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.

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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!

 

 

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New Year’s Cameo

The new Rue Romantique bezels by Kristen Robinson are so amazing! The Large Etched Oval with Narrow Frame bezel is perfect for an elegant cameo pin.

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1. Use the Rue Romantique bezel template to cut an oval out of “The Paper Studio” cameo stickers.
2. Peel the back off the cameo sticker and place it inside the bezel.
3. Seal with Art Mechanique Paper Sealer. Let Dry.
4. Mix ICE Resin® according to package instructions and pour into bezel. Add a rhinetone to wet resin. Let dry.
5. Tear apart a store bought silk flower and relayer with bits of lace and tulle.
6. Stitch together with “The Paper Studio” rhinestone bead.
7. Glue a pin back to the back of the flower with E-6000 adhesive.
8. Stitch your finished cameo to the bottom back of the flower.

Now you are ready to wear your  lovely New Year’s Eve brooch.

I hope your 2014 is magical!

Thespa McLaughlin

Vintiquities Workshop

The sparkle of crystal…

Jen CushmanLove the diffusion of color that happens when light hits crystal facets and explodes? We do too!

Jen Cushman wire wrapped two Connie Crystals to accent an Art Mechanique Hobnail Bezel with a vintage stamp image.

Our creative team had a few Connie Crystals after the Emmys and decided to do a few projects. You can see Susan Walls’ and Thespa McLaughlins’ on their blogs today. We are sure they wold love it if you popped on over and took a look!

Susan M Walls – Art Circus

Thespa McLaughlin – Vintiquities Workshop

 

Lapis Lazuli Technique

Salutations!

Thespa McLaughlin here to share a necklace inspired by a paint texture technique I came up with a while back.

fauxlapis-thespa-iceresinI wanted to see if I could incorporate it into a bezel to resemble stone. I’ve always loved the blue of Lapis Lazuli with it’s random inclusions of sparkle.

ice resinTo create this faux stone effect mix turquoise acrylic paint with water and pour into bezel (the ICE Resin will make the paint look darker). Add piles of corn starch until all the paint mixture is soaked up. Let dry overnight. The next day, gently brush off the dried excess corn starch with a paint brush. Mix up some ICE Resin and brush and drop the ICE Resin onto the dried paint, making sure to fill all crevices and gently brush over all surface areas. Sprinkle some copper colored German Glass Glitter from the Carnivale set and mix into the wet ICE Resin with paint brush pushing it into crevices to create the look of random inclusions of sparkle. Let ICE Resin dry overnight.

 

Skeleton Against a Harvest Moon

Are you planning Halloween? Did you know you can use spices from your kitchen cupboard in ICE Resin? Here is a simple necklace that combines both!

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Halloween jewelry

Need more Halloween ideas? Check out:

Eye of Newt necklace by Thespa McLaughlin,

Creepy Boo-tiful Bling  and The Blood Moon from a couple of Art Friends,

Treat yourself to a bit of vintage inspiration.

Stay tuned for tomorrow’s necklace by Lexi Grenzer. We assure you, it will be a completely awesome HOOT!

 

Tomorrow is our Team’s Mixed Media Jewelry webinar!

Hope you can make it!

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Click here to register or cut and paste the link below into your browser.

https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/862800992

Encouragement Medal

Do you know someone who needs a little encouragement, that needs to know you are thinking of them and hoping the best for them? Making a piece of jewelry may be better than a card especially if you make an encouragement medal.

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1. Fill a Rue Romantic bezel with Tattered Mica and fill the bezel with ICE Resin®

2. Cover a flower shaped metal blank  from the Susan Lenart Kazmer™ for Spellbinders® Media Mixáge™ line with Iced Enamels Medium and cover with Ivory Relique Powder, heat with a heat gun.

3. place a piece of fabric and a word or a number cut from an old book in the center hole of the flower and glue together with E-6000.

4. Glue a piece of costume jewelry on top and fill with ICE Resin®, once the ICE Resin® has cured glue the finished flower on top of the resin filled Rue Romantique bezel.

5. Create the top of your medal using found objects, fabrics, and costume jewelry. Place a pin back behind your layers and glue in place with E-6000.

6. Use wire wrapping to combine all the elements of the medal.

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Thespa McLaughlin

Vintiquities Workshop

p.s. Flowers are nICE for encouragement too! Lesley Venable from the Creative Team made this one.

Mixed CPS_IceResinWebinar-500-register (1)Cloth Paper Scissors will host the ICE Resin Team on October 2.

Go behind the scenes with Team ICE!

https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/862800992

There are only 1,000 seats at the live event, so be sure to register early!

 

A Locket for Your Notes of Love

The Love Note Locket is the perfect place to keep small messages of affection. The locket is created using two different bronze bezels a hobnail and a flat edge heart that Susan Lenart Kazmer created for Spellbinders® Media Mixáge™ Line (available at JoAnn Fabric and Craft Stores).

ICE Resin1. Fill the heart bezel with Iced EnamelsTattered Mica.

2. Mix ICE Resin® according to package instructions and pour into bezel. Let dry.

3. Wire the two bezels together at the top.

4. Make a tassel out of chain, fabric strips and a bronze Hobnail Capped Tassel Bezel, Small,  by wrapping wire around your strips of fabric and chain and thread it through the hole in the tassel bezel. Create a loop at the top.

5. Create a hook clasp our to wire and attach to the top loop of the tassel.

6. Glue a rhinestone embellishment to the top bezel with E-6000 adhesive.

7. Hook tassel clasp through the bottom of the locket to hold it shut.

8. wire some lace strips to the top of the locket.

ICE ResinNow you have a pretty place to save a photo, or love notes, or anything small enough to fit inside.

Thespa McLaughlin

Vintiquities Workshop 

Still daydreaming of love?

Crown Jewels for Queen Marie

ice resin jewleryThis piece is inspired by the French Queen Marie Antoinette. It has all the bling that I imagine a decadent Queen would have loved. It incorporates lots of pieces of cast off costume jewelry, all full of sparkling glass rhinestones.

Marie Antoinette jewelryThe focal image in the hobnail bezel is of Marie Antoinette herself.

Thespa McLaughlin

Vintiquities Workshop

A Queen needs more than bling. CLICK HERE and find out.

Just Bee by Thespa McLaughlin

ice resinTo create this simple necklace with a shield bezel simply cut a glittered piece of scrapbook paper using the bezel template, to fit inside. Seal with Art Mechanique™ Paper Sealer and let dry. Glue a vintage key inside and glue a bee charm to the front of the key, let dry. Mix and pour ICE Resin® into the bezel and let cure. Create a necklace using beaded chain pieces with wire wrapped beads spaced evenly through out the chain.

Thespa McLaughlin

Vintiquities Workshop

p.s. Don;t you think every bee needs a flower?

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Bracelet Bezel Blog Hop

It’s Friday and we have something special in store for you!

Here is a sneak peak to the wonderful bracelet bezels our Creative Team made. It is ironic, because if you follow the ICE Queen Zine you know each of these incredible designers’ styles are so different, yet something serendipitous occurred on their workbenches.

Great minds think alike….

Or do they?

Check out the differences, some are quite subtle, as you hop on over to each blog. Click on the names to go to the blogs. Happy Friday!

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Thespa McLaughlin

 

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Cindy Cima Edwards 

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Lesley Venable

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Lexi Grenzer

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Jen Crossley

I really love the new ivory ice enamels ,I wanted the bracelet too look like typewriter keys the white ones which are hard to find.

Supply List:
Iced Enamels Ivory
IceEnamel Medium with Paint Brush
ICE Resin
Rub ons – 7 gypsies
Sari Silk
Beads and crystals
Head pins and Jump rings

Using the Medium, apply with a small paint brush to the inside of bezels. Shake in your color of Iced Enamels I used Ivory shake out extra powder and return excess to the container of iced enamels. Using a heat gun, allow the powder to melt thoroughly. Next I added my Rub ons. Mix up equal amounts of Ice resin part A and B stir well for 2 minutes then let it sit for 5 minutes so the air bubbles will disappear, then I poured in ICE Resin into the bezels .
When the resin has fully dried, you can then add embellishments. I added some beads and sari silk to make it pop.

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If you are at the Bead and Button Show in Milwaukee, Wisconsin between now and Sunday June 9, 2013 be sure and stop by the IICE Resin Booth (901). We have the blank bezels our jewelry team created so you can make an awesome bracelet in your style –just $5.95.

 

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