Hello, Good-by and a mixed media giraffe

Art Mechanique molding puttyThis little mixed media giraffe seems to be saying hello to the 2014 ICE Resin Creative Team — the  members will be announced December 13.

Sandy Marin made the body and legs of this so so fashionable critter  out of an upcycled wooden box, paint, a ruler, an tulle for the skirt.


The body is cast ICE Resin using Art Mechainque Molding Putty.

“Hello” or “Good-bye” we, Susan, Jen, Kristen and Carol want to give a round of applause, several really loud cheers, hugs all around, and warmest wishes to (in no particular order):

Sandy MartinSweet Pea Jewelry

JoMama, ShopJoMama

Lexi Grenzer, Shabby Calavera

JoAnna Pierotti, Moss Hill Studio

Cindi Bisson, Behind These Eyes

Lesley Venable, Flatwoods Folk Art

Thespa McLaughlin, Vintiquities Workshop

Susan Weckesser, My Sweet Earth

Jen Crossley, A Mark in Time

Susan M Walls, Charming Trinkets

Pamela Huntington, Pam Huntington

Cindy Cima Edwards, Live to Design

These creative women were truly  awesome, supportive, and every-ready. We will miss them,  hold them in our hearts, and most certainly see them around!

We hope you won’t forget to keep following all the wonderful projects on their blogs!



My Rock by JoAnna Pierotti

ICE Resin jewelryProducts:
Rue Romantique Small Filigree Circle KR113
Silver-Plated Copper Wire WIRESP 20GG
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I recently returned from an amazing trip to New York City. While there, I acquired this beautiful
pyrite crystals cluster sparkling stone at one of my favorite shops.

Being asked to make a piece of jewelry reflecting Easter, I wanted to incorporate this stone into my piece. However, it crumbled and broke apart quickly. That is when I decided to seal it with the ICE Resin and it worked like a charm.

I poured a little of the ICE Resin into the filigree and then I placed the tiny broken parts of the stone and stone dust into it. For the larger piece of rock, I wrapped wire around it and around some leather. I added some solder over the wire on the leather and also on the wire around my stone. I then linked my pieces together with wire and jump rings.

The way I got the filigree to look a bit more antique was to lightly sand it with a fine sandpaper, and then soaked it in a metal oxidizer (JAX).

JoAnna Pierotti

Moss Hill Studio

p.s. You will see many more projects that use new bezels from designer Kristen Robinson’s Rue Romantique  Line on the ICE Queen Zine over the next 5 or so weeks!

Amore, A Valentine Necklace by JoAnnA Pierotti

Who do you love?

Who will be blessed with the creative work of your hands and soul this Valentine’s Day?

ice resin jewelryThe word “amore” means love in Italian. My mother was full Italian and I loved her very much. I collect hearts, as my mom did when she was here on earth.

I created a bezel out of copper foil.

I made a new discovery making this necklace. The lace tended to fade away under the ICE Resin®, so I painted it prior to embedding and it became much more vibrant.

If you are recreating this piece, you need patience between drying times as I did three pours of ICE Resin® to create this piece, adding the word, and then the lace, and with the final pour the number charm.

JoAnnA Pierotti

Moss Hill Studio


Merry Christmas from JoAnnA’s Snow Lady

You can see that she’s formed of ICE Resin, not snow…

Yet as it shines through her eyes, her heart, it’s aglow!

Buttons and lace and ribbon her body adorn.

In JoAnnA Pierotti ‘s studio she was born.

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JoAnnA cast her using Art Mechanique Jeweler’s Grade, 2-Part Molding Putty

JoAnna Pierotti transitions to ICE Resin® Special Projects

We are pleased to announce that JoAnna Pierotti has agreed to transition from our 2011-2012 Creative Team to our 2012-13 Special projects Team.

ice resinJoAnna Pierotti is a full time working mixed media artist who finds joy in creating art dolls, assemblage, working with metal and vintage tattered fibers and lace. She has a passion for teaching. Joanna is a down-to-earth kind of gal, who enjoys the classroom energy.

Her work has been published in numerous publications including Art Making, Collections and Obsessions, Exhibition 36 , A Charming Exchange and The Pulse of Mixed Media: Secrets and Passions of 100 Artists Revealed.  Her work has been collected all over the world.

Joanna grew up in New England, transplanted to Southern California in 1973 and presently lives in Arizona with her husband, Ron, of 22 years and their new pup, Willow.

You can discover more about JoAnna on her Moss Hill Studio blog.

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