I’ve been occupying my time trying to turn out some art pieces for Valentine’s. I focused on red, love, and hearts. I managed to make 7 pieces in about a week and half! That’s a record for me. I noticed that with a guiding theme to work with, ideas seemed to flow more easily to me.
I also learned how to work with the little resources that I had for every piece. This made an impact on the over all look of each of the pieces themselves, which I think is cool. The idea of how what we have available to us shapes or influences our lives, in many small ways, attracts me. It makes me consider how much of our life calls for ingenuity and adaption, even spontaneity. I like that.
So anyway, here’s what happened; this is what turned out …
I had this fused glass pendant for a long time wondering if I’d ever use it and then it hit me – ‘hey, this looks kinda like a heart shape! An abstract heart shape? Yeah, that’ll do.’ So I added some elements to it to enhance it a bit, like the free form wire wrap.
This heart charm bracelet is upcycled. The heart charms come from other bracelets, but the chain is new and the toggle is, too. Although this picture doesn’t show it, the toggle is a heart, too. This was very easy to make, but the style is classic and simple and I always love this kind of bracelet.
Then, I of course needed some earrings in the mix, so I used what I had on hand. The deep red beads are crystal and really beautiful, the bottom bubbles-all-over bead added some fun to these. These are so yummy looking that I want to eat them! Kinda remind me of berries.
This piece features a little red felt ball with small golden fresh water pearls hanging from it. The first thing I made was the small felt ball. I got the idea to try to use it in a jewelry project. So the first thing I did was stab the little felt ball with a copper loop. It stayed stuck with a copper loop in it for awhile before any other ideas came to me on what to do next. Anyway, it all came together!
This bracelet was the last thing I made. In the back of my mind I’ve been wanting to use more chain in my projects and this piece gave me a chance to do just that. The center focus of this project began with a small but very important piece — that’s the sterling silver artisan heart. It started with one little piece, the heart.
And the last pair of earrings … all heart, right? The crystal beads are actually pink and the bottom bead is a vintage bead with dents and grooves and a cool pattern on them.
Thanks so much for checking these out. If you like any of these please check out the TheWeeBitThings shop.
Have a love-filled Valentine’s Day!
Bless and be blessed.