Hearts? Um, no, not usually. It is a perfectly lovely shape but it does not normally speak to me from a design perspective. However, Sandra Russell took the heart and made it her own by turning it, elongating it, and adding texture and pattern.
Perhaps, the more common the shape, the bigger the challenge it is to breathe new life into it. Sandra has managed it with the heart. Her designs are dynamic and eye-catching and wearable. The great pieces featured here and more are available in her Etsy store, slradornments. Just in time for Valentine’s Day.
Textured metal in jewelry can be a bit predictable. But, when it is good it is very, very good. The designers at the Etsy store, Mika Scott, do it very well. Their unexpected and bold textures take the next step and become essential design elements.