Make Minibooks using Art Mechanique Bezels and ICE Resin with John Creighton Petersen

Transform your ICE Resin® bezel projects into mini accordion books that can also be added to a chain to be worn as a necklace! John Creighton Petersen will show you how.



Watch how Jennifer Cabic gilds a pendant with solder



Learn how to add solder to a bezel to create a gilded focal piece.

You can even use rubber stamps to create texture.


It’s Easy to Make ICE Resin and Paper Charms

Sweet little charms are nice to have handy for your mixed media jewelry or something even simple, like package embellishment, make book marks, tiny tree ornaments, add to cards… the list of possibilities is limited only by your imagination!

Create a Mini Bezel Book and Transform It into a Necklace

Such a fun idea starting with 2 of the same Art Mechanique hobnail bezels as the foundation!

You are invited to watch as ICE Resin Design Team member John Creighton Petersen shows you how to make a book become a necklace…

Jazz up Your ICE Resin®-ed papers for Mixed Media Journals

Are you ready to work on your art journals?

Grab some:

Art Mechanique™ Essential Collage Papers Pack One or Pack Two

Art Mechanique™ Shattered Opal

Art Mechanique™ German Glass  Glitter

Your fave Stampendous or Indigo Blu stamps

Staz-On Inks

Oil Pastels

ICE Resin®

and get ready to rock your mixed media journal pages.

Polly Hendrickson will share some techniques.


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.


Handmade Holidays Day 2


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Welcome to the 4th Annual Handmade Holidays Blog Hop! A few years ago we were looking online for handmade gift ideas and thought it would be great if there was a resource dedicated JUST to handmade gift ideas. Enter the Handmade Holidays hop! We’ve gathered over 100 of our creative blogger friends in the craft industry as well as some of our fellow product manufacturers to bring you a plethora of inspiring gift ideas you can make now to give to your friends, family, and colleagues. Pin and bookmark these ideas for this holiday season and to use throughout the year! Each day of the hop features approximately 30 gift projects and you can “hop” from one blog to another to check them all out.

Light Up the Season Lantern

by Baerbel Born, ICE Resin International Creative Team


baerbel-born-ice-resin-hhh1Supplies and Tools:

ICE Resin custom made molds
Art Mechanique Heart Bezel
Graphic 45 Paper and Brads and Cardboard Christmas Stickers
ColorBox Classic Pigment Ink
Rowluxe Illusion Film – cut desired shape
Sizzix die 658058, Box Square
LED Light with Batteries



1.  Gather you custom made ICE Resin molds. Here is the link for how to make these foam molds;

2.  Cut your Graphic 45 paper and Rowluxe Illusion film per kit instructions.

3.  Assemble light box and watch it shine!



Baerbel-hhh-ICE-Resin-2Are you ready for lots more creative handmade gift ideas and projects??

Simply click on each of the links below to be taken to that post with additional information and photos on how to create a handmade gift project. Have fun and pin away!


Ellison Educational Equipment

Walnut Hollow

Graphic 45

Hydrangea Hippo


Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L 

Rowland Technologies 

Neat and Tangled 

ICE Resin   ‎

Therm O Web

Elizabeth Craft Designs

Pink and Main 

The Buckle Boutique

Clearsnap – Vivian Keh

Ashley Rader – Giddy Upcycled

ICE Resin – Jen Cushman   ‎

Candy Spiegel- Candy Scraps

Rina Gonzales – Mothership Scrapbook Gal

Therm O Web – Amanda Niederhauser

Yana Smakula – My Cardmaking & Scrapbooking

The Buckle Boutique – Shawn Mosch

Eileen Hull Designs – Eileen Hull

Angela Muir – Handmade in the Heartland

Krista Winters – eat, knit & d.i.y.

Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L – Erica Houghton

Katie Smith – Punk Projects

Elizabeth Craft Designs – Karen Aicken

Jeanie Hevener – Create & Babble

Ellison Educational Equipment – Hilary Kanwischer 

Fancy Shanty – Stacy Molter

Liz Hicks – Blogerisms

Andrew Roberts Graphic 45 

Cori Warner The Flying C

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Follow our Handmade Holidays Gift Ideas Pinterest board for even more inspiration!

Follow Jennifer Priest of RainMaker Media Works + Hydrangea Hippo’s board Handmade Holidays on Pinterest.

A huge thank you to our sponsors for this hop – please visit their blogs below and follow them. And be sure to come back tomorrow for another 30+ amazing Handmade Gift Ideas!

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Clearsnap || Ellison Educational Equipment || Walnut Hollow || Graphic45 || Westcott || ICE Resin || Therm O Web || Rowland Industries || Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L || Pink and Main || Elizabeth Craft Designs || The Buckle Boutique || Neat and Tangled

Additional Sponsorship provided to bloggers by:

Sakura || Fairfield Processing

Make Spider Web Earrings with ICE Resin and Thread

spiderweb-earrings-halloween-iceresin-baerbelbornWith ICE Resin you can create stunning shapes with almost every material you can think of. For this year’s Halloween costume I made some funny spiderweb earrings out of plain thread. The tutorial is easy to follow and the result is unusual. All you need is a needle and some sturdy thread, plus ICE…

Have fun!

Baerbel Born



Use your staple bezels to create a double sided necklace focal

Are you still holding onto staple bezels and not sure what to do? Polly Hendrickson from the ICE Resin Creative Team shows you just how simple it is to make a focal for a necklace with these unique bezels.

There are still some in stock:

Small pair of  staple bezels: triangles, circles, almond-shaped, as well as medium circles and large almonds.

Or they are available as a special order product in sets of a dozen.

Here’s a blast from the past using an almond staple bezel: Carol La Valley and Jen Cushman made it a few years back. IT’s called EYE in the SKY.

Kinda Halloweenish don’t you think?




Create Your Own Perfect Bezels for ICE Resin with Metal Tape

John Creighton Petersen shares how  to use a bezel without solid sides by using metal tape for a quick fix for using more unique hardware and findings as bezels for you next project.

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