Resin Alchemy: Innovative Techniques for Mixed-Media and Jewelry Artists

Resin Alchemy: Innovative Techniques for Mixed-Media and Jewelry Artists

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by Susan Lenart Kazmer
     
 

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Discover one of the hottest trends in mixed media–resin! Join mixed-media and jewelry artist Susan Lenart Kazmer as she opens new frontiers in her application of resin techniques.

Resin Alchemy offers detailed step-by-step technique tutorials on using resin, from the basics of mixing and pouring to using bezels and key metalworking techniques

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Discover one of the hottest trends in mixed media–resin! Join mixed-media and jewelry artist Susan Lenart Kazmer as she opens new frontiers in her application of resin techniques.

Resin Alchemy offers detailed step-by-step technique tutorials on using resin, from the basics of mixing and pouring to using bezels and key metalworking techniques that expand design options. She explores creating artistic effects with:

  • Color
  • Found objects
  • Texture
  • Casting
  • Collage
  • And, more!
It doesn't stop there! Learn how to incorporate stories, words, meaningful images, and more in the layers of your resin jewelry. Susan shares her wealth of tips for collecting great found objects and for layering and encasing stories–in short, how to bring both great technique and great imagination to bear on jewelry making. Throughout the book, you'll enjoy easy step-by-step projects and finished pieces.

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
"I especially enjoyed the sections of the book where she covers special effects and surface treatments... Some of her innovative ideas include how to introduce interior crack effects as with the bezel project below or engraving the resin after it has cured... The penultimate part of the book deals with mold forming. The author covers how to use silicone molding putting to create molds from a small object... the instructions on how she achieves different effects is the foundation of the informative and instructional book." —Beading Gem

"Resin Alchemy, by Susan Lenart Kazmer, remains one of the best books on resin offered. Easy to understand and fascinating to read, it regales you with beauty at every turn." —Pretty Kitty Dog Moon Jewelry

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781620334645
Publisher:
F+W Media
Publication date:
07/17/2013
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
160
Sales rank:
816,595
File size:
15 MB
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Meet the Author

Susan Lenart Kazmer is a jewelry artist whose work has been exhibited in museums and galleries. She is the author of Making Connections and the designer of the new Industrial Chic product line for Michaels. She lives near Cleveland, Ohio.

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Resin Alchemy: Innovative Techniques for Mixed-Media and Jewelry Artists 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Alaska_Silver More than 1 year ago
This is a terrific go-to resource for unique and creative ways to use resin. It covers the basics of using a wide variety of techniques such as surface treatments, creating layers for special effects, coloring, using found objects and botanical elements, creating your own bezels from unusual objects and even casting your own dimensional objects and some fabulous look-alike Druzy stones. Following the instructions you can achieve a broad range of color, form and texture. Each topic briefly covers what supplies and techniques work best to achieve the look you want. It also covers ways to use her new cold enamel line of products. The ideas simply explode out of this book and there are lots of them. This is not a book for beginners. It assumes that the reader has basic jewelry making knowledge. Some step-by-step instructions that tend to be rather abbreviated and it does not give specific instructions to copy any specific project. The sole purpose is to add a hefty spark to your own creativity and give you the information you need to successfully execute your own designs and for that purpose I highly recommend this book!