Friday, January 9, 2009

Pink Saturday ~ Guilloche Hearts

Hi !! Wishing you a Happy Pink Saturday !! I am up to my eyeballs in Valentine art that I have made, see below, but wanted to share something really special to me. I wish I had taken pictures in the daylight so you could see the beautiful color of these. My Dear friend Sharon paints these tiny hearts and sells them on her website. This is truly a lost art, as original Guilloche enameled hearts were painted many years ago. She is part of just a handful of people that make them in the whole world these days. And in my opinion, one of the best.
I started the silver bracelet a few years ago and it is almost done. This one is all Pink and Aqua blue hearts. My very favorite one is the little bluebird in the center.
Keep in mind that these are the smallest hearts that she paints and each one is about the size of a dime. ( she makes all sizes and has some large ones to wear on a chain ) Look at the wreath one on the far right, each tiny rose is about the size of a pen tip.

The round one on the left was my Grandmothers. I sent it to Sharon and begged her to put a rose on it for me. :) Isn't it adorable ?
She sent me this gold one for my Birthday last year and I am slowly adding to it. I think I will do all colors on it. The heart in the center with the cross my husband gave me when we were dating. How special to have that on there :)I cant tell you how much I treasure these. I am praying for a Granddaughter to pass it down to some day. These are definitely heirloom pieces. She just stocked up for Valentines day, so please go visit her store if you get a chance :)

And a big Hug and Hello to all of the Pink Saturday participants , hosted by our Sweet Beverly of How Sweet the Sound !! :)




Stephanie ~ Angelic Accents said...

Happy PS, Rhea!! I just love Sharon's hearts!! I can't imagine painting something that teensy, but she does exquisite work! Your photography is fantastic on these.

Big TX Hugs,
Angelic Accents

Kathleen Grace said...

These are gorgeous! What a beautiful charm bracelet they make:>) Happy Saturday Rhea!

Lori said...

those are so very beautiful Rhea. Sharon's attention to detail is just lovely...thanks for sharing!!!

cottage remnant said...

They are absoluty beautiful..... she must have ingredible patience.

TattingChic said...

Those are absolutely beautiful, Miss Rhea! I love them. Thank you for sharing. I'm wanting a heart bracelet of my own, LOL! :)

Heather ~Pretty Petals said...

Ohhh what a pretty bracelet... Sharon's hearts are just so stunning!

xo Heather

Heather said...

wow, these are so beautiful. I have to agree with you, my favorite is the one with the little blue bird. how cute!

Smilingsal said...

These are precious. Happy Pink Saturday.

ceekay said...

Love your bracelets. Those are precious. I will have to go look!!

Marie said...

What amazing talent.They are all beautiful.

g said...

How pretty. I don't know about Guilloche hearts - now I will go look them up. They are exquisite.

have a great Pink Saturday.

rosechicfriends said...

Hi Sweetie!!!
I LOVE what you did with Sharon's beauties! I have one and LOVE it very much. Thanks for sharing her wonderful art with everyone!!!
Happy PINK!!!

Anonymous said...

What sweet & delicate artistry!! I got my blog back up & running & I am bloggin' like crazy!!

Llyn said...

Oh my! So lovely! Happy pink Saturday!!

ellen b said...

They are so pretty! What a great job she does!!
Happy Pink Saturday to you!.

Lib said...

Hi Miss Rhea,
How Gorgeous!
Happy Sat.


How beautiful and such detail,I bet you love to wear it! Happy Pink Saturday!

CC said...

These hearts are unbelivably beautiful.I just love them. Happy Pink Saturday, hope it's a great one.

Abundant Blessings said...

Wow, those are awesome. I can see why you started collecting them. Happy Pink Saturday. Blessings,

Sue at Stampndaly said...

Very pretty!!

Melony at Whimsy Daisy! said...

I feel like I've been educated at an art school today! Those are beautiful and I enjoyed learning about them. What an art! A true gift for sure. I hope you have a grandaughter to pass them to who will chericsh them.

Connie said...

Coming off the bout with passing stones I have got to say you are absolutely right about Sharon, sweetpea. Her work is outstanding!! I simply adore her and her work. Sorry I haven't been caught up on your posts but I've been feeling a bit loopy lately, honey....I'm TRYING to catch up as fast as I can!!!!!!!

The Muse said...

I wasn't able to do Pink Sat this week but I wanted to support all those who did :)

See you next week I hope!

i dare say those are indeed incredibly lovely...too bad i had to find them after Christmas!

Anonymous said...

Just Beautiful! Happy Pink to YOU..

Joy said...

Rhea, thank you for such a marvelous introduction to an amazing artist! I am heading straight over to her shop.

imjacobsmom said...

What a great collection, it's so pretty and sweet. She does exquisite work. Happy Pink Saturday! ~ Robyn

Linda said...

Oh my these are gorgeous! I paint but could never do things that little I don't think. Thanks for sharing her talent with us.
Happy Pink Saturday!

Beverly said...

Rhea, these are just absolutely exquisite. Thanks for sharing them with us, and thank you for the link.

Happy Pink Saturday.

Lady Pamela said...

Very precious. Your friend is very gifted.

Anonymous said...

Happy Belated Pink Saturday!

These are fantastic!

~ Gabriela ~

Suzie Button said...

Hi Rhea, Those are just beautiful! Thanks for sharing for Pink Saturday!
I gave you an award on my blog a couple days ago, I'm slow in telling you, but please pop over to see! Suzie

Kim's Treasures said...

Oh Rhea...these are sooo beautiful! Thank you for sharing. My hubby started a heart charm bracelet for me years ago...I am going to pass the link on to him.

Have a great day!

Barb said...

The heart braclets are so beautiful.
And i love the cones on the previous blog, and they are so beautfiul on that white tree.

Thank you for sharing your lovely designs.

Barbara Jean

linnea-maria said...

Beautiful creations!!/linnea-maria

The Rose Room said...

So very beautiful, I did go and have a look at Sharon's store and have bookmarked it! Rachaelxo

Maryjane - The Beehive Cottage said...

Her work is beautiful! I have seen her work about a year ago and it takes my breath away each time I see a piece! Thanks for sharing Rhea!


Lynne Laura said...

Happy Pink Saturday, love that bracelet your friend made.

Kindredly, Lynne Laura

Anonymous said...

I haven't stopped by for a while. you've grown! Your work is even more beautiful than before!! Off to check out your Etsy.

Warm Wishes,
Karen Eileen

Lee Laurie said...

Rhea, These bracelets are beautiful! I really love the locket that she painted for you. This will be perfect for passing down to a granddaughter one day. I'm going over to look at her store!

Oh and I tagged you today. Come by and look at today's post.

Lee Laurie

rosechicfriends said...

Hi Sweetie!
Your bracelets are just PRICELESS! Of course I have 2 of Sharon's hearts and know first hand how amazingly gorgeous they are! I am so glad to see Sharon get much deserved recognition!

Things on BB front are not good. M's seems okay right now w/counseling... I know you have been so faithfl in praying for us...please continue! It is so very hard to see GOD in all of this right now..but I know we will!

Love and miss ya!

PS...I need to email ya..but just have not had the time..please forgive me.

Thrifty Miss Priss said...

That is the most stunning bracelet ever! How sweet that you have your Grandmothers locket and the cross from your husband!

Mary said...

Hello Rhea, Please stop by, I have left an award for you. Hope you are feeling better. Have a nice weekend.

Anonymous said...

Wow!! Those are truly beautiful Rhea! She's a wonderful artist!!


Bertie said...

Hi Sweetie!! Just caught up on your blog for the first time since I fell. You are 100% right about Sharon's beautiful hearts....and that tiny painting. I don't know how she does it. Her work is exquisite!! Hope you are well and happy, Dear.

Aunt May's Cottage

Elizabeth said...

Lovely! My favorite charm is the bluebird! Such a great heirloom for that special granddaughter one day.

Queenie~ said...

The hearts are beautiful!
I think charm bracelets are so pretty...this one is the cream of the crop.