Monday, August 25, 2014

Spellbinders - A Gilded Life - Heart Angel Pin

Hello blogging friends!  I hope everyone had a great weekend.  Summer is coming to an end and that means school is just around the corner.  I know in different areas some of the kids are already back in school.  So went went school shopping this weekend.  Something totally different for us--in the past it was just uniforms.  This will be Evan's first year in public school and the first year at the Jr High.  The private school he went to only went up to sixth grade.  So this will be a year with a lot of new experiences.  

For today, I have a decorative pin/brooch to share with you.  I used one of the Spellbinders® pendants GL2-001 Heart Angel-Gold by A Gilded Life.

I painted the pendant white and then I added some details with pink and blue paints.  Next, I buffed the pendant with steel wool until some of the paint was removed and the gold metal was revealed.  I absolutely love this look--is so pretty and shabby!  

I added the pendant to a very large safety pin.  I used gesso on the pin to tone down the silver and give it a more shabby look.  Then I added some charms, crystal dangles, ribbon, tulle and lace.

I also added some AB crystals to the heart on the pendant.  This is such a quick and easy project and would make a lovely gift.

Thanks so much for stopping by today!

Hugs & Smiles,

Other:  Large Safety Pin, Gesso, Charms, AB Crystals, Crystal Dangles, Ribbon, Tulle, Lace


  1. Good evening Heidi,
    What a beautiful pin you have made. I don't normally go for the duffed up look as i am more a clean lines type of crafter but it does not stop me from enjoying a beautiful piece of art from a different gendre. I want to wish your wee boy good luck for his whole new experience of school and hope that he finds good friends to grow with,
    Crafty hugs
    Norah (Glenochil, Scotland)

  2. I really love this, Heidi!! Fantastic job putting all the elements together! This is really wonderful.

  3. So beautiful! I love your heart pendant! So very shabby chic

  4. Hello Heidi, Your Bezel is so shabby and beautiful!! I just love it! If you don't mind me asking, What kind of paint did you use? I'm always afraid it will come off after I paint the metal. Your paint looks perfect fine. Thank you!!

  5. very nice piece of jewelry/art. your work always is so well put together. whatever you do it always works and looks fantastic ! by the way, I love the baby cards you recently posted too.

  6. Beautiful Angel Heart. I am going to order a few pieces and would like to know what paint you use. I don't want to use the wrong kind and have it easily rub off.



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