Well. . . the voice issue continues, but it is better. It appears that it isn’t related to a cold at all, but rather part of an issue I have with asthma, my vocal chord dysfunction, and reflux. Getting past the flare up is all about learning what triggers it for me and avoiding it (ugh, chocolate!). Slowly all is getting back to normal. I know several of you are really looking forward to the video tutorial I promised for the UTEE pendants. I feel terrible to have promised it and then not delivered due to my voice. It has been a bit more than being hoarse and feeling self conscious about sounding bad in a video. Some days I just have been barely able to speak. At some points my voice has just given out mid-word. It has been very frustrating. My husband hasn’t said so, but I secretly believe he has been enjoying it!
So anyway, I apologize again for those who have been so patiently waiting for the video. I feel confident in saying “soon”. Until then, I have images of another necklace I made using UTEE and shrink plastic. I am crossing my fingers for next Tuesday for the tutorial, so cross your fingers!
I made these two pieces thinking of using them separately, but really loved how they looked when hung together.
I really love the transparency of the top pieces that allows the text on the tile below to show through.
I really love how these two pieces shrunk and dipped in such a lumpy bumpy imperfect way. It reminds me of slumped art glass.
On this tile, it is simply the text stamp stamped in black on shrink plastic, cut out, shrunk, and then dipped.
I love the simplicity and clarity of the pendant. You could have added color, but I really think that with a great stamp design, you don’t really need to have color to have a great piece.
On this piece, I added color with Copic markers before shrinking and dipping. I love the addition of color and love how translucent the colors are even after shrinking. You can color images with colored pencils and other types of markers, but not all stay so clear.
UPDATE: 5/28 You can now find the instructions for making Shrink Art UTEE Pendants here: http://tammytutterow.com/2013/05/tuesday-tutori…glass-pendants/.