Kylie Jones's Gold Heart Necklace, Contemporary Wire Jewelry. Loops, Wire Loop, Wrapped Wire Loop. This is a simple project with LOTS of presence.
Gold Heart Necklace
by Kylie Jones
  • Category: Contemporary
  • Technique(s): Making Loops
  • Skill Level: Beginner
This is a simple project with LOTS of presence. I have used vermeil in this project but gold filled or any other metal will work just as well.

Materials

20 Gauge Round Half Hard 14/20 Gold Filled Wire
H4-20H
  • Lesson Quantity: 3.00 inches
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 1FT
  • Price: $5.06
  • Gold Club Price: $3.79
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3.5mm cone shaped bali style vermeil beads.
  • Lesson Quantity: 3.00 pieces
  • Purchase Quantity: 3.00 each
20mm murano gold heart bead
  • Lesson Quantity: 1.00 pieces
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 each
20 mm vermeil hammered circle.
  • Lesson Quantity: 1.00 pieces
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 each
Gold Filled Jump Rings Open (.030) 20ga. (OD) 6mm (ID) 4.34mm - Pack of 10
J11-192
  • Lesson Quantity: 2.00 pieces
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 each
  • Price: $5.16
  • Gold Club Price: $3.87
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Gold Filled Jump Ring Open (.030) 20ga 3mm - Pack of 25
J11-179
  • Lesson Quantity: 1.00 pieces
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 each
  • Price: $5.54
  • Gold Club Price: $4.16
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Gold Filled Lobster w/ Ring 14x5mm - Pack of 1
J3-78
  • Lesson Quantity: 1.00 pieces
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 each
  • Price: $5.90
  • Gold Club Price: $4.43
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Gold Filled Cable Chain Flat 3.8x4.9mm - 10 Feet
C4-124U
  • Lesson Quantity: 2.00 feet
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 each
  • Price: $105.27
  • Gold Club Price: $78.95
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Tools

Chain Nose Wire Plier
G2-508
  • G2-508
  • Lesson Quantity: 1.00 pieces
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 each
  • Price: $32.95
  • Gold Club Price: $24.71
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Round Nose Wire Plier
G2-507
  • G2-507
  • Lesson Quantity: 1.00 pieces
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 each
  • Price: $32.95
  • Gold Club Price: $24.71
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Baby Wubbers Flat Nose Pliers
G2-1136
  • G2-1136
  • Lesson Quantity: 1.00 pieces
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 each
  • Price: $23.97
  • Gold Club Price: $17.98
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C.H.P Milano Italian Flush Cutter, 5 1/2 Inches
PLR-487.00
  • PLR-487.00
  • Lesson Quantity: 1.00 pieces
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 each
  • Price: $14.97
  • Gold Club Price: $11.23
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Instructions
Step 1
Place 1 bead, 1 heart and 2 beads on the wire. The bottom bead should have the flat part of the cone next to the bottom of the heart bead and the 2 top beads have the flat edge next to each other.
Kylie Jones's Gold Heart Necklace - , Contemporary Wire Jewelry, Loops, Wire Loop, Wrapped Wire Loop, gold heart necklace
Step 2
Using flat nose pliers turn up the wire end under the bottom bead into a small U shape and press it back on itself, making sure that this loop secures the bottom bead.
Kylie Jones's Gold Heart Necklace - , Contemporary Wire Jewelry, Loops, Wire Loop, Wrapped Wire Loop, gold heart necklace
Step 3
At the top above the 2 beads start to make a wrapped loop. This loop needs to be large enough for the hammered circle to go through. Place your flat nose pliers on the wire about 3mm from the top bead and make a 90 degree bend in the wire. Using your round nose pliers grab the wire just past the bend in the wire. Using your fingers shape the wire towards you into a circle over the round jaw of the pliers till the wire crosses itself. Slide the hammered ring into the loop and check you have the front of the ring facing to the front.
Kylie Jones's Gold Heart Necklace - , Contemporary Wire Jewelry, Loops, Wire Loop, Wrapped Wire Loop, gold heart necklace
Kylie Jones's Gold Heart Necklace - , Contemporary Wire Jewelry, Loops, Wire Loop, Wrapped Wire Loop, gold heart necklace
Kylie Jones's Gold Heart Necklace - , Contemporary Wire Jewelry, Loops, Wire Loop, Wrapped Wire Loop, gold heart necklace
Step 4
Using your flat nose pliers hold the loop you just made and with the other hand use the chain nose pliers or your fingers to wrap the end of the wire around the wire stem above the pendant, keep wrapping right down to the top bead. Trim any excess wire as close as possible to the wraps and tuck it in so there are no sharp edges.
Kylie Jones's Gold Heart Necklace - , Contemporary Wire Jewelry, Loops, Wire Loop, Wrapped Wire Loop, gold heart necklace
Kylie Jones's Gold Heart Necklace - , Contemporary Wire Jewelry, Loops, Wire Loop, Wrapped Wire Loop, gold heart necklace
Step 5
Using the small jump ring attach the trigger clasp to one end of the chain and a large jump ring to the other end. Open the other large jump ring and place the hammered circle and gold chain inside, close the jump ring.
Kylie Jones's Gold Heart Necklace - , Contemporary Wire Jewelry, Loops, Wire Loop, Wrapped Wire Loop, gold heart necklace
Kylie Jones's Gold Heart Necklace - , Contemporary Wire Jewelry, Loops, Wire Loop, Wrapped Wire Loop, gold heart necklace