I still get a lot of heart-shaped beads in the bead mixes. The most common ones are 2cm and smaller, but sometimes I come across huge ones, 3cm from top to bottom. They don’t look that bad in steampunk style (less kitschy than on their own, that’s for sure).
This is one of them, deep cobalt blue with copper. I used neutral steel gears, because the copper ones are quite rare and I didn’t have any at the time.
Could also pass as gothic jewellery (goths do wear steampunk these days, from what I’ve been told).