The fun thing about playing with wire is that with just a little imagination and practice with your tools you can make any shapes you like.
You can even use wire as the foundation for an entire piece, as in my Autumn Jewels Necklace.
However, since Autumn and Christmas are behind us, and Valentine’s is ahead, I thought I’d try making some cute little hearts out of wire.
These are quick & easy to make, and you can vary them in many ways. If you want to make tiny hearts, try using your round nose pliers as the form, rather than the bail making pliers I show in the video.
Of course, the best part, in my opinion, is adding some sparkle with beads! Swarovskis look nice, but so do Czech Fire Polish beads. I love the way the beads I used look different, depending on the color of wire I used.
Tools & Materials:
- 20 gauge wire
- 3-4mm beads, I used Czech Fire Polish:
- head pins, if desired
- bail making pliers
- chain nose pliers
- bent chain nose pliers
- wire cutters
- flat nose pliers
- round nose pliers
- nylon jaw pliers
Enjoy the video and happy creating!
Watch the Wired Heart Charms & Pendants-Wire Wrapping Jewelry Tutorial video at YouTube.