Fun Ceramic Heart Buttons With Style

heart shaped ceramic buttonCute heart shape, groovy colors, these hand-made ceramic buttons are irresistible. Don’t think of them just in terms of sewing and knitting. There’s so much more you can do with buttons this pretty!

How about stringing a few of them into a necklace?

Or sewing blue heart shaped buttonone into the center of textured hand-made paper for an individual Valentine’s Day card?

Giving them to the kids for Valentine’s Day crafts, or using them to make an unusual tie for a special package?

There are many more colors and designs to choose from and you can even commission your own bespoke buttons if you don’t find exactly what you want. They are hand made in the UK, shipped worldwide.

These heart buttons pictured cost GBP 1.20 each from The Queen of Buttons.

Hand Carved Wood Heart Box from Poland

carved wood heart boxI love the simplicity of this little carved wooden box and its stylish red and black color scheme. It’s made from seasoned Linden wood in the Tatra mountains of Poland and carved and decorated in traditional style by artisans there.

Just under three inches across it is the perfect little treasure to give as a romantic gift with a little keepsake inside. The top swivels open to reveal a little round hollow just big enough to hold a ring, pendant, lucky charm or whatever takes your fancy.

Little girls would love these too, so it you want to surprise a dear daughter, granddaughter or niece on Valentine’s Day this would be just the thing.

Heart Swivel Box Hand Carved Wood costs $8.90 from Amazon

Mouth Blown Glass Christmas Heart Ornament

hand blown glass heart ornamentChristmas ornaments aren’t the first thing you’d think of to give on Valentine’s Day, but this gorgeous paisley hand-crafted heart ornament is a collector’s piece and for someone who really loves real, old-fashioned, glass ornaments it would be a perfect choice.

It’s hand-made and decorated by Reed & Barton’s skilled artisans renowned for their beautiful quality and attention to detail. It measures 5.8 inches across and comes in a sturdy and elegant gift box to keep it safe in between holiday seasons.

This isn’t something for a family full of young kids or with pets that love playing with Christmas trees, but would be treasured by those loving old world style and beauty. Even better, by buying out of season you get a much better price, making it affordable when it might  usually be out of reach.

Reed & Barton Red Paisley Heart Blown Glass, Christmas Ornamentcurrently costs $39.55 down from $69, from Reed and Barton through Amazon.

Olive Wood Heart Paperweight Made By West Bank Artisan

sustainable olive wood heartWooden hearts have their own special feel, warm and smooth, with the wonderful grain of the natural wood to trace your fingers around. This beautiful heart paperweight is made from sustainable olive wood by a Palestinian West Bank artisan. Sourced by Green Heart, it is ethically produced and traded, so makes a perfect Valentine’s gift for the eco-conscious man or woman.

The heart paperweight is quite small, 3 inches across, but perfect to hold in your hand, so it really doesn’t have to function as a paperweight, just as a carefully crafted piece of natural beauty!

The olive wood heart costs $21.95 from Green Heart.

Milk Chocolate Heart For Your Sweetheart

Lindt milk chocolate heartYoung girls like to feel special on Valentine’s Day too, so if you have daughters with a good taste in chocolate how about this simple but special Lindt milk chocolate heart.

It contains 100g / 3.5oz of quality milk chocolate and it’s packaged in a way that shows its class, red and gold, so would be a great Valentines token or favor for grown girls too!

Valentine’s Milk Chocolate Heart costs $7 from Amazon or $10 for two.

Handcrafted Heart Wine Glass Charms

Hand made heart wine glass charmsI guess I’m slow to catch on, as I first thought that these wine charms were to hang on the bottle neck…duh!

They’re a brilliant idea to clip onto your wine glass at a party or gathering so that you know which glass is yours. All that inadvertent swapping of grape varieties (and germs!) is over, as you just clip one of these pretty glass hearts to your glass to claim it for the duration.

If you’re throwing a Valentine’s party these glass charms would be perfect party favors – your guests could use them for the party and take them home afterwards. Or get them as a stocking stuffer or a useful gift for your partner… maybe not the most romantic of gifts, but useful and pretty are good too!

These Heart Shaped Art Glass Wine Charms Set of 6 cost $12.99 from Amazon

Hand Painted Heart Wine Glass – Collector’s Item or Kitsch?

Hand painted wine glassI’m not sure if I love or loathe the idea of this intricately decorated wine glass! It’s gorgeous in its detail and sparkliness, but then I’ve always thought of wine glasses as clear crystal, the better to admire the ruby depths of the vintage! So I guess it depends if you are wine snob or tongue in cheek kitsch collector of gorgeousness!

If your beloved is a wine lover that doesn’t take him or herself too seriously, this could be a perfect gift for Valentine’s Day, or any other occasion.

There are a whole series of different designs, all hand-painted by the Santa Barbara Design Studio and designed by Lolita Yancey. They come in a gift box and have a unique wine cooler recipe hand painted on the base.

Who knows, this could be the start of a brand new tradition and collection for you and your partner!

This Lolita Love My Wine Glass, Silver Lining costs $25.97 from Amazon

Orange Flower in Hand Blown Glass Heart

hand blown glass heartI hope your heart isn’t breaking in the lead up to Valentine’s Day! Hearts are at once strong and fragile, so it’s no wonder that hand blown glass hearts are so popular as romantic gifts on this occasion. Maybe its the heavy feel of solid glass in the hand, or the coolness of glass against a fevered brow, but glass is something that says forever like nothing else.

I love the orange flower suspended in the middle of this particular glass paperweight. It’s hand blown Murano glass, so each one is slightly different built up in careful layers with bubbles of air to add texture and interest.

This Hand Blown Glass Orange Flower Heart Glass Paperweight  currently only costs $24.50 reduced by 80% from Amazon, so makes a very affordable quality Valentines’ Day gift.

More hand blown glass heart paperweights on Red Velvet Heart.

Heart Chakra Crystals

Heart shaped crystals in chakra coloursLooking for a last minute stocking stuffer for your beloved?

These gorgeous heart crystals would be  perfect! Each one is an energy filled crystal, carved into a heart shape and glowing with colour.

The selection of stones is chosen to resonate with the chakras, so there is red jasper for the root chakra, orange aventurine for the sacral chakra, jasper, lapis lazuli, sodalite and amethyst and so on.

Whether you want to use them for chakra balancing, reiki, or just to enjoy because they are so pretty, they make a really meaningful gift under the tree or in a stocking!

7 CHAKRA HEART STONES w/ Heart Chakra Pouch ~ Jasper, Aventurine, Lapis Lazuli, & Amethyst cost $25.01 from Amazon and there is still just time to get them delivered for Christmas.

Hand-Blown Glass Hearts in Gorgeous Colours

cobalt glass heartI keep coming back to simple heart-shaped chunks of glass – there is something about the smooth curves, heavy and satisfying of glass hearts,  and when they are hand-blown there are no sharp edges to cut, just cool depth and solid weight.
amber glass heart
This is a range of glass hearts in various colours created by artisans, Jon and Shannon Felix of Avalon Glassworks, in Seattle.

I love the cobalt blue in particular but the amber is also enticing.  All the hearts are 3”x3”x1” and they cost $30 directly from Avalon Glassworks.

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