Feb 28, 2017

Art Elements February Component of the Month






I have never been a fan of hearts that haven't been tried.  Guess that I was born cynical, or perhaps had my heart too scarred before I made it out of childhood. Anyways, hearts that have been broken and patched together are so much more interesting than the bright and shiny ones.

I consider myself very lucky that I was one of the names pulled out of Jenny's hat when she was offering readers of Art Elements the chance to work with one of these gorgeous polymer  Kintsugi hearts.   I have been a bad girl and not keeping up as well as I should on my blogs so just sneaked in under the wire as far as when I needed to apply.  You should have seen the smile when I received that email.



Jenny actually gave us a choice of colors and since I couldn't decide just which one I liked best, I asked her to surprise me.  It's that white beautiful with the gold leaf?  This is a heart that has a story to tell.



And I wanted to make sure that its story was sure to catch everyone's attention so I added some vintage gold glass beads and some creamy bone beads.  Simple, elegant and sure to be on center stage.

Now that you have seen what I made with one of Jenny Davies-Reazor's hearts, be sure to check out what everyone else has come up with! Perfect way to unwind on a busy Tuesday.  And if you would like to pick up one for yourself, just click here.



Guests: 
Art Elements team: 
Lesley Watthere.
 

14 comments:

  1. Absolutely lovely in its simplicity. The beads are perfect. Thank you again for reading Art Elements and participating in the design challenge!

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  2. This is simply elegant! Your choice of beads is the perfect complement to the heart.

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  3. I don't remember to have used hearts in my jewelry either but something in the story of Jenny's hearts touched me :) This is a very elegant necklace, the dual tone design makes the pendant stand out!

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  4. What a really striking piece, lovely!

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  5. Beautiful design. I love the contrast between the glass and bone!

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  6. " hearts that haven't been tried..." Whoa thats a powerful phrase. Stopped me in my tracks. Bc haven't we all been tried? And I agree - Id rather see the story of a life etched on a surface than plastic perfection. What you have done is stunning. Simple, visually gorgeous and evocative. I am so thrilled! Thank you for joining us this month!

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  7. Beautiful work Shai! It is so true that stitched up or scarred hearts are so much more interesting!! Love the design and the gold and creamy bone beads has such a wonderful vintage feel!

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  8. Shai, it's beautiful! Simple but really shows off the gorgeous heart - great beads to go with it!

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  9. This is going to be such a nice piece for regular wear. Thank you for playing along with us!

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