While I tend not to enjoy holiday themed lampwork creations - I admit I have a quiet love for hearts, and am thrilled to be working towards Valentine's Day. Most popular hearts are always classically red, no doubt about that. I especially love Lauscha's Opaque Red for its ability to not streak when worked hard and to give a nicely consistent full bodied gorgeous opaque red.
but when I play, it gets to be complicated... With this heart - I was considering how my stacking planes of color would affect the light coming through, while still delivering a classically shaped heart - it would be decidedly different - but most hearts are complicated, no?
Since light fills volumes - and the more edges a volume has to catch and throw light - the better, I chose to carve the surface of the above heart. This creates interest while still allowing the shape of the volume & the beauty of transparent glass to speak - even through the surface design. Smiles, Jill