An Expression of the Heart

February 10, 2013 , In: Inspiration

Our age-old love affair with the Heart motif is fascinating: it is everywhere, especially this time of year. I gathered some of my recent favorites by fellow art jewelry component makers. I hope you enjoy them as much as I do!

I have to start with these amazing Copper / Bronze Hearts by Staci Louis Smith


She also has these lovelies in the works; I love the palette and textures…


Next is a gorgeous Winged Heart by Genea Crivelo-Knable


I love the craggy-yet-soft textures and colors of these beauties by Seeing is Believing





One of my favorite Heart styles by Gaea: The Connected Heart… 
I love these interpretations by Julie Rowe of Beads, Birds and Bones


Back to the world of metal, this lovely Bronze Heart With Key by Lesley Watt


And these yummy Copper Hearts by Kristi-Bowman Gruel
I hope you enjoyed this little tour of Heart Beads!

Karen Totten

Karen has worked professionally as an artist and designer for over 30 years in a variety of creative disciplines: architectural design, illustration, art direction, mixed media art, interaction design. She currently works full time as a User Experience (UX) Design Principal for an international consultancy. When not flying to work every week, her other passions are ceramic art, sketching, and occasionally, jewelry design. “For me, the creative life, from UX to fine art, has always been one of exploration and adventure. As the daughter of an air force navigator, I grew up a traveler. To this day I am intrigued by stories and motifs that transcend time, culture, and geography.“
  1. Reply

    They are all unique and lovely!

  2. Reply

    It's amazing how many variations on one theme people can create!

  3. Reply

    I want one of each! Beautiful….all.

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    I'm in love.

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    Love, love love! These get my creative juices flowing. I wish I didn't have so many unfinished projects so that I could start another one!

  6. Reply

    How the heck did I miss this post?! I love your heart picks! I am such a fan of the heart motif myself! Thanks so much for featuring my work! xo Genea

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