Thursday, January 8, 2015

Chippy Hearts and Chilling Temps

Below zero temps have me inside, creating with my stash of salvaged metal.  Winter has definitely arrived here in my neck of the woods.

I've been cutting, painting, and, decorating hearts for my Etsy shop.  I've added a metal fleur-de-lis, and, faded French script to these.

Note the chippy finish.  I've used a combo of the homemade paint from the Farragoz course, and, my own little tricks for the finish.

I've use a vintage key to embellish some of them.

Because my close ups have a tendency to make certain items seem larger than they are, this next photo will help.

However, I'm making larger hearts as well.

I've given some of my smaller hearts a weathered finish using my own solutions.  "Gratitude is the memory of the heart" is the lettering on this next pair.

I've already sold some of these hearts.  However, with more bone chilling temps on the way, I have a feeling I'll be making a lot more, and, other cute little handmade things.


  1. They're beautiful Rosemary, perfect for Valentines day. It's freezing in NJ too. It was 12 degrees at the high today...brrrrrrrrrrrr.

  2. Love them all, Rosemary! They will be a big hit with Valentine's Day just around the corner. It is brrr cold here, too!

  3. You make such amazing things.

    I adore these hearts! ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥

  4. Awesome! I'm crazy about this hearts, a real work of art pretty Rosemary!
    Here to wish you and yours a wonderful and blessed 2015.

  5. These are so pretty, Rosemary! I love the fleur de lis you've added. Winter - it is more like the frozen Tundra! : ) -5 this morning and a high of 13 today. Crazy. Schools are cancelled, but work is not! You are accomplishing a lot while you are stuck inside.

  6. Stay warm! And when I saw your hearts on Pinterest, I was in loooooove!


  7. Love those. My fav? The second to the last picture...and it already sold! Bummer.

  8. Hi Rosemary! The hearts are so pretty and 'chippy'! I love your work! I'm making mine out of chipboard. I haven't learned the art of cutting metal and not getting cut! Thanks for sharing and stay warm! Blessings from Bama!

  9. Saw these and ran to my computer. Now imagine Rosemary, me trying to move quickly. Thanks goodness for this brace, LOL!!!


  10. These hearts are so cute. Great for the upcoming Valentine's Day.

  11. Rosemary,
    your hearts are amazing, love the keys with them, perfect! You always come up with the best ideas!

  12. Love your hearts Rosemary! I got my data back so am blog hopping today. Hopefully I won't use it up as fast this time. ha!! Always love visiting to see what you are up to. :)

  13. Beautiful Rosemary! What a sweet Valentine's Day gift these would make. Thanks for sharing beautiful lady,


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