Thursday, May 14, 2009

I wish I could do that

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Getting to the heart of the matter

My True Colours logo is based on the open heart, but the European Artfire Guild has talented craftspersons who put me to shame with their gorgeous hearts!

One thing I have great admiration for, having tried my hand at it for just one day, is lampwork. This I do wish I could do, but one can spread oneself too thinly... Christa of Luccicare Lampwork has a whole set of heart beads she creates from glass and embellishes with a silver core to run a broad chain through. I am hoping she will soon post a gorgeous violet/purplish one I came across on a Flickr site, like this blue one but more majestic.

Continuing with the lampwork theme, there are hearts from Bab's Beads and Design

Earrings and necklaces in the blue/green colours that relate to the subtle heart, in fused glass from DichroicDazzle,
and in lampwork from Gwendoline

and a lovely necklace in silver with lampwork beads from Silver-Soul-Designs

One of a number of gorgeous enamelled copper heart pendants from Paintboxcrafts caught my eye:

A specialist in hearts is Gillian of iheartcrafts. She makes a variety of heartshaped items in clay and in fabric:

A lovely silver heart pendant from Alibalijewellery

A piece from The Sheriff's Daughter that she calls 'Heavy Heart', with a tiger iron pendant, I'd be inclined to call it 'Heart of the Tiger':

Hearts are really popular! Look and you will find many, many more of them in our Artfire Shops! My last choices for something I do wish I could do, or could have the patience to do, are the lovely collaged card from The Spotted Sparrow, a card she has called simply 'Beloved':
and the gorgeous Valentine mouse from The House of Mouse.

Heartfelt wishes for enjoyable browsing in our studios!


Cat said...

What a great post ... who'd have guessed there are that many beautiful hearts around :-)

Fru Babsan said...

Thanks for putting my bead toghether with all those lovely hearts. I want every single one of them!

Is there a quantity discount...? ;)

The Sheriff's Daughter said...

What a lovely selection, and thanks for showing my necklace. Might have to change the name after all!

Tessa said...

Oh, that mouse is quite irresistable!
In fact, all these little works of art are cherishable!

Gillian said...

Great to see other heart inspired crafts!