Hearts, Love and Valentines

Brass and copper textured and riveted heart

Brass and copper textured and riveted heart

Is there a more familiar symbol than hearts for expressing love, likes and such?  Don’t we constantly say things like “I love this” for anything that we find pleasing from food to romantic love?

Aventurine heart with carnelian in sterling silver

Aventurine heart with carnelian in sterling silver

According to Wikipedia – “The combination of the “heart shape” and its use within the “heart” metaphor developed at the end of the Middle Ages.” and “The first known depiction of a heart as a symbol of romantic love dates to the 1250s”. You’d think we’d be sick of it by now.  And yet, as an artist and jewelry maker I still find my designs gravitating toward that over used, all too familiar symbol.  I keep trying to come up with new ways to use it.

Framed copper puff heart with patina

Framed copper puff heart with patina

I don’t know when I’ll get tired of this symbol, but in the meantime, I’ll just keep trying to make interesting, maybe even unique and pretty things with it. So, with that said (and Valentine’s Day approaching) here is a collection of some of my heart themed jewelry.

--60000--52498_product_1305868865_thumb_large amethyst_heart_and_sterling_silver_earrings__3667bac5 brass_etched_heart_pendant__097f4787 bronze_wire_heart_and_red_coral_penant_f94e873d carnelian_aventurine_and_sterling_silver_earrings_66efca16 heart_shield_pendant_with_etched_copper_and_brass_29f421f2 IMG_1251 lampwork_bead_copper_leaf_and_agate_collar_necklace_d7d9ac81 smokey_quartz_copper_heart_wire_work_necklace__5ec58f67 three_hearts_brass_and_copper_pendant_3c827bc452498_1462073596_gallery_image_thumb_largeamethyst_and_pearl_wire_heart_pendant_necklace_41f2be43My first wire heart pendant

My first wire heart pendant

Had enough, just imagine all the heart images I didn’t post 🙂


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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16 Responses to Hearts, Love and Valentines

  1. Donna Geurin says:

    Wow and so beautiful from and amazing talented lady.

  2. Sue Taylor says:

    You are so talented. I love every design. Sue T

  3. Kathy says:

    Such beautiful pieces! As always!

  4. artworksjp says:

    I love them all but my favorite is the patina heart with the gilders paste. Jan P

  5. Sally says:

    You surely put the “art” in Heart! Beautiful pieces all.

  6. Shinrin says:

    Beautiful! You put a piece of your heart in everything you create 🙂

  7. I love your work! I’d love to feature it on Beadage.net if you’re not on there already!

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