Saturday, January 30, 2010

Shielding Resting Hearts of Friends

I created the design a while back, made it in polymer clay. That one was a dark black, with a slightly rusty look, like cast iron. I hadn't made more, sometimes I play with a design and then go back to it much later, to try something new.

This time a friend, Lorelei Eurto, asked me if I could make the design again but this time in pewter.

So I gave it a try, to see how it would turn out. I re-made the original shape and took the cast off it.

I had to try several times, I wasn't happy with the proportions and I wanted it to be lightweight.

But this is the final result. It's a slightly battered heart, ruby coppery red, with its wings folded. Just resting a bit, before going on.

And it sits on a shield medallion shape. Like the heraldic shields with their hares, foxes and deer, but this one has the folded wings of a flying heart, resting on it.

I sent some off to Lorelei, can't wait to see what she creates. And listed one in the Etsy shop, in case you'd like to play with them. Sometimes folks have me make special designs just for them as an exclusive, but I checked, Lorelei didn't mind.

I could see them as a non-sentimental but meaningful valentine gift or charm, for yourself or for a loved one.

Let my heart rest, just for a bit, while it's shielded. Then onward.


Lorelei said...

I think they turned out beautifully! I am impatiently awaiting your packages arrival!!! :)

mairedodd said...

wow - they are very special! you did a wonderful job ~

Marie Cramp said...

Turned out great!! That's a keeper for sure!! :)

Riki Schumacher said...

Adorable Lynn! Good job.

SummersStudio said...

This is a great design, almost like angel wings holding your heart.

Janet said...

Ohh thats so very beautiful!! You have such talent!!

LLYYNN - Lynn Davis said...

Thanks, friends.

Well what a nutty day - The internet went out this morning for coffee and didn't come back until afternoon. Didn't it know I needed to get online? Humph!

Then I ended up going in to the office for a while - wonder what they thought about my totally black thumbs? No time to scrub, just had to go as I was. Oh well, then I got home in time for supper and now it's time for bed.

Thanks for all the kind words...

maryharding said...

Beautiful. wonderful tactile quality.