Kat''s Nature

Kat's Nature Is To Be Creative - I Love Paint and Stuff

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

I Love Crafting - With All My Heart !

KAT's "Crafty" Nature  !
this is a little heart I made
I have made several of them now

 this is stainless steel wire 
 very heavy duty
I plan on hammering the ____ out of it !

cut a 6 inch piece of wire and loop it in the middle by hand (I'm so strong)

make the middle loop small as you can
 It will end up being the loop that we string the charm by
as you see on the finished heart shape charm below it

Here is the basic heart

keep squeezing the center loop closed

I clipped the two  ends down to size
 a skinny heart will need this clipping
a fat heart will not
start the curly-Q on the two ends

Here is my stuff to start hammering it

I use the round end to get a hammered look

keep it rounded


TexWisGirl said...

really cute. i wish you luck trying to find a good outlet for your wares. i've never tried to sell anything, and admire those who put themselves out there. hard enough for me to give away my art once a month!

Lesley said...


You should search out "Indie" Craft Fairs in your area. This is a trend that is starting to take off all over the country. You would do well at those. The group here locally has them every other month. I love to attend and I drop too much money everytime I go!! lol

NanaDiana said...

Well, that is really cute. I do think it is hard to get started selling anything online. I know lots of gals that can't sell anything even though they have wonderful products like you do. Sad....

I hope you have a wonderful week...and thanks for the instructions on the heart making. I would love to try this at some point! xo Diana

Anonymous said...

I think the comments above are all correct, your work is wonderful and you just need the right outlet, I knowlots who have wonderful crafts and they don't sell on Etsy, my daughter also does this form of jewelry making, I think its beautiful, sell from your blog, people can still pay by paypal, have a super day.

Crafting Rebellion said...

Very cute hearts! Definitely keep trying other ways to sell your and I bet you will find a new one!

Rachael S said...

Love your hearts they are so cute! What kind of wire did you use, like what guage did you use? I am about to try my hand but have no clue what kind of wire to get!

KAT said...

20 gauge stainless steel wire will work or any pretty wire of about that gauge.I painted on a silver leaf paint on the finished charm if I used the steel wire


May said...

Beautiful hearts I think the idea of selling from your blog is a good one, and paypal is easy to set up STUNNING work, good luck, Hugs May x x x x

The Bathtime Team said...

Hi! Thanks again for joining our Jan linky party. Am featuring 3 and would like to use your scarf? Maybe you could send one completed image and one that shows part created? Will send a Ive been featured button when on.

Thank you!

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

I love your hearts, Kat! You come up so many neat designs! ♥♥♥

Julia Dunnit said...

Nice hammering! They look so nice finished. Selling is hard, Etsy and blog selling especially difficult, it's seems really a crowded market...good luck!

Cori Lynn Berg said...

Love this Kat.. may have to try it out myself. I sell directly off FB. People can leave me a comment or send me a message if they want an item and then we paypal it. There are ways to put a shopping cart up on a FB page as well. Etsy is so big now, it's hard to show up on it so it's mainly your own referrals that get people there.. so it may as well be a FB page and free. :)

Katie said...

I love this! Best of luck with your shop :)

Happy WOYWW (on Monday!)
Katie #16

Lou said...

Just managing to make it round to a few more desks before the fun starts all over again tomorrow, I didn't realise how long it takes to leave everyone comments rather then just peeking at their desks, hope you have lots of luck selling, have a great day Lou #94