Hand-sculpted polymer clay heart (also with black, leathery, creature-like wings) atop a very weathered, vintage-looking distressed hinged wooden heart-shaped box with metal clasp.
This is my tribute to Edgar Allan Poe, one of my favorite American poets.
I admit to loving the color scheme I used - I think the antique-looking colors and rough sides (with faux blood in red-red-red) are a definite departure from my usual color palette.
(I put my Etsy shop on temporary "vacation mode" in order to have time to concentrate on finishing up many of the projects I initiated earlier this spring. I will of course reopen my shop after the show is over - provided I have anything left to list!)