“Like many other modern origin stories, Nikki Ashworth’s “Little Shop of Hearts” was the result of the internet and dumb luck.
A custom anatomical heart cast in resin that was originally offered in exchange for a party dress on the popular Toronto Facebook page ‘Bunz Trading Zone’ created an unexpected demand from those who had no frock to swap. Nikki found her dress, and went on making hearts for others after identifying a niche demand. That furthered into wearable heart pendants, complete with an on line shop and various socials media accounts to promote her brand. She had struck upon her own personal “pet rock”.
The original heart design was part of a bigger concept piece. In the midst of the heart demand, Nikki has put her initial project on hold but does plan to complete it.
A genuine passion learning how to sculpt turned into a Little Shop of Hearts.”