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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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