Melt Art UTEE Bead – Part 2

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This is part 2 of the workshop that has been designed to show how to make this UTEE threading bead using paper and clear ultra thick embossing crystals (with will be referred to as UTEE throughout the workshop) using the melting pot.

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Here is a close up of the glazed bead. It has been added to a bezel with the main body of the necklace being the aqua wrinkled ribbon.

Here is the link for the petite box other UTEE workshops

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Click Below for a Printable A4 Worksheet

UTEE Bead Workshop – Part 2

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Click Below for a Printable A4 Worksheet

UTEE Bead Workshop Part 1 

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Shopping List

Grand Calibur Die Cutting Machine : WIZCAL

Melt Art Melting Pot : MELTPOT

Mixed Media from Spellbinder – Silver Heart Bezel One  : MB1-005S

or Bronze Heart Bezel One  : MB1-005

Art Nouveau Peacock A5 Stamp Plate : UMPEACOC

Crushed Wrinkled Aqua Ribbon : UK1-5-04

Tim Holtz Peacock Feathers Distress Ink Pad : DPPEACOCK

Creative Expressions Metallic Gilding Wax

Pewter :CSGWPEW

Cosmic Shimmer Gilding Flakes ~ Silver Moon : CSGFSILVMOON

or Silver Leaf : GLSILV

 Flake & Glitter Glue : CSFLAKEGLUE

Tim Holtz Jump Rings : TH92726

Perfect Medium Ink Pad : PERPADCL

Cosmic Shimmer Clear Glue : CSGLUE

Cosmic Shimmer Ultra Thick Embossing Crystals –

200ml Clear :CSUTEECLEAR  , 100ml Bright Gold : CSUTLGGOLD

 20ml Pots  Lapis JadeCSUTJADE & Silver Shine : CSUTSILSH

 Tim Holtz Distress Stain Dabber: Pewter : DABSILVER

Grime Boss : GB30

Ink Blending Mat : INKBLENDMATA3

Cut `n` Dry Foam : FOAMCUT

Coconut A4 Card : 40980

Heat Gun : BLUEHEAT

Creative Expressions  Pearl Pins : PINCREAM

 Clamps or Large Paper Clips

& Matchsticks

*** CAUTION ***

Make sure the Lighting Tip of the Match is Removed

as it will be going near very hot / molten Ultra Thick Embossing Liquid

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Step by Step Instructions

Following on from part 1, while the heart bezel UTEE is cooling down I thought it would be a good idea to show how you can coordinate previous workshops using the UTEE colours you have in the melting pot. Previously this necklace was made, but to pull out the colours in the oval & match the new UTEE beads then remove the small oval UTEE from the bezel.

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2 Then pour in the molten UTEE left in the melting pot. Set aside to cool. Often the colours of UTEE are hard to achieve again but mixing the tones in the project will work nicely and draw the eye to the piece.

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3 Now remove the wooden sticks from the UTEE & also remove the hardened UTEE from bezel. This will easily fall out, if not give it a tap & it will come out.

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4 Sometimes the wooden stick might not have completely gone through the UTEE so take a pokey tool and just take away any unwanted UTEE. If the heart loses its shine whilst handling then gently heat the piece to bring back the shine.

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5 Now you have 2 pieces which can be interchanged later on with the ribbon beaded piece that will be used to fasten the necklace together.

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6 You may want to go in & add some Creative Expression pewter metallic gilding wax to the edges of the heart or the brushed pewter distress stain.

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Take the Tim Holtz large jump rings & twist the jump ring open. This will make it easier to close later with the pliers.

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8 Add the jump rings to each of the holes made by the wooden sticks. Here another jump smaller jump ring is added to the bottom jump ring to hold the prepared 3 pearl UTEE bead embellish we made earlier.

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9 To make a standard UTEE bead then take a piece of wire & create a closed circle at the end, this will form the joining for the bead. It`s optional to add a metal spacer bead before adding the UTEE bead. Now repeat the process the other end to close the bead off with another closed hoop.

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10 Attach the bead to the top jump ring on the UTEE heart. Remember to twist the jump ring open so it can be twisted back in place easily. Repeat this on the other top jump ring.

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11 Add the 3 pearl worked bead onto the bottom jump ring to complete the finish look of the base of the project.

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12 Take a length of aqua ribbon so it`s long enough for the required finished length of the necklace. Wrap a piece of wire around the end of the ribbon.

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13 Past the UTEE bead down the length of wire making sure the ribbon is still tightly attached to the wire. This technique is like making a large needle & will work with a strong piece of cotton.

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14 Now pull the wire gently so that the ribbon comes through the bead.

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15 Repeat the process on the other end of the ribbon. You can thread the bead on the same piece of wire and work it along the ribbon but adding it on the other helps keep the ribbon fresher.

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16 Take the end of the ribbon about 1cm in & pierce a small open jump ring through the folded up ribbon.

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17 Close the jump ring up & twist the remaining ribbon up too.

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18 Now pull the bead down over the twisted ribbon to complete the neat end of the ribbon fastening to the necklace. Repeat this on the other end of the ribbon making sure you have the correct length of ribbon to make the necklace.

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19 You may which to add a small dab of clear Cosmic Shimmer glue to help seal the ribbon down. If so just pull back the bead & add the glue before pulling the bead back over the glue.

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20 Attach the open jump rings to the other beaded hoops on the UTEE bead.

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21 Having the necklace with the jump rings like this makes it easy to interchange the end UTEE feature. Here the oval bezel is ready to be added to the UTEE beaded ribbon.

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22 Check out the Blue Vellum Box workshop from the weekly workshop indexed reference section as it would make a lovely box to add the necklace into as a gift.

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23 Here is a close up of the UTEE threadable bead. Please read part 1 of the UTEE Bead Workshop to complete this whole workshop ~ Why not use the UTEE beads onto an earring finding or wire – the list is endless.

Happy Crafting.

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One Response to Melt Art UTEE Bead – Part 2

  1. Paper Junkie says:

    Thanks Suzanne for part 2. It looks fab. Don’t know where I’m going to find time to make it just yet as I am back in harness with the wardrobe team at our local theatre making costumes for Pride and Prejudice for their Autumn production. This time last year I was between hand ops – so delighted that I am sewing again! Take care. X

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