Looking good You could glue some gems in the extra holes or run some funky fibers through them Did you use a resin mold I was afraid it would melt the mold
Ohhh tattfae you are one of my faves. Actually I have also begun tatting thanks to you.
But to UTEE....I have produced resin items for almost a year now. Not that I'm an expert on it (no where near ammamama), but I am comfortable with it.
Someone asked a question about a hole through resin - NO you can not heat a crochet hook and stick through resin. You must use a dremel, or a drill of some other kind. I have drilled completely through resin - and it stinks when you do that too.
Thanks to tattfae, I made an attempt at UTEE. I was not necessarily looking for less expensive - just easier and quicker (layering in resin is not for the impatient).
First...I overcook it to yellowing. Second - YES I MELTED RESIN MOLDS - give me something hot and I'll burn a house down .
Yes...it hardens QUICK...but it also MELTS QUICK... and I have 'ruined' pieces by trying to 'trim' edges with a heat gun...because it will melt so quickly.
I am still trying UTEE, because I'm sure it will have it's potential for certain projects. But I use resin for imbedding and usual kind of pendants.
This pendant is done with resin. I drilled through and used 20 gauge wire to make the bail. (the illustration is my original, computer illustration)
To me...pricing of UTEE and resin is about equivilant. I always wait for percent off coupons. UTEE is MUCH quicker in everything compared to resin. So if you want to see if you messed up or not...you'll know in minutes . Resin is much more durable than UTEE. Takes way longer to do anything to. You also can not remelt resin and try to fix, where UTEE drips, drops, and otherwise can be remelted (although there is a potential for yellowing).