Last May I decided to create a line of handmade heart pendants for Mother’s Day, as an honouring of the mother-child bond and our deeply connected relationship, from the rocking in our Mother’s womb to birthing into the world as we know it. The inspiration for the line was a custom request I had to create a heart as a resting place for my client’s mother’s ashes that were sealed in a glass bead. I started thinking about how to create a heart that represented her and her mother, forever in an embrace. That feeling of protection, nurture,and love, symbolic in the design. Several of her family diamonds were incorporated into the design and set in the swirls to weave in her family history.
Once I finished the first heart custom pendant I was so inspired that I took to my sketchbook. I started with drawings of different sized hearts, playing with them hanging at different angles… the first heart inspired the second, then third… of course I couldn’t stop there…they were seriously multiplying in my sketchbook…and again once I started carving!
Some of the hearts I created are solid, plump and playful. I have a Secret Heart Pendant in sterling silver that holds private treasures on the inside, and hearts with leaves and swirls representing mother and child, or children plural. These and more can be found HERE.
I also have gold and diamond carved hearts set with a burst of diamond sparkle…
I am always adding to my line of hearts, so make sure to sign up for my monthly newsletter to see my latest creations and hear the inspiration and story behind the designs! If you would like a custom one of a kind heart created for you please contact me!