Tuesday, 30 December 2008

Stampbord necklace- two techniques!

After I got my lovely new Melt Pot, the first thing I did was go onto Youtube to look for tutorials. I was delighted to find loads from Suze Weinberg herself! This necklace was inspired by a tutorial of hers, showing paper beads dipped in UTEE (different from the Leandra bead which uses lots of layers of UTEE), and another tutorial by Suze Weinberg with Julia Andrus, author of 'Paper Transformed', which showed a way of making faux sea-glass. I used the sea-glass technique to make the pendant, but used Stampbord instead of glass as the base- it still looks good to me! The beads were made using the Melt Pot, but I have in the past used Glossy Accents instead of UTEE, which worked as well but was more time consuming. I love these two techniques, and you will be seeing them again!

Here's Faux Sea Glass:

And here's the UTEE bead:


Lottie said...

oooh Hazel - this is brilliant - I must get my act together and have a go.

Thanks for the demos too - I am hopeless at hunting things like that down.

AnnM said...

Love the pendant Hazel - especially the paper beads!

Anonymous said...

These are beautiful projects!!

Anonymous said...

These are beautiful projects!!

Lorraine said...

love your pendant and thanks for sharing the videos with us..I was wondering if you could dip a wooden bead into to make it look glass like?? I havent got a melt pot though so will have to experiment with a foil tray!!

Vicky said...

This looks gorgeous - can't wait to have a go at the melt pot!

Minx said...

WOW, fab necklace, i want one... not had time to view the vid but i will defo be back when i have a minute and maybe just get my melt pot out at the same time lol

Moira said...

Gorgeous necklace.

needlewings said...

Wow! All sorts of fun! Thanks for the videos!

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