cold-formed heart hooks

create a small heart-shaped sewing-themed hook.

crossed heart forge

1994 03 steel, maple

design, forming, finishing

this quick little heart hook was a popular item and i often made dozens at a time.
i made a bending form using a block of wood and some cut off nails and round stock so they would be a fairly uniform size.
because the wire is so thin, no heat is necessary to bend them smoothly and hammer them flat which makes for a fine winter project.
they were finished in black and tipped with pre-made miniature maple sewing thread spools.
they look great holding sprigs of drying herbs or flowers, or joined pairs of dipped or rolled beeswax candles.

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