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.