February Component of the Month Reveal - Healed Hearts
When Jenny was making these polymer clay hearts, she had the idea of "Kinsugi" in mind, in which a broken piece of pottery is repaired and the repair embellished with gold leaf. I absolutely LOVE them. And as usual, I forgot to take a photo of it before starting.
I had several plans in mind. First I was just going to do a bead embroidery pendant. Then I decided I wanted to do a 2d needle felted background and then bead embroider the heart to that and embellish further. The design was going to include wings and a phrase.
My third idea was my favorite. The plan was to do a layered riveted metal design that included tattered wings and a phrase, made into a brooch that could be converted to a necklace and also attached to a 2d background, framed, hanging on the wall, when not being worn. And that's the plan I started, last minute of course, because I prefer to make my life as difficult as possible. And I struggled. I decided the bezel would be sterling silver and the prongs would be prominent.
Unfortunately the saw blade attached to my frame was not appropriate for 28g silver sheet and I couldn't find the rest of my blades. Where the heck did they go? After trying to use the saw anyway and getting extremely frustrated, I decided I was going to try using my Joyce Chen scissors.
And of course, I couldn't find them either. Apparently I have studio gremlins. ARGH!!!!
I didn't want to not have SOMETHING to show for the reveal, so I went back to the first plan to do a bead embroidery pendant and will have to get another heart from Jenny at some other point to make my other vision happen. However, as I started it last night, it's hardly close to being finished.
For some reason whenever something is gold toned, I tend to gravitate towards pinks that have gold overtones. So this is what I've got so far. I'm thinking I will incorporporate wings somehow still, but I haven't decided yet.
So after this disappointing reveal, definitely stop by the other amazing designer's blogs to see what they've created:
Art Elements team:
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