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Heart and Roses Necklace by Heidi Blankenship

Hello everyone! Today, I have a necklace to share with you that would be perfect for Valentine’s Day. Not too long ago Monique, owner of ButterBeeScraps added some new products to the store. As soon as I saw this heart filigree I knew exactly what I wanted to do with it.

Pink and Bronze Heart and Roses Necklace

I used the Bronze Hear Metal Filigree Embellishment (#023-B)-heart as the main focal point for the necklace.  I love all the details on this heart and even though it is a larger heart it is still so dainty looking.  The heart was bronze and I mixed two colors of Vintaj Paints–Quartz, and Ruby to get the perfect light pink.  I brushed the paint on and set the piece aside to dry.  Once it was dry then I used steel wool to buff the filigree piece.  Doing this removes some of the paint and lets some of the metal show giving it and aged or patina look.  To finish the heart I sprayed a couple light coats of a clear matte sealer.

Pink and Bronze Heart and Roses Necklace

To create the beaded dangles I used 8x12mm Clear AB Faceted Glass Teardrop Beads, 4x6mm Clear AB Faceted Glass Abacus BeadsBronze Filigree Bead Caps (#CAP046-B)Clear Rhinestone and Bronze Rondelle Spacer Beads – 6mm (#BD006-B/CL) and Bronze Ball End Head Pins.  The beads are new to the store too and they are so pretty and sparkly!  I wire wrapped the loops and used small bronze jump rings to attach the beaded dangles to the heart.

 

 

heart and roses necklace for butterbeescraps

I added some white/pink porcelain flowers and a few white pearls to finish off the heart.  I used E6000 to adhere the flowers and pearls.  Lastly, I added a chain and lobster clasp.
I hope you enjoyed seeing another jewelry piece.  Something to keep in mind–even if you don’t design jewelry this heart filigree would make a beautiful embellishment on a card or a scrapbook layout.

Thanks so much for stopping by today!

Hugs,

Heidi
Supplies:

Other Supplies:

White/Pink Roses, Pearls, Vintaj Paints–Quartz, Ruby, Paint Brush, Jump Rings, Chain, Lobster Clasp, Steel Wool, Sealer, E6000

Tools:

Rounds Nose Pliers, Bent Nose Pliers, Flush Cutters

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