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!


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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Elegant Lamp Pull by Jo Jones

Kristen Robinson

Vintage Jewelry plus  ICE Resin® plus   Rue Romantique Bezels plus   Rhinestone Chain =

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Jo Jones


Mixed Media Silk Bookmarks for My Daughter by Susan M Walls

My daughter, Adalee, is an avid reader and likes pretty things but not in an over the top way. She loved all the Rue Romantique bezels but was hesitant to want to wear them as any kind of jewelry or on her person in some way. Although her Mother (me), thought they’d look super cute as earrings or a wrist cuff, she declined. Mom had to get creative and come up with other “girlie” things she will like but in more subtle ways.

She’s a funny girl and is never without a book so these smart bookmarks are perfect for her.

Rue Romantique bookmarks

And since she’s always in the midst of at least two books at a time there is a need for more than one “girlie” piece. Mom made three, just to be sure!

Rue Romantique Bookmarks

Five different Rue Romantique bezels (open and closed back), three to four inch strips of fabric (I used raw silks but you can choose really any fabric), silk, velvet, and fiber ribbons, vintage dictionary pages and words, embroidery and regular threads, sewing machine, ICE Resin® and all necessary items to mix and use it, ModgePodge, quartz, pearl, and plastic beads, clasp end findings, glue brushes, glitter.

(Carol the bibliophile jumping in here: Clearly Susan could not resist making a few more bookmarks! I am in love, love, love. I have so many books these would look lovely in! Bye! I need to stop blogging and go make bookmarks!)

Rue Romantique Bookmarks

Susan M Walls

Susan’s Art Circus

Kristen Robinson

Chic Pink, a Rue Romantique Necklace by Thespa McLaughlin

Kristen RobinsonTo make this Chic Pink necklace I first poured pink German Glass Glitter  into the Large Botanical Rectangle Bezel, one of the the new products in Kristen Robinson’s Rue Romantique Line, to form a thin layer.

Next, I sprinkled a mix of pink glass seed beads over the glitter.

I then mixed and poured ICE Resin® and flooded the entire bezel top with the resin making sure to use a toothpick to push displaced glitter back into the center.

Once dried, I glued a vintage rhinestone earring, with the back removed, over the ICE Resin® with E-6000 jewelry adhesive.

Rue Romantique JewelryI used wire wrapping techniques to create a beaded chain to match the completed bezel.

Hope you have an amazing creative day!

Thespa McLaughlin

Vintiquities Workshop

I Spy a Filigree

Brooch or fur clip,

Broken or intact,

Lesley Venable shares why you should always give an old or vintage piece of jewelry a second look:

Baby’s First Christmas

This ornament was inspired by a vintage style Christmas tree and the need for a contemporary ornament that fit that style. It was also inspired by the use of a silver napkin ring as a bezel. The ornament has 2 sides, the one with the vintage baby picture and the other side has a vintage rhinestone brooch shaped like a snowflake embedded in ICE Resin. The heart bezel drop has glittered scrapbook paper, words cut from a dictionary, and a vintage rhinestone button.

Thespa McLaughlin

Vintiquities Workshop

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Baby’s First Christmas Ornament starting with a Found Object by Thespoena McLaughlin

Got silver napkin rings?

Thespoena show you how to make a magnet, a knob and a delightfully vintage baby’s first Christmas ornament.

Vintiquities Workshop is where you can find more of Thespa’s creative arts!

Now through Dec. 15, one winner each day will get a bonus bag of Industrial Chic with their order in the ICE Resin store!

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.

Earrings the Moon would be proud to wear

Legend has it that a man looked into the water of an evening and mistook the moon’s reflection for a wheel of cheese.

Was it green? Blue? White? Yellow?

Whatever flavor or hue you appreciate cheese and for all you moon lovers, we invite you to delight in these funky “Man in the Moon” earrings created by Terry Matuszyk.

ice resinToo fun!

Terry began with ICE Resin® cabs filled with agate chips, then used additional resin to adhere the cabs to vintage plastic dangles. She enhanced the earrings with a little touch of chocolate ox brass in the form of the moons.

A Whimsical Journey – Creating With Resin Paper With Kristen

It really is no secret that I truly love to journal. And while I tend to keep one journal at a time I cannot help myself but to create a fictional journal now and then if for no other reason than to keep the artistic and creative flow constantly moving.

A blank canvas journal is the perfect place to create a story. Layers of paint, ribbons and other textiles come together with an array of resin paper created with 7gypsies wonderful tissue paper. The resin paper becomes somewhat transparent when dry, creating layers that emulate windows of a sort; windows that lead the viewer into a realm of story telling and fictional histories. I hope you will find all of this inspiring and perhaps you too will create your own whimsical journey through a journal such as this.

Creating Resin Paper
Begin by cutting the 7gypsies tissue paper into quarters, as this will allow you to work with ease. Once you have your sections mix the ICE Resin® per the provided instructions. Lay the paper onto a trash bag (make sure this is not a recycled shopping bag as it will stick), or onto the top of a silicone craft mat. Wearing gloves and using a foam brush apply a layer of resin to both sides of the paper. Set aside and allow to dry over night.

Prepping the Journal
While the resin is drying create layers within the pages of the canvas journal by adding paint in coordinating shades. To ensure the paint is sufficiently dry before moving on to the next signature of pages I like to apply a little heat with a hair dryer set on low – this way your pages will not stick together.

Creating a Story
Once your resin paper has dried you are ready to assemble. Start by layering vintage sheet music and ledger paper onto the pages that is then covered with resin paper. In my journal it was all about remaining imperfect. Layers are not cut to a specific size but rather left a bit random. Once all of the paper layers are done proceed by adding a bit of machine stitching and/or hand stitching. Ribbons and other textiles can be added in the same manner.Onto the top of the resin paper I added a wee bit of white paint – once dry journaling was added as well. Finish embellishing by adding pieces of paper tape as well as trim and buttons.

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