I meant this to be a bit more overall red, but… I think it came out nicely.
This is actually the same “scaly” pattern as used in Santa Rosa Island Sunrise. Only since I used no silk-finished beads, I could take the pattern out to the edge without worrying about border beads.
I hadn’t expected it to give a heart-shaped impression, but I’m not complaining. 😉
The very bottom-tip beads are copper-lined light gray. That’s interesting in part because while I’ve found a fair amount of silver-lined Delica colors, I haven’t seen copper-lined that much. I like the effect in this color.
Hmm. Don’t think I can do nearly enough detail to do a more realistic heart for the hardcore Goth types… darn.