My Immaculate Heart of Mary bead is finally finished! Below is the process I went through to make the bead and the finished product. This bead turned out very well and I am super excited about all the possibilities for this bead...rosary centerpieces, bracelets, necklaces, chaplets...oh my! I can't wait to get started!
For more information about the Immaculate Heart of Mary and devotion to the Immaculate Heart, this is a good link.
The first step to making the Immaculate Heart of Mary was to make the rose. Click here to view my blog post showing step by step of making the rose.
The second part of making the Immaculate Heart bead was making the leaf. Click here to view my blog post showing step by step of making the leaf
After the leaves and the roses were made, I placed them together and made a sword. Then I added the red heart around the crown of roses and the sword.
I finished the heart shape and added the flames. The last step before rolling it out, is to add the background color to form a perfect circle. Having a nice round circle is important for a good end product!
Here the bead is rolled out until it is the size I need for rosaries.
Here is the bead after it is baked. When the bead is so small, much of the detail is lost, but if you love the details on this bead, then you will love the jewelry I am making that show off the bead in larger forms...stay tuned!