photo courtesy Susan Lenart Kazmer
Now that my Industrial Chic sample has arrived at the ICE Resin® headquarters, I can share what I made with you all. Jen asked that the SLK Creative Team make something "a little over the top" to show what can be done with the Industrial Chic charms and findings. Hearing that, I wanted to really make something unexpected so sat down with a notebook to brainstorm. I had a number of different ideas but finally settled on one that I thought really exemplified the product and its creator. Because Susan is the "Queen" of found object jewelry and resin, I created a mixed media crown for her showcasing the Industrial Chic charms and pendants.
I created the base of the crown is made out of scrap metal, then started auditioning the parts to see what looked best where. That took the longest amount of time, because I needed it to be visually balanced and colorful. Once I figured out what went where, I started drilling and attaching the bits with screw rivets and some wire wrapping.
I'm really pleased with it and so happy the Queen loved it too! If you are going to be at the Bead & Button Show, you can see this in person and try it on if you ask nicely!
IF you don't know what the Bead & Button show it's an out of this world, jewelry makers mecca! With more than 14,000 jewelry enthusiasts from around the globe flocking to the 2011 Bead&Button Show for a week of classes, socializing, and shopping, you KNOW its an amazing event! This year's show features more than 700 classes and workshops. Susan will be teaching there and the ICE Resin booth will have all the goodies you need to get started with resin. The Show runs June 4-12, at the Frontier Airlines Center in Milwaukee. You can register in advance and learn more about that show at: www.BeadAndButtonShow.com