Hacienda Mosaico Artist Workshops



October 29 - November 4, 2017
Arrive on Sunday, 5 day workshop, depart on Saturday.

Susan Lenart Kazmer

Talismans Bracelet
Making connections-Altered surfaces

In this hands on 5 day workshop learn my personal metalworking techniques that recently walked the runway in Milan, Italy at Fashion week. Build jewelry by combining layers of altered metal sheet, found objects and a variety of cold join techniques to create layers of negative and positive space to create an unusual wearable charms, Talismans and pendants. Focus on cold joining techniques such as riveting traditional, nut and screw, bundled objects such as a small stack of paper. Also, learn to add height and dimension by incorporating a technique using tubing which creates a hollow form.

Add color, layer and style to your metalwork. Learn distinctive methods, formulas and techniques for altering, patterning and coloring the surface of sheet metal. Work with hand made traditional and nontraditional formulas to create colorful patinas and emulate artifacts from a lost civilization. Build dimensional pieces by dapping, folding, forming and cold join manipulation.

Learn clean up and finish work. Attach to a charm bracelet or create a pendant. Multiple pieces will be finished in class. Use of jewelers saw will be helpful.

Workshop is held over day of the dead where we will all celebrate and be inspired by dressing up and going out to authentic and traditional Mexican cemeteries.

Kit includes - bronze and copper sheet metal, tubing, screws, nuts, 16 gauge bronze wire, jump rings, resin.

Supply List
Please bring - tin snips, anvil, jewelers saw, bench pin, chain nose and needle nose pliers, ball peen hammer, anvil, center punch awl, metal file.
Optional - drill, flat metal files, photographs, transparency’s, personal objects.

The price of the workshop will be $1,900 USD
(Based on double occupancy)

Kazmer workshop 2017

Susan Lenart Kazmer

instagram - susanlenartkazmer

Susan Lenart Kazmer’s work is built on years of researching cultures, repairing ethnographic adornment, art school, training in the craft of metallurgy and a strong fashion background. This has made her work that she calls “Expressive Adornment” a unique voice in the industry.

Susan’s work includes building talismans, prayer boxes, amulets for the fashion, museum, gallery and commercial world for over 20 years and recently walked the runways of Milano fashion week February 2017.

Susan’s work has been in numerous traveling exhibits including the Smithsonian Museum and the Art Institute of New York. She has won an International award for, Most Innovative use of the medium. Early on in her career, Susan built a handmade and commercial line of jewelry for Henry Bendell, Banana Republic, Nordstrom, Ann Taylor, as well as various independent and upscale boutiques. She recently built the successful commercial line of components called Industrial Chic, which won an award for selling the most volume and best line.

Creative director of Ice resin, an innovative art product that she invented, and author of two books, Resin Alchemy, an amazon best seller and Making Connection, a handbook of cold joins for metalworkers.

Presently, Susans work has been included in US Elle Magazine and has walked the runway numerous times with a modeling company called, Vaiva Style. Susan work has attended New York fashion week in accessories category.

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