One day I decided that making a lampwork heart shape would be fun.
The heart and matching accent bead (two separate pieces) are made of Moretti/Effetre Italian glass in a light to medium shade of red. This red, when exposed to different heat levels produces a marbled, mottled effect that can't be seen as well in the pic.
The heart is approximately 17mm high and 19mm wide. It's little rondelle friend is approximately 6 x 10mm. They were made on a 3/32" mandrel and will fit on up to a 12-gauge wire.
I made a nice little post stand out of glass from a FREE tutorial by Mary Lockwood of Mary Lockwood Lampwork Glass. It's a great little stand for displaying and photographing beads upright.
(My photography is still going to be the death of me!)