Happy Valentine's Day 2013.
I loved the idea of using different sized hearts to create something whimsical, bright and fun this Valentine's Day.
I finger knitted (fabulous tutorial here by Jill @ Lune Vintage) pre-made cane and wire hearts (I bought these from Shamrockcraft) with wool and then made my own hearts using wire. I threaded them with colourful and crazy shaped beads. I also used shells.
I was then stuck...
After a conversation with my 12 year old, he designed me this.
I thought it was awesome. So I used a pre-made a cane ring and finger knitted it with gold thread to make the mobile crown.
I used a champagne cork wire to use at the top.
Then, with thin copper wire, I used a dream catcher technique to make a base to tie the love hearts onto.
Here it is hanging in my work space.
It's now hanging with pride under our mantlepiece.
I found this perspex chandelier at a local thrift shop.
I'm hoping it will light up when the sun hits it.