Fibers, silk sari, hand-dyed, wool, etc. are part of what makes Susan Lenart Kazmer’s jewelry amazing.
Are fibers part of your mixed metal jewelry and bead work?
If you would like to learn more about Susan’s techniques working with resin and metal, her recent book “Resin Alchemy” and DVDs “Forge Wire Cages” and “Explorations in Jewelry Enameling” are available now.
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.
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
ICE Resin® screams mixed media to me. Today I wanted to make a mixed media queen. I found inspiration from the paper found in the Rue Romantique Flip Book (Projects & Clip Art). I put the inspiration onto the background of my piece of work.
I collaged the papers from the Rue Romantique Flip Book (Projects & Clip Art) and Flip Book: Belles Dames Francaise. I then sketched my queen onto the paper with colored pencil. If you do not wish to draw you can also use a magazine photo and collage that over your background. Once I had my daring done I used the Iced Enamels in tarnished bronze and placed it over Iced enamels medium. I then took shattered mica in bronze and scattered it across the top of her head. I then manipulated some of the Blacken Steel wire in 20gg to create her crown. I embellished her crown with the Royal Crown Spoon Charms by Rue Romantique, bezel, Prima Bloom Collection fabric flowers, and gems. Once I had those securely down I covered the entire piece in ICE Resin® The resin brought out the rich color of the colored pencils and made them appear more vibrant.
Supplies and Tools:
Iced Enamels™: Tarnished Bronze
Rue Romantique™ bezel
Rue Romantique™ Royal Crown Spoon Charms
Blackened Steel wire in 20gg
Thank you for joining me today.
However you celebrate we at ICE Resin wish you incredible joy.
Spring is a time of renewal and the egg certainly symbolizes that potential for growth.
JoMama is our Taliman artist this week. Her word is “nuture”.
Take a moment and breathe that word.
No I can tell you that JoMama is a nurturing soul. The first photo I ever saw of her was with a chicken (I believe the richly hued feathered creature was her pet.) Jo is also a believer in upcycling.
Without further ado, her is a link so you can see JoMama’s complete mixed media necklace and everything she has to tell you about it.
More about the Talisman Project HERE.
Are you a designer who has a passionate, supreme focus this year and want to be a part of the Talisman Project? Convo carol (at) iceresin.com
Candy has been inspiring others for nearly seven years, starting in scrapbooking, working with Graphic 45, May Arts and many others, and has been slowly venturing into mixed media the last few years with a number of mixed media products being designed including albums, embellishments and rubber stamps. There is no mistaking her style; a blend of vintage, shabby chic and mixed media all inked up, fussy cut and layered. When she first started out her style was not like “others,” however, no matter what she never compromised her style and now her style is more mainstream than ever.
Candy is blessed to still have one teenager left in the home and the creative bug has spread to her and her older sister. The youngest is a duck tape artist and attends CHA with her mother, the oldest daughter is a student at the Art Institute of Portland for Photography and Design (which makes moms job easier with plenty of photos). Not to leave out her son who is in the Navy, he is creatively navigating the waters.
Cloth Paper Scissors Art Lesson Number 12 is taught by Karen. It’s all about mixed media: “conjuring up a cozy cottage or tall townhouse.”
Have a jewelry jones? Need a book that combines inspiration, beauty, and is all about the mixed media jewelry and decor to read on you Kindle, iPad or other device? We have several to satisfy your longings!
Feeling like a makeover of a guest room? Your own room? Home Decor is sure to give you a plethora of ideas.
You’ll find jewelry with a bit of a natural theme, from sweet nests to faux tortoise shell in Mixed Media Jewelry. Need to beautify the place where you store your precious handmade pieces? Jewelry and Vanity is a good choice.
Some of the projects are on our blog, a few are exclusive to the eBooks, but with the books, all the projects and instructions are in one handy place. Ebooks are formatted to be readable on just about any device these days. Volume 4 is available for purchase exclusively at Amazon. Volumes 1, 2 and 3 are available for purchase through Amazon and Smashwords.
All of the wonderful projects so far in the Imagine Create Explore Series were made by our talented ICE Resin 2012 Creative Team Members: Cat Kerr, JoAnnA Pierotti, Michael Jack Putman and Lesley Fisher, Andrea Ring, Tina Schiefer, Kathy Thompson, and Special Project Team Member Cindi Bisson.
#HandmadeBracelets ~ Mixed Media Jewelry for the Stars (Published by Interweave) is filled with bracelets our ICE Resin 2013 Team created. The makers of these fashion forward bangles for women and men started with bezels designed by Susan Lenart Kazmer and went to town–Tinsel Town. The designers from our team: Lexi Grenzer. Jen Crossley, Lesley Venable, Thespa McLaughlin, JoMama (Jones), Sandy Martin, Susan Walls, Pamela Huntington, and staff members: Carol La Valley, Misty Grosse, and Jennifer Priest, and ICE Resin VP Jen Cushman.
We’ll have more ebooks coming your way in 2014.
Thanks for loving to create with ICE Resin!
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!
Lexi aka The Shabby Calevera, shares a “soft”, “easy” technique for wire wrapping ribbon and sari silk to incorporate them into your mixed media jewelry.
She says: “You are going to have serious wire addiction!”
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