Two Ohio technique workshops with Susan Lenart Kazmer open for enrollment at Ginny’s Small Studio

Hi Everyone:  it is rare for me to teach at local stores, but the weekend of September 13 and 14 I will be teaching as part of a workshop series at a cool local Ohio store, Ginny’s Small Studio. Ginny began mixed media events with Art Continuum back in 2000. She was the founder of Stampers Anonymous that went on to become a huge success.

Here are the two workshops I will give at Ginny’s Small Studio:

Susan Lenart Kazmer lion necklace

Susan Lenart Kazmer wire cagesWIRE- Ancient techniques on New Frontiers- Forging + Brazing 
Sign up for the class: Sun Sept. 14th 10-5pm $125 per student

Wire and fiber has been a prominent medium in ethnographic jewelry and adornment for centuries and used for binding, connecting, decorating and building of components.. Through many years of my own research and ethnographic repair, I have employed these same ideas to build my own unique body of work, influenced by my fashion experience, in forged wire.

Students will be challenged to think beyond traditional jewelry design to make your jewelry stronger, more interesting, unique, and personal by exploring new ideas for soldering, shaping, finishing and building of multiple components.
RESIN, RELICS AND ANCIENT ARTIFACTS
Sign up for the class: Saturday Sept. 13th 10-5PM $125 per student

Focus on new works in jewelry and Resin as it has never been presented before…sand, scratch, cast and scraffitto your way into creating unique objects and ancient artifacts in jewelry in combination with metal. Focus and build with resin using multiple thin layers while learning new techniques and application for scratching, crackling, engraving, transferring of imagery, making marks and coloring surface. Set your finished components with filigree bezel wire…brazing presented.

Ginny’s Small Studio is located in Jefferson Square, 26113 Detroit Road in Westlake.

 

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How to Place Eyelets in ICE-Resined Paper

ICE Resin on Belle Dames Francaise Paper

We have Belle Dames, and two glossy paper packs. You can find them here.

German Glass Glitter ICE Resin

In addition to Silver, our German Glass Glitter comes in 5 more colors: Amethyst, Sky Blue, Chartreuse, Chocolate, and Salmon.

ICE Resin

 

ICE Resin makes thin paper translucent, durable enough for jewelry yet you can still tear it! Just imagine the art journal possibilities.

In this video you will see Jennifer Cabic show you how to add resin to paper and how to place eyelets in resined paper for any mixed media art project you feel inspired to create!

ICE-Resin-eyelets

Are you ready for your paper to “resinate”?

Make a German Glass Glitter and Gem Brad Bracelet with Kathy Cano-Murillo

Hobail besels Susan Lenart Kazmer

Art Mechanique Gem Brads Cold Connections

 

It is easy to use ICE Resin® and  German Glass Glitter, create a gorgeous bracelet!

Start with Art Mechanique™ small hobnail bezels designed by Susan Lenart Kazmer in bronze and pewter.

Mix your Ice Resin and coat the inside of each bezel. Then pour in the glitter.

Before the pieces cured, I added in Crystal Clear Gem Brads, then I let  all the pieces dry overnight.

Gearman Glass Glitter and Clear Gem Brads

These are my “gold” and silver pieces.

Connect the pieces with jump rings to complete the bracelet.

ICE Resin bracelet Cathy Cano  Murillo

Kathy Cano-Murillo, the Crafty Chica

 

“Moving Forward”, a mixed media collage with instructions by Tatiana Allen

Hello Everyone!

Oh my GOODNESS I am just in love with Iced Enamels and the new Art Mechanique™ German Glass Glitter!

A couple of weeks ago I did a Technique Tuesday video where I shared how to create an ICE Resin ocean. The inspiration for this idea came to me after thanking a dear friend for blowing wind in my sails. You can watch the faux ocean technique video here.

After completing the video, I had a beautiful night sky background and a magical blue ocean to work with. I was so excited to complete the rest of what I had envisioned, that I worked on it diligently until it felt finished. I love the way it turned out and how simple it is to make anything, including fabric, look fabulous with Iced Enamels.

ICE Resin Iced Enamels Shattered Inclusions

“Moving Forward” and ICE Resin mixed media collage.

Basically, I just cut the bird body and boat out of one of my kiddos old jeans, painted it, added the Iced Enamels Medium and Iced Enamels to the bird’s beak, hearts and the boat’s sail, heated it and viola! I then attached all of the pieces, including the cute little forks, number and heart charms with the answer to all of life’s problems, ICE Resin.

My Supply list:

ICE Resin®, 8 oz. Kit

Iced Enamel™ s Medium, 1 oz

Iced Enamels™  Ivory Relique

Iced Enamels™ : Carnelian and Garnet Relique

Opal and Fire Opal Shattered Inclusions  plus Chartreuse Mica

Art Mechanique™ German Glass Glitter: Sky Blue and Silver

Art Mechanique™ Connections: Gem Brads

Art Mechanique™ Charms: Brass Tableware

Art Mechanique™ Number Silhouettes

Rue Romantique™ Heart Shaped Faux Lock

Wishing you smiles and sunshine,

Tatiana Allen aka Crafty Cutie

Studio Decor – Is there enough space in yours to hang art?

If you are lucky enough to have a studio, we bet you set it up just so, from choosing the color(s) of paint for the walls to making sure you had enough storage space for your supplies — well, can you EVER have enough storage space for all the great products you need to get your craft on?

Do you have room on your studio walls to decorate?

These Thai (top) and African jackets (bottom) grace one of the walls in Susan Lenart Kazmer’s ICE Resin studio. Aren’t they beautiful art pieces?

ICE Resin office

Make Flower Bottle Vases using ICE Resin and Art Mechanique Silhouettes with Jennifer Cabic

wedding shower decor

Hi!

I love all the summer flowers in bloom! Our house is not very conducive to filling vases with flowers; I just don’t have the room to set them about. Since I seem to always be in the kitchen fixing meals and doing endless amounts of dishes, I always wanted to have flowers on my windowsill, but it is so small, so…..I decided to make my own tiny little dressed up vases out of my empty vanilla and essential oil bottles. While I was making these I thought how fun would these be as place settings for baby or bridal showers!

Jennifer Cabic, Silver Peanut on Facebook

B00IYKKOCW.MAINTools and Materials:
ICE Resin®
Art Mechanique™ House Silhouettes
Art Mechanique™ Dress on Hanger Silhouettes
Rue Romantique™ Small Scrolled Oval
Various size bottles
Opaque Silk Ribbon Bundle
Lace
Iced Enamels™ Ivory Relique
Iced Enamels™ Garnet Relique
Iced Enamels™ Pewter Relique
Iced Enamels™ Carnelian Relique
Iced Enamels™ Medium
Paper Sealer

bridal shower decor
Disposable paintbrushes
StazOn Ink in Spiced Chai, St. Valentine and Orange Zest
Flip Book: Belles Dames Francaise
Ephemera
Rhinestone chain
Art Mechanique™ Micro Fasteners
Craft Glue
Nylon jaw bracelet bending pliers
Ring Mandrel
Rawhide Mallet
Metal hole punch
Torch
Bowl of water

Technique:
1. Heat up the Art Mechanique™ Silhouettes to anneal them. Quench in water and slightly bend them around a ring mandrel with a rawhide mallet so they curve in the shape of the bottle. For the small scrolled oval, I used the nylon bending plyers.

2. Using a disposable paintbrush, apply Iced Enamels™ Medium to the front of the silhouettes without the cutout. Sprinkle with Iced Enamels™. For the house I used Garnet and Pewter Relique and for the dress I used Carnelian and Pewter Relique. Using a craft gun, melt the enameling powder and let cool.

3. Using the cut out silhouettes as a pattern, trace the shape onto selected page from the Belles Dames Francaise flip book or other ephemera and trim to shape. Cover with Paper Sealer and apply to cut out silhouettes and let dry. For the words, I used a lighter to singe the edges of the paper and then I smudged various colors of StazOn inks along the edges.

4. For the small scrolled oval, trim ephemera to size and glue into bezel.

5. Mix ICE Resin® according to instructions and using a disposable paint brush, apply a layer over the pieces with the Iced Enamels™, over the silhouettes with the cut out and in the small scrolled oval. Apply rhinestone chain as desired and let dry.

6. Punch holes in both layers of the silhouettes, making sure the holes line up. Connect together with microfasteners.

7. Using craft glue, attach ribbons/lace around bottles. Attach silhouettes and bezel on top of ribbons/lace with either glue or resin and let dry.

8. Fill with your favorite flowers and enjoy!

ice resin decor

 

How to Cold Enamel a Bezel Setting Using ICE Resin and Iced Enamels DIY

 

Iced Enamels ICE Resin Amethyst Relique

In this Iced Enamels technique video, John Creighton Petersen will show you his method for adding ICE Resin to the back and sides of a bezel.

The directions for the dragonfly using Amethyst Relique live HERE. The directions for the steampunk bezel using Torched Copper Relique are right  HERE.

This is what Amethyst and Torched Copper Reliques look like before they are melted and set with ICE Resin in our Cold Enameling process.

Iced Enamels Relique Torched Copper

Iced Enamels Amethyst Relique

Do you embellish the back of your bezels?

 

 

House Number Eight by Jen Crossley

Art Mechanique Silhouettes

Tools & Materials:

ICED Enamels Turquoise Relique

ICE Resin® 1 oz. syringe

ICED Enamels Medium

Paint brush

ICE Resin® Silhouettes – Houses

Heat Gun

Sanding Block

White gel pen

Transparence

Alcohol wipe 

Technique: 

1.Firstly use the sanding block and give the House a light sand

2. Apply a light coat of ICED Enamels Medium with the paint brush)

3. Next sprinkle the ICED Enamels® Relique  Turquoise  onto the  house, then tip the excess back into the jar.

4. With a heat gun heat the powder until it melts.

5. Use the Alcohol wipe on the enamel it tones down the colour for a different   look all together

6. Mix the ICE Resin®, into a cup and then stir for 2 minutes.

7. Let the resin sit for 5 minutes to allow air bubbles to dissipate.

8. With a craft stick slowly add the resin onto the House silhouette and then allow it to lay flat on textured mat.

9. Pour any leftover resin onto the mat.

10. Let Piece dry for 24 hours and cure for 3 days.

11. Using the Stazon ink pad, rub around the edges. This creates a shadow to the edge and will make it pop. Allow to dry.

12. Use a white gel pen and add decoration

13. Add some transparencies to the window of the House.

 

I have loved house shapes for I don’t know how long, and when the new Sihouettes where brought out I had to have them. I combine these with the ICED Enamels and they looked amazing. For those of you that know me know Ii love the Number 8 for my mum it was her birthday,and also I like vintage so I toned this house down with a special technique !

Jen Crossley, A Mark in Time

 

The Deep Ocean Blue

Dive in as Tatiana Allen makes a blue ocean with some paint, a found object, ICE Resin, Shattered Micas: Silver and Chartreuse, and Shattered Fire Opal!

Want to see what she created with her ocean? Check out her August 13, 2015 project: Moving Forward.

Unique Staple Bezels – Special Order

Instant jewelry!

The double sided prongs are what make it easy to add images and create unique jewelry with these staple bezels designed by Susan Lenart Kazmer.

Available via special orders of 12 each.

Large Almond Staple Bezel with Mica     SLK1608

 

 1608

 

Come share in the process and beauty of Susan’s Mica Jewelry. Cut the Mica to fit over any artwork, text or photos that you have on hand, then lay them in the Staple Bezel and bend the staples over your work. Voila! Gorgeous, antique looking images that are all yours!

 

The open design of the Staple Bezel allows for double sided views, so let your imagination run wild! Almond Staple Bezel is approx 6.5cm x 3cm and is available in gorgeous white bronze or warm yellow bronze. One Staple Bezel and two pieces of Mica per package.

Rectangular Staple Bezel with Plexiglass, Large     SLK1632

staple bezel

Make the perfect Pendant with this ingenious set! The hard work’s been done for you- all you have to do is insert your artwork between the Plexiglass, place the plexiglass into the bezel and bend the Staples over to secure it! Fill with photographs, artwork or text- anything you want to frame and preserve. The open design allows for double sided views, so let your imagination run wild! The Large Rectangular Staple Bezel is approx 5.5cm x 3.5cm and is available in gorgeous white bronze or warm yellow bronze. One Staple Bezel and two pieces of Plexiglass per pack.

Round Staple Bezel with Mica (Mica not shown), Medium     SLK606

staple bezel

The Circular Staple Bezel is currently being sold with Mica rather than Plexiglass. We package it without pre-cuts, so that you’ll have to cut it yourself- but its super easy to cut and has a gorgeous antique look. See the mini staple bezels on page 2 to see the look (scroll down and click).

Make the perfect Pendant with this ingenious set! The hard work’s been done for you- all you have to do is insert your artwork between the Plexiglass, place the plexiglass into the bezel and bend the Staples over to secure it! Fill with photographs, artwork or text- anything you want to frame and preserve. The open design allows for double sided views, so let your imagination run wild! The Medium Round Staple Bezel is approx 3.3cm in diameter and is available in gorgeous white bronze or warm yellow bronze. One Staple Bezel and two pieces of Plexiglass per pack.

Square Staple Bezel with Mica, Small Pair   SLK1611

staple bezels

Come share in the process and beauty of Susan’s Mica Jewelry. Cut the Mica to fit over any artwork, text or photos that you have on hand, then lay them in the Staple Bezel and bend the staples over your work. Voila! Gorgeous, antique looking images that are all yours! The open design of the Staple Bezel allows for double sided views, so let your imagination run wild! The Small pair of Square Staple Bezels are approx 1.5 x 1.5 cm each -(so cute!) and are available in gorgeous white bronze or warm yellow bronze. Two Staple Bezels and four pieces of Mica per package.

Circular Staple Bezel with Mica, Small Pair   SLK1612

staple bezels

Come share in the process and beauty of Susan’s Mica Jewelry. Cut the Mica to fit over any artwork, text or photos that you have on hand, then lay them in the Staple Bezel and bend the staples over your work. Voila! Gorgeous, antique looking images that are all yours! The open design of the Staple Bezel allows for double sided views, so let your imagination run wild! The Small pair of Circular Staple Bezels are approx 1.75 cm in diameter -(so cute!) and are available in gorgeous white bronze or warm yellow bronze. Two Staple Bezels and four pieces of Mica per package.

Square Staple Bezel with Plexiglass, Medium     SLK1610

staple bezels

Make the perfect Pendant with this ingenious set! The hard work’s been done for you- all you have to do is insert your artwork between the Plexiglass, place the plexiglass into the bezel and bend the Staples over to secure it! Fill with photographs, artwork or text- anything you want to frame and preserve. The open design allows for double sided views, so let your imagination run wild! The Large Rectangular Staple Bezel is approx  2.5 x 2.5 cm and is available in gorgeous white bronze or warm yellow bronze. One Staple Bezel and two pieces of Plexiglass per pack.

triangle staple bezelTriangular Staple Bezel with Mica, Medium            SLK1609

Come share in the process and beauty of Susan’s Mica Jewelry. Cut the Mica to fit over any artwork, text or photos that you have on hand, then lay them in the Staple Bezel and bend the staples over your work. Voila! Gorgeous, antique looking images that are all yours! The open design of the Staple Bezel allows for double sided views, so let your imagination run wild! The Triangular Staple Bezel is approx  2 x 3 cm and is available in gorgeous white bronze or warm yellow bronze. One Staple Bezel and two pieces of Mica per package.

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