Tuesday, December 17, 2013

2014 ICE Resin® International Team Member

Trumpets!  Drumroll!

Susan Lenart Kazmer and Jen Cushman are pleased to announce the 2014 Creative Team member I am part of the International Creative team for 2014

Im thrilled to be apart of this amazing team and I hoping to hold up the Aussie end.

So Aussie,Aussie,Aussie oi,oi,oi

 Here are some of my pieces from this years journey.
 I loved working with all the amazing DT of 2013 it was such an amazing experience I will never forget.

Heres to 2014 xxx

Sunday, December 1, 2013

Conversation with the Makers

I have been honored to be featured on Fibre Arts Australia, in Conversation with Makers.
Here is one question to see more please go and have a look at my answers and pictures of my work.

Did you always envision a life as an artist?
JENNY CROSSLEY(JC)I never envisioned my life as an artist at all I knew I was creative, but it seemed like a pipe dream to ever think I could be an artist I still wrestle with this. I think of an artist as having a master in art at Uni.

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Ice Resin show my Studio stamp projects

  I'm so excited to be featured on the Ice Resin site I could burst really !.
This is the studio stamp set I had made with the help of my friend kari Mcknight Holbrook thanks Kari.
This is a book I have made using a Ice Resin cover.

Be sure and head over and look at the projects on the site. I have used the molding technique with the Ice Resin on these projects

If your interested in the Studio stamp plate please contact mefor all you Aussies click the link below.
If you are from over seas please email me

Thursday, November 7, 2013

Rue Romantique Christmas Ornament blog hop

 Rue Romantique Christmas Ornament blog hop starts today .Kristen Robinson designed these stunning bezels for  Ice Resin .To say they up right up my alley is a understatement.

I was so lucky to meet Kristen this year while I was in the states we hit it off right away Kristen is a extremely talented lady we shared lots of laughs and lots of Bugles and Tim Tams.


Oxidized Brass
ICE Resin®
Oxidized Brass
Small Filigree Circle          KR113
studio stamp www.amarkintime.com
Frame K and co

We each had to design a Christmas Ornament using the line

The bezels are stunningly beautiful .
Please Blog Hop to our Ice Resin Design  team member's to see how they used these beautiful Bezels
Friday, Nov. 8
Jen Crossley

Friday, October 18, 2013

Connie Crystal Blog Hop with the ICE Resin Creative Team..

Connie Crystal Blog Hop with the ICE Resin Creative Team...

Welcome to the Connie Crystal Blog Hop with the ICE Resin® Creative team!
Today is the start of the blog hop and I hope you will visit each of our blogs to see the fun creations showcasing Connie Crystal!

Tools and Material
Art Mechanique Corset Silhouettes
Ice Resin®
ICED Enamels - Ivory Relique
Ice resin Medium
Rub on
Brass frame
Staz-On Ink, Black
Non-stick Craft mat
Rubber stamp.
Connie Crystal
Chain and Findings, jump rings
Apply Iced Enamel medium with a small paint brush to the dress form. Shake on your color of Iced Enamels. (I used Ivory.) Shake out extra powder and return excess to the container.
Using a heat gun, allow the powder to melt thoroughly.
Mix up equal amounts of ICE Resin per manufacturer instructions.
When the resin is cured you can then add embellishments.  I added my rub-ons. Use Staz-On with a rubber stamp to add a pattern.
Make it fun! Using the drips that were left on the resin mat I added that to the back of the dress it looks like poke dots,I use some left over resin to add the frame as well.
After this, add your Connie Crystal between the corset and your chain.
Today you can hop on over to...

Tomorrow the following designers will also have goodies to share!


Monday, September 16, 2013

Emmy Bracelets

As many of you  know the Ice Resin team was asked to make 5 bracelets each member for the Emmys swag bags its is a huge thrill here is one of mine.A Big Congratulations to the Ice Resin team.

Wednesday, September 4, 2013

The heart of friendship

Im featured on the Ice Resin design team for this piece I made using the beautiful Rue Romantique Bezel,and chain.

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Found Objects as frames

I have made a new video using found objects and turning them into frames on the Ice Resin Blog .Please go and visit and see what you think!

Thursday, August 22, 2013

Art N Soul Blog Rolling on

The blog roll for Art n Soul Continues today it my turn Below are my classes.

I so love going to Portland Art n Soul I have meet some wonderful people

made lots of new friends there is a fun atomesphere we all share our love of Art.

Im coming from Australia its so worth it.Enjoy my classes below.I will bring Aussie

Chocolate I know I'm bribing you LOL 

 Secret Locket

9:00 - 4:30, Monday - Sept 30

In this Class learn etched metal Locket, you will discover a metal etching always fun. We also discover Patinas and metal folding , Inside will be a secret surprise.

 Tin Pendants

6:30 - 9:30, Mon Eve 

This is a favorite class of many students come and try it.

Come and make this Little tin pendant we will construction the pendant using aging techinques and riveting then turning it into a wonderful pendant.
Learn the aging process, rusting and patina’s.

Looking glass book

9:00 - 4:30, Tuesday - Oct 1 

This is a very beautiful book the size is about 3 x 4 inches

In this Class learn how to make a glass and metal book, you will discover a metal binding technique ,metal etching always fun and glass effects. Learn how to drill a hole into glass safely. We discover Patinas , paint and a different and simple binding technique.

Lady in the mirror book

9:00 - 4:30, Wednesday - Oct 2

Come along and learn the addictive technique of Metal etching.
Discover how to make this vintage looking metal etched book learn how
make the lady in the Mother of pearl frame using a mirror technique. Metal etching, patinas and Jewelry,cold connections techniques .Also learn the Coptic stitch to bind it all together.
I warn you this is very addictive metal etching

, Friday - Oct 4 

Ice resin Molding and Bezel Making

I  love ice resin this is a wonderful product this is a fun class ,we will also do some molding as well.

In this class you will learn how to make simple brass bezel, adding your own special vintage finds to be incased with Ice resin. We will also be making a bracelet from a pre made bezel. Exploring Ice Resin and how to make a mold then mold a special piece out of Ice resin.

Birdhouse pendant

9:00 - 4:30, Sunday - Oct 6 

 These are so cute and fun to make no experience needed to make these thats 

what Im here for to teach you!

Learn how to make this unique mini etched bird house. In this class you will learn how to metal etch in a very simple way. We will construct a mini bird house pendant .

Make sure you check out tomorrow teacher
 Barbara Worth Rainey http://fireflypress.blogspot.com/
Remember Jill Berry is giving away her amazing book so keep Hopping on our blog roll !

Monday, August 19, 2013

Art n Soul Blog roll giveway

This post is to introduce you to five other teachers who are teaching at Art n Soul in Portland Oregon  Sept 30th to October 6th 2013, and to entice you to check out there classes. At the end of the week Jill Berry will post her classes and give you a chance at a giveaway, a mixed-media box of goodies and a copy of the Sketchbook Project.

The blogroll schedule. Check it out you have to be in it to win it
August 19 Serena Barton author of Wabi-Sabi Workshop
August 20 Clarissa Callesen    Clarissacallesen.blogspot.com
August 21 Liz Kettle http://www.textileevolution.com
August 22 Jen Crossley http://amarkintime.blogspot.com
/Barbara Worth Rainey http://fireflypress.blogspot.com/
August 23 Jill Berry Blog: http://jillberrydesign.com/blog/
The rules are that you need to leave a comment on the blog of the giveaways you want to participate in.
The winners will be chosen randomly on August 24th.

Bon Wee

Here is my latest project for the Ice Resin Design team I hope you like it
Bon Wee 
media mixage jewelryInstructions:
First, I painted the bottom of the bezel with a small amount of  the cream paint and allowed it to to dry.
I mixed 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 dissipate, and then poured the resin into the bezel –a small amount.
I then cut out the word Paris, and angled it so it is part in the resin and part out.
I used the Artisan X-plorer to and Fleur de Lis die to cut a tranparency.
When the resin has set, I added the transparency and adhered it to the top with a small amount of resin to the top edge.
I added a bead accent to the back of the bezel using some more ICE Resin as a glue. Add chain and beads to finish you piece.
media mixageTools and Materials
Susan Lenart Kazmer™ for Spellbinders®  Media Mixáge™ Fleur de Lis  Bezels – Silver, MB2-001S
ICE Resin®
Cream acrylic paint
Collections Transparency
Beaded accent
Chain ,Findings
Assorted Beads
Jump rings
Spellbinders®  Artisan X-plorer™ Machine, MMM-001
Spellbinders®  Media Mixáge™ Fleur de Lis Dies, MD1-011

Sunday, August 4, 2013

Art Badges

 I have been working on some new Art badges or pins here are my first  ones,I plan on teaching them as well soon.Enjoy!

Wednesday, July 31, 2013

A Touch of Class

I have always like the effect of Tortoise shells in jewelry. When I saw these new Rue Romantique line by Kristen Robinson I knew this would be the perfect match a old fashion looking bezel. A dream come true. Check it out also on the Ice Resin site they will have the instructions there on how to make this project.
Have fun!

Friday, July 19, 2013

Art n Soul Portland classes 2013 cont

Brass Bezels and Ice
 In this class  on Friday 4th October 2013 in Portland for Art n Soul you will learn how to make simple brass bezel, adding your own special vintage finds to be incased with Ice resin. We will also be making a bracelet from a pre made bezel. Exploring Ice Resin and how to make a mold then mold a special piece out of Ice resin.

Birdhouse Pendant
Learn how to make this unique mini etched bird house from scratch. In this class you will learn how to metal etch in a very simple way. We will construct a mini bird house pendant . This class is on Sunday a day class 6th october .
I wont be back to Portland Art n Soul  till 2015 so Book in everyone and feed this starving Aussie artist LOL.