Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Hearts...

It is that time of year...hearts and more hearts...everywhere you look!!!

In the mail last Friday I received the gorgeous stoneware pendant shown below from Artbeads.com again it isn't your traditional red heart... there is nothing wrong with the traditional red hearts, some are very beautiful... but I thought this one made a great statement!



Also included was this lovely sterling silver heart toggle...I use heart toggles a great deal for my Heart & Stroke Series...that way even if the actual piece doesn't have a heart because the toggle is heart, I will make a donation to the Heart & Stroke Foundation.



This is a very pretty chain...again all hearts, a little more delicate than I was thinking but that is my fault because I didn't pay attention to the sizes of the links, I do that sometimes ...never the less it will work nicely!


Everything together...
I love this heart...I'm torn between doing something detailed or putting it on a simple chain or black leather cord???



If you haven't all ready entered, don't forget to enter in the Artbeads.com contest for a $1000.00 Artbeads Gift Certificate...contest ends March 4th @ 11:59 pm (PST)...follow the link on the left!
Enjoy your day...

Cheers
*FTC compliance disclosure* the products attributed to Artbeads.com in this post where provided as a promotional gift by Artbeads.com in relation to the blogging program. My comments pertaining to these products are my personal opinion, no compensation has been received for the comments.

32 comments:

  1. this is pretty Heather....
    I am not a big fan of hearts myself.
    the stone looks nice in black and white.

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  2. Hey Arlett...nice of you to visit...personally I'm not a fan of hearts either, but as you know I do the Heart & Stroke Series so I use them a great deal!!!

    Cheers

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  4. Yes sometimes hearts can be a little bit cutesy but that heart has a lot of possibilities, can't wait to see what you do with it.

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  5. Hey Davinia...I do agree, often hearts are rather cutsey...I don't generally wear hearts myself, but I use them a great deal for my H & S Series.

    This particular heart caught my attention though...the black and white design made a striking statement I thought...
    Thank you for stopping by.
    Cheers

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  6. Hey Heather,
    Honestly, that's a heart I would wear year round - not just on Valentine's Day.

    Love the dainty heart chain too! And as always, I ♥ your photos. You've done a wonderful job of capturing the detail of the pendant and findings, and yet the background and props don't over power! A++ my dear!

    Have a terrific evening!
    Dawn

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  7. Can't wait to see what you do with these components Heather. They all look so beautiful. I'm a little excited myself as I've been invited to the Artbeads program. Just picked out my beads the other day and can't wait to get them in the mail!
    -Stephanie

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  8. My immediate thought was a simple spiral in black and white highlighted with some black and white heishi beads. I'm sure whatever you do it will be gorgeous and elegant.

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  9. I do agree with you Dawn...as I've mentioned I'm not a heart person myself but I do love this particular one...thank you for your lovely words...they very much appreciated!

    Hey Stephanie, congratulations, it is such fun to be part of the Artbead.com program...thanks for your kind words...

    Thanks for stopping by ladies...
    Cheers

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  10. You know Mikki...I'm torn between a simple chain or leather cord or something more dramatic...not sure yet!
    Thanks for stopping by...
    Cheers

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  11. That heart is just perfect for those who don't like red and not totally sold on the Valentine season. I like it a lot! Great choice!

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  12. That's one beautiful heart! And being black and white instead of red means it can be worn with almost anything and not just for valentine. I feel it would look nice and casual with just a cord, but a chain would be nice too.

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  13. Thanks Pearl...just what I thought as well!!!

    I do agree Alex...a leather cord or chain is really all that is required...but having said that I'm not sure what I'm going to do yet!

    Thanks for stopping by Pearl & Alex...
    Cheers

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  14. I love the heart toggle! they are my favorite , a little secret hiding on the back of the neck, very sexy!

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  15. Thanks Laura...I like to use interesting toggles, but it is difficult to get my customers to accept them...they don't feel they are safe so they want the lobster claw...I use a toggle for almost everything I wear. I make a fine silver forged bracelet that I make the toggle for and I refuse to put a lobster claw on it!!! :0)Having said that no has asked me to either...

    Cheers

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  16. I like the stone heart - it makes a change from the usual red hearts. It;s a pretty design and not too girly.

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  17. Yes Kathryn...my sentiments exactly...

    Thanks for stopping by...
    Cheers

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  18. Hi Heather, I like the black and white stoneware myself, but my wife thinks I look better with red around my neck to match my earrings ;-) Yuck Yuck.

    First of all is that temperature gauge correct???? It says -12C and mostly sunny. What temp is it when the sun goes down? Holy Moly.

    I wanted to thank you so much for stopping by all week as I didn't get the chance to stop by and see you :-( But I'mmmm back, hehe.

    I was just going through your online catalog and of course valentines is right around the corner, and she is so hard to buy for. I got her a really nice diamond heart necklace for Xmas and she doesn't do earrings. I was a wondering if you ever deal in gold bracelets much? And if you do, just point me in that direction. There is always an occasion for jewelry, us men tend to get in trouble and flowers don't always cut it.

    Now I am on my way to check out the urbandictionary to see what Heather means.

    AND if it truly is -12C, make sure you people up there keep a log on the fire.

    You are a gem, from all your friends over at MOB

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  19. hey gorgeous, lush as usual! I love the delicacy of the heart chain! ;o)

    Thanks for the button grab!

    hugs

    hello gorgeous xxx

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  20. I love the black and white heart and how generous of you to make a donation! You certainly have a big heart! Thanks for your kind comments on my blog today.

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  21. That certainly is a lovely heart pendant! I can't wait to see what you do with it! I was very tempted by the heart chain - just how delicate is it? Do you think it will stand up to some wear and tear, or is it a little too malleable?

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  22. Wonderful to visit you...and thank you for the kind compliments! I am sure happy to be here :)

    I love your fresh new look on the heart design/style....it definitely reminds me of warmer days!

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  23. Very elegant and striking Heather! and the chain is perfect!

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  24. How beautiful. and glad I found your blog again!

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  25. Hi there! What a great pick on the stonewear heart!! I am not surprised especially since you are in such an art vibe! I also think the chain is wonderful! I am anxious to see what you come up with!!

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  26. Stopping by to wish you a safe trip to sunny Florida. Have a great time and don't forget to bring back the sun and warmth with you!!!

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  27. I have a certain penchant for hearts and these are beautiful!!! I especially am enchanted with the heart bracelet!!! Just beautiful!!

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  28. The blue and white heart is lovely!! And love to silver heart toggle ~ all your jewelry is wonderful!

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  29. ah ha...lots and lots of comments...HEARTS ROCK!!!...hearts are tricky business, I agree...I 'treated' my self to 2 gorgeous venetian glass hearts in purple, w/ gold foil running thru them...put them on a delicate chain and I have a pair of earrings which I wear often ...HEARTS!!! Hope that all is well in the land of the Olympics...:))

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  30. :) I hope I win! That is my birthday and would make it one to remember. Forever! lol

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  31. I love these hearts; I think the black and white one should be on a very simple leather cord.

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