I just quickly looked up the symbolism of hearts. Among many things I read the following: It is the resting place for the creative spirit. It is the source of the flow of our creative life energy. It represents the dream we wish to manifest.
While this surely refers to one's actual heart, having recently had a conversation with a dear friend about something I'd like to pursue creatively made that last sentence really hit home. Perhaps I need to surround myself with even more of these clay-bead-ribbon-wire heart tchotchkes to encourage my creative spirit and to find the courage to do what my heart is telling me to do - to manifest a very specific dream. Funny how we find things precisely when we need to.