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Bollywood Hearts


About this design:

This piece started with my Polymer Clay Heart I posted here the other day. I decided to go bright and colorful to match the array of shattered glass-like colors from the foil, and ending up making two more Polymer Hearts and a Heart Shaped hook for the clasp. The Two extra clay Hearts are made using Turquoise Clay and were embossed with a texture stamp from Lisa Pavelka's line after dipping the stamp in Aztec Gold PearlEX. I forged three large JumpRings/circle connectors using 12 Gauge Copper Wire, and the Heart hook using 18 Gauge Vintaj Artisan Copper Parawire and the large Oval JumpRings using 20 Gauge of the same. The chain is Antiqued Copper from Hobby Lobby. I wrapped the ends of the Pink/Purple Sari Silk with 24 Gauge Vintaj Artisan Copper Parawire and twisted it a little before attaching it, for added texture. There is also a tiny Vintaj Natural Brass Heart Lock Charm next to the tiny Polymer heart.

Overall, this piece reminded me of the brightly colored silks and swirling belly dancer skirts of Bollywood films, hence the name. =^__^=

Components:

Solid Copper wire in 12 Gauge, Vintaj Artisan Copper Parawire in 18, 20, and 24 Gauge, Solid Copper Headpins, Eyepins, and JumpRings, Ant.Copper Textured Chain, Pink/Purple Sari Silk, Aztec Gold PearlEX, Turquoise Polymer Clay, Lisa Kavelka Texture Stamp, Vintaj Natural Brass Heart Lock Charm, Alexandrite Ovals, Color-Enhanced Tourmaline Faceted Rounds, Toho/Miyuki Turquoise Colored SeedBeads, Toho/Miyuki Blackberry Colored Seedbeads, handmade Polymer Pendant featured earlier, Swaroski Bicones in Light Rose

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  1. A Little Pizzaz aka Judy
    A Little Pizzaz aka Judy says:

    This is a beautiful, lively piece – happy!

  2. DayLilly aka Del
    DayLilly aka Del says:

    Very pretty. Love the colors and the copper and silk. Great design.

  3. Medieval Momma
    Medieval Momma says:

    I can see the belly dancers!

  4. Fresh Baked
    Fresh Baked says:

    So many pretty elements to enjoy here. Love the vibrant colors!

  5. Nancy Mc
    Nancy Mc says:

    Sonjya..you really hit it out of the park with this design.I can’t believe how much thought and planning went into this design. You obviously went all out to enhance the heart focal,and you did so well. It’s just gorgeous,happy,playful,glamorous,and casual all at the same time.Who could not be happy when wearing this creation??

  6. Nancy Mc
    Nancy Mc says:

    Sorry about the name typo My head is in “jewelry land.” :)

  7. picklesandbeans
    picklesandbeans says:

    Wow! Love the colors in this! The design is great and everything you chose to highlight the heart pendant works marvelously together! Just beautiful! :D

  8. Gail Layne
    Gail Layne says:

    Beautiful job, Sonja! Ditto everything Nancy said! You really put a lot of thought into this piece and it shows. Love how you picked up the colors in the focal throughout and that clasp is fabulous!

  9. Asia
    Asia says:

    Perfect Bollywood piece :D

  10. SquirrelGirl aka Angela
    SquirrelGirl aka Angela says:

    I agree with everyone above! You really thought this out and executed it with beautiful results. Awesome! :)

  11. Ginger Gem Crafts Kerry
    Ginger Gem Crafts Kerry says:

    This is fantastic. I love all of the different materials, they all go together so well and the colors are beautiful. You are very talented. :)

  12. Jmc
    Jmc says:

    Certainly looks like the beautiful dresses. :)

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