Oksana Truhan's Heart Pendant, Contemporary Wire Jewelry. Loops, Wire Loop, Wrapped Wire Loop, Spirals, Wire Spiral, Spiral Wire Wrap, Oxidizing Wire, Oxidizing, Antiquing Wire, Antiquing, Weaving, Wire Weaving, Weaving Wire, Butane Torch, Soldering, Solder. This heart framed pendant is filled with freeform weaving and beads.
Heart Pendant
by Oksana Truhan
  • Category: Contemporary
  • Technique(s): Making Loops, Making Spirals, Oxidizing / Antiquing, Weaving, Butane Torch Techniques
  • Skill Level: Intermediate
This heart framed pendant is filled with freeform weaving and beads. That means, you're free to create your own freeform design and add your favorite beads. Make it as simple or as ornate as you like!

Materials

14 Gauge Round Dead Soft Copper Wire
H11-14D
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  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 1FT
  • Price: $1.34
  • Gold Club Price: $1.01
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16 Gauge Round Dead Soft Copper Wire
H11-16D
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  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 1FT
  • Price: $0.94
  • Gold Club Price: $0.71
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18 Gauge Round Dead Soft Copper Wire
H11-18D
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  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 1FT
  • Price: $0.67
  • Gold Club Price: $0.51
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20 Gauge Round Dead Soft Copper Wire
H11-20D
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  • Price: $0.39
  • Gold Club Price: $0.29
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28 Gauge Round Dead Soft Copper Wire
H11-28D
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  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 10FT
  • Price: $1.02
  • Gold Club Price: $0.77
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Tools

Chain Nose Wire Plier
G2-508
  • G2-508
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  • Price: $32.95
  • Gold Club Price: $24.71
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Round Nose Wire Plier
G2-507
  • G2-507
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  • Price: $32.95
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5 inch Plato Slim Flush Cutters for Wire Working or Beading - Pack of 1
G35-3
  • G35-3
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  • Price: $9.57
  • Gold Club Price: $7.18
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Chasing Hammer with Wooden Handle, 1 1/8 Inch Face
G3-27
  • G3-27
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  • Price: $13.97
  • Gold Club Price: $10.48
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Mini Economy Double Horned Jewelers Anvil - Pack of 1
G17-1
  • G17-1
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  • Price: $21.97
  • Gold Club Price: $16.48
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6PC File Set
FIL-912.10
  • FIL-912.10
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  • Price: $39.97
  • Gold Club Price: $29.98
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Micro-Flame Butane Torch
SOL-300.00
  • SOL-300.00
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  • Price: $36.97
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Fire Brick
SOL-485.00
  • SOL-485.00
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  • Price: $11.97
  • Gold Club Price: $8.98
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Liver of Sulfur 4 oz
SOL-600.04
  • SOL-600.04
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  • Price: $14.97
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Copper Solder Paste, 1/2 ozt, Soft
SOL-824.10
  • SOL-824.10
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  • Price: $10.97
  • Gold Club Price: $8.23
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Ultra-Polish Pads, 20 pack
POL-695.00
  • POL-695.00
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Instructions
Step 1
Use my pattern or sketch your own heart frame and trace it with the 14g wire.
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Step 2
Cut 2" of 14g wire for the bail.
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Step 3
Flatten the wire from the back side and smooth the ends with a file.
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Step 4
Solder the point of the heart together, and solder the bail wire to the top back of the heart frame. Pickle and rinse to clean.
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Step 5
Bend the bail wire over round-nose pliers to form the bail and trim any excess.
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Step 6
Gently hammer the heart to work harden it. It will be soft after soldering.
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Step 7
Use 16g wire to form the inside decorative wire. Trace my sketch or create your own pattern.
Trim the wire and file smooth the ends. Make sure the piece fits within the heart frame. Determine where you'd like to put beads.
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Step 8
Gently flatten the decorative inside wire, bending open the design where necessary to reach all areas. Try not to hammer where the wires crisscross each other as that weakens the wire.
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Step 9
Using 28g wire, wrap the inside wire to the frame in several spots.
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Step 10
Use the 18g wire again to form a second layer of decorative inside wire. Be generous with your design and go outside, over, and under the frame for embellishment.
Use the torch to ball the ends and pickle and clean the balls.
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Step 11
Wrap and last the news decorative piece of wire to the frame and the previous 18g wire using 28g wire. Add the beads where you want them to sit by stringing them onto the 28g wire.
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Step 12
Continue to wrap and weave the wires together at different points on the frame. Add more beads.
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Step 13
If you feel you want another layer of embellishment wire, use 20g to make another piece for inside the frame.
Don't forget to ball the ends of this piece and pickle and rinse.
Add any more beads you want.
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Step 14
Use the 28g wire to make small sections of weaving along various wires for decoration and strength.
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Step 15
In order to really bring out the detail of the piece, oxidize it in liver of sulfur. Rinse and dry, and then polish to remove some of the oxidization.
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