Posted on | October 12, 2014 | 3 Comments
Your uniquely creative work deserves an amazing bezel. Susan Lenart Kazmer designed these bezel to be remarked on and remembered.
The bezels cradle your imagination as you let your own artistic light shine into the world!
What will fashion-forward-you create next with ICE Resin?
Long Rectangular Stick Bezel SLK502
This gorgeous Rectangular Stick Bezel will beautifully frame your work, while bringing the translucent beauty of light through the open-back and into your piece! It’s a nice, deep bezel, so you’ve got lots of room to play with ICE Resin, color and mixed-media. The Sticks measure in at 2 cm x 7.5 cm, while the inner bezel area measures in at 1.5 cm x 5.5 cm. Choose from gorgeous white-bronze and warm yellow-bronze. One per package.
Rectangular Stick Bezel, Medium SLK508
This Rectangular Stick Bezel has the same great shape as the larger sized Bezel, but has a nice, compact size, for easier wearability. The Sticks measure in at 1.75 cm x 4.75 cm, while the Bezel area measures in at .65 cm x 3 cm. Its Open-Backed design ensures lots of light penetration through the piece when filled with ICE Resin and some imagery from our Flip Books! Choose from gorgeous white bronze or warm yellow bronze. One per package.
Inside bezel dimensions are .75 cm x 1.5 cm; the outer stick dimensions are 2.5 cm x 3 cm. This is a deep bezel at 0.5 cm which adds to its versatility.
Square Stick Bezels, Small Pair
$8.00 per pair (Retail Only – Special Price)
These square stick bezels are light enough for earrings and will beautifully frame your work!
Outer Stick dimension is 2 cm; inner bezel dimension is 1.3 cm. Available in gorgeous white-bronze or warm yellow-bronze. Package of 2.
Posted on | October 11, 2014 | No Comments
Halloween is a great time for fairy tales– well, any time is a great time for fairy tales!– when I was a little girl the evil queens who scared me the most were Maleficent and the nameless Wicked Queen from Snow White. When this blog hop came up, I knew just the image I wanted to use from my stash of paper to make an ICE Resin belt buckle. Kind of dressing up without actually wearing a costume.
Supplies: ICE Resin, Belt Buckle (HHH Enterprizes has nice ones), Image, English Cottage Acrylic Paint by Indigo Blu color: Vodka Martini, Art Mechanique Paper Sealer
Tools: Craft Cup and stir stick, non-stick craft mat, paint brush.
1. Cut out your image and seal it on both sides. Let dry.
2. Paint center of buckle with acrylic paint, place your image in the center. Let dry.
3. Mix ICE Resin: Equal parts, part A Resin and part B Hardener. Stir gently for 2 minutes and let rest for about 5.
4. Place your belt buckle on a jar or something to make it level.
Drip ICE Resin into the center of the belt buckle. My belt buckle was not a deep bezel so even though ICE Resin naturally domes, in this case I only dripped on a thin layer. Let dry.
Here’s the final installment of fabulous Halloween ideas from our creative blogging friends. Join the blog hop & click on each of the links below, for the Halloween projects you’d like to see in more detail and it’ll take you right to that post with additional information and photos on how to create it. Have fun and pin away!
1. Mini Ghost Pumpkin Cakes
2. Easy Halloween Sculpey necklace
3. Owl-ween Party
4. Easy Halloween Cupcake Wrapper Wreath
5. Halloween Polka Dot Pillow
6. Halloween Dinner Party Table Setting
7. Halloween Party Garland
8. Halloween Oreo Truffles
9. Skeleton Hat
10. Fabric Halloween Wreath Tutorial
11. Pumpkin Carving 101
12. Dress It Up Halloween Trick-or-Treat Bags
13. Lips as Red as the Rose (an ICE Resin belt buckle) You are here :)
14. Easy Halloween Caramel Apple Dippers
15. Raccoon Mask
16. Pumpkin Tea Towels
17. Easy Halloween Window Cling
Follow our Fabulous Halloween Ideas Pinterest board for even more inspiration!
Thanks to all 110+ fabulous bloggers participating! We’d love for you to visit their blogs and see what else they’re up to!
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Posted on | October 10, 2014 | No Comments
You just knew I was going to do a dress form at some point didn’t you? The ICED Enamels are an incredible way to artify a paper dress form and make it your own. You can use so many different combination of colors to make a fancy dress. I loved the Art Mechanique ribbon as a sash and wire wrapped it and added an embellishment. THis was a fun project and so easy for you to do.
Candy Rosenberg, Living the Altered Life blog
ICE Resin: Medium
ICED Enamels Relique: Raspberry, Ivory, German Silver and Tarnished Bronze
ICED Enamels German Glass Glitter
ICE Resin Wire: Dark
Rue Romantique: Charms
Art Mechanique: Ribbon
Paper Mache Dress Form with wood stand
1. Paint directly onto the dress form in the areas that you want to cover to form a dress.
2. Sprinkle the Iced Enamels Ivory on this area and heat set.
3. Then add more medium on top in random fashion, sprinkle the raspberry to create accents and heat set.
4. Add more medium on the top and one side of bottom and sprinkle with ICED Enamels German Silver and heat set.
5. Add more medium to make the stripe accents then sprinkle the Tarnished Bronze and heat set.
6. Once you have heat set the Tarnished Bronze add medium only to that area and sprinkle ICED Enamels German Glass Glitter to accent the stripes.
7. Add medium to the wood top of the dress form stand along with the bottom straight piece. Sprinkle the ICE Enamels German Silver and heat set. This gives it a look of silver metal that is so cool.
8. Wrap the pink and silver ribbon around the waist, add a charm to the ribbon at the knot.
9. Cut a 4 inch piece of wire and then wrap around the ribbon making it stay close to the body of the dress form.
There are so many color combinations it is endless! I hope you have fun using ICED Enamels in your next project!
Posted on | October 8, 2014 | No Comments
Hi! Jennifer Cabic greeting you today…
Since I have been a part of the 2014 ICE Resin® Creative Design Team, I have been dabbling in mixed media. I have always wanted to play around with gel mediums and acrylics and make picture frames. The Mixed Metal Hobnail Bezels are a perfect accent to the frame and really add nice dimension!
Tools and Materials:
Iced Enamels™ Ivory Relique and Pewter
Iced Enamels™ Medium
German Glass Glitter
Wooden Picture Frame – craft store
Large Hobnail Heart Bezel
Medium Rectangular Hobnail Bezel
Acrylic Paint in various colors
Craft Heat Gun
2. Mix black and dark blue acrylic paints with gel medium and apply to front of frame, creating texture where you want by applying heavier in spots.
3. Apply Iced Enamels™ Medium along outer perimeter of frame. Sprinkle Iced Enamels™ in Pewter and melt with craft gun. This makes a fantastic texture!
4. Lay stencil of choice on frame. Using a stiff business card, credit card or a palette knife, apply a generous layer of gel medium over stencil. Gently lift stencil off and let gel medium dry. You can speed up the drying process by gently heating with craft gun.
5. Using a sponge brush, apply different colors of acrylic paint lightly onto the dried gel medium. Also apply some of the paint over the textured perimeter of the frame. Wait until each color is completely dry before applying next color to keep the colors vibrant and not turning muddy.
7. Cut ephemera for bezels. Apply Paper Sealer to both sides and let dry. Once dry, glue into the bottom of the bezels.
8. Mix ICE Resin® according to directions. Using a disposable paintbrush, paint a thin coat onto hobnails. Pour a thin coat of resin over the ephemera and let dry for 24 hours. If you would like to use rhinestone chain, this is a good time to add where you want it.
9. Mix another batch of ICE Resin® and apply a thin coat into each bezel. I printed out words onto a transparency and trimmed to size for each bezel. Lay the transparency over the thin coat of resin making sure there are no trapped bubbles. Once in place, fill up the bezels with resin and let dry for 24 hours.
10. Using a strong, permanent glue, adhere the bezels to the frame and let dry. Once dry, it is ready to be used, insert your favorite picture!
Posted on | October 7, 2014 | 1 Comment
Tatiana Allen shares a quick technique using stamps with our jeweler’s grade Molding Putty.
Are you ready to follow along?
How will you embellish your molds?
Posted on | October 5, 2014 | No Comments
Update: CHA is having difficulty with their website and is working hard to fix the problem.
Artisan Workshop: Alchemy with ICE Resin and Iced Enamels
W404 – Workshop
Friday January 9, 2015
1:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Supplies: Basic jewelry toolkit; round nose pliers, chain nose pliers and flat nose pliers and scissors.
Who Should Attend: Retailers and Distributors
Take your jewelry making design skills to a new level with ICE Resin®.
Posted on | October 4, 2014 | 1 Comment
Art journals are full of intentions and desires.
Care to share what creating an art journal means to you?
Posted on | October 1, 2014 | 1 Comment
You might ask, “Kim, What can I do with all of these leftovers; little snippets of resin paper, tiny lengths of ribbon, odd buttons, charms, and resin filled bezels?” My solution is to create gift tags with your stash of odds and ends. Odds no more! Viola! Now you have beautiful “one of a kind” gift tags foy you to use for special occasions.
ICE Resin® Paper (see tutorial on how to create paper)
Kristen Robinson’s Rue Romantique Ribbon 30 inches of shear type and 8 inches of velvet type
An Eiffel Tower Charm from Rue Romantique
Small gauge wire
Other items: Beads, Thread for hand stitching and a contrasting color for use with sewing machine, Sponge type mounting tape, Brown Ink Stamp Pad, Twine, and Glue for paper that dries clear
- Using a brown ink stamp pad distress the edges of your tag. You may want to use a sponge tool to smudge and shadow edges. Use your heat gun and set ink.
- Rip a piece of resin paper to fit the size of the lower ½ half of your tag. Machine stitch using contrasting thread any type stitch (your choice) the resin paper to the tag. Both fancy and simple look interesting and fun. If you do not have a sewing machine you may hand stitch or glue the paper to the tag.
- Be sure after trimming threads to put a tiny amount of clear glue to keep stitches from pulling out of the tag.
- Now run a gathering stitch about 1/4th inch from one side of ribbon. Leave threads long.
- Gather the shear ribbon by sliding it to pucker the ribbon until a flower begins to form. Tie the threads in knots to prevent the ribbon from relaxing. Use hand stitching to secure the center of the ribbon flower.
- Mount the ribbon flower on the top half of the tag using mounting tape.
- Add a wire wrapped bead attached with the Eiffle Tower Charm to the south ring. Fashion so that the bead and charm dangle from the ring.
- Tie a small bow with velvet ribbon and sew it to the tag just above the bezel and secure the tails with a tiny amount of mounting tape.
- Add twine to create the loop to hang your tag or attach to a gift.
You might even consider displaying them on a tiny clothesline in your studio. What do you think?
Posted on | September 30, 2014 | 1 Comment
Cold enameling just got more fun!
Grab some 20 gauge wire fibers and your Iced Enamels and follow along with ICE Resin Creative Team member Jennifer Cabic as she walks you through making colorful headpins.
Center stage with Susan Lenart Kazmer’s “Opera Singer”, a mixed media resin and metal jewelry holder
Posted on | September 29, 2014 | No Comments
Experience the opera with Susan Lenart Kazmer via her “Opera Singer”…
The people waiting expectantly for the lush heavy curtains to rise and part, the richly hued costumes, the lavish sets, the thrill of the first note when the opera singer sets her voice free.« go back — keep looking »