I can’t wait for New Year’s Eve this year, for the first time in a long time I can actually have fun instead of working!! To make it special my other half and myself are going to a local Steam Ale Brewery where my favourite 1930’s style illegal prohibition band are playing and bringing in the new year. The dress code is gangster and moll’s, my piece is heavily inspired by my green beaded flapper dress and shoes that I probably won’t be able to walk in or stand up in for long!
I hope you enjoy my project and have a wonderful New Year Party!
Thanks for visiting
Clare Horner, Got Paint in My Hair blog
Tools and Materials:
Iced Enamels™ German Glass Glitter Chartreuse
Art Mechanique™ Hobnail Oval Bezel’s
Art Mechanique™ Paper Sealer
Stazon Jet Black
Beads from stash
Magnetic Clasp from stash
Chain from stash
1: Cut your chosen image to size and glue down into the largest oval hobnail bezel. Seal with 2 good coats of paper sealant and leave to dry.
2: Mix ICE Resin to the manufacturers instructions. Pour a small amount into 2 smaller oval hobnail bezels and fill with Chatreuse german glass glitter. Set aside to cure for 6 to 8 hours or over night.
3: Pour the remaining resin into the large bezel. After 4 or 5 hours or over night mix a small amount of resin and add a doming layer to the top. Let cure thoroughly for 6 to 8 hours or over night.
4: Pour any leftover resin in a mould or wipe onto book page so it is not wasted.
5: Once cured tip out any spare glass glitter back into the packet and save for a future project. Taking a stiff paint brush, distress the glitter in the bezels with Stazon jet black ink. Less is more in this case, just lightly brush over the glitter. Set aside to dry.
6: Connect the three pieces together with chain, some matching beads and a strong magnetic clasp. Wear to your new years party and enjoy! Happy New Year!
“If I ever go looking for my heart’s desire again, I won’t look any further than my own back yard.
Because if it isn’t there, I never really lost it to begin with.”
L. Frank Baum, The Wonderful Wizard of Oz
ICE Resin®, 25 ml plunger
Iced Enamels™ Medium
Iced Enamels™ Ivory Rlique
Iced Enamels™ Garnet
Iced Enamels™ Torched Copper
Iced Enamels™ Glitz Gold
Art Mechanique™ Mixed Metal Hobnail Circle Bezel
Art Mechanique™ Number Silhouettes
reclaimed wood fence piece
small wooden shadowbox
brass hinge and screws
1. Apply a small amount of Iced Enamels™ Medium onto a sponge.
2. Use the sponge to dab a thin layer of Medium over the wooden post.
3. Sprinkle the Ivory Iced Enamels™ over 3/4 of the post’s surface.
4. Tap wood onto a piece of paper and return extra powder to container.
5. Sprinkle the Garnet Iced Enamels™ over the top 1/4 of the post.
6. Tap off excess powder and fuse Iced Enamels™with a heat gun.
7. Apply Medium and Iced Enamels® Torched Copper to hinge.
8. Use the heat gun to melt the copper powder onto the brass hinge.
9. Allow metal to cool down, then screw the hinge onto the wood.
10. Attach the circle bezel with screws as well to this surface.
11. Repeat steps 1 & 2 but around the yellow circular timer.
12. Then sprinkle the Gold Glitz Iced Enamels™ over the edges.
13. Heat set this last component and then allow it to cool down.
14. Paint the shadowbox blue with a green area along the bottom.
15. Glue all of your pieces down into the background with E-6000.
What kind of art has The Wizard of Oz ever inspired you to create?
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.
I found a photograph of two young children looking lovingly at each other and thought that this picture would be a great focal point for a necklace. I also love the romantic look of the vintage drawer pull, and decide to use them together. I chose to have three layers, and knew that I wanted to use some of the small bezels offered by Art Mechanique™, and wanted to include words in them to keep with the romantic theme.
Mixed Metal Hobnail Long Rectangle Bezel, Antique Bronze, Small
24 gauge Bronze Sheet Metal
Jeweler’s Saw, Hammers, and Metal Files
20 gauge Bronze Wire
Jump Rings and Brass Nuts & 1″ Screws and 1/8″ Brass Eyelet Multipack
Chain Nose and Round Nose Pliers and Drill or Metal Punch Pliers
Wire Cutters and Electric Engraver
Rue Romantique Flip Book (Projects & Clip Art)
Iced Enamels™ Medium and Heat Gun
Iced Enamels™ Shattered Inclusions – Opal
Iced Enamels™ Ivory Relique, Pewter Relique, Turquoise Relique
Iced Enamels™ Relique Glitz Powders: Silver
Vintage Drawer Pull and Crystal Bead
Organza Ribbons: Brown, Raspberry, and Ivory
Art Mechanique™ Textured Chain and Mica Sheets
Sheet Metal Heart Charm
1) Begin by cleaning your Bronze Sheet metal by scrubbing it lightly with Steel Wool, 4 0tt. Next, using your Jeweler’s Saw, cut two pieces of the sheet metal into the rectangle shape and drill a hole in the center to begin cutting out the heart with your saw. Thread the blade through the hole to begin cutting. Once done, use metal files, and engraver, and hammers to add texture to the sheet metal. Using the engraver, write the word “Love” in numerous places on the sheet metal below the heart.
2) Drill 4 holes in each corner on both pieces of the sheet metal, making sure they match exactly in order to allow the screws to be straight. Next, attach the picture of the boy and girl to the bottom piece of sheet metal, making sure that the holes are left uncovered. Using the Metal Punch Pliers, punch matching holes in the Mica (cut to size) so that the Metal Screws will go through. Drill two extra holes on the top piece of Sheet Metal in the center just above and below the heart.
3) Prepare the Heart in a sandwich method. The bottom piece with the picture first, next the Mica sheet, and then one at a time, place an Eyelet and then the top metal piece with the heart and a screw. Each screw will need to be handled individually, one at a time. Once all 4 screws are in place, add the washer and then twist until snug. Trim the extra – long screws with your Wire Cutters. Using the rounded side of a Ball Pein hammer, lightly tap the screw above the washer to allow it to spread so that the screw will be in place permanently.
4) Gently feed a jump ring into the two remaining holes, one on top and one on bottom. Wire wrap the Crystal bead to hang from the bottom, and wire wrap the top to be able to have something to hang from the Vintage drawer pull. Cut 3 pieces of Organza Ribbon, one in each color, and tie them all in a bow.
Vintage Drawer Pull
1) Lightly cover the Vintage drawer pull with Iced Enamels Medium and allow to dry. Sprinkle the Ivory Relique, Pewter Relique, Turquoise Relique in small amounts in the areas you want them. Use the Heat Gun to heat the metal so that the Iced Enamels will adhere to the metal. Allow to cool, and then cover lightly with ICE Resin (directions below) to protect it.
2) After 24 hours, punch or drill hole in the bottom center and the top right and left of the drawer pull so the jump rings can be attached. Attach the jump rings.
1) Cut the words you want to use from the Rue Romantique Flip Book (Projects & Clip Art), and place them inside each bezel. Add some ICED Enamels® Shattered Inclusions – Opal on each side of each word.
2) Mix the ICE Resin® according to package directions. Allow to sit for several minutes before filling the bezels with it. Once the bezels are filled, allow them to dry and cure for about 24 hours. (See number 1 under Vintage Drawer Pull to use the rest of the ICE Resin®.
3) Attach the jump rings to the center of the bezels as well as on the outside of the bezels, and attach to the chain. Attach the remaining jump rings on top of the Vintage Drawer Pull on both sides, and to the Chain. The final jump ring can now be attached to the bottom of the Vintage Drawer Pull and to the wire wrapped ribbons on top of the Sheet Metal Heart Charm.
Clare Horner’s Bulgarian Rose Earrings and Pendant Set with ICE Resin, Art Mechnique Bezels and Dried Flowers
Bring springtime home this winter….
Tools and Materials:
Iced Enamels™ Shattered Mica Raspberry
Iced Enamels™ Relique German Silver and Medium
Art Mechanique™ Hobnail Square Bezels Silver
Art Mechanique™ Hobnail Oblong Bezel Silver
Chain and findings from stash
1: Wipe left over resin from other projects onto some foreign language book page and place on a craft sheet or plastic bag. Leave to cure over night or for 6 to 8 hours. Once cured draw around each of your bezel’s and cut out. Insert the paper into each bezel and glue down.
2: Add a little Iced Enamel Medium onto a piece of foam and dab all around the sides and bottom of all 3 bezels. Sprinkle on the German Silver Relique powder then set with a heat gun. Let cool thoroughly before touching, usually a few minutes is enough time.
3: Working first on the oblong bezel, mix a batch of ICE Resin to the manufacturers specifications. Add a layer into the bottom of the bezel and drop in some Shattered Mica in Raspberry making sure it stays in the bottom 3rd of the bezel only. Place a rose on top of the raspberry mica and angle so it faces out a little. Use a cocktail stick to keep it in position. Let cure for 5 or 6 hours then remove the cocktail stick and top off the bezel with Resin so it is level with the top making sure the rose has been coated with resin also. Let cure over night or for 6 to 8 hours.
4: Place a small amount of resin into the two smaller square bezels and add a rose to each at a jaunty angle. Dribble some Resin over the roses making sure they are completely covered. Let cure over night or for 6 to 8 hours.
5: Top off all three bezels with resin adding a doming layer. Let cure over night or for 6 to 8 hours.
6: Attach chain and embellishments to all three pieces and you are done.
Pamela Huntington’s Victorian Style Ornaments http://iceresin.com/icequeen/2012/12/pamelas-ice-resinpaper-ornaments/
Sandy Martin’s Owl Ornament http://sweetpeajewelry1.blogspot.com/2013/11/rue-romantique-christmas-blog-hop.html
Cindy Cima Edwards’ Lucky Duck Ornament http://www.cindycima.com/2013/11/08
Cindi Bisson’s Floating Pointsettia Ornament http://fatcatcreations.blogspot.com/2013/11/ice-resin-rue-romantique-christmas-blog.html
Susan Weckesser’s I’ll Be Home for Christmas assemblage http://wp.me/p1MCno-2YM
Lexi Grenzer’s Button and Fabric Decoration http://lexigrenzer.blogspot.com/2013/11/rue-romantique-ornament-blog-hop.html
JoMama’s Paper Christmas Tree Video Tutorial http://wp.me/p1MCno-30P
Susan Wall’s Vintage Santa Ornament http://www.susansartcircus.com/christmas-with-ice-and-santa/
Jen Cushman’s ornaments for a Christmas Tree, http://jencushman.wordpress.com/2013/11/03/handmade-holidays-blog-hop-my-turn/
JoAnna Pierotti’s Snow Lady http://wp.me/p1MCno-2gd
Thespa McLaughlin’s Baby’s First Christmas Ornamet http://wp.me/p1MCno-2dv
Several of my ICE Resin® Creative Teammates in their Tips and Technique Videos made a suggestion to keep a few bezels ready to fill on your desk at all times. When you mix ICE Resin® and have a little product remaining in your mixing cup, it can be used rather than tossed away. This necklace is a result of that advice. It has a few drops of mixed resin from about 3 or 4 of my latest projects. This is proof that ICE Resin® is so well formulated you can literally layer it with your left over mixture time and time again. I even put a few “leftover layers” in the bezel before I added the tiny gold bead chain around the bezel. I love that idea!
Kim Williams, Historically Haute
1. Kristen Robinson Rue Romantique style bezel – Large Botanical Oval in Brass tone
2. An image I scanned from an old prayer card
3. Art Mechanique Paper Sealer
4. Craft Glue
5. ICE Resin®
6. Vintage Chain
7. 14 Gauge Copper Wire for the closure.
8. Jax Brown/Black Darkening Fluid
9. A few jump rings
10. A few beads I wired together for a dangle.
1. Seal your image using Art Mechanique paper sealer. Painting several coats to completely seal the paper. Allow the image to dry thoroughly between coats.
2. Cut your image to fit in the bezel and use just a drop of craft glue to secure the image to the back of the bezel.
3. As I mentioned above I used this bezel for leftover mixed resin pouring it in layers. You however, may choose to make the necklace with just 1 pour of resin.
4. I waited a few hours after the first pour and using a wooden toothpick placed the beaded chain around the edges. The toothpick helped me settle the chain in the correct place around the bezel.
5. Allow the resin to cure for 48 hours.
6. I fashioned my own closure for this necklace using 14 gauge copper wire. I annealed the wire to soften it to manipulate the shape. I balled one end of the wire for a decorative flair. Using my round nose pliers and bailing pliers I made the hook and eye. I buffed the closure pieces to remove annealing crust. And finished them up with a little Jax darkening fluid. You may wish to buy a premade closure at your favorite hobby store.
7. I used 18 inches of vintage chain. Using jump rings I attached the bezel and the closure pieces to the chain.
8. Finally, I added a bead dangle to heighten the romance of the necklace; attaching it to dangle down the back of the chain using a jump ring next to the hook.
Applications for ICE Resin’s 2015 Design Team are open through Dec. 8, 2014. Click here for all the details.
We are looking for a few fabulous designers who love creating jewelry and
mixed media art with ICE Resin®.
If you have personal goals as a designer and want to expand your talents within an incredible team, you are invited to apply for a year-long position on the 2015 ICE Resin® Design Team!
NEW: Former team members are welcome to apply.
How to Apply: Please cut and paste the questions below into an email, answer them, and send along with 3 photos of your creative designs using ICE Resin to Carol@iceresin.com.
Deadline is Monday, December 8, 2014.
ICE Resin® 2014 Creative Team Application:
Mailing, if different:
Please tell us what your design experience is (whether it is simply creating for yourself and others or publishing, etc.) and what you prefer to create—jewelry, mixed media pieces, paper, etc.
Why would you like to be part of the the Susan Lenart Kazmer™ ICE Resin® Design Team?
Have you been published? If so, please list publications. Also, what are your publishing goals?
How long have you been working with resin?
What is your experience with resin in addition to ICE Resin®?
Are you comfortable in front of a camera?
What are your goals in the Arts and Crafts industry?
Teaching experience – please list any venues or retreats where you have taught or will be teaching in 2015.
How often do you post to your blog? Other social media platforms? Are you open to posting for business purposes?
How do you feel about cross promoting on your blog?
Are you able to meet publication deadlines?
If selected, you are committing to 9 projects per year with instructions, step-out photos and a matching technique video, plus a 3-6 blog hop opportunties as they arise. Does this work with your lifestyle and goals?
As an artist based company ICE Resin offers our team members: Generous product packages shipped directly to your home, compensation for publication, trade show designs and the support of our social media.
Please cut and paste these application questions into an email, answer the questions and send it along with
3 photos of your resin work and a link to a video you have done
to Carol@iceresin.com by Monday, December 8, 2014.
New Creative Team Members will be notified by Friday, December 19.
Black Friday SALE – FREE bezels and Ribbon and ICE Resin – Take Advantage Now for all of your gift giving needs
Black Friday SALE through December 1st! No promotion code necessary!
Buy one mixed metal hobnail bezel, any size in-stock, get a FREE random hobnail bezel.
Buy any 3 Rue Romantique bezels and get a FREE ICE Resin plunger.
No promotion code necessary!
NOTE: Your free products will be packaged with your order. (They will not show up in the cart but, rest assured our shipping elves will place them in your package to ship on December 1 or 2.)
Holiday Kits on sale: $27 (a $39 value)
This grab bag contains all the art products you or that special someone on your gift list needs to create lovely mixed media jewelry.
1 ICE Resin Plunger
1 Medium Rue Romantique Bezel – random
1 Iced Enamels Relique Powder – random color
1 Shattered Inclusion – random color
1 German Glass Glitter – random color
2 cups and stir sticks
1 small Iced Enamels Medium
A $39 value!
Limited quantity. When they are gone, they are gone.keep looking »