Appropriately, Jenny provided us with kintsugi hearts for the Art Elements February Component of the Month.
But not just any hearts – broken hearts, stitched up. You may know that kintsugi is the japanese term for repairing broken things, in some cases pottery with gold. That’s what these hearts stand for! I chose one of the olive green hearts, mostly because that’s my favorite color. And yes, as usual, I did not take a photo of mine before I started working on it!
Here’s a close-up of my heart:
I made a beaded bezel with some awesome metallic earth delicas I picked up on my trip to Houston in Fall, 2016. Then I used some great old gold size 15s, and finally finished the bezel with bronze gold 8s and galvanized gold 15s that match the gold foil perfectly.
I used an awesome gold heart charm from Cathy Daly that I purchased in her etsy store to finish the bezel.
And here’s a photo of it finished and hanging on a thin black cord. I could also put it on a gold chain, as well. I’ll probably do that as I think it will look better. Thanks for stopping by. Thanks to Jenny for the awesome hearts!
Check out what everyone else made with Jenny’s hearts: