Purpleheart wood heart with tree mosaic of golden mother-of-pearl

Purpleheart wood heart with tree mosaic of golden mother-of-pearl

 Purpleheart wood heart with heart mosaic inlay of golden mother-of-pearl dyed red

Purpleheart wood heart with heart mosaic inlay of golden mother-of-pearl dyed red

These hearts are keepsake hearts, not just another tree ornament.  They are certainly a finely finished special gift, but they also have been given as remembrance hearts:  the Purpleheart heart given to a serviceman who received a Purple Heart Medal; the shamrock heart given to a friend in remembrance of her father; or my signature design heart that invites caressing the smooth, cool surface as a comfort when remembering a passed-on loved one.   

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I LOVE wood!! ........and I make my hearts to showcase the beauty of the wood, adding embellishments of shimmering mother-of-pearl inlays and/or other types of a beautiful wood inlay.  There are no stains used on the wood, what you see is it's natural beauty and color, but they do have a clear, smooth finish applied.  The process starts as a block of a striking type of wood that is resawn into slices and cut into individual hearts and then decisions are made as to inlay.

   I began with my signature design of a Purpleheart wood heart with golden mother-of-pearl heart inlay.  In 2015, I expanded my designs to include different holiday ideas:  a St. Patrick's Day shamrock heart with the golden mother-of-pearl inlay dyed green; a Valentine's Day mosaic heart dyed red (it's not a broken heart, but a heart with many pieces for all the love that one can share); and hearts for the holidays with mosaic Christmas trees of mother-of-pearl and golden mother-of-pearl as well as a solid golden mother-of-pearl tree inlay.     

 East Indian Rosewood heart with golden mother-of-pearl heart inlay

East Indian Rosewood heart with golden mother-of-pearl heart inlay

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 Purpleheart wood heart with golden mother-of-pearl heart inlay

Purpleheart wood heart with golden mother-of-pearl heart inlay

 Purpleheart wood heart with golden mother-of-pearl shamrock inlay dyed green

Purpleheart wood heart with golden mother-of-pearl shamrock inlay dyed green

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