Saturday, February 11, 2012

Bright Red Shiny Metal Heart

This is yet another piece I created in the metal studio on our playdate last Sunday - I guess I had a really productive day - there are still some earrings I haven't even shown you yet!

This copper heart was cut using a template (I have no drawing abilities whatsoever, sadly); I sanded and smoothed all the edges, sawed a smaller heart in the middle, and then started enameling. One side was enameled bright shiny red, and the other side took 2 coats of clear enamel, revealing the beautiful natural copper color. I then freehand painted some red squigglies on that side, trying for a paisley look. Only you can be the judge of how successful I was, but I like the result!

The pendant hangs on bright red satin cording, with a lobster claw clasp.

I know it is a little late for Valentine's Day, but I love hearts, and think they are perfect year round!

And this one is now available in my Etsy shop!


Halinka said...

I think,it is not so late to show and even sell the Valentine Day's jewels.I haven't prepared anything like that.I have got stuck in the 'plantlike' design and it has taken all my time devoted to beading nowadays.
The heart is wonderful!I've always liked the copper enamelled things and I remember I had some of them-the ring with the small star and also hearted small pendant,but they were both given to my daughter.I was always interested-how the enamel technique was applied to the copper surface and I can admit,such things with the enamel on,have never been cheap in my country.
Warm Greetings-Halinka-

dreaminofbeads / SAS Jewelry Designs said...

I love this heart! The hand painting is amazing.