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!”
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.
ICE Resin® 2014 Creative Team Application:
Mailing, if different:
- 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.
- Why would you like to be part of the the Susan Lenart Kazmer™ ICE Resin® Creative Team?
- Have you been published? If so, please list publications. Also, what are your publishing goals?
- How long have you been working with resin?
- What is your experience with resin in addition to ICE Resin®?
- Are you comfortable in front of a camera?
- What are your goals in the Arts and Crafts industry?
- Teaching experience – please list any venues or retreats where you have taught or will be teaching in 2014.
- How often do you post to your blog? Other social media platforms? Are you open to posting for business purposes?
- How do you feel about cross promoting on your blog?
- 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.
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.
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!
and 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 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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