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My Heart is Rusted


About this design:

Another year single at Valentine's Day.
Thus: rusted hearts!
When I bought the LR hearts I planned to use several colors of Czech rondelles. However, I found these lovely ceramic hearts made by a women's organization in Africa.
The combo of hearts and antiqued copper chain was good, but it was so plain. I added the Czech flower. But it still wasn't enough. Thank goodness for Mom! She suggested a second row of chain so it didn't look "lonely." Then I had to do a matching bracelet. Then I had some glass rounds. Oh my!

Components:

Lipstick Ranch heart pendant and tiny hearts. Czech glass flowers and rounds. Lots of Vintaj and copper in chains and beads and findings.

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  1. OK Jacki
    OK Jacki says:

    If these were in front of me, I would not be able to resist. Love every choice you (and your Mom) made. These are all beautiful, unique pieces!!! Very nice, Julie!

  2. Little Round Chick
    Little Round Chick says:

    Love the designs of different pieces. A very unique set and you can never fail with the pendants from the Lipstick Ranch. They are way cool! :D

  3. JenniferLynn
    JenniferLynn says:

    Lonely on Valentine’s so sad! It’ll come when you least expect it. Buck up, buttercup; we girls love ya!! :)

  4. JenniferLynn
    JenniferLynn says:

    Oh, by the way love your design. Very pretty! I like the bracelets and the toggle!

  5. puppychick  labratbecky
    puppychick labratbecky says:

    Julie, wear this with black and thumb your nose at tradition. My computer is crap so I can’t see the colors well. Is averything a shade of rust? I love the textures and the combinations of beads. Great work!

  6. NY Bella
    NY Bella says:

    What great designs, Julie! I can’t pick a favorite! Love them all! Well maybe the heart necklace…

  7. Crazy Beader
    Crazy Beader says:

    Great designs, Julie ! And if you need to hear all the reasons it’s easier to be single, just let me know – - -

  8. Science Chick Runs Sibes
    Science Chick Runs Sibes says:

    Gorgeous set…I can see both bracelets worn separately or together. The disparate components of the necklace come together as a marvelous unified whole.

  9. Julie Shane
    Julie Shane says:

    Becky, Ah ha! You have pointed out why I was so frustrated. Everything is pretty much monochromatic. That must be why I kept adding more texture and shape.
    The ceramic hearts are really a blue-green but have the copper accents. See pic.

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  10. Julie Shane
    Julie Shane says:

    ????
    Where did the lovely necklace come from?
    Not mine. But I wish it was…

  11. puppychick  labratbecky
    puppychick labratbecky says:

    Thanks for the retake! I can really see why you added those hearts! Very nice colors!!

  12. beadinggma
    beadinggma says:

    Beautiful! Gotta love those Czech beads, sigh.

  13. Beadlady3 aka Cindy
    Beadlady3 aka Cindy says:

    It’s wonderful!

    Perfect for our Full of Heart challenge, too! (in fresh picks)

  14. Cheryl Black Tag Jewelry
    Cheryl Black Tag Jewelry says:

    These pieces are wonderful. It isn’t valentines day yet,never now what will happen before the 14th of February…
    Cheryl

  15. Peggy3
    Peggy3 says:

    Great design on all pieces.

    I’m in your corner. And I’ve never been happier . I’d rather be ready for the right one instead of sticking with the wrong one. :) . When that right person appears we have Everyday. (yay). That means you too . VD comes and goes…

    VD comes and goes.

  16. Laud
    Laud says:

    Everything is subtly pretty and not too sweet, which is hard to do with hearts and flowers. Great job!

  17. Rocky D
    Rocky D says:

    Fantastic design!Love the rustic feel!

  18. Crazy Chick Frida
    Crazy Chick Frida says:

    Ohhh this is wonderful designs Julie!! Great work :D I’m also single!

  19. Luna Chick aka Coral
    Luna Chick aka Coral says:

    Gorgeous stuff Julie. I am not a heart fan but I love this necklace. That is how good it is.

  20. Asia
    Asia says:

    Fantastic, love the different textures :D

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