Did you catch my Heart Jewelry Inspiration from last week? Well, here is what I have been up to this past week!
Heart Hoop Earrings
My coworker has a pair of heart hoops that I just love on her. After seeing a whole bunch of heart wire jewelry on Pinterest, I decided I wanted to give these a try. I used this tutorial by Jenni at I Spy DIY as my jumping off point.
- Wire 1: tools, wire and the basic loop - covers a basic understanding of wire working and basic tools.
- Easy Peasy Earwires - more techniques and tools used to shape wire and harden it
- 20 Gauge, Half Hard, German Jewelry Wire
- Flush wire cutters
- Chain-nose pliers
- Round-nose pliers
- Round mandrel – I used my ring mandrel, however a sharpie, large round pen, or a round make up tube would work too.
- Bench Block
Ta da! Your very own heart hoop earrings.
After making these, I found the following image on Pinterest by CCMCouture:
Spooky how close these are to mine! I might have to add some beads onto mine. haha!
My tutorial can easily be adjusted to make these earrings. Notice that the top bump is slightly larger than the lower bump. Also, their post for sticking through the ear is longer and instead of bending the wire into a point, they do a P loop in the opposite direction of mine.
Using a similar technique to StudioDax’s I Heart Heart’s tutorial, I made this Heart Pendant:
I used 16 gauge, half hard, German Jewelry wire and used a hammer to flatten it. I then wire wrapped garnet swarovski crystals.
What do you think of my pendant?
Guess what! Starting this February 11th and ending on the 21st, you will be given an opportunity to win this Pendant! I will be giving it away as a part of A Crafter’s Dream Group Giveaway!
I’m so excited! This is my blog’s first giveaway! So don’t forget to follow me so that you can be reminded of this awesome opportunity to own a handmade piece of jewelry by yours truly!
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