About Me

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Jen Cushman is a natural storyteller who found mixed media art a decade ago and never looked back. She is drawn to the imperfect, the funky, the quirky, the artsy and the authentic: be it people or objects or art. She is also Vice President of ICE Resin Susan Lenart Kazmer.

Jen is the author of Explore, Create, Resinate: Mixed Media Techniques with ICE Resin®, which won a national bronze metal in the Independent Book Publishers Association as well as Making Metal Jewelry; How to Stamp, Fold, Form, and Forge Metal Jewelry Designs (North Light Books/ Jan. 2013).

Her art has been published in Belle Armoire Jewelry, Jewelry Affaire, Somerset Studios, Somerset Life, Cloth, Paper, Scissors, Mingle, Somerset Workshop, WireWork, Bead Design Studio, Somerset Home and others. For nearly four years she wrote a marketing column called “Art Chooses You” for artists in Belle Armoire Jewelry. She currently writes a column called “The Mixed-Media Metalsmith” teaching basic jewelry making and metalworking projects in Cloth, Paper, Scissors magazine.

Jen teaches at art retreats nationally and internationally. An enthusiastic and supportive instructor, she teaches more than crafting techniques. She encourages others to explore their authentic, creative process to make art that is real and personally meaningful. A dynamic public speaker, Jen is available for presentations, seminars and panel discussions on women in business, marketing, new media/social media, creativity and living an artist’s life. You can see her website at jencushman.com. Contact info: jencushman@ymail.com

3 thoughts on “About Me

  1. Hi Karen. Give it a try. Even if the hardener is really yellow the resin will definitely set up and work. It might just be yellow. Whatever it looks like in the cup when you mix is up is what it is going to look like in a bezel or one paper, etc. You can always tint your resin with our new tints or with alcohol inks or paint so that it colors the resin and you don’t even notice the yellowing. It’s difficult for the resin to ever truly go bad. The hardener is sensitive to UV light and that is why it slowly turns and amber color. The resin stays nice and crystal clear. I do castings with my older resin and tint them. You’d never know it. Thanks for watching my DVD!

  2. Hi Jen. I bought one of your videos and just LOVE it. I have several pkgs of ice resin (plunger style) and they are starting to turn orange. I have had them about 6 months or maybe a year. Can I still use them? Or will they not set up?

  3. Hello Jen,
    I am one of the lucky ones to be taking BOTH of your classes in Costa Mesa very soon. I am looking forward to meeting you and learning from you first hand.
    Best, Nancy

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