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Hi! Lexi Grenzer from Susan Lenart Kazmer‘s ICE Resin Creative Team checking in today.

Whether I’m away for a retreat or simply off to work for the night, I’m always eager to get home and catch up with my boys.

media mixage necklaceThe energy of my munchkin and husband buzzing about, getting ready for bed time, good night stories and kisses…they all make my heart feel full. It’s a good ache, the feeling you have in your heart, in which it is overflowing with love and joy, and I can’t help but feel so blessed for each and every moment. I am deeply grateful…

Supplies: Find ’em at a JoAnn Fabric and Craft Store near you.

Susan Lenart Kazmer™ for Spellbinders®  Media Mixáge™ Houses One, MB6-003

Susan Lenart Kazmer™ for Spellbinders®  Media Mixáge™ Flowers One, MB6-004

Susan Lenart Kazmer™ for Spellbinders®  Media Mixáge™ Birds One, MB6-001

16 gauge Tinned Copper Wire

22 gauge Silver Wire

Lead Free Solder

Soldering Iron and tools

Metal Stamps

Jewelry Pliers

Bench Block

Ball Peen Hammer

Beads

5 jumprings

Sharpie

Sari Silk & Vintage Lace

Instructions:

1) First begin by soldering the blanks

2) Once cooled, wipe clean with a paper towel & pull out your bench block, ball peen hammer & metal stamps

3) Determine which words you want to stamp and stamp them into the soldered blanks. Once done, use a sharpie to darken in the letters and wipe steel wool over the surface of the blanks to polish

4) Set the blanks aside and pull out your jewelery pliers, specifically the flat nose pliers. And with the 16 gauge wire, shape a square design. Also shape 5 large rings with the 16 gauge wire. One of these larger rings will be soldered to the wire shaped square to create a box in which your charms will hang loose from.

5) Free shape a heart and solder a jumpring to it, so it too can dangle from inside the wire box. Once all soldering is done & pieces cool to touch, you can now texture and work harden your pieces by hammering them on the bench block.

6) When all hammering is done, you can punch holes in each charms, loop on jumprings and attach them to the wire box.

7) With beads and the other large rings created earlier assemble the necklace. You can add the sari silk & vintage ribbon as well. Attach your shepherds hook closure & you’re all done!

The birds of ICE Resin’s team members are also singing HERE and nesting HERE.

 

Katalina’s Fearless Jewelry

Susan Lenart KazmerKATHY THOMPSON

Website: Katalina Jewelry

Blog

Medium: wire and metal clay jewelry / and recently mixed media jewelry.

Susan Lenart Kazmer

Crown Jewels

 

Q: If you could learn to create art
in any medium you have not tried (or have not mastered), what would it be?

A: I would love to try photography. There are so many emotions to be captured and stories to be told with a camera.

Susan Lenart KazmerQ: What artist you would like to study with (living or dead) and why?

A: Leonardo Di Vinci. He was talented beyond belief and his imagination and creativity was pure genius. A chance to work alongside him and observe how he was able to transfer his ideas onto a canvas or to a block of marble or even into a marvelous piece of architecture would be an invaluable lesson.

Q: What key piece of advice have you
learned in your creative journey that you share with others?

A: My favorite jewelry designs are those that are unique and display creativity. My advice would be to try and expand your vision of creativity and to think outside the box. Use your imagination when you look at a product, technique or object; can it be used in a new and unusual way? Be fearless and just let yourself go…you may like the place you end up!

Q: What adornment could you not go
without?

A: My watch.

Q: What 5 items do you have in your
studio that you use nearly every day?

Pliers

Ball peen hammer

Bench block

Micro Torch

Magnifying lamp

 

 

Art is both PERFECT and imperfect

ICE ResinDIANE COOK

Susan Lenart Kazmer

Book of Dreams - Art Sistas

Website and Blog: Rosa & Josie’s

Medium: mixed media jewelry artist

Facebook URL

Susan Lenart Kazmer

Cuff of Intention

Q: If you could learn to create art in any medium you have not tried (or have not mastered), what would it be?

A: I believe polymer clay could be a fun medium to explore.

Q: What artist you would like to study with (living or dead) and why?

A: I actually have two: Miriam Haskell and Georgia O’Keeffe. I love Miriam Haskell’s use of “hand-picked” baroque pearls, rhinestones and filigree. I often use pieces of her timeless costume jewelry in many of my designs today. I have always been mesmerized by Georgia O’Keeffe’s “point of view” expressed in her minimalistic style of painting.

Susan Lenart Kazmer

My Path...

Q: What key piece of advice have you learned in your creative journey that you share with others?

A: More than any other bit of information, I share with my students, is that imperfection is required. There are NO mistakes. Mistakes will often take you in a direction you may not have ever taken. Art is both imperfect and perfect at the same time. I believe I give my students the freedom to learn to let go, and to embrace imperfection. I, myself, have Anne Grgich to thank for that!

Q:What adornment could you not go without?

A: My wedding ring.

Susan Lenart Kazmer

Believe

Q: What 5 items do you have in your studio that you use nearly every day?

A: My chain nose pliers, ball peen hammer, bench block, vintage rhinestones, and my computer (of course =)

 

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