Sunday, February 12, 2012

Have a Heart

Another result from my creative whirlwind. The Amour Necklace. Just in time for Valentine's Day.

It features the piece of patina-ed metal that I made earlier this weekend. I LOVE it. I wire wrapped a heart (a wonderful, flocked heart bead) and stamped and riveted a banner-shaped blank to the metal sheet.

I made a couple of my Rolled and Wrapped beads to accent the beaded strand.

And I fabricated a clasp from some scrap copper that I had practiced my stamping on. The stamping came out pretty well, so I thought I would use it for the clasp instead of throwing it on the scrap pile.

I have some of those hearts left over and thought I would share them with you. They are funny, flocked plastic but I kind of love them. I have saved a few for me, so I thought I would give the extras away to my readers.

If you would like one, just leave a note in the comments. (The hearts are spoken for) The first ten who ask, get one. I'll take care of the postage and throw in a few more beads as well, just for fun. You can make something with it, or just hang on to it. It's my Valentine gift to you!

Just make sure that I have a way to contact you in your comment. Then I can get your snail mail info privately and send your package off.

Happy early Valentine's and thanks for reading!


  1. i love those, very whimsical!

    Julia Vargas

  2. I love the medallion on this necklace!

  3. My friend Linda's daughter, Adeline, directed me to your blog because of my love of beads. I've enjoyed your cheerful and encouraging posts. Your use of color and design has been inspiring. Your giveaway is most generous! Happy Valentine's Day!

  4. I love tthe necklace! Amazing! I would love one of those flocked heartS! I have never seen them anywhere!

  5. I love the metal bead and the way you put everything together. Thanks for the inspiration.

  6. Beautiful necklace. I love the copper components. Those hearts are adorable. If the giveaway is still running, I would love one.

  7. I love the combo and the flat red beads. Would love a fuzzy heart.

  8. Thanks for a fun giveaway. I would love a heart please.

  9. Forgot to include my email

  10. Beautiful necklace!! I'd love a heart!

  11. Hi Kate,
    Thank you so much for the heart and extras. They arrived safely. Now, what to make??


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