Ranger Blog: ICE Resin®
It’s that time of year again- here at Ranger we’ve been working hard to prepare our new product line ups from our well-known Designers and Brands, as well as some new products! We are excited to be heading back to Phoenix, Arizona for the Creativation Show by the Craft & Hobby Association! The rest of this week and all next week we will be sharing with you sneak peeks of our show releases- we can’t wait to share all of the new products we have in store for all of you! Be sure to check in every day to see all of our new products!
Today starts the sneak peaks with ICE Resin® and QuickCure Clay!
ICE RESIN® INDUSTRIAL BEZELS
Introducing a whole new collection of bezels to the ICE Resin® line – Industrial Bezels! ICE Resin® mixed media bezels are unique and beautiful designs by Susan Lenart Kazmer. Featuring a closed back, they are the ideal base to use with ICE Resin®, Iced Enamels, Shattered Mica, German Glass Glitter, and Opals! Industrial Bezels are available in two finishes – Silver and Rose Gold, and three shapes – Circle, Triangle, and Rectangle,
each shape offered in two different sizes. p>
AVAILABLE IN 2 FINISHES AND THREE SHAPES, EACH AVAILABLE IN TWO SIZES
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Download a copy of the press release here: ICE Resin® Industrial Bezels
ICE RESIN® JEWELRY MOLD
ICE Resin® Jewelry Molds make it easy to create one-of-a-kind mixed media jewelry or decorations when used with ICE Resin® . The reusable silicone mold is flexible for easy release. Colorize resin using ICE Resin® Tints or fill with German Glass Glitter, Shattered Mica, Opals, botanicals, or ephemera for endless possibilities. Faceted shapes are designed to fit ICE Resin® Industrial Bezels. p>
INCLUDES 6 FACETED GEM SHAPES
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Download a copy of the press release here: ICE Resin® Jewelry Mold
ICE RESIN® INDUSTRIAL BEZEL TEMPLATE
The ICE Resin® Industrial Bezel Template makes it easy to include ephemera, photographs, foil sheets, and more inside an Industrial Bezel. Custom designed to the exact shape and dimensions of the ICE Resin® Industrial Bezels, simply trace and cut selected images and then adhere inside bezel. p>
DESIGNED TO FIT ICE RESIN® INDUSTRIAL BEZELS
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Download a copy of the press release here: ICE Resin® Industrial Bezel Template
ICE RESIN® FINDINGS
ICE Resin® Findings is a complete collection of mixed metal end caps and jump rings designed by Susan Lenart Kazmer. Use with ICE Resin® Silk Sari Ribbon, Leather Cord, and Leather Adhesive to create one-of-a-kind jewelry pieces. Available in two finishes Rose and Sterling, each package includes six 5mm End Caps
and six Jump Rings. p>
AVAILABLE IN FOUR FINISHES
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Download a copy of the press release here: ICE Resin® Findings
ICE RESIN® OPALS
Introducing four new colors to the collection of ICE Resin® Opals – Pink Topaz, Citrine, Peridot, and Aquamarine. Capture opalescent beauty when you add light catching Opals to your designs under ICE Resin®. Opals add a hint of color and texture to your creations. Mix colors together or with other materials for
unique effects. p>
AVAILABLE IN FOUR COLORS
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Download a copy of the press release here: ICE Resin® Opals
ICE RESIN® SILK SARI RIBBON
Introducing two skeins of Silk Sari Ribbon to the ICE Resin® line. This recycled silk is an easy
and colorful way to complete any jewelry projects. Each package contains 5 yards (4.57 m). p>
AVAILABLE IN TWO COLORS OF SKEINS
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Download a copy of the press release here: ICE Resin® Silk Sari Ribbon
Ranger is excited to announce a new way to clay! Introducing QuickCure Clay, a pliable clay formula that cures in minutes with just the use of a heat tool, there’s no need for a kiln or oven. Colorize clay with paints and mediums such as Tim Holtz® Alcohol Inks, Ranger Embossing Powders, Archival Inks, Vintaj® Patinas, Perfect Pearls, and more. The finished product is very strong and durable, great for making sculptures, jewelry, and other mixed media projects. Available in 4 oz, 8 oz, and 16 oz bags. p>
AVAILABLE IN 4 OZ, 8 OZ, AND 16 OZ BAGS
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Download a copy of the press release here: QuickCure Clay
SMOKE ABSORBER AND FILTERS
Ranger will be offering the Hakko FA400-04 Smoke Absorber as a fume extracting solution for use with QuickCure Clay. This smoke absorber contains activated carbon filters and removes fumes emitted when heating QuickCure Clay, quickly, safely, and efficiently. The Smoke Absorber measures 10.1” x 9” x 6.7” which fits most work surfaces. Replacement filters are available in packs of five. p>
MEASURES 10.1” X 9” X 6.7” AND REPLACEMENT FILTER AVAILABLE IN PACK OF FIVE
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Download a copy of the press release here: Smoke Absorber and Filters
It’s the last day of Ranger Recaps, but that just means that there is still one more day of fun! We’ve had so much fun sharing with all of you the photos and highlights from the 2018 Creativation Show, and hope that you’ve had just as much fun following along with us.
The show this year brought an exciting new product and a new way to clay! Quick Cure Clay is a revolutionary clay formula that cures in less than a minute with a heat tool, which means no need for a kiln. The booth showcased fun samples of 3D projects and jewelry creations.
The clay could easily be colorized with a variety of Ranger products, including Tim Holtz® Alcohol Inks, Embossing Powders, paints, Archival Inks, and more!
The new clay made an appearance in the Creativation Innovations showcase as well!
Debbie Tlach taught a few Make It Take Its where visitors could craft their own Quick Cure Clay heart mixed with Ranger Embossing Powders.
John A. Pojman, the inventor of the clay, made an appearance at the show and was quick to inform guests of the great qualities. He, along with Vesta Abel, spent some time demo-ing the product.
The ICE Resin® booth housed many new products, including the new Rune Bezels, Jewelry Wires, new Opal colors, and new Lusters, which are specially formulated jewelry paint that are ideal for use on metal and to colorize resin. The show kicked off the first day with a class taught by the creator of ICE Resin® herself, Susan Lenart Kazmer.
When you made your way to the Ranger booth, it was likely you were going to be able to stop at the ICE Resin® demo table and see live demonstrations on the new products from Susuan Lenart Kazmer and Misty Grosse.
Beautiful jewelry samples hung around the grids showing just how much can be created with the ICE Resin® product line!
Vintaj also launched a new product, Pearlescent Patinas, which are opaque inks, with a hint of pearl. The new patinas were released in three colors, Seashell Pearl, Seafoam Pearl, and Ocean Pearl, as well as a three pack kit.
It’s the last day of Creativation Sneak Peeks! Today we’re sharing with you the new products in the ICE Resin® and Vintaj product lines !
ICE RESIN® OPALS
Introducing three new colors to the collection of ICE Resin Opals. Capture opalescent beauty when you add light catching Opals to your designs under ICE Resin®. Opals add a hint of color and texture to your creations. Mix colors together or with other materials for unique effects. p>
AVAILABLE IN 3 COLORS.
Download a copy of the press release here: ICE Resin® Opals
ICE RESIN® LUSTERS
Introducing new Susan Lenart Kazmer Ice Resin® Lusters! Specially formulated by Ranger to achieve permanent opaque color and shimmer. Ideal for use on metals and to colorize Ice Resin, these fast drying paints are a must have for gorgeous jewelry and mixed media creations. Available in .5 oz bottles. p>
AVAILABLE IN 3 COLORS IN .5 OZ BOTTLES.
Download a copy of the press release here: ICE Resin® Lusters
ICE RESIN® RUNE BEZELS
Introducing a new collection of Susan Lenart Kazmer Bezels to the ICE Resin® product line. The new Rune Bezels replicate original designs by Susan Lenart Kazmer and are available in Antique Silver and Antique Bronze finishes in a variety of shapes and sizes. Rune Bezels have a closed back and are ideal to fill with Iced Enamels, Shattered Mica, German Glass Glitter, Opals & ICE Resin®! p>
AVAILABLE IN 8 BEZELS- 4 DESIGNS AND TWO FINSIHES.
Download a copy of the press release here: ICE Resin® Rune Bezels
ICE RESIN® JEWELRY WIRES
ICE Resin® Jewelry Wires are a unique addition to the ICE Resin® findings by Susan Lenart Kazmer. These flexible double ball ended wires come in three lengths – 2”, 4” & 6” and an Antique Bronze finish. Jewelry Wires can be used for twisting and wrapping into designs, to form closures, between elements and more! Great for use with the full line of ICE Resin® products. p>
INCLUDES 9 WIRES- 3 EACH OF 2”, 4”, AND 6” IN AN ANTIQUE BRONZE FINISH.
Download a copy of the press release here: ICE Resin® Jewelry Wires
ICE RESIN® RUNE BEZEL TEMPLATE
The ICE Resin® Rune Bezel Template makes it easy to include ephemera, photographs, foil sheets and more inside a Rune bezel. Custom designed to the exact shapes and dimensions of the ICE Resin® Rune Bezels, simply trace and cut selected images then adhere inside bezel. p>
INCLUDES 1 BEZEL TEMPLATE SIZED TO FIT RUNE BEZELS.
Download a copy of the press release here: ICE Resin® Rune Bezel Template
VINTAJ PEARL PATINAS
Introducing three colors of Vintaj Pearl Patinas! These new Vintaj® Pearl Patinas are opaque inks, with a hint of pearl, specially formulated by Ranger to adhere permanently to metal. The Patinas will colorize Vintaj® Findings, Filigrees, Bezels and other metals for gorgeous jewelry and crafting projects and can be layered to create endless patina effects. These 3 new colors are available open stock and in a kit- Abalone Pearl. Available in .5 oz bottles. p>
AVAILABLE IN 3 COLORS IN .5 OZ BOTTLES.
Download a copy of the press release here: Vintaj Pearl Patinas
On to day four of our Ranger recaps! Today’s product recap will feature Susan Lenart Kazmer ICE Resin® and Vintaj®.
With so many uses of ICE Resin®, there were two separate workshops offered this year at Creativation, one focusing on jewelry techniques and the other on applying ICE Resin® into mixed media projects. The first workshop, ICE Resin® Transparent Illusions, Susan taught her students how to make resin paper to achieve translucent effects using ephemera, tissue, and more. Once the resin paper was made, students applied their paper into a mixed media journal.
Jewelry and mixed media pieces made the perfect accent pieces along the worn, wooden doors that made up the ICE Resin® display booth this year. The booth included colorful swatch charts of ICE Resin® Tints, German Glass Glitter and the new German Glass Glitter Shards, the Tissue Paper Assortment, and so much more. The displayed jewelry made such to give and inspirational touch just to show just how much could be created with this great product!
ICE Resin® Tissue Paper, the ICE Resin® Squeegee, and ICE Resin® German Glass Glitter were just a few of the products showcased in the Innovations display case.
For jewelry makers, or those who wanted to learn more about the process, there was an opportunity to learn more from the master metalsmith herself, Susan Lenart Kazmer. The second workshop offered was ICE Resin® Alchemy, where students learned how to use ICE Resin® Bezels, ICE Resin® Inclusions and more to design and create wearable works of art.
During the show, as visitors stopped by the booth, they were able to watch live demos to learn more about the newly released products and the many uses.
Watch Susan Lenart Kazmer introduce a few of her new products in the videos below:
Vintaj® also had a new release this year of 5 new colors, including 2 new metallic patina colors. The new release of colors included Malachite, Deep Turquoise, Pyrite, Rose Gold, and White Gold. The Ranger booth displayed these new colors as well as the entire palette and the Vintaj® product line. Final pieces were displayed to show the beauty of the patinas and how they work.
It’s the final day of our Creativation 2017 New Products Sneak Peeks and we have many new ICE Resin® and Vintaj® products to share with your today!
ICE RESIN® LEATHER CORD
Introducing Leather Cord into the ICE Resin® product line up. Create Bracelets, Necklaces, Mixed Media Jewelry, and more with this soft genuine leather cord. Sold in 3 yard spools and available in two colors- black and dark brown, and two widths- 2.5mm and 3mm.
AVAILABLE IN 2 COLORS, BLACK AND DARK BROWN, AND 2 WIDTHS, 2.5MM AND 3MM
Download a copy of the press release here: ICE Resin® Leather Cord.
ICE RESIN® LEATHER ADHESIVE
ICE Resin® Leather Adhesive is formulated to work with ICE Resin® Leather Cord to secure leather into endcaps. Available in an easy to use .5 fluid–ounce bottle with precision tip.
AVAILABLE .5 FL OZ PRECISION TIP BOTTLE
Download a copy of the press release here: ICE Resin® Leather Adhesive.
ICE RESIN® TISSUE PAPER ASSORTMENT
Susan Lenart Kazmer ICE Resin® Tissue Paper Assortment includes a variety of paper weights, colors, and patterns ideal for creating resin paper for jewelry and mixed media applications. Use with ICE Resin® Squeegee to gently and evenly apply resin to the tissue paper, create shaker box bezels and pendants, layer into bezels for mixed media jewelry, create pages for art journals and other mini books, or collage into mixed media projects. Book includes 30 assorted sheets measuring 3.875” W x 6.75” H.
ASSORTMENT INCLUDES 30 SHEETS MEASURING 3.875” X 6.75”.
Download a copy of the press release here: ICE Resin® Tissue Assortment.
ICE RESIN® SQUEEGEE
Introducing the ICE Resin® Squeegee to the growing line of resin tools. Flexible silicone makes it easy to evenly spread ICE Resin® over tissue, transparencies, fabric and more. The Squeegee is the ideal tool for making resin paper.
AVAILABLE IN 50 PIECE DISPLAY GLOBE WITH 10 PIECE REFILLS
Download a copy of the press release here: ICE Resin® Squeegee.
ICE RESIN® TINTS
Ranger and Susan Lenart Kazmer are excited to announce the addition of four new tints to the ICE Resin® line! Transform your ICE Resin® from clear to colorful, add color and swirls with these specially formulated colorants. Just squeeze ICE Resin® Tints into mixed resin until your desired color is achieved. For a hint of color use 1-2 drops, for a more saturated color use multiple drops. All new colors are available open stock- Amethyst, Emerald, Rose Quartz, and Turquoise.
AVAILABLE IN 4 COLORS – EACH COLOR IN .5 FL OZ PRECISION TIP BOTTLE
Download a copy of the press release here: ICE Resin® Tints.
ICE RESIN® TECHNIQUE BOOK
Susan Lenart Kazmer’s ICE Resin® Technique Book Inspiration and Ideas offers a selection of step by step tutorials for those looking to be inspired to create with ICE Resin® products. Explore the creative world of Susan Lenart Kazmer with ICE Resin®, a complete line of jeweler’s grade epoxy resin, tools, and accessories. ICE Resin® provides everything you need to create your own resin jewelry and mixed media projects.
BOOK MEASURES 8.25” X 5.5” AND CONTAINS 18 PAGES
Download a copy of the press release here: ICE Resin® Technique Book .
ICE RESIN® GERMAN GLASS GLITTER SHARDS
Add interest and texture to your jewelry and mixed media projects with new ICE Resin® German Glass Glitter Shards. These real glass shards are larger in size than the ICE Resin® Glass Glitter and are available in six rich, deep hues- Antique Gold, Ocean, Onyx, Primrose, Sterling, and Wintergreen. Each color is available in convenient jars-mix into ICE Resin® or apply to projects using Iced Enamels Adhesive Medium.
AVAILABLE IN 6 NEW COLORS
Download a copy of the press release here: ICE Resin® German Glass Glitter Shards .
ICE RESIN® LUMINOUS LAYERS
Add color and shine to your ICE Resin® creations with Susan Lenart Kazmer ICE Resin® Luminous Layers. These textured, light catching sheets add dimension and brilliance to jewelry or mixed media when embedded under ICE Resin®. Mix different colors together or with other inclusions to create a multicolored effect. Each package includes 2 sheets of each 5 colors.
AVAILABLE IN PACK OF 10- 2 SHEETS OF EACH 5 COLORS
Download a copy of the press release here: ICE Resin® Luminous Layers .
Introducing five new Vintaj® Patina colors, including two new metallic for even more creative possibilities! The five new colors are available open stock as well as in two new kits- Santa Fe Market and Cherished Adornment. Vintaj® Patinas are opaque inks specially formulated by Ranger to adhere permanently to metal. The Patinas will colorize Vintaj® Findings, Filigrees, Bezels, and other metals for gorgeous jewelry and crafting projects and can be layered to create endless patina effects. Now available 29 bendable colors including 6 metallics.
AVAILABLE IN 5 COLORS OPEN STOCK AND 2 KITS
Download a copy of the press release here: Vintaj® Patinas .