Heart of the Forest: the April COM reveal for AJE

 When Rebekah of Tree Wing Studio posted these hearts – I was smitten. But silvery grey? Or copper? How to choose/ I am usually not so into hearts, but the wood texture on these appealed to my “woodland” inspired self. 

Tree Wing Studio hearts

Copper it is! So its a dryad inspired piece. That was a given. This popped into my head, almost complete: 

first stages

That is a stoneware cab of mine, with a polymer leafy surround. I wanted to create a tangle of vines to hang the heart. Should it be wire wrapped or seedbeads? Branch fringe? Seed beads won. 

Heart of the foret

It was all a bit freeform – in other words, I winged it. A drop here, a flower there… It IS a bit off center, but as her face is tilted it didnt bother me too much. 

And the back- I drilled small holes along the bottom edge so I could stitch and loop. As of right now she is a focal only, but I have a show this weekend and HOPE to have her finished to take along… 

Forest back view

Thank you for stopping by, please let me know what you think! And  take a tour of the other blogs – we have several guests and AJE team members participating this month! 




9 thoughts on “Heart of the Forest: the April COM reveal for AJE

  1. niky sayers says:

    I really love what you have created Jenny, the face and the heart go together so beautifully, and the way you have added the beads makes it all so seemless!


  2. Rebekah says:

    I knew copper would be perfect for you Jenny!! I absolutely love the dryad you created—loving trees like I do, I can’t help but adore her! I struggle to incorporate faces of any kind into my work, but always love to see how others use them—beautifully, beautifully done! The free-form, slightly of center design gives her a lovely natural feel… every tree has its own character and that makes her even more special, I think. Thank you so much for joining me in this challenge!


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