Sunday, 14 February 2010

x Happy Valentines Day x {SS#91 & LTD #6}

Firstly i would like to say to my Tiger Tony, I love you tons and am so glad you are a part of my life, and i wish you a very happy valentines day..
Also thank you for the most beautiful bouquet of flowers and gorgous hand made card xxx xYou truely are my Angel

Right thats the mushy stuff out the way.. on to my creation.
I've been dabbling in jewellery making for a little while, but being me i do like to mix it up a bit and have been finding ways to bring a more creative and unusual twist on things. 
I must admit i have a ton of fab altered art {north light} books and just lately i have been going through them grabbing ideas left right and center.
I've also been at the felt again, and this is the main focal point of this piece.
I made the heart out a fab blood red colour marino wool top, I cut a heart shape out of a sheet of normal felt and then felted the marino wool, building it up with a single hand felting needle till i got just the right size and shape i required. I then wrapped the heart in a mini barbed wire {created by myself with the inspiration from a talented artist by the name of Ange}, because love hurts sometimes.
The rest of the necklace is a collection of old buttons and silver charms strung together with handmade wire jump rings
I used a double ribbon at the end to attach my clasp so it was soft around the neck when wearing.
I think the hardest part was the felt heart but once that was complete the rest kind fell into place and it turned out smashing.
This piece fits in perfect with this weeks Sunday Stamper Challenge {yay Hels i finally joined in} with the theme 'All you need is LOVE'
And  Lots To Do has 'Love is in the air' as there challenge too.
Thanks for stopping by, I'll be back tomorrow with the winners of my OWOH giveaways and on wednesday with another Gingersnaps challenge piece!
Sending out big love to all of blogland, have a very
 Happy Valentines Day
♥ HUGZ ♥


Helen said...

Wow, this is fantastic! Love how you've shown in on the body too.
I haven't found your blog before (not sure how!) but I think it's great, I shall be back (in true "Arnie" style!)

sam21ski said...

Gorgeous necklace Minxy, as I've said before, you are so creative xxx

Well done to Tiger Tony, what lovely flowers and a handmade card too - can't be bad

Hope you both have a fab day xxxx

Unknown said...

Loving your work Minxy XXX

Hels Sheridan said...

Hurrah and thrice you joined in :O)) Love this piece much detail...tis fab...and have a great romantic mushy lurvey day with your Tiger :O)) xx

Ang C said...

WOW!!!! This is amazing!!!!

Love it

Artyjen said...

Wow! Fab piece :)

crafty creations said...

Nicky this is absolutely fantastic - love it

Thank you for joining the Lotstodo Challenge xx Hilda

Debby said...

Magnificent piece!

Lorraine said...

like his wings..

great barbed hearts

Effie said...

That's a fabulous piece of art!

mommabear said...

such a fabulous piece and I love the hand made cards

Zoechaos said...

Fabulous stuff so inspiring, lovin' the ink as well.

DF - Heidi said...

your one clever chick this is totally lush