Hey there! My name is Jake, and I’m the guy behind Rooted Romantic.
I work with copper wire of various gauges to create nature-inspired jewellery and sculpture. I love the tactile feel of working with the metal, and the warmth of the copper as my hands work with it.
It starts on the drawing board. I sketch out ideas, keeping my pencil on the page to mimic a length of wire. I aim to create smooth movement from end to end. I coax the copper into its shape, using my hands to keep the lines smooth and pliers for more precision or hard angles. I use my steel block and hammer to tap some texture and harden the metal to strengthen it and help it hold its shape.