Wire Heart Pendant
Looking for a pretty jewelry craft that is sure to make a statement? A Wire Heart Pendant from Candace Jedrowicz makes a wonderful gift and is perfect for Valentine's Day! The added special touch is that it looks like a nest! This craft is perfect for love birds!
- 20 Gauge wire, at least a couple of feet
- 24 Gauge wire, half a spool or so
- Egg shaped bead
- Jewelry tools
- I used this tiny ceramic heart as a reference for the shape
- For the top of the pendant, I used a wooden skewer to wrap the 20 gauge wire and wrapped it all the way around two times. I left myself an inch of wire to wrap below the loops.
- I made a frame for my shape and a cross piece that is part of the frame wire. If you have a longer piece, make all your cross pieces with part of the frame wire.
- I made another cross piece with the 20 gauge wire and began wrapping the 24 gauge wire around the middle.
- I continued wrapping the 24 gauge wire in every direction with the goal of filling in the shape. I guided the heart into a concave shape as I went along.
- As the shape filled up, I began to think about where to place my egg bead. I used shorter wires when the gaps were filling and used pliers to pull the wire through. To close larger gaps, I wove in and out of smaller holes and across the gaps. It’s a good idea to stop now and then and crimp the “sticky outy” wire loops with pliers. It’s also important to make sure that no sharp ends stick out anywhere.
- I attached my egg bead just before I was finished wrapping. It’s finished when you look at it and think “yes, that’s it!” The very last inch of wire was coiled into a spiral.