Exploring Resin Jewelry-Making with Susan Lenart Kazmer Video Download

Create designs with Susan Lenart Kazmer and learn new techniques for working with resin.
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Join artist and best-selling author Susan Lenart Kazmer in five watch-and-learn episodes as she shows you step-by-step how to create one-of-a-kind designs using resin, found objects, special momentos, and other unique mixed media. You'll learn how to master resin basics such as proper mixing, application, curing, drilling, safety tips, and finishing - all while using a non-toxic resin. Enhance your skills with a variety of fun techniques to make charms, pendants, and more!

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SKU EP2450
Product Type Video Download
Author/Designer Susan Lenart Kazmer
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Customer Reviews (4)
Solid introductory information and absolutely inspiring work
I've always wanted to learn to work with resin. As a trained fine artist and a currently training metalsmith ( I take both on line and live classes) I've always felt that metal is a bit harsh when used by itself or even with stones, so resin seems to soften and give art jewelry work a more organic and pleasant look, one that I really dig.
I actually love listed another artist talk about their work and their methods, because I can understand their concepts better, and it is something I relate to, because I do concept work as well.
This is what I love about Susan's work...it is more than just plain jewelry. I see so many jewelry designers out there doing the same crafty thing, but her work is on a completely different level.

Regarding this video, yes she is a bit oriented in selling her ICE resin product, but hey! If I took years to develop an excellently clear resin, I would push the sale too, why not? After all artists should be good salesmen too. Plus I tried a little of ICE resin on a piece before (that I know now how to fix) and it is beautiful.

The technique she uses are look like a lot of fun, and I like that she encourages students to experiment, after all Art is that...a constant experiment to truly make it yours. At times she may seem a little scatterbrained, but it is also part of the process in a way, she makes one of a kind pieces, so every construction is different, so I think she does a pretty good job explaining her techniques all things considered, plus she is a little nervous, I can tell, I am nervous too when a camera is pointing at me.

So bottom line...this is a good solid video, but I would recommend buying her Resin Alchemy book too, it has a lot of information.

Review by NinjaRaven (Posted on 6/14/2015)
Solid introductory information and absolutely inspiring work
I've always wanted to learn to work with resin. As a trained fine artist and a currently training metalsmith ( I take both on line and live classes) I've always felt that metal is a bit harsh when used by itself or even with stones, so resin seems to soften and give art jewelry work a more organic and pleasant look, one that I really dig.
I actually love listed another artist talk about their work and their methods, because I can understand their concepts better, and it is something I relate to, because I do concept work as well.
This is what I love about Susan's work...it is more than just plain jewelry. I see so many jewelry designers out there doing the same crafty thing, but her work is on a completely different level.

Regarding this video, yes she is a bit oriented in selling her ICE resin product, but hey! If I took years to develop an excellently clear resin, I would push the sale too, why not? After all artists should be good salesmen too. Plus I tried a little of ICE resin on a piece before (that I know now how to fix) and it is beautiful.

The technique she uses are look like a lot of fun, and I like that she encourages students to experiment, after all Art is that...a constant experiment to truly make it yours. At times she may seem a little scatterbrained, but it is also part of the process in a way, she makes one of a kind pieces, so every construction is different, so I think she does a pretty good job explaining her techniques all things considered, plus she is a little nervous, I can tell, I am nervous too when a camera is pointing at me.

So bottom line...this is a good solid video, but I would recommend buying her Resin Alchemy book too, it has a lot of information.

Review by NinjaRaven (Posted on 6/14/2015)
Lots of useful info
Although this teacher is hesitant at times, she does give a lot of info for making resin jewelry and mixed-media projects. I love the journey she takes into the experimental - the finished pieces are lovely and interesting. Review by TrixieD (Posted on 6/17/2014)
Good introduction, left with questions
Susan Lenart Kazmer has a wonderful artistic sense and I just love her aesthetic. This video (I purchased the download version) is a great introduction to using resin in not only jewelry but other art as well. The title talks about "resin" in general, but in reality, she only discusses and demonstrates one type, Ice Resin, which as far as I can tell, is her own branded non-toxic, 2-part epoxy product. In the video, though, she notes that she found it and that use of the product has been tracked back 40 years without yellowing. In passing, though, she did say that you can use any type of resin....it's just that everything she discusses and demonstrates is with the one brand. There's not much wrong with that, since I prefer Ice Resin myself, but if you're looking to use different kinds of resin you may find that some of the information won't apply. It was great to watch some of the ways she works with the resin, and lots of tips she tosses in as she talks are fantastic. I can't really give this a super high rating, though, for several reasons. First, one of the problems that I had with this video is that she tends to talk a LOT about herself. I couldn't tell if it was nerves or not... but it was enough that I really noticed it. One of the phrases she uses the most is, "...in my work." Now, don't get me wrong, I like to hear these jewelry artists talk about their methods, tips and tricks, but for the first half of the video it was a little frustrating to listen to her. It got much better later in the video, but there was a lot of use of "I, me and my" in the video. It seemed a little bit self-serving and promotional for her own products. Again... I love the products and use them myself. However, if this is a video I'm paying for, I don't necessarily want to listen to an hour long commercial. In the 60 minutes, she also managed to promote her *other* interweave video as well as her "Making Connections" book. Again, that's not all bad, but all together, it just seemed a bit too promotional for a tutorial video that I paid for. Now, something else that bothered me is that she doesn't always fully explain things. At one point she points to a an object on her table and, "This is a setter." Okay... great, but what is it used for in this type of work? In the entire video, as far as I can tell, she never actually used that tool. Another object she discussed are baby wipes for clean up. Now, I don't deny that using them is essential, however, she distinctly said they were alcohol-based baby wipes and how she uses "alcohol wipes" to slightly dry certain objects... but the ones she showed aren't actually alcohol free. I wish I could post a screen capture of the close-up shot of the package of wipes (05:51 in) where it distinctly reads, "Alcohol Free" on the lid. There are also just some minor continuity issues with her communication. Again, I think it may just be a nerve thing... or perhaps the plan/script for this video wasn't fully developed? For example she says at one point, "As I said before, I keep my resin files separate from my metal files." Well, the problem is that she never actually said that. She *did* say that she uses different drills for resin, but not files. As a viewer that can get confusing. Despite some of the annoying aspects and errors in the video, it's still worth viewing if you want to work with Ice Resin. Don't expect to know everything about it though when you're done. I was left with a lot more questions after watching it, so much so that I ended up buying a book on Ice Resin instead, which was far more informative. Review by NULL NULL (Posted on 11/25/2011)
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