Roses always end up wilting so why not make one that never will. I loved how I could use the crafting supplies I had in my stash to create this eclectic, steampunk inspired necklace.
A few paper scrapbooking roses and ICE Resin® make for the perfect pair. I used one of the hobnail heart bezels and accented it with art glitter, Rue Romantique™ papers, and filled the bezel with ICE Resin®. Once it set I used resin to adhere my vintage watch piece on top.
The flowers and leaf were dipped in ICE Resin® then adhered to the watch piece. I finished the bezel with a few gear pieces and a linked chain.
Don’t be caught without your green and lucky jewelry this month!
Charm all the leprechauns in your life with this sweet necklace! Create the luck in your life with this exclusive Cloth Paper Scissors collection! Discover how to use resin and ICED Enamels to make mixed-media jewelry with step-by-step instruction and inspiration from Kristen Robinson and the ICE Resin® team, Susan Lenart Kazmer, and the Cloth Paper Scissors Editorial Director, Jenn Mason. Not only will you learn how to use the products in the kit to make a Lucky U charm necklace but you can apply the same techniques to create bracelets and cuffs, key chains and earrings!
Retail value $79.44 but luckily for you, it’s only $49.99 over at the Cloth Paper Scissors Store!
Greetings and salutations!
When Jen Cushman and Mixed-Media Artist and Designer Donna Salazar got to chatting at CHA (the Craft and Hobby Association trade show in January), Donna was wearing a necklace that intrigued Jen.
It was Donna’s “word of the year” to live by…
what Susan Lenart Kazmer might refer to as a Talisman…
what some people might refer to as a lucky charm.
When Susan traveled the world in the early 1990s collecting, studying and selling beads and later helped to found the Greater Chicago Bead Society, she learned that in all cultures, humans adorn themselves for some type of symbolical representation. These studies led her to create jewelry from her own culture from found objects. Her work in Talismans, amulets and gypsy magic and healing has been a large focus of Susan’s work for the past 20+ years. You will see the word Talisman used often at ICE Resin. It’s because we believe that words have power, and meaning. Words, combined with ICE Resin and imagery and our bezels helps others to create powerful personal artifacts — Jewelry — that can be used to help the wearer feel focused or protected or even loved in some magical way.
So begins the ICE Resin Talisman project, starting with none other than designer Donna Salazar! Thanks Donna! Link: Discover STRENGTH necklace.
What is your Talisman?
ICE Resin Creative Team Member Jennifer Cabic shares off this jewelry technique:
Jennifer used a ring shank she made and connected to one the hobnail bezels designed by Susan Lenart Kazmer.
Grab your awl and drill bit and get ready to refresh your skill or try something new!
I love milagros and even more – I love to make them myself. I made a mold of my favorite milagros from Mexico and use ICE Resin® to create them in clear, or I’ll add pigment powder to create other colors. I like to leave them clear, because then I can add designs on the back so it shows through. But in this case for my necklace, I left them clear!
In my artful world, hearts and the concept of love is a 24/7/365 thing. I’d say in 99% of my pieces, you’ll always see a heart somewhere, I can’t help it, I like to spread love! I made this necklace the weekend following Valentine’s Day. It’s a reminder that the sacred heart and its eternal flame of hope are always there to give give us inspiration, peace, hope and faith!
For the middle piece, I did something a little different. I started with a metal frame, and working on wax paper, I only added a bit of resin (tinted with pigment powder) around the edges to give it a frame. Then after it cured, I glued the picture from behind. I love the result – it is very dimensional and has a cool pink framed look around the image. For the dangles, I used a mini chipboard bezel filled with glitter and my image, next I made my own resin milagro.
Kathy Cano-Murillo, CraftyChica.com
Shadows from the backside show though when you cover vintage paper with ICE Resin.
In this video, Candy Rosenberg shares her technique for resining the page of a vintage book.
All those pretty spoon jewelry pieces I saw last year made me think how I can adapt them to my personal taste.
My mother hoarded some vintage silver spoons and I have been lucky to get some from her. I added paper flowers and moss, both bathed in ICE Resin before adding it to the spoon. This makes all embellishments sturdy and long-lasting. I covered the inside of the spoon with Iced Enamels ‘Relique Glitz Silver’ for a shimmering base, then poured resin in the mold and added the embellishments. The spoon works like a bezel for me and holds all the findings I want to expose.
My tip: If you work with ICE resin, always keep some findings near, like the moss or the flower. With the remaining resin you always can cover the embellishments and save for later use. The hardened charms can be used right away in any future project.
Baerbel Born, Inspire
I love finding ways to use ICE Resin in my paper-crafting projects. I received this beautiful box and spray painted it with Glimmer Mist to give it a deep walnut effect then added some old circa 1900 papers that were covered earlier in ICE Resin. Then added a new piece of circa 1909 accountants page to the top and covered entirely with ICE Resin again. I added a few small watch parts to give it a vintage look.
Candy Rosenberg, The Altered Life
Tools and Materials:
Wood Box (Walnut Hollow)
1. Measure and mix 1/2 oz. ICE Resin
2. Cover top of wooden box once paint has dried.
3. Add papers and watch parts while resin is still wet. Let dry.
ICE Resin Creative Team 2014 Member, Kim Williams, gives tips and techniques on how to enhance the back of open back bezels using decorative paper.
Next time Kim will share haw to use ICE Resin’d paper on the back of a bezel so stay tuned and we will be happy to welcome you back!
If you can’t wait to see another project by Kim now: Memorial Candle Charms.
For the past year and issues of Bead Design Studio Magazine, artists across the country have hones their jewelry, metal work, beading and mixed-media skills as they created a necklace following the techniques of the 25+ years metalsmith Susan Lenart Kazmer.
Bead Design Studio Magazine wrapped up the SLK Contest this morning (Sunday, Feb.2) at SLK’s (Susan Lenart Kazmer’s Resin Alchemy Class.
To follow what fabulous jewelry Bead Design Studio Magazine is showcasing next, subscribe HERE.
If you are interested in taking one of Susan’s classes at To Bead True Blue you can sign up directly at the ICE Resin booth at the bead show!
FIRST Place: Phyllis Giberson
SECOND Place: Allison Hammond-Murray
We would like to give a shout out to Gold Sponsor: Garlan Chain
Bronze Sponsors: Parawire, T Beads, and Elephant Eye Beads
Jewel Sponsors: Bead My Love, Kabela Design, and the Urban Beader
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