Heart Pins as Valentine Gifts

With Valentine’s day arriving soon, I have been beading more of my heart pins. Yesterday, I delivered a batch along with other shapes to the local PA North Country Artisan Center and Store  in Towanda.  November and December were good sales months, and I really needed to restock.

Group of pins beaded Tuesday

This was the batch I beaded on Tuesday. I am liking the new heart shape a lot. This new shape will be perfect for Valentine’s Day sales, but is great for wearing any time of year.

Heart Shaped art Quilt Pin

Wonky Heart Pin in Black & White, Red and Pink

This photo shows my “Wonky Heart” much larger than it’s just over 2″ height and just under 2″ width. I was playing with the shape to give it some character, but am not sure if I sill do many more of these or not. This one gave me the most grief during the beading process. I usually don’t have very large sections of single fabrics, and ended up removing the first attempt at adding beads to the large upper left mostly white section. I like try number 2 much better… This along with the following pins are available for purchase in my Artfire Gift Items Studio- Andrus Gardens.

Heart Pin Pink Lime, Sue Andrus Andrus Gardens

Heart Pin in Pink and Lime with Butterfly

Heart Shaped Art Quilt Pin available in Artfire Studio, shown with Hershey Kisses for size reference.  Chocolate is also needed on Valentine’s day, too isn’t it?

Heart Pin as Pendant

Hot Pink and Black Heart Pin as a Pendant

The last pin of this group is shown hanging from a black satin cord. Most of my pins can be worn as pendants by simply pinning them to a chain, cord or simple necklace. This way they can be worn in more than one way. This mainly Hot Pink and Black Heart is also available on Artfire.

Any of my pins would make unique gifts for Valentine’s Day or any other occasion. If you would like to check out a wider selection of hand crafted unique gift items, there are lots of goodies to look at on Artfire. Click this link for the Valentine’s Day Gift Guide, or this one for the Unique Gift Guides.


I am a former textile artist and new pattern designer with a degree in horticulture, wishing to share my love of nature, flowers and gardens with everyone through my photos, sunprinted fabrics, and now pattern designs. Chronic Lyme Disease has caused major changes to the direction my life. I have to limit the amount of time spent digging in my gardens, and quilting has become more difficult. I discovered pattern design as a way to get art back into my life. I now use my gardens and photos to inspire designs that can be used on fabrics and print on demand items.

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