Thursday, 17 June 2010

UTEE Cufflinks

As some of you know I popped along to the Craft Barn Extravaganza this weekend and spent most of my time with the fantastic Suze Weinberg. Not only did I come away with heaps of inspiration, but she also gave me a necklace she'd made. If you get the chance to see her in action do go, she's just one of the nicest and most hugely talented artists there is!

Sadly, I'm totally skint this month, so no Meltpot for me, but I did buy some beeswax, clear UTEE and foil cake cases. Today I've had a chance to play and I soooo NEED a Meltpot, if only to stop me getting third degree burns!

It's DH's birthday today and I really wanted to make him something special. I've had an idea in my head for a while to make a pair of cuff links with pictures of the kids on, but have tried shrink plastic and glass cabochons with no luck. He's away from us a lot on business, and loves things that remind him of us, so this seemed the perfect gift.

Whilst playing with the UTEE, I decided I'd try the cuff links and it was a success!!! I had a few mini disasters along the way, but I think the finished project looks kinda cool and I'm actually really pleased with the way it's turned out! I'm going to keep the disasters and see if I can use them in another project. Anyway here are the cuff links (excuse the piccy found these a bit tricky to photograph).

Here's a little box I made to present and store them in

Heat gun
Non-stick Craft sheet
Martha Stewart Scoreboard

Black Glitter Card - The Papermill
Ribbon - Papermainia
Card Candy - Craftwork Cards
Cuff link Blanks
UTEE Clear
Glossy Accents

I'd like to enter this project into the following challenges:
Craftalicious - New (UTEE never used it before, so it's new to me)
Creative Inspirations - One for the Boys
Magical Crafts - Something for a Male/Father's Day
Meljen's Designs - Fibre, Ribbon, Lace (Ribbon on the box)


  1. Wow! How clever - I'm sure your DH will love these on 3 counts, 2 pics of your children and the fact that you made them. x

  2. Fabulous make, you're so clever to think of doing this!

  3. Wow, thats great. They look excellent. What a great idea. I love the box too

  4. what a great gift, so very proffesional looking I am sure Dad will wear them with love and pride :)

  5. Fabulous gift that your Dad will treasure, what a lovely and personal gift

  6. Fabulous idea, I'm sure hubby will love them.
    Thanks for joining us for our first challenge at Craftalicious
    hugs Mandy xx

  7. What a fantastic idea! i think your hubby will love them. Thanks for joining us at Craftalicious for our first challenge. luv gina xx

  8. These are brilliant and love the box you've made too

    Thanks so much for joining us for our first challenge at Craftalicious

    Jan xx

  9. wow what a great project! you're so clever :) Xx

  10. gorgeous box ;)) Thank you for playing with us this week on the MelJens challenge! Good luck!

  11. Oh wow what a stunning gift, your OH is going to love it! Thank you for joining us at MCFC, good luck with the challenge xxx

  12. Wow - very clever, they look great. Love the box also!

  13. These are great, very inventive! Thanks for joining us this week at Wednesday's Creative Inspirations Challenge Blog! xxx

  14. How unusual - I've never seen anything like it before, they are really great and truly unique.

    Thanks for playing along with us at Magical Crafts and do join us agin soon!


  15. What a brilliant idea and the box is very cool. Bet your DH loved these. Jaqui x


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