Susan Lenart Kazmer, a master silversmith, author and award-winning jeweler, developed ICE Resin®, a jeweler’s grade, two-part epoxy resin that was first introduced at the Bead and Button Show in 2006. By combining a non-traditional medium (resin) with traditional jewelry techniques she was able to provide artists and designers with a new way to express their creative vision. Its unique doming properties and glass like finish has made ICE Resin® an important medium that continues to inspire jewelers and mixed media artists of all kinds.
In 2015 Ranger Industries announced an exclusive distribution and manufacturing partnership with Susan Lenart Kazmer and her ICE Resin® brand of jewelry products. In addition Kazmer and her business partner, Mixed-Media Artist and Author Jen Cushman joined Ranger’s talented roster of licensed artists and have continued as the creative forces behind the product line. Both Susan and Jen travel extensively, sharing their love of jewelry through workshops and demonstrations at trade shows and events around the world.
Alain Avrillon and Justin Russo, owners of Ranger Industries, are very excited to be working with Susan and Jen. Having ICE Resin® in the Ranger Brand portfolio adds to our growing range of Mixed Media products and gives us a new way to engage our customers in the Jewelry Market.
Founded in 1929, Ranger Industries is a manufacturer of paper crafting, art journaling and mixed media supplies, specializing in inks, paints, embossing powders, and innovative tools. The company is known for working with signature designers and creating technique-based educational programs. Ranger’s extensive line of products includes Tim Holtz Distress™, Tim Holtz Alcohol Inks™, Dyan Reaveley Dylusions™, Dina Wakley Media™, Archival™ Inks and Wendy Vecchi Archival™ color palette and many other arts & crafts products including Perfect Pearl™ Pigments, Liquid Pearls™ Paints, and Stickles™ Glitter Glue.