This one is a dazzler! The feast of bright sterling silver - in the form the brilliant double-chain, and the charms, beads, spacers, the slender, edgy & rouge heart-connector, I admit that I shy away from designing holiday-themed pieces...I'm stubborn like that. So often, I'm in a Valentines Day frame-of-mind in the very early Fall while dining at Casanova's in Carmel or it is Halloween and yet I am feeling the ghostly vibe in mid-Spring when looking at YouTube videos of famous historic hauntings at the White House or feeling like snowflakes on the 4th of July, if I am sailing in the middle of a snowy fjord up in Glacier Bay National Park. So...this year, I have only one design to offer up: 'A Heart is a Heart is...a Bicycle' - a title that reminds me of a similar discordant title about a fish. Anyway, this is the perfect Valentines Day bracelet for any girl who is also a bike-diva, a gal who takes to the mountains or the hills or to hilltowns of Medieval Italy or France and does so without a second thought. This red bike charming bracelet is just the piece for that girl.
'A Heart is a Heart...' is a 3 strand wrap bracelet and includes loads of sterling silver - three pieces of hand-cast, old-wax studio silver including a fetching 'Love' rectangle tag in the style of 'A Love Story' fame; the edgy studio connector made with 5 hearts, each of them unique in a gorgeous line-up and finally, a hammered heart toggle. There are is also a fantastic real anatomical heart charm with arteries, veins and looking like a V-8 engine, more than a real human heart. But, I think it is the real heart charm that really makes the bracelet in its theme of all things heart - a small, bright silver heart dangles from mid-center of one of the three strands. The companion to the anatomical heart charm is the red & sterling red bicycle charm since there can be no love unless there is a healthy, working heart and aerobic exercise to make it so.
No Valentine theme would be complete without a beautiful deep red heart and on one strand is just that heart - rich, French red glossy heart surrounded by lots of bright sterling and a petite white lentil made by an esteemed glass artist trained in Florence, Italy. Other lampwork includes an elegant white encased bead with sterling droplets fired into the glass, an encased polka dot bead with a red core and white polka dots; a white daisy-on-red round bead and several lampwork disc beads in reds, metallic reds with flashes of iridescent fuschia, white, polka-dot encased discs, etched (like beach glass) discs. Other beads include wavy sterling discs & beadcaps, lush Keishi pearls, a handsome natural Baroque pearl, blue-fire flash faceted rondelles of a few sizes, Swarovski crystals in a variety of shapes, sizes and colors, including the sterling & crystal Swarovski rondelle beads. The last elegant touch are a few delicately faceted blue topaz rondelle stones.
An original design - this is surely a Valentine meant to impress, to dazzle and to win a Bike Diva Girl's heart - whether she is a real bike-diva or... just one at heart. 'A Heart is a Heart is ... a Bicycle' measures 8.25" and can be resized at no additional charge.
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