Project

Heart Pendant and Bracelet

This beautiful heart pendant and bracelet set -- complete with a one-of-a-kind gift pouch -- is the perfect gift for Valentine's Day.

Project continues below this project video

Source: The Martha Stewart Show, February 2009

Introduction

Make our Crystal Bracelet to match with this Heart Pendant.

Resources: To purchase the Crystallized-Swarovski Elements featured in the segment, visit swarovski-crystallized.com. All gold-filled jewelry pieces, jewelry tools, and supplies are from myrontoback.com.

materials

  • 24-gauge gold-plated wire

  • Wire cutter

  • Needle-nose pliers

  • Ruler

  • Size 17 knitting needle

  • Eight 3 mm and eight 4 mm crystal beads

  • Nine 5 mm crystal beads

  • Four 6 mm crystal beads

  • Cording or chain for necklace

steps

  1. Cut a 7-inch piece of wire. Fold the piece in half, and make a point at the fold with needle-nose pliers.

  2. Measure 1 1/2 inches from the point and, using a knitting needle, wrap the wire around to make half of heart shape. Repeat the same process on the other side to end up with a double teardrop. Pull sides apart and form into a heart shape.

  3. Start beading on one of the ends of the wire. Thread two of each size bead in the following order to create a gradation of bead sizes from the heart's center to its point:
    3 mm beads
    4 mm beads
    5 mm beads
    6 mm beads
    5 mm beads
    4 mm beads
    3 mm beads
    Repeat process on other side of heart.

  4. With needle-nose pliers, squeeze the wire ends together and slide a 5 mm bead over both ends. Fold ends of wire up to secure and snip off excess wire.

  5. Thread pendant onto cording or chain.

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