This hand-forged heart is a perfect decoration for Valentines or any time of year. It would make a wonderful gift for someone special or to treat yourself. Each heart is handcrafted by upcycling copper offcuts using traditional metal smithing techniques.
The metal has been cut and filed, drilled and deburred, then forged (shaped using heat and compression), and finished. The process involves annealing to re-soften the copper and keep it workable. This has the side effect of creating some really beautiful surface patination - This particular heart has been left unpolished on the domed side and adds to its rustic charm, the inside has been polished in a linear pattern to create a contrast but the patination is still visible .
Each heart is completely unique so the one in the picture is the one you will recieve. If you have a particular design you would like to have made, customised text, or a different metal in mind, please do contact me to discuss and I will do my very best to accomodate your ideas.
Other hearts are also available - see product listings