Simon Says Stamp and Show challenged us to show an Idea-Ology Bonanza. The Ranger Ink Link February challenge is UTEE. In the past I've seen jewelry made with Idea-Ology pieces. I've wanted to make a necklace for a long time. I've also seen a lot of talk about using a stamp to put a design on UTEE and also about melting UTEE into an opening of a frame. I think the challenge at Grungy Monday helped pull this whole idea together.About this piece--all of the pieces of the necklace from the clasp and chain down to the crown are pieces from Tim Holtz's Idea-Ology line except the UTEE. I was extremely happy that I had the drill punch from Tim so I could put holes into the regal adornments for the jump rings. The UTEE insert is a combination of Iris blue UTEE marbled with pearl and black. I laid the face plate on a stamp (Lisa Pavelka) and poured in the heated UTEE. I love the textured and marbled look.
Today was a great day and I have a piece of jewelry that I can't wait to wear.