Saturday, 22 June 2013

Pebble heart ornament

I found this image on Pinterest about six months ago and fell in love with it.  I pinned it on my"Things to Make" board thinking that one day I would make one.

Original idea, instructions and photos http://www.countrywomanmagazine.com/project/wire-and-stone-heart/

Last week I had an urge to be creative and decided it was the day to attempt making my own pebble heart ornament.  The cloth on the table is a waterproof one I've had in the cupboard for years for when the girls had very messy play activities when they were little.  The wire was bought months ago with this project in mind.  I borrowed hubby's tin snips and pliers and used some of my jewellery making tools as well.


 I made a template of a heart by drawing around a heart shaped cake tin.


 I struggled to make this piece of wire submit into the heart shape I wanted.

 
 I wrapped some small chicken wire around the heart and then started putting the pebbles in.  The chicken wire was salvaged from the neighbour's nature strip during a hard rubbish collection.




Here is the end result of several hours of work.  I'm very happy with how it turned out.


I hope you are all having a lovely weekend.

Anne  xx

19 comments:

Julie @Dragonfly Gems said...

You did a good job Anne, it's lovely.
Julie xx

greenthumb said...

What a great idea, yours looks good.

Claire said...

Great idea Anne......wire is rather tricky to shape I find, but your heart has turned out really well.

Claire x

gilly said...

Well done, you did a great job - it's fab!
Have a happy weekend
Xx

head in the sun said...

Bravo!
It looks great!

Wendy W said...

You should be well pleased with this Anne - it's lovely and looks perfect where you have it. You are good and follow through this projects!
(Happy belated birthday to your daughter too). cheers Wendy

Jacquie said...

Awwwww, it's very sweet Anne. Well done on doing battle with the wire :0)
Do you have geraniums in flower in winter ! Lucky you.
Jacquie x

Kar said...

Too cute Anne! What a wonderful idea. Goodness knows I have lots of rocks around here to use with a project like that. :)

Mum said...

I 'heart' your decoration.
Love from Mum
xx

Connie said...

I love that you made your own . . . and what a lovely job:) That is the sort of thing that I like to do. I'll see something, look at the price, and then decide that if they could make it, I could, too :)
That is a very charming project.
Your blogging sister, Connie :)

Helsie said...

Well done ... and it doesn't look like it was easy either. Makes a lovely garden ornament.

Annie @ knitsofacto said...

What an unusual ornament! Great job :)

Little Blue Mouse said...

What a great idea, and it looks great!

BadPenny said...

That is so lovely. I bet you are pleased !

A Farmer's Wife said...

Anne - I did read your other post and really hope things are ok with you. Thinking of you.

(The heart is lovely also.)

Betsy@My Salvaged Treasures said...

I love it! Isn't it fun to finally finish a project that's been in the back of your mind for ages?

Joolz said...

The pebble heart turned out really well, how cute!

I am having a lovely restful weekend - I think I had 9.5 hours sleep last night! Pottering away in the kitchen this morning with crumpets, washing happening in the laundry, heater is on and I'm answering to no one!

Cheers - Joolz xx

willywagtail said...

I love it. Herarts always speak of homi-ness to me. Cherrie

Cheryl said...

Love this idea. It would be a great way to display some of our stone/pebble collection. I shall be doing battle with the wire. Thanks for the inspiration (or doing battle with the wire to prove it can be done!)