Making Ear Wires with Lexi Grenzer

In this video, Lexi Grenzer shows you how to use a metal fiber or a bling headpin to make earwires.

Grab your tools: a hammer, bench block, sharpie or mandrel, dremel tool, and  round-nose pliers.

Lexi is the Shabby Calavera and you can find more of her creative projects on her blog.

Metal Stamping with Lexi Grenzer

You will need a sturdy working surface to emboss your metal finding. Lexi Grenzer shows how straight forward the techinique is for successful metal stamping. More tools: a metal bench block, chasing hammer, ruler, sharpie, steel wool, polishing cloth, and of course your metal embossing set.

Lexi shares more fun on her Shabby Calavera blog.


Art is both PERFECT and imperfect


Susan Lenart Kazmer

Book of Dreams - Art Sistas

Website and Blog: Rosa & Josie’s

Medium: mixed media jewelry artist

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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


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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