I usually try to incorporate something a bit “loud” into my outfits. Sometimes I’ll wear a bright, quirky pattern or an unexpected pop of color, but lately I’ve found myself drawn to big and bold necklaces. As much as I’d love to make a huge collection of my own, I have no real talent for jewelry. However, when I spied Sandra Evertson’s Relics and Artifacts, each with a pre-made metal loop, I knew I could create something that’d be fun to add to my wardrobe.
I love sacred hearts, so I was naturally drawn to the heart and flame. I knew I wanted to connect them, so I unscrewed the loop from the heart. Then I applied several layers of Ruby paint with a sponge. When dry, I rubbed the heart gently with black ink. Once that was dry, I sponged a bit of gold paint onto the heart. I applied several layers of sky paint to the flame, let it dry, and then added a bit of gold paint. I then used a stronghold adhesive to glue the two components together. I wrapped the area where they joined with rusty wire. To finish, I cut a phrase from a journaling pad, adhered it to the center of the heart, and hung it on a cord.