, paper, ICE Resin and oil pastels.
A third hand. We have all wished for one at one time or another while in the process of making. Sandy Martin shares why her “third hand” is a fave go-to tool when working with bezels and ICE Resin and Rue Romantique chain oh my!!
Sandy Martin, Sweet Pea Jewlery
Cindy Cima Edwards shares a tip for working with ICE Resin. This is what she uses 12 by 12 inch sheets of cardboard for in her studio:
Leave it to JoMama to come up with such a unique organic Halloween cuff. It’s guaranteed that no-one at any haunting you attend will have anything as wonderfully scary as this eye! Bet you look at bark differently for a while. What kind of jewelry will you make with your found object?
Lexi aka The Shabby Calevera, shares a “soft”, “easy” technique for wire wrapping ribbon and sari silk to incorporate them into your mixed media jewelry.
She says: “You are going to have serious wire addiction!”
Crafting techniques taught from start to finish is what Somerset Workshop promises and delivers.
The Autumn 2013 edition of this gorgeous keepsake magazine features ICE Resin’s own Veep Jen Cushman in the section, Creative Combustion: Mixed-Media Metalwork.
Jen says: “The publication only comes out once a year, so the honor of being hand-picked by Jennifer (Jennifer Jackson Taylor is the editor) is huge.”
Jen’s hammered heart, Autumn Moonlight, Be True and Burnished Blues jewelry pieces are broken down in to steps so by the time your done following the tutorials, you will feel the magic of making a piece of jewelry your own and look amazing wearing the necklaces and bracelets.
You will learn techniques that will allow you to shape, mold and age copper to your will and then embellish it with Iced Enamels, ICE Resin, beads, crystals and leather.
Somerset Workshop is available on line and in fine arts and crafts stores all over the country.
Susan Lenart Kazmer approaches enameling as a mixed media artist rather than a traditional enameling artist.
Explorations in Jewelry Enameling: Torch and Kiln Techniques
is her newest DVD / video download from Interweave.
Want to watch Susan in her studio? Here is a sneak peak!
Join acclaimed jewelry artist Susan Lenart Kazmer for her new video workshop all about using enamel on your metal jewelry! Learn Susan’s artistic applications for layering techniques and colors successfully with both torch fired and kiln enameling applications.
Go in-depth into the steps and methods you need to know. Start with tips for cleaning your metal, applying the enamel, and firing successfully. Then, dive deeper and learn how to add artistic finishes to your enamel. Add burned edges, create a chalk-like finish, add sgraffito and cracking for increased dimension, and much more!
Plus, Susan goes into metal shaping techniques for creating cones, domes, and bowls that can add dimension to your jewelry designs.
Order your copy of this workshop DVD today to:
- Learn two ways so successfully enamel: with a kiln and with a torch, and which technique will give you the effect you desire.
- Mix your color by adding enamel, crayons, graphite pencils, and stencils to increase your color dimension.
- Master techniques for creating your own curved surfaces and then enameling on them.
- Experiment with opaque, transparent, and matte enamels and see these finishes in action.
- And much more!
Whether you’re new to enameling, or a seasoned pro, this technique workshop is packed with unique tips and applications you won’t want to be without. Step into Susan’s classroom with this workshop you can start and stop at your convenience! Don’t miss out on this essential workshop DVD that presents a unique approach to enameling.
You can buy the workshop HERE.keep looking »