Thursday, January 12, 2012


this is the time of year when you start to see hearts all over etsy. usually i do not jump onto the valentine's day bandwagon, but this year, thanks to my beloved pmc, i am hopping aboard.

i got a bit carried away with the pmc yesterday.
i had a blast upstairs in my office and before i knew it, 3 hours had passed. i tried some new techniques, creating small eyepins and inserting them into the clay while wet to make rosary-type connectors with hearts. it seemed like such a good idea, but i ended up spending many more hours today redoing them because for some reason it didn't work.

this one i made for myself and incorporated into my "flapper" bracelet that i never take off.

with a tiny little blue sapphire.
i know the "sutured heart" image is not terribly unique, but it really speaks to me. it's like the next step up from the hole in your heart. you've got the wound, but now it is healing.

your sutured heart necklace,
with a tiny little amethyst.

like the sun image in the hole in your heart necklace, the stitches to me represent the positive that comes from heartache and pain. the strength and courage that you are forced to discover within yourself in order to heal from your hurt. and within healing, of course, lies growth.

and the "your flaming heart" necklace,
with a tiny little peridot.

this one is about your passion, whatever it is that ignites you. this is a celebration of the things in your life that really get your blood flowing and your heart pumping, the things that excite you and make you feel alive, the things you couldn't live without and will never give up.

and the "be fri" necklace.
did you have one as a kid?

i made this pair for hazel and her sweet little bff, kianna, as a christmas gift.

when i was a kid, i was "be fri" and dear megan shackelford was "st ends". i cherished that necklace that we bought at spencer's. i thought it would be fun to replicate that.

hazel and kianna at hazel's birthday party this year

these pieces will be in the shop later tonight.


DalaHorse said...

Those are great Kristi! ♥Sue

Silver Sparrow Designs said...

thanks, sue, i am excited about them. i will hopefully be finishing the others tomorrow!