Monday, February 15, 2010

ICE Resin Blog Hop

Objects and Elements is the blog and shop of Susan Lenart Kazmer, an eclectic artist who combines found objects, cold connections, resin and glass into narrative jewelry. One of the novel items which Susan has introduced into her work is ICE resin. In order to see how other artists are using this new non-yellowing, non-brittle resin, the Objects and Elements blog issued a call for a blog hop. Rather like the Jewelry Carnival that I participate in regularly, this is an opportunity to show work, jewelry or other art, incorporating resin and to link to a group of artists also using this material, but in varying applications.

I've used ICE resin several times since I purchased it during a workshop with Susan. I thought it would be a nice replacement for the Devcon two part epoxy that definitely yellows with time. For a first project, I embedded sealed paper into a silver clay locket.

Next, I used the resin to adhere a peacock feather into another locket, while not covering the surface of the feather, which would dim its iridescent beauty.

More recently, I've used ICE to embed a small paper watercolor embellished with tiny beads.

For pure colored resin, I've been very successful with tinting ICE with alcohol inks, as in this silver clay ring and this riveted pendant sandwiching a reservoir of resin inside a layer of faux bone.

To see the more inspiring ICE resin projects, visit the blogs of the following blog hop artists:

  1. Molly Alexander
  2. Ro Bhrun
  3. Karen Burns
  4. Keecia Frazee Deveney
  5. Mary Jane Dodd
  6. Melanie Earthenwood
  7. Kerin Gale
  8. Vickie Hallmark
  9. Jess Italia Lincoln
  10. Jill Liles
  11. Heather Powers
  12. Art Bead Scene
  13. Amy Purdes
  14. Jenny Barnett Rohrs
  15. Stephanie Rubiano
  16. Shea Fragoso
  17. Lisa Sommerville
  18. Kim Taylor

The Objects and Elements Design Team Members playing in the blog hop can be found here:

  1. Jen Cushman
  2. Deryn Mentock
  3. Kristen Robinson
  4. Barbe Saint John
  5. Susan Lenart Kazmer