Hearts, Love and Valentines

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Can anyone think of love and caring or Valentines’ Day without associating the symbolic heart with it?  I have always been intrigued by symbols and their meanings – a language like hieroglyphics or petrographic images.

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I often wondered, as a child, how this organ in our bodies came to represent love.  This iconic symbol must be one of the most used and recognizable designs ever, even more than the “smiley face”!

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Now I simply look at it as a symbolic design to be utilized for written and artistic expression and I am at peace with it.   Someday, I’ll research its’ origin.

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About zoraidabros

I'm Zoraida and I design and create handmade, one of a kind jewelry. My work is inspired by the art of ancient world cultures that have endured the shifting trends of fashion. I prefer to work in copper and semi precious gemstones but also appreciate fine lamp work beads, wood and other artistically crafted materials. Please visit my studio at http://zoraida.artfire.com and my website at http://zoraidajewelry.com
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9 Responses to Hearts, Love and Valentines

  1. helen says:

    beautiful work ♥

  2. Your designs and wirework skills are exquisite!

  3. carlaburke says:

    Zoraida, I really ❤ your hearts! They're gorgeous, and anyone should be very proud to own one!

  4. zoraidabros says:

    Thank you Carla !! What a great compliment 🙂

  5. These are beautiful. Your wirework is stunning and these hearts are all so different and so inspirational.

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