Fireworks light up the sky when we celebrate our Country’s Birthday on July 4th. These earrings I made remind me of the clear white cascades of little specks of light that shower down just following that loud boom and the whistle of the rocket as it soars in the sky. Suspended in the night sky for a mere second before is begins its intended decent in a pattern of orchestrated delight and then merging with the next lacy pattern of light. It is hard not to wish the display could go on forever. I am completely mesmerized with Iced Enamel’s German Glass Glitter and wanted to make the silver glitter the most important element in these dangle earrings.
Kim Williams, Historically Haute
2 Small Hobnail Bezels
2 Any barrel drilled natural stone beads of your choice
Mix ICE Resin® according to package directions and fill bezels to capacity. Allow resin to cure for 6 hours, checking for a solid hold in the bezel with a tacky top layer. When the top layer for resin is very sticky. Dredge the filled bezel in the glitter. Use your fingers to press the glitter into the curing resin. Baby wipes will clean up sticky fingers. Allow the resin to cure completely for about 48 hours. Mix a very small batch of ICE Resin® and use it to paint a topcoat on the bezels and allow to dry for 8 hours. Wire 2 barrel cut beads with 20 gauge wire of your choice and attach to the ring on one end of the bezel. Fashion 2 ear wires using 20 gauge sterling silver wire and attach the bezels to the ear wires. Polish sterling silver to desired look. Remember to smooth the end of the wire to assure putting the earring on is comfortable.
When rhinestones sink into ICE Resin they will loose some of their lustre. The German Glass Glitter keeps the sparkle and reflects every sun ray perfectly fine, even when covered with resin. Check Baerbel Born’s video for the amazing glitter effect.
What color is your favorite?
What colors would it please your eye to mix?
When I take a walk near my home I can see the river Wupper in the distance, a few more minutes and I reach the riverbank. The stream actually flows into the Rhine a few kilometers from here. So all the stones I can see will soon become ‘rhine’stones.
Have you ever seen pretty stones during a walk in the rain, collected some and found them much less pretty when taking them home? The trick is the water that made the stone look much richer and darker in color. When I passed the riverbank, I thought of my ICE Resin and how it can make everything look ‘wet’!
So I chose the most pretty stones from the river and took them home.
To check how a stone will look after it will be resinated, you may put it in a bowl of water. The color will be like that after using ICE Resin on your finding.
For my inexpensive jewels I resinated some of my stones and attached a clamp on some of them with glue. Even the cheapest stone can look like a gem with ICE Resin!
I added mica and glitter to some of the stones before the resin has set for some fun accents.
ICE Resin by Susan Lenart Kazmer
ICE Resin Mica Flakes and glitter
stones from a riverbank
Art Mechanique brushes
Extra-Tip: Like with some of my projects, I use left over ICE Resin on such objects, always keep some findings- like the stones- at hand to use the last drops on Resin after they may have been left from another larger project.
Thespa McLaughlin here to share a necklace inspired by a paint texture technique I came up with a while back.
I wanted to see if I could incorporate it into a bezel to resemble stone. I’ve always loved the blue of Lapis Lazuli with it’s random inclusions of sparkle.
To create this faux stone effect mix turquoise acrylic paint with water and pour into bezel (the ICE Resin will make the paint look darker). Add piles of corn starch until all the paint mixture is soaked up. Let dry overnight. The next day, gently brush off the dried excess corn starch with a paint brush. Mix up some ICE Resin and brush and drop the ICE Resin onto the dried paint, making sure to fill all crevices and gently brush over all surface areas. Sprinkle some copper colored German Glass Glitter from the Carnivale set and mix into the wet ICE Resin with paint brush pushing it into crevices to create the look of random inclusions of sparkle. Let ICE Resin dry overnight.
Way to My Heart, a Susan Lenart Kazmer™ for Spellbinders® Media Mixáge™ Necklace created by Cindy Cima Edwards
A heart is not a toy, but the shape certainly lends itself to the creation of lovely jewelry.
Spellbinders® Artisan X-plorer™ Machine MMM-001
Susan Lenart Kazmer™ for Spellbinders® Media Mixáge™ Hearts Two Bezels – Silver MB2-006S
Susan Lenart Kazmer™ for Spellbinders® Media Mixáge™ Hearts Three MD1-009
Susan Lenart Kazmer™ for Spellbinders® Media Mixáge™ Texture Plates Grate Works One MT1-001
German glass glitter, turquoise: Ice Resin
Sari Ribbon, teal
Blackened Steel Wire, 20gg WIREBS
Rue Romantique Rhinestone cup chain, gold KRCHAIN
Picasso rondelles, 5 cream and 6 teal
Gunmetal chain: SLK Industrial Chic™
Swivel lobster clasp, silver: SLK Industrial Chi™c
Choker necklace, silver: SLK Industrial Chic™
10mm silver Jumpring: SLK Industrial Chic™
2 Black headpins
Swarovski crystal flatback, turquoise
Music scrapbook cardstock
- Cut image from scrapbook paper using the Artisan X-plorer™ Machine and die template. Run through the machine again with the texture plate.
- Glue into bezel with craft glue and coat with paper sealer. Sprinkle some turquoise German glass glitter into bezel. Prepare resin and pour into bezel. (Use a toothpick to move glitter to where you desire). Let dry overnight. Cut a length of rhinestone cupchain and glue around the heart using E-6000. Glue arrow charm and Swarovski crystal to top of bezel.
- String a cream picasso rondele onto a headpin and make a simple loop. Connect to bottom of the bezel. Cut the head off a headpin and make a simple loop. String a turquoise picasso rondelle and make a simple loop. Connect to the top of the bezel. Set pendant aside.
- Wrap choker necklace with Sari ribbon and tape the ends with some clear tape. Remove tape from one end and begin wrapping wire around to secure. Wrap part way down the necklace then start stringing rondelles onto wire keeping the beads to the outside of the necklace. Remove the other piece of tape once the ribbon is secure.
- Remove the end cap of the choker and add the first of three links of gunmetal chain then re-attach the cap. Repeat for the other side of the necklace using 8 links of chain. Attach the lobster clasp to the three chain link segment by opening the last chain link as you would a jumpring.
To make this Chic Pink necklace I first poured pink German Glass Glitter into the Large Botanical Rectangle Bezel, one of the the new products in Kristen Robinson’s Rue Romantique Line, to form a thin layer.
Next, I sprinkled a mix of pink glass seed beads over the glitter.
I then mixed and poured ICE Resin® and flooded the entire bezel top with the resin making sure to use a toothpick to push displaced glitter back into the center.
Once dried, I glued a vintage rhinestone earring, with the back removed, over the ICE Resin® with E-6000 jewelry adhesive.
Hope you have an amazing creative day!
Then there were those sand bottles where you had to find the button, the bead, etc.
This necklace is a more sophisticated tribute to those childhood pastimes.
The center is a “bubble” if you will, where the tiny baubles (in this case a button with Eiffel Tower and heart charms) inside can roll around and shift among the minute pieces of German Glass Glitter.
Watch Thespoena’s Vintiquities blog for an ICE Resin “linky party” on her chosen Fridays.
Cindy Cima Edwards began this bracelet with a copper sheet like this:
then she worked her own brand of Christmas Elf magic, and viola! A Christmas bracelet!
Once I finished the silver heart bezel I felt the colors and shape called out for a romantic feel. I created beaded links of crystal pearls and crystal bicones to complete the look.
Cindy Cima Edwards
All you need to do to find fun new items to fill with Ice Resin is …
Walk through the Hardware Store!!
These Wonderful metal house numbers caught my eye and as I rang them up at the register I smiled and thought…
Who ever said house numbers needed to ONLY go on a house….NEVER used Ice Resin!
To see what else Cat Dreams up, visit her at http://inthelightofthemoon.blogspot.com