Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Necro Neckware: Haunted Design House

Among my first ever UTEE projects were a bunch of UTEE shapes I'd made by dumping the hot goo into silicone ice cube trays.

The shapes you can pop out of the freezer these days are shocking, and wonderful: Someday I'm going to pick up this tray that makes Moai-inspired statues.

Anyhow, back to the point: UTEE, silicone ice cube trays and Macabre Monday at Haunted Design House.

This week's challenge, Necro Neckware, asks us to create a creepy, crawly bit of art that can be worn 'round the neck.

Around my house we're working on embedding LED lights into some of my UTEE shapes to create super neat glowy ... things. Until then I've been pleased with the possibilities provided by PearlEx and rhinestones.

Just look at this skull "cube!" She's filled with a bit of dark pinkish Pearl stuff and glitters with rhinestone eyes that were placed in the mold before the UTEE was poured.

Especially for this project I really wanted some sort of glow to add to my UTEE, alas I have no such product (do they sell glow-in-the-dark UTEE ... and why the hell not?).

Still, this piece does offer a shiny and glimmery and glittery bit of fun whether it's laying against skin or hanging in front of a sunny window (ahm, no, I mean moon-lit window).

You have until Sunday afternoon to show off your own Charm-ing skills at the Macabre Monday challenge sponsored by Kasket Kustoms.


  1. What else would a Cuddly Bunny wear around her neck but this.............lol..........brilliant.
    Annette x

  2. Awesome! I have some soaps that are from that very same mold. I really like the shimmer of the Pearl X mica powders and the flashy rhinestone eyes! As far as Glow in the Dark goes, have you tried Martha Stewart's GID fine glitter? It works really well in polymer clay, so it may hold up to the heat of the UTEE.
    Thanks for playing along with us this week at HDH!

  3. I want that mold!!!! I NEEd some more skulls around my place - who doesn't! Great work!

  4. Oh wow, this is fab! I love love love the rhinestone eyes and the pearl glitter! :D
    Thanks for playing along with us at HDH again :)

  5. These are such fun!! Really amzing!
    Sue xx

  6. ooommmmgosh..i have a friend who would love this..she is so into skulls..lol..great project tracy..wish i could play..tfs..loves ya

  7. the mind boggles LOL glow in the dark UTEE now thats an idea love it! simply fabulous project XOXO Zoe

  8. OMG, I love this, so cool!

  9. These are superb, hopefully this comment will appear as blogger has not been allowing me to comment of late. These are so brilliant and the fact you made them rocks x

  10. I always get a kick out of seeing the name "CuddlyBunny" as a participant at HDH. Just strikes my funny bone, LOL Anyway, this is as cool as can BE! I've been dying to try using Utee this way. Your skull is TO DIE FOR! Always enjoy your creations. Thanks for playing along again this week. xxD