Happy valentines day!
Every year I struggle to make a valentine piece with hearts and something "red" in it. In fact I've been through a few vdays and Christmas holidays dragging out my garnets, and ruby beads, only to return them to their closet.
This year was no exception. I loved creating the focal a with Goldie Bronze. And when I pulled the metal out of my kiln the patina colors stirred my soul! Combing over my red gemstones again I knew they needed a friend. I introduced them to the Carmel and blue of my faceted fire agates and fell in love. BINGO- putting them together like an oil painting with the garnets and rubies, some sterling and etched bullet casings was magical.. Hope they inspire you:)