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 as a treat for yourself. Each heart is handcrafted by upcycling brass offcuts using traditional metal smithing techniques.
The copper 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 metal and keep it workable. This has the side effect of creating really lovely surface patination. This particular heart has been polished on the domed surface but the patination is still visible which adds to its rustic charm. It has been stitched with gold-plated wire to add further textural contrast and give it a really special finish.
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