This wire heart pendant is so pretty and so easy to make. Tweens, teens, and adults could make these for themselves or to give as a gift.
They would be perfect for gifting to your Mom for Mother’s Day, your BFF for their birthday, or someone special for Valentine’s Day or Christmas. How about getting a group of friends together for a “crafternoon” to make some of these together?
Wire Heart Pendant
Minimal supplies are needed to make this beautiful wire heart pendant. Follow the simple step-by-step tutorial and make something special.
List of Supplies Needed:
- Jewelry wire – 18 gauge
- Craft pliers – Cutting, flat-nose, and looping
- Teardrop beads
- Small round beads
- Memory wire
- Chain or necklace
Measure and cut a 6-inch (16 cm) piece of wire.
Use the looping pliers to create a loop at any one of the open ends of the prepared wire.
Create another loop at the other end of the wire.
Circle the loops 2 or 3 times to create twirl patterns on both ends of the wire. Make sure to keep the twirl the same size.
Measure and mark the middle point of the wire (between the twirls). Bend the wire at that point, bringing the twirls towards each other.
Bring the twirls adjacent to each other to form the heart shape.
Place the wire heart on a flat, even and hard surface. Hammer the heart shape to flatten it; this will give the wire heart a sturdy structure. Prepare a piece of beading wire or memory wire and a few small round beads.
Coil the beading wire around a band of the wire heart, near the bottom side.
Insert 2 or 3 beads through the open end of the coiled wire.
Close the beading wire by coiling it around the opposite band of the wire heart.
Cut off extra beading wire after coiling it. Select a teardrop bead, a seed bead and a ball head pin.
Insert the seed bead and then the teardrop bead into the ball head pin.
Push the beads all the way adjacent to the ball of the pin. Coil the open end of the pin around the bent part of the wire heart.
Coil all the remaining wire or cut off extra after coiling a few times. The pendant is now ready. You can attach it to a necklace through the jump ring.