Monday, January 24, 2011

ANTIQUE UTEE NECKLACE


Back to my favorite hobby, making jewelry with Ultra Thick Embossing Enamel (UTEE). I learned this technique from the Queen of UTEE, Suze Weinberg.


I used an oval antique silver ornate frame by Tim Holtz and laid it face down over two flowers on a Posh fan stamp. I melted clear UTEE in my melting pot with a little purple To Dye For. To Dye For doesn't come in purple so I mixed red and blue together on a jar lid with a toothpick to make purple, then I swirled the toothpick through the melted clear so I basically had clear with swirls of purple through it. I then poured the UTEE into the frame on the stamp and let it harden. Popped the UTEE piece out, colored the raised design with Smooch inks, let them dry and with my finger, slicked a coating of Diamond Glaze over the top to seal the piece. While the UTEE piece was still wet, I ran some Loctite glue around the inside rim of the frame and placed it on top of the UTEE piece. Let the glue and glaze dry and then did my beading.


Of course the necklace is way too fancy to wear with any of my ratty clothes so now I have to go clothes shopping.

2 comments:

  1. I came by way of rangerinklink....and I'm glad I did! This looks like the most elegant of very vintage pieces! I hope you share these with Suze because she loves seeing what you do with UTEE.

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