You have had more than a year to get to know these fabulously creative women from our 2013 Creative and Mixed Media Teams.
Can you guess from the clues below who is who?
- She began her career in Paleopatholgy; She organized the first recycle art show in her town, and she grew up on the ocean but cannot swim.
- She loves the smell of coffee but hates the way it tastes, she hums the tune of Sesame Street when she is concentrating, and if she won the lottery she would be flat broke in a year because she would give it all away.
- Her swimming pool is filled with fish and frogs, she watches 2 TV shows at the same time, and she loves to mix chocolate chips in her peanut butter.
- She is ambidextrous (at most things), she is great at mechanical things, and she says, “I have collected some amazing skin art over the years.”
- She loves old musicals and wishes she could be in one, hates the thought of shipping containers bobbing around in the ocean, and dislikes raw bananas but likes them cooked or in “lollies”.
- She has an aversion to tiny leftover bits of just about anything, has watched the latest Star Trek movie about 20 times, and believes you only get one go-around at life so you need to choose happiness, love and laughter, and to mold your own path.
- She married the same person…twice, the date on her birth certificate is wrong and she speaks “New Jersey Italian”.
- She loves hairless animals and owns 2—a dog and a cat, she loves to dress up on Halloween (if I tell you who it might be a dead give-away), and her favorite food is pizza with pepperoni and jalapenos.
- In order to thrive she needs a Sonic ice tea and a nap daily, she is obsessed with odd numbers “here is 5”, and she thinks Harry Potter is the best series of books ever written.
Oh, one last clue: They all use ICE Resin in totally different styles!
The answers are revealed below:
Today, JoMama shares a cool technique for using an Art Mechanique staple bezel.
She says: I started with a staple bezel, cut paper, and folded over top staples to secure.
Next I resin coated the paper. While wet, I set the staple bezel into the resin, leaving the back staples open to make it stand up. Embellished with a rhinestone using the Crystyler, also into wet resin.
After cured, twist and fold wire as desired and embellish. I used a vintage chandelier crystal!
You can find out more about JoMama on her website.
A third hand. We have all wished for one at one time or another while in the process of making. Sandy Martin shares why her “third hand” is a fave go-to tool when working with bezels and ICE Resin and Rue Romantique chain oh my!!
Sandy Martin, Sweet Pea Jewlery
To make your holiday gift-giving especially easy,
we have created 4 extraordinary kits for $39.99
and we also have a few Star SWAG Bags for $79.99
Quantities are limited!
Be a star or make someone else feel like one with the ICE Queen’s Emmy’s SWAG Bag.
Inside: Everything you need to create a mixed media necklace!
2 Art Mechanique Bezels
1 ICE Resin plunger, a craft cup and a stir stick
Industrial Chic Charms from Susan Lenart Kazmer’s Industrial Chic Line exclusively at Michael’s
1 Copy of Resin Alchemy
2 DVDs: Breaking out of the Mold with Jen Cushman and Romantic Bezels by Kristen Robinson
Art Mechanique Essential Ephemera Paper, German Glass Glitter and Ribbon samples
Chain and Jump Rings
1 issue of Bead Design Studio Magazine
A beautiful hand-sewn organza bag embellished with glitter, ribbon and a wire-wrapped crystal.
$125 value for $79.99! Quantities are limited!
I need a SWAG Bag! http://www.iceresin.com/?p=10726
A Splendid Rue Romantique Necklace Kit
Inside: 2 gorgeous Rue Romantique bezels (KR109 and KR102)
Rue Flip Book with Projects and Images
1 oz. ICE Resin plunger
1 oz. Paper Sealer
2 cups & 2 stir sticks
6 inches of gold rhinestone chain
2 jump rings
I am feeling Romantic! http://www.iceresin.com/?p=10742
A hobnail heart bezel is the star of this kit for the person who loves to make resin jewelry.
1 hobnail bezel- a large heart and a circle bezel with a edge for your bling
1 Collage paper pack
1 oz. ICE Resin plunger
2 cups & 2 stir sticks
6″ black rhinestone chain
2 jump rings
1 oz. Paper sealer
Project How-To Sheet
$55 retail value for $39.99 Quantities are limited!
Metal Mania Kit
Is there a jewelry maker on your list who wants to learn to work with metal?
This is a great starter kit:
1 piece of 3×3-inch bronze sheet metal
1 package of connections: brass nuts & screws.
1 DVD: Metal Work – Making Cold Connections with Rivets by Susan Lenart Kazmer
Save $12 on the full retail value of this kit.
Getting started with ICE Resin is easy! The techniques are simple to learn and provide a perfect addition to an artist’s mixed media skills.
DVD: Exploring Resin Jewelry Making with Susan Lenart Kazmer
1 oz. ICE Resin Plunger
2 cups & 2 stir sticks
Hobnail Shield Bezel
1 jump ring
It comes in a burlap gift bag and you save $17 off of the full retail value of the kit!
Remember — Quantities are limited! This special sale begins on “Black Friday” and when the kits are gone. They are gone. Good luck and may all your holiday snuggles be warm and and bright!
Note: The ICE Resin office is closed on Friday. Items will ship on Monday, December 2.
Check out all the kits HERE.
This piece was all about bringing several of my favorite things together…Ice Resin®, bobbles, Iced Enamels and SLK bezels.
I love using Ice Resin bobbles in all of my mixed media creations and I had just completed several sets and I fell in love with this little cherub. The perfect backdrop would be the awesome Iced Enamels™ in Relique Ivory. I began with a large round hobnail bezel in antiqued bronze and I covered the bottom of the bezel using the Iced Enamels. The sweet cherub bobble was placed in the middle of the bezel and adhere with just a bit of E6000. The bezel was then filled with Ice Resin and it was allowed to cure. From the bottom of the bezel I hung a lovely little bundle of vintage pearls and the entire pendant was hung from a vintage necklace of multiple chains, beads and pearls.
Lesley Venable, Flatwoods Folk Art
Large Round Hobnail Bezel – Antiqued Bronze
Iced Enamels™ – Relique Ivory
Resin Bobble -Cherub
My inspiration for this necklace was the cute little vintage acorn charms I received from a friend. My original plan was to to use greens to enhance the natural theme of the acorns. I changed the color when I discovered some lovely teal Sari ribbon that went fantastically some chrysocolla rounds I had.
Cindy Cima Edwards, Live to Design
Shield Hobnail Bezel, Medium bronze SLK1603
Hobnail Capped Tassel Bezels, Small bronze SLK1627
12″ Sari Ribbon, teal
German glass glitter, green and gold
Fine teal glitter
2 brass acorn charms
1 1/2″ Gold cup rhinestone chain
1 1/4″small gold chain
Chandelier crystal, sm round
Brass jump rings: 15mm, 9mm, 5mm
Brass wire 22gauge
Brass lobster clasp
Brass head pins
2 gold plated ribbon crimps
brass cord crimp
Swarovski crystal bicones, 2 teal, 2 yellow, and 2 amber
3 Czech glass leaves, teal
6 Chrysocolla rounds 8mm
Gilder’s paste, patina
Necklace length 17 1/2″
Pendant drop 5 1/2″
1. Cut the loop off an acorn charm and file smooth. Cover the back of a shield bezel with clear packing tape and burnish. Prepare resin and fill 1/2 of the bezel. Place the acorn charm in the resin and sprinkle in some gold and green glass glitter. Fill with resin and a tiny amount of fine teal glitter. Let dry.
Rub a little Gilder’s on the back side of the second acorn charm and fill with ICE Resin. Let dry.
If needed, prepare resin and add add a layer to top and or back of bezel to create a dome.
2. Cut a length of 22 gauge wire, string a Czech glass leaf, create a wrapped bail covering the top half of the leaf. Connect to a small length of gold chain using a small jump ring. Cut a small length of Sari ribbon. Connect a cord crimp to one end. Connect a small round chandelier crystal to the other end using 22 gauge wire. Connect an acorn charm to a small length of rhinestone chain using a small jump ring. Cut a length of 22 gauge wire and make the first part of a wrapped loop. Connect the three dangle chains to the loop using small jump rings if needed. String both ends of wire through the hobnail cap bezel and make a wrapped loop. Connect to the bottom of the shield bezel using a small jump ring.
3. Cut off the head of a head pin and make a simple loop. String a chrysocolla round and make a simple loop. Repeat 5 times. Connect three chrysocolla beaded links to each other using 9mm jump rings. Connect a 15mm jump ring to one end of the beaded link strand. Repeat for the other side of the necklace using the remaining 3 Chrysocolla rounds.
4. Cut a length of Sari ribbon and string through the 15mm jump ring at the end of one of the beaded strands made in step 3. Bring the ends together and tie two knots in the Sari ribbon spacing them out through the length of the ribbon. Cut to desired length and attach a ribbon crimp and crimp with chain nose pliers. Connect a 9mm jump ring to the crimp end. Connect a lobster clasp to the 9mm jump ring using a 5mm jump ring. Repeat for the other side of the necklace connecting 3 9mm jump rings to the crimp end using a 5mm jump ring.
5. Connect both sides of necklace to the pendant using a 9mm jump ring and a 5mm jump ring.
6. String a head pin with an amber Swarovski crystal bicone and make a wrapped loop. Repeat once. Repeat with turquoise crystal bicones. Repeat with yellow crystal bicones. Cut a length of 22 gauge wire, string a Czech glass leaf, create a wrapped bail covering the top half of the leaf. Repeat once.
7. Connect crystal bicone dangles and the wrapped Czech leaves created in step 6 to the 9mm jump rings on each side of the necklace as shown or desired pattern by opening and closing the jump rings.
Cindy’s “Golden Age” (upper left – contents) necklace and earrings set is in the current issue of Bead It Today Magazine.
My daughter has long hair…I mean really long hair almost to beyond her hips! She hates traditional hair ties, goofy ribbons, and all things boring or too girlie. But she is an art fan and LOVES one of a kind things. Lately she’s been asking me to braid her hair and I surprised her with this!
Materials and Tools:
* Art Mechanique Medium Hobnail Bezel – Round
* Flat button with shank
* fabric covered hair tie
* Assorted paper ephemera
* ICE Resin® , craft cup and stir stick
* Art Mechanique Paper Sealer
* gem or crystal to bling it out
* ribbons of your choice
- Mix a small batch of ICE Resin according to instructions. Use it to glue the button upside down to the back of the round bezel. Allow to cure.
- Cut a circle to fit bezel from your choice of papers. Using ModPodge glue in place then coat 2 to 3 times to seal. Let dry completely.
- Prop bezel into a small cup full of rice or beans until level. Mix another batch of Ice resin according to instructions and fill bezel until you get a beautiful dome. allow to cure.
- Attach fabric hair tie to the button shank by looping it back onto itself. Cut small lengths of ribbon and tie to each side of the bezel, glue a crystal or gem on the front.
You now have a one of a kind hair art piece!
Susan M Walls
Take a look at this stamp:
Can you guess who on our team it belongs to?
I will give you a hint or three.
She speaks with an accent when she is not in her hometown. (Because let’s face it. One usually does not have an accent in their own hometown.)
She adores the old, the antique, the shabby, and the vintage. Once in a while she blings out, but her jewelry is usually reminiscent of travels to yesteryear.
Found objects undergo a transformation in her studio.
She thinks her designer licensed stamp came out of an old English magazine.
Here is a necklace she made with her stamp in cast ICE Resin:
Here is a mixed media journal she made with her stamp:
Did you guess Jen Crossley from Australia? If you did, you are right!
You can inquire about her stamp for your own art here or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Yes, you can make your holiday….HANDMADE ORNAMENTS KIT: Resin Bezels and Bling In the Handmade Ornaments Kit: Bezels, Resin, and Bling, you’ll get three fantastic resources for learning different mixed-media jewelry techniques. In Making Etched Metal Jewelry, enjoy step-by-step instruction for creating unique accessories with etched metal. Make your own resin-filled bezels and more in Romantic Bezels. Plus, apply the wonders of ICE Resin® to your holiday ornament-making with an included PDF on how to make ornaments. The Handmade Ornaments Kit: Bezels, Resin, and Bling also includes a wide range of mixed-media jewelry materials that will let you experiment with the techniques and methods presented in Making Etched Metal Jewelry, Romantic Bezels, and Ornament PDF without having to make a trip to the store! You’ll also receive: 4 bezels, chain, ICE Resin, some Iced Enamels and more to create your own spectacular ornaments!
Tons of bracelets (bangles, charm bracelets, and cuffs) make great stocking stuffers, two fabulous lampwork projects will keep your hands warm, and flatback-encrusted Crystal Clay™ will help you celebrate the sparkle of the season.
Don’t forget about our FABULOUS creative adventure & contest with Susan Lenart Kazmer! Join in on The SLK PROJECT for a chance to be creative and WIN BIG! Visit the SLK Project Contest Page for details.
You must register by December 1, but you have a few more days after that to upload your final project.
If you get busy in your studio there is still time to make your mixed media jewelry projects and enter to win a fabulous trip to take all 4 for Susan’s classes at To Bead True Blue in sunny Tucson, Arizona in February!keep looking »