Friday, February 1, 2013

Focusing On Life: 52 Photos - Capture Our Hearts

For week five of Focusing On Life: 52 Photos and in a very fitting way to start out the month of February, Sally asked us to pay attention to our surroundings; that hearts are everywhere from the scrolling pattern in an iron fence to designs on clothing. Our mission this week was to observe and capture a heart in a photograph.


Last weekend, I started working on a new jewelry collection. I created these necklaces with beautiful stoneware and ceramic pendants from Suburban Girl Studio.

I like hearts and love the meaning behind them, but I rarely design with them. Or so I thought. This week, I finished a ten piece collection with five of those pieces having hearts in them! I didn't realize how many of my designs had hearts in them until I stopped and looked. Perhaps it was just Valentine's Day in the back of my mind. Or perhaps Sally was right, hearts really are everywhere!

33 comments:

  1. Love the simplicity of your design with Diana's gorgeous hearts! I had a hard time finding hearts and I know I will see hundreds next week, I just know it!

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  2. The pendents are gorgeous and make such beautiful necklaces.

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  3. Beautiful jewelry hearts!I love hearts and collect pieces with a heart design, but rarely use them in my own designs.

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  4. Beautiful work! I absolutely adore hearts as motifs, and yours are lovely.

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  5. Those necklaces are beautiful! I love hearts!

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  6. I too, like the simplicity of the necklaces. You've designed them so nothing takes away from the beautifully stunning hearts. Just beautiful!

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  7. Those are beautiful hearts and the simplicity of your designs is a perfect way to highlight them.

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  8. I love how you used the rings to connect to the chain, and it really highlights the beauty of the ceramic hearts.

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  9. Love, love, love these, Kathleen! I would wear either any day! Looks like you're on a roll creating beautiful heart-themed jewelry lately. :-)

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  10. I love the heart with the leaf/branch on it. So simple yet so much to see

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  11. Your designs are calming to the soul - not cluttered and overpowered by other elements. Of course, the heart pendants are very lovely too!

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  12. I love your necklaces: stunning in their simplicity! Please share your collection too :)

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  13. i LOVE the leaf one on the left - just gorgeous!
    i've actually got a jewellery photo to share this week... :)
    no. 26

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  14. Oh my, that first one is to die for! Love this.

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  15. I love Diana's pendants! I have a few at my house too :) Really pretty necklaces, and I hope you show us the full series!

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  16. As others have said, the simplicity is stunning. It's amazing how one single pendant on chain can make such an impact. Your artistic eye captured that perfectly. Thanks for sharing.

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  17. I love your pendants, love them. Both are so wonderful. I agree, hearts have such a wonderful meaning to them. :)

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  18. Beautiful! So simple....yet so elegant! Great job!

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  19. Beautiful! Love your designs :-)

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  20. Gorgeous pieces! I love how you attached them!

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  21. Yes! I think they are everywhere too :))) Love the designs!

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  22. Kathleen, those hearts sneak right up on you :) I love the hearts, Diana's components are always so pretty!

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  23. Love the hearts! Especially the spiral one!

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  24. Beautiful hearts and yes, those hearts are everywhere when you are looking!!!

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  25. We can never have enough hearts in our lives!

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  26. Hi Kathleen,
    Beautiful hearts and beautiful smiple designs.
    Therese

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  27. Perfect hearts, each with it's own personality!

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  28. Those pendants are lovely, as are the necklaces you made from them.

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  29. Those pendants are beautiful! Love your elegant designs.

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  30. These are so pretty. Hearts are one of my favorite shapes and the spiral my fav doodle.

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