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  • puppychick  labratbecky
    puppychick labratbecky on “Fall?”:
    “Yummy components and beads! I love your style and aesthetic!!!!!!!…” read »

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    puppychick labratbecky on “I took a Class”:
    “Love the weaving! Must have been a blast! :) …” read »

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    puppychick labratbecky on “Turtle Beach”:
    “IMHO more is more! I love it either way but I am partial to extra details…” read »

  • sweetjane
    sweetjane on “Fall?”:
    “Thanks to everyone for their lovely comments! This was certainly fun to make!…” read »

  • Medieval Momma
    Medieval Momma on “Gifted”:
    “* would look GREAT with *…” read »

  • Medieval Momma
    Medieval Momma on “Gifted”:
    “I love it! Very earthy and ethnic. It would look with a off-white flowing sun dress…” read »

  • Little Round Chick
    Little Round Chick on “Turtle Beach”:
    “Glad to know I'm not the only one who fiddles. Great design. Love the soft…” read »

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    Little Round Chick on “Gifted”:
    “I like it too. Definitely has an ethnic vibe. Love wood, love all the components,…” read »

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    Little Round Chick on “I took a Class”:
    “Wire weaving? You're a "greenie?" I'd say you are well on your way to being…” read »

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    Little Round Chick on “Fall Tones”:
    “Fantastic color, excellent design. Love it! :) …” read »

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    Little Round Chick on “Here Comes The Sun”:
    “Key boards and computers are not trustworthy..... they are electronic devices with minds of their own. Now…” read »

  • Little Round Chick
    Little Round Chick on “Fall?”:
    “Ditto to all of the above comments. This is a great way to welcome fall...just…” read »

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    Little Round Chick on “Tiger Eye”:
    “Thanks for all of the compliments everyone. The tiger eye is one of my favorites.…” read »

  • Mahala RockChick
    Mahala RockChick on “Here Comes The Sun”:
    “It's funny because when I type my son's name it always changes it to "sidenote" or…” read »

  • Mahala RockChick
    Mahala RockChick on “Fall Tones”:
    “Thank You ladies!…” read »

  • Harmony on Strings
    Harmony on Strings on “Tiger Eye”:
    “I love copper and you really are the master.…” read »

  • Harmony on Strings
    Harmony on Strings on “Gifted”:
    “Very,very nice.…” read »

  • G Layne AKA Gail
    G Layne AKA Gail on “I took a Class”:
    “Wow! I agree with Donna, this piece looks very complicated but you certainly did fantastic with…” read »

  • G Layne AKA Gail
    G Layne AKA Gail on “Gifted”:
    “Oooooo! Wonderful tribal design!! Love the African clay beads and the wood spacers really set them…” read »

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    S Katoll on “Gifted”:
    “I've never seen such interesting wooden beads, and you've really highlighted them here. The African clay…” read »

  • kye
    kye on “Fall?”:
    “You make the neatest bracelets. Wonderful work!…” read »

  • Granny Nancy
    Granny Nancy on “Fall?”:
    “Very, very pretty. So talented.…” read »

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    R Fulton on “Summer sand dollar”:
    “Thanks so much for all the compliments!!…” read »

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    S Katoll on “I took a Class”:
    “It's a wonderful piece, and the wireweaving is amazing! I'm sure it represents a great…” read »

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    S Katoll on “Fall Tones”:
    “A really pretty piece. Great colors, great components, what can I say? When you're good, you're…” read »

  • Poms Forever aka Donna
    Poms Forever aka Donna on “Here Comes The Sun”:
    “LOL LOVE, LOVE Your pictures, your necklace, and I want Your caterpillar friend for my next…” read »

  • Poms Forever aka Donna
    Poms Forever aka Donna on “Fall Tones”:
    “Mahala, Your pictures are just so perfect. They highlight your necklace perfectly. Plus, your necklace has…” read »

  • Poms Forever aka Donna
    Poms Forever aka Donna on “I took a Class”:
    “This necklace looks very complex for a beginner. But, you did a great job for the…” read »

  • Poms Forever aka Donna
    Poms Forever aka Donna on “Gifted”:
    “Pam is right! The necklace has a great ethnic vibe! The wood beads are highlighted by…” read »

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    S Katoll on “Here Comes The Sun”:
    “Wow, how beautiful! Great selection of stones. The colors are wonderful, and the caterpillar lends such…” read »

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    S Katoll on “Fall?”:
    “I love the flower, and agree with Gail that it looks like a C Koop piece.…” read »

  • kye
    kye on “Tiger Eye”:
    “This is really beautiful. I love the tiger eye and the wonderful copper wirework. That tassle…” read »

  • dolllady aka Pam
    dolllady aka Pam on “Gifted”:
    “Another oh, woooow piece!! I like the chartreuse (maybe yellow) with the wood. This…” read »

  • dolllady aka Pam
    dolllady aka Pam on “I took a Class”:
    “Oh woooow! This is so very pretty and looks so complicated for a group of…” read »

  • kye
    kye on “I took a Class”:
    “That musta been some class! Wow! I think your wirework is so exciting and beautiful!! It…” read »

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    Idania F on “Nature's Treasures”:
    “Gorgeous…” read »

  • dolllady aka Pam
    dolllady aka Pam on “Fall Tones”:
    “Another terrific piece! I did miss seeing your little friend. The bail design is…” read »

  • Mahala RockChick
    Mahala RockChick on “Here Comes The Sun”:
    “Haha, yes, he matches.…” read »

  • dolllady aka Pam
    dolllady aka Pam on “Here Comes The Sun”:
    “This is absolutely gorgeous, even your little friend blends in nicely with the necklace. Is…” read »

  • Mahala RockChick
    Mahala RockChick on “Here Comes The Sun”:
    “Oh wow, that must have been my phone trying and failing to auto correct! It's citrine.…” read »

Healing Heart


About this design:

The last heart I made was for me....this one was for a friend who had experiences some hard times.

Components:

Brass,copper,brass and copper wire,swarovski crystal, etchant, patina



Read the comments (or add your own)

  1. FaeryGoth Chick
    FaeryGoth Chick says:

    It is beautiful!

  2. C Clark
    C Clark says:

    Beautiful sentiment. We could all use a healing heart.

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    Chicky Zee aka Alice says:

    Lovely!

  4. Gemme Designs
    Gemme Designs says:

    Very cool, I agree with C Clark!!

  5. Cotopaxi Chickie Sue
    Cotopaxi Chickie Sue says:

    My first thought was a BG’s song…’How do you mend a broken heart’….

    Sorry to hear your friend is going through some tough times – this was a lovely thing to do for her. I’m sure she’ll treasure it!

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    Mary - Sweet Chick says:

    Hope this gorgeous piece lifts the spirits of your friend in need. I’m sure this special beauty means a lot to her!

    I love the texture & natural, rustic feel of it. Your design is a winner in my book! Fav!

  7. Jewelry by Shannon
    Jewelry by Shannon says:

    This is a beauty … glad you made one for yourself too! SLS

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    K H says:

    This is really cool!! Were you able to find copper blanks or did you cut them yourself!

  9. C Strecker
    C Strecker says:

    I made my own pattern and cut them out with a jewelers saw.

  10. DMYJewelryDesign on etsy
    DMYJewelryDesign on etsy says:

    GORGEOUS!!!

  11. JennGem
    JennGem says:

    This is so beautiful! <3

  12. Gemme Designs
    Gemme Designs says:

    Do you sell these, I did not see one on your sites… I hope your friend feels the power of this :D

  13. DJluvs2bead
    DJluvs2bead says:

    Beautiful! I can tell you have a beautiful heart too! Did you etch the designs in the metal?
    My best wishes and prayers for your friend.

  14. C Strecker
    C Strecker says:

    Yes I did the etch with ferric chloride..works great. thanks for your wishes and prayers!

  15. C Strecker
    C Strecker says:

    To Gemme Designs – I haven’t listed them on my sites (I don’t remember doing so!). I will gladly do one for anyone…I would prefer to know the reason for the heart so I can design it for that person, you know what I mean? And by the way, the individual who I made this has received the piece and now considers it a family heirloom! what an honor…it was quite a tear fest!

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    Elsa L says:

    I am a customer who just happened to be looking at the site when I saw your design. It’s really wonderful and communicates powerfully.
    Thank you for sharing it.

  17. Gemme Designs
    Gemme Designs says:

    My friend is going through a painful divorce, she has been married for 11 years and is only 32 … I want her to feel that she can love again :D Please give me the details, price, shipping to Canada and how long it would take to make one. Thanks :D

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