Talisman Week 5 with JoMama – Nurture

Easter Greetings!

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 Jones ICE Resin Talisman

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.

Previous Talismans:

Cheryl Bodkin Waters

Carol La Valley

Jen Cushman

Donna Salazar


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 Rosenberg, inked up in mixed media

2014 ICE Resin Creative TeamAnnouncing ICE Resin Creative Team 2014 Member Candy Rosenberg

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.

Candy Rosenberg

Facebook: www.facebook.com/candy.rosenberg
also: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Candy-Rosenberg-Vintology-Studios/417004861647384?ref=hl
Pinterest: http://www.pinterest.com/alteredcandy/
Blog: www.livingthealteredlife.com

Darling Little Houses

Karen Michele Clothe Paper Scissor Art Lesson 12Karen Michel works behind the scenes for ICE Resin, but when you see our packaging, banners, logos, and eBooks, her awesome creative talents are evident.

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.”

You can see the entire delightful village the Cloth Paper Scissor staff made  HERE. The link to take the art lesson is HERE.

Satisfy your jewelry jones with an eBook

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!

ICESplash of Color is filled with eye candy–almost literally.  Remember the funky plastic clowns that held candles atop birthday cakes? One of the necklaces was inspired by those found objects.

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.

Still jonesing?

#HandmadeBracelets#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!

Handmade Ornaments Kit includes 3 fantastic mixed media technique resources

Yes, you can make your holiday….

Rue Romantique Kristen Robinson ICE Resin

Handmade ornaments kit: resin bezels and bling

Take advantage of this exclusive collection, and create handmade ornaments with prime instruction from our contributors, including a PDF created exclusively for this kit, and all the ICE Resin® materials you could want.
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 JewelryRomantic 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!

Last Chance to Enter the SLK Contest via Bead Design Studio Magazine


Bead Design Studio MagazineWith more than 40 awesome projects to bead and gift, the December 2013 issue of Bead Design Studio Magazine is the perfect holiday shopping companion!

It goes on sale tomorrow, November 12, 2013 but we bet you want a sneak peek. Here is the link: http://www.beaddesignstudiomag.com/sneakpeek/

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.

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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!

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Wire Wrapping Fibers with Lexi Grenzer

susan lenart kazmer media mixage

wire garters, buttons and fabric make this mixed media necklace especially sweet

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!”



Media Mixage

 You may recognize the necklace just above from a few weeks ago. Lexi’s post about Frieda is here. If you want to see the cute Valentine necklace that matches the top photo, it’s here.

How to apply for the 2014 ICE Resin Creative Team


We are looking for a few fabulous designers who love creating jewelry and mixed media with ICE Resin®.

If you have personal goals as a designer and want to expand your talents within an incredible team, you are invited to apply for a year-long position on the 2014 ICE Resin® Creative Team!

How to Apply: Please cut and paste these application questions below into an email or Word document, answer them and email it with 3 photos of your work to Carol@iceresin.com by Friday, October 25, 2013

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This mixed media collage was created by JoAnna Pierotti.


ICE Resin® 2014 Creative Team Application:



Physical Address:

Mailing, if different:


Email address:








  1.  Please tell us what your design experience is (whether it is simply creating for yourself and others or publishing, etc.) and what you prefer to create—jewelry, mixed media pieces, paper, etc.
  2. Why would you like to be part of the the Susan Lenart Kazmer™ ICE Resin® Creative Team?
  3. Have you been published? If so, please list publications. Also, what are your publishing goals?
  4.  How long have you been working with resin?
  5. What is your experience with resin in addition to ICE Resin®?
  6. Are you comfortable in front of a camera?
  7. What are your goals in the Arts and Crafts industry?
  8. Teaching experience – please list any venues or retreats where you have taught or will be teaching in 2014.
  9.  How often do you post to your blog? Other social media platforms? Are you open to posting for business purposes?
  10. How do you feel about cross promoting on your blog?
  11.  If selected, you are committing to 28 projects per year with instructions (8 of those with step-out photos), and 7 videos. Does this work with your lifestyle and goals?

As an artist based company ICE Resin offers our team members: Generous product packages shipped directly to your home, compensation for publication, trade show designs and the support of our social media.

Please cut and paste these application questions into an email or Word document, answer them and email it with 3 photos of your work to Carol@iceresin.com by Friday, October 25, 2013. New Creative Team Members will be notified by November 11. Mid-December we will announce our new Creative Team to the industry.

Want more details? Here is the link to the original call-out.



Risk and Balance

I have always loved numbers and I use them frequently in my mixed media art and jewelry.

I love numbers for their special significance to me:

Even numbers represent balance and stability.

Odd numbers represent risk-taking.

I use numbers as Talismans.


Susan Lenart Kazmer


Metal Surfaces, Resin Alchemy and Studio Time!

Hi Everyone!

There has been so much happening sometimes it is hard to catch a breath… creativity is work, but there is not much I like better than being in the creative flow and sharing the excitement. Amazing things come our way as artists when we are open to them.

It was such a fun and amazing experience shoot my latest DVD, 15+ Ways to Alter Metal Surfaces: Cold Enameling, Resin, Powders, Pastels & More!

alter metal surfacesand know that it would be a way for people who love jewelry and mixed media and metal to go to class from the comfort of their own creative space.

Resin AlchemyResin Alchemy, the book I spent 2+ years bringing to life is in bookstores and available to order. You’ll discover in the pages how to make hollow shapes, free-form shapes, color and everything I have learned in a decade of using resin in my mixed media art.

This has been a whirlwind of a year and it is only August!

I’d like to thank everyone who dropped in to chat on Facebook the 14th and all the awesome feedback!! I will definitely be doing more of these chats.

Now, my studio is beckoning and you know what that feels like…

Next up Emmys!! Want follow?! I can hardly wait!




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