Explore, Create, Resinate Jewelry
Jen Cushman, Instructor
August 11 & 12, 2017 (9am-4pm)
Materials Fee: $35
Join Mixed-Media Artist Jen Cushman for two days of resin exploration to learn the basics and beyond of working with ICE Resin®, a jeweler’s grade two-part epoxy resin. We’ll explore small collage techniques combining imagery, text and inclusions encapsulated in crystal clear resin. Each bezel will be as unique as the artist who makes it. On Day 2, we’ll delve into wire, metal and fiber techniques to create a finished jewelry set (necklace and bracelet and/or necklace and earrings) combined with our cured resin components.
Even if you have zero jewelry-making experience but have an interest to learn, you can enjoy this workshop and create wearable art. For those with intermediate jewelry making skills, instructor has cold connection samples that you can work toward.
Skill level: Beginner to Intermediate
Round Nose Jewelry Pliers
Chain Nose Jewelry Pliers
Flat Nose Jewelry Pliers
Wire Snips/Wire Cutters
Steel bench block or anvil
Ball Peen Hammer
2 pieces of extra fine steel wool
To personalize your pieces please bring a small Ziploc bag of mementos and objects from your stash. This can include broken jewelry bits, buttons, tiny shells, dried flower petals, favorite word or saying, rhinestone chain or rhinestone jewelry, bit of lace, etc.
Kit includes: Bezels, ICE Resin, 16, 18 and 30 gauge bronze wire to use, silk sari ribbon, images and text, inclusions such as glass glitter and charms.
Kit fee: $35
Jen Cushman is a natural storyteller who found mixed media art 15 years ago and never looked back. She’s the author of Making Metal Jewelry; How to Stamp, Forge, Fold and Form Metal Jewelry Designs and co-author of Explore, Create, Resinate Jewelry: Mixed Media Techniques Using ICE Resin. She writes a column for Cloth, Paper, Scissors magazine called “The Mixed Media Metalsmith”. Her work has been widely published in national magazines. An enthusiastic instructor, Jen teaches more than techniques. She encourages others to explore their authentic process to create work infused with imagery and storytelling.