Friday, February 19, 2010

another mended heart, work in progress and sign of spring

I made another mended heart. Can't seem to get these off my mind. And I am loving the wire as thread...

This is a piece I am working on presently. Now, what do you think this is going to be? Any guesses?

This is a sign that spring can't be far off. Yes, they are birds. But the special thing is - these are starlings. Starlings migrate. So this means, they are coming back. Sorry the photo is not so good. But if you click on it to view it larger, you should be able to make out the lovely markings on their feathers.

21 comments:

Rosanne said...

Oh I love that copper heart and the way you ran the "laces" through it.
Starlings are a sure sign of spring, I haven't seen any yet. Although I saw a couple of flocks of geese flying north, but that's hard to go by as there are a lot of farms that feed these guys. I feel spring in my bones today though, the sun is shining and it might hit 40!

Judy said...

I love the heart...the book background for the photo is perfect!
Spring is in the air, Yay!

sharon said...

Gorgeous heart Renate! I will have to look at your pic of the birds as my sign of spring...nothing here yet!

mairedodd said...

oh, you know how i feel about those mended hearts! oh and the new piece? it's going to be fabulous, that's what!!

Janet said...

What a wonderful heart! My husband says its cold! I say its just a cold spring morning lol!

SharonP said...

Your mended heart has a medieval feel, I love it. The pearls are wonderful as well!

Rebecca said...

Hello
Love your mended heart! I also like how you used the copper wire as string - very creative.
Blessings
Rebecca

TesoriTrovati said...

Such a pretty piece. I know that whatever it becomes will be gorgeous! Enjoy the day! Erin

Greer said...

Oh Renate the mended heart is just beautiful!

becky said...

Lovely things!I love the beads.Im a new follower.I love your bird background.I cant wait to visit again soon!~~Becky

sundownbeaddesigns said...

Awww...I love the mended heart, the heart string add so much! I don't know...a necklace of some sort? I really like the color combination though. And YES!! spring is on it's way! Yahoo! It's been a long cold winter!

Jeanette Blix Ryan said...

I really like the mended hearts..a lot! The wire used for mending the heart looks like real thread..the loose tension of the weave..very nice

Rustique Gallery said...

The mended heart is wonderful. I love it. Who hasn't been broken at least once? I'm not sure about your other project, but I'm loving the colors of the pearls! Happy almost spring!
Sherry

Narrative jewelry said...

Love your heart too dear Ren, and the beautiful way of the wire trough the holes, it seems to be so simple to do, alas not... great work.
The colorfull mother of pearl "rosary" is so lovely, so for me, something for prayers.

SueBeads said...

I love the heart, too, and the laces! We are going above freezing today (37F) so the snow might start melting! Rain on Monday - lots of water!

SummersStudio said...

I love your mended hearts. That lenght of wrapped pearls (?) has the nicest colours. Spring! Yeah!!!! I have iris that are starting to put up the starts of bloom stalks.

romantic decay said...

the heart is beautiful. can't wait to see the finished piece.

No Easy Beads said...

Renate your Mended heart is one of my favorite pieces you make. Spring is just around the corner.

The Joy of Nesting said...

Hermania,

Soon we will have to address you as Dr. Hermanita! :) Your ability to mend a broken heart has become incredibaly beautiful!!! Oh gosh I'm loving the color combinations on the pearls!!! I'm really not a huge fan of colored pearls but this beautiful necklace has certainly changed my opinion!!!!

I can see the sight of the starlings has put a lilt in your step!!
Pattie ;)
Mazatlan Mx.

Julie said...

I love the mended heart...so beautifully laced back together again. If only it were that easy to mend a broken heart. xo Julie

Anne, Bulles dorées said...

The heart is stunning !! It will be a gorgeous project !
Thank you for your kind comment on my blog.