copper wirework jewellery with beads, buttons and fused glass
My Venus collection is inspired by my love of ancient civilizations, their myths, folklore and art. The enigma that surrounds their beautiful artwork – discovered carved on stones, depicted on jewellery and other items – and what it symbolises.
I enjoy working with copper wire and feel an affinity to it. It’s the metal linked to my star sign of Taurus and its planet Venus. The elemental alchemy symbol for copper is also the planet symbol for Venus.
The name for ‘copper’ stems from the Greek name for the Island of Cyprus, ‘Kupros’ which was famous in ancient times for its copper resources and also for the goddess ‘Aphrodite’, who the Romans later renamed ‘Venus’.
Copper is one of the oldest metals in use today and copper artefacts have been found dating back to 8700 BC. It’s long been revered and used for its healing qualities. Copper has naturally a high electrical and thermal conductivity (and is still used today for electrical cables, amongst many other things).
“I’ve always been drawn to doodle squiggles, spirals, flowers and other shapes… and this lead in turn to me to creating them with copper wire to make jewellery. My Venus jewellery designs have developed over the years – mostly through trial and error -experimenting with different materials until I’m happy with what I’ve created, and they evolve further over time.” Samantha
A selection of my Venus copper wire-work collection will be for sale at my forthcoming events.
Love to hear what you think of my new designs. Sam Rowena x