Warren, NJ (PRWEB) April 6, 2011
Horizon Group USA, a leader in jewelry making, fashion apparel crafts and kids crafts is releasing 35 new pendants, charms, chain and components to the successful Industrial Chic™ by Susan Lenart Kazmer™ line that is exclusive to Michaels, North America’s largest arts & crafts specialty retailer, http://www.michaels.com.
For the spring release, Susan interjected color and romance into her pieces through the use of imagery that's reminiscent of vintage botany books and scientific journals. She's also created a new series of online educational videos at http://www.michaels.com/videos/Industrial-Chic/ on Michaels.com to teach some quick and easy techniques to help anyone design like an Industrial Chic pro in no time.
In addition to the new pendants, charms, findings and fibers to the Industrial Chic line, Horizon Group USA is publishing a new instructional book featuring 21 creative projects from Susan's Design Team comprised of five professional artists and teachers who are well known in the field of mixed media jewelry.
Susan Lenart Kazmer is an explorer, inventor and mixed media artist. During her studies at the Art Institute of Chicago, she pioneered the integration of fibers and found objects with traditional metal smithing and jewelry techniques. As a contemporary builder of talismans, Susan creates one-of-a-kind pieces of personal adornment. Repurposing objects of modern-day culture, such as light bulbs, game pieces, typewriter keys, stubby pencils, etc. she reinterprets these artifacts into jewelry that is layered with spiritual and historical significance. Her work has been recognized by the Smithsonian Institute of Art, the Huntington Museum of Art, the Ohio Craft Museum and the American Craft Council.
Susan and Horizon Group USA debuted the Industrial Chic™ line last May at Michaels, where it was enthusiastically embraced by customers to become one of the top sellers of 2010.
Susan Lenart Kazmer for SLK, Inc. Manufactured by Horizon Group USA©2010 Horizon Group USA.