Saturday, February 13, 2010






The history of ice resin is this....I began using resin in my jewelry work in 2001. As a builder of Taismans I liked the idea that I could use tiny pieces like grains of sand, medicinal ground pedals and other elements that I considered to be used a relic. I ordered the resin and began mixing and experimenting in my then studio on the lake. I had problems with yellowing and I was very concerned with th toxic fumes that resins normally contain.
Being an artist for 25 years I need to take good care of myself so i can stay in my field and not become allergic to my medium. I always thought it would be such a bummer to master a material and then become allergic to it........ or damage tendons in my hands. I am always looking for non toxic materials and am very careful with my posture and tools that I use. Only the best. ....It has to be this way.
So, upon lots and lots of research and searching I finally found a parent company with gorgeously clear, non toxic resin. Together we developed a jewelers grade resin for the jewelers. It is thicker than most and has a beautiful doming quality. It stays super clear throughout time... at least 5o years. We know this history from the parent product. Anything that goes into a bezel and get filled with resin is magnified. I cast my figures and jewelry components with ice resin. I also use it on paper to make it transparent. There is so much more to do with resin besides pouring it into a bezel. That's what i like to teach in the certification program and my workshops. I love using this resin and have found nothing better.!!
Linda and I worked hard to get this product out on the market. The first launch was Bead and Button show 2008. Here is a picture od Linda and I. I am on the left. We founded Ice resin.
Here is some of my work. Enjoy.....

21 comments:

Denise said...

Hi Susan, I cant wait to take your enameling class in Vegas. I took A three day workshop from you in Fort Collins. I have been making lots of jewelry since then and have a how to article coming out in the June issue of Belle Armoire Jewelry. You can find my blog at:

http://reinventedobjects.blogspot.com/

mairedodd said...

i am so glad that you did pursue a better grade resin - for your health and for me as well! i love working with it and am excited to be participating in the blog hop on monday... thanks for blazing the trail and showing the way...

Ro Bruhn said...

I love the resin it's so easy to use. Can't wait to see you're jewellery in the flesh in March.

Vintage Blue Studio said...

Susan, I actually love ICE resin so much I gave some to my metalsmithing teacher for all her students to use. I cannot wait to take your two-part class at Philly Bead Fest so I can expand my uses of this great resin!

Jill at Liv'nGood Jewelry said...

thanks so much for persevering in your quest for a better resin - i'm having a blast on the blog hop

Vickie Hallmark said...

Thanks for the history! I've really enjoyed the many ideas I garnered from a workshop with you at B&B in 2008 and looking forward to another this year.

Lisa Somerville said...

Beautiful pieces, I just love the resin!

Karen Burns said...

The resin is, indeed, awesome. So are you! Blog hop is great fun..... Your work, amazing, as always.

Molly Alexander said...

Hi Susan -

The ICE resin is a terrific product & I have loved incorporating it into my jewelry pieces. The fact that it is non-toxic and has almost no odor is such a blessing for me, as I am allergic to just about everything!

Again thanks, and thanks to your design team as well for their willingness to share their time and techniques with your readers.

:-) Molly

jennifer lorton said...

Your work is beautiful and inspiring! Thanks for sharing. I'm off to hop some more.

*melanie* earthenwood studio said...

I have fallen in love with working with Ice Resin. It has added lot to my ceramic items and has given me something new to use to express myself! Thank you for helping to create this wonderful material!

Ashish said...

Hi Susan,
The namejet.com guys are frauds.
In order to extract more money from you they have put the domain name which you have backordered www.susanlenartkazmer.com on the first page of auction.
So that other people will also backorder it and they can extract more money from you.
http://www.namejet.com/

Use www.snapnames.com
And only put starting bid of $60 only.
And also at www.pool.com
Starting backorder bid of $69 only
It does not matter wheather you bid $60 or $554.
They backordering success rate is the same.
Always either one of these 3 will catch it.
Snapnames has highest success rate followed by pool and namejet.
Moreever it does not infringe upon the privacy of your backorder, by letting all other people know that you have bid $588 on backorder. So that others wont backorder the same and drive the cost of ur backorder higher.
The namejet cheated me on www.childrensmedicalcenter.com
Which I wanted and placed a backorder with them.
They showed it on 1st page and a bookie brought it.
Now he is demanding $50,000 for same.
The price skyrocketed from $1000 which i had backordered 1st to 50,000.
They make u more vulnerable for bookies


Ashish Patil

Tami B. said...

Fantastic product. This was such a wonderful hop.

Riki Schumacher said...

Susan, is that gum on the wall behind you and Linda??? Yikes! You're the best. Riki xoxo

才董 said...

朝著既定的目標走,就不會迷失。..................................................

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Blogs are so informative where we get lots of information on any topic. Nice job keep it up!!
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