A closer photo of the left gauntlet of my Gothic armour [link]
I received a number of emails asking how many hearts are pierced into the plates over the whole suit. I meant to count them but forgot to do so before it shipped to the UK. My best guess... A lot! hehe. They were made by punching a small hole then carving away the metal with jeweler's files. Individually they don't take very long but together they probably took several hundred hours.