The Martha Stewart Show, February 2009
Cut a 7-inch piece of wire. Fold the piece in half, and make a point at the fold with needle-nose pliers.
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.
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 beads4 mm beads5 mm beads6 mm beads5 mm beads4 mm beads3 mm beadsRepeat process on other side of heart.
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.