The heart shape is one of the most well known symbols globally.
The origins of the love heart symbol are a little unclear, with many associations from different eras from the ancient Egyptians to the modern day. Here at Earth Balance Craft we make a range of love heart hanging decorations for the home and garden. These delicate heart shapes can be used as wall art, sun catchers and garden accessories, whether hanging in your lounge window or out in the garden, they make the perfect gift idea. When backlit by sunlight, these love hearts come alive with beautiful colours across the whole colour palette. The hearts are made using solid copper wire, semi-precious gem stones and glass, which are then given a patina bath to darken the raw copper. The next step is to use a special metal polishing cloth to reveal some of the bright copper highlights again, and finally the finished piece is set with hard wax so that the piece doesn’t darken further with a natural patina over time. Read over the patina copper process in detail in our ‘the story of copper‘ blog post.
Read over some interesting articles on the meaning of the love heart symbol:
“Why’s a Heart Represent Love, Anyway?” Featured in the Huffington Post by Danny Groner
“Heart and Sacred Heart: the origin of the symbol” Featured on www.swide.com
“The Changing Symbolism of the Heart Shape Through the Ages” Featured on www.scribol.com by Yohani Kamarudin