Close

Project

Heart Pendant and Bracelet

Heart Pendant and Bracelet

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. Click through our Valentine's Day Ideas photo gallery and sign up for our Valentine's Day Workshop for more creative ideas.

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.

Reviews

Be the first to comment!

Related Topics