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Wire Heart Pendant


About this design:

For this simple heart pendant, gather together orphaned art beads and copper wire to add a little love to someone's day this week!

Components:

5" 18 gauge copper wire, 8" 22 gauge steel wire, polymer clay disk, lampwork round bead, lampwork spacer, polymer clay wobble spacer bead, 15mm arte metal jump ring, 13 4mm copper spacers, 28" gunmetal chain

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Step-by-Step Instructions:

Step 1:
Bend the 5" wire in half at a 45 degree angel.
Step 2:
With the round nose pliers, bend the wire into a spiral on one side on the wire. Repeat on the other side.
Step 3:
Hammer the heart flat with the flat side of the ball peen hammer.
Step 4:
Texture the wire with the skinny end of a riveting hammer.
Step 5:
Brush on the liver of sulfur gel with a paint brush, rinse with water, dry. Rub steel wool or a scotch brite pad to bring out the highlights of the texture on the heart.
Step 6:
Leaving a 1 1/2" tail create a double loop at the bottom of the steel wire. Create a messy wrap above the loops with a tail of wire.Slip the loops through one end of the heart by opening and closing the heart pendant very slightly.
Step 7:
String on the polymer clay disk, copper spacer, lampwork bead, copper spacer, lampwork spacer, copper bead, polymer clay wobble. Repeat step 1 to create a double wrapped loop at the top of the pendant.
Step 8:
Add the pendant to the 15mm jump ring, string on 5 spacers on both sides of the jump ring. Add the two ends of the chain, close jump ring.


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  1. Beading Hippie  Shawn
    Beading Hippie Shawn says:

    Very nice wire work!

  2. Terry Ca
    Terry Ca says:

    Love the photos showing the wire going from supply to art – thanks!

  3. Beadling
    Beadling says:

    Pretty!

  4. A Little Pizzaz aka Judy
    A Little Pizzaz aka Judy says:

    Love the simplicity of the design – beautiful!

  5. Asia
    Asia says:

    Fantastic :D

  6. NH Sweets
    NH Sweets says:

    Beautiful wire work. Thanks for the tutorial. Nice job.

  7. Cindy K
    Cindy K says:

    I love this necklace. Simple but very nice! Thanks for sharing.

  8. VisionQuest Artworks
    VisionQuest Artworks says:

    I love simple designs like this.. so very zen. Lovely!

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