Natalie Patten's Valentine Heart Wire Earrings, Holiday Designs. Wire Wrapping, Wrapping, Wire Wrapping Jewelry. These simple-to-make earrings use only one length of wire, perfect for beginners as there is no intricate wire weaving required.
Valentine Heart Wire Earrings
by Natalie Patten
  • Category: Holiday Designs
  • Technique(s): Wrapping
  • Skill Level: Beginner
These simple-to-make earrings use only one length of wire, perfect for beginners as there is no intricate wire weaving required. They are quick and easy to create mirror image symmetry. The design can also be adapted to make a matching pendant too.

Materials

Baby Heart Rubino/White Gold, Approx. Size 14mm
A3-200
  • Lesson Quantity: 2.00 pieces
  • Purchase Quantity: 12.00 each
  • Price: $3.97
  • Gold Club Price: $2.98
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6mm Rose 5000 Round Swarovski Crystal Beads - Pack of 10
A13-87B
  • Lesson Quantity: 2.00 pieces
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 each
  • Price: $4.97
  • Gold Club Price: $3.73
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20 Gauge Half Round Half Hard .925 Sterling Silver Wire
H8-20HRH
  • Lesson Quantity: 14.00 inches
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 5FT
  • Price: $8.20
  • Gold Club Price: $6.15
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20 Gauge Round Brushed Silver Enameled Craft Wire - 40ft
H5-S20-40FT
  • Lesson Quantity: 1.00 pieces
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 each
  • Price: $9.90
  • Gold Club Price: $7.43
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Sterling Silver Earwires 21mm w/ 1.5mm Bead - Pack of 2
K19-50
  • Lesson Quantity: 2.00 pieces
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 each
  • Price: $2.40
  • Gold Club Price: $1.80
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Tools

Chain Nose Wire Pliers
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 Pliers
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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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: $16.97
  • Gold Club Price: $12.73
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Instructions
Step 1
Cut 2 lengths of 0.8mm/ 20 gauge wire at 7 inches each.

Natalie Patten's Valentine Heart Wire Earrings - , Holiday Designs, Wire Wrapping, Wrapping, Wire Wrapping Jewelry, cut two pieces of wire
Step 2
Create a right angle bend half-way down the wire.
Pro Tip: To make each earring at the same time to create a mirror image symmetry- bending one wire to the left and the other to the right at this point will ensure the wire on each earring will move in opposite directions to each other.
Natalie Patten's Valentine Heart Wire Earrings - , Holiday Designs, Wire Wrapping, Wrapping, Wire Wrapping Jewelry, create a 90 degree bend in the wire
Step 3
Make a secured loop.
Natalie Patten's Valentine Heart Wire Earrings - , Holiday Designs, Wire Wrapping, Wrapping, Wire Wrapping Jewelry, make a wrapped loop
Natalie Patten's Valentine Heart Wire Earrings - , Holiday Designs, Wire Wrapping, Wrapping, Wire Wrapping Jewelry, make a wrapped loop
Step 4
Position the (heart) larger focal bead onto the wire so that it sits on top of the loop.
Natalie Patten's Valentine Heart Wire Earrings - , Holiday Designs, Wire Wrapping, Wrapping, Wire Wrapping Jewelry, string on the heart bead
Step 5
Curve the wire from the loop across the bead and wrap around the wire coming out of the top of the bead to make a wrapped loop.
Natalie Patten's Valentine Heart Wire Earrings - , Holiday Designs, Wire Wrapping, Wrapping, Wire Wrapping Jewelry, curve the wire over the heart bead
Natalie Patten's Valentine Heart Wire Earrings - , Holiday Designs, Wire Wrapping, Wrapping, Wire Wrapping Jewelry, curve the wire over the heart bead
Step 6
Make a slightly smaller loop with the wire that is coming from the top of the bead, by bending it to one side (bend the wire on one earring to the left, the other to the right) and looping around round nose or bail step pliers, to form the loop (but do not secure it by wrapping around itself).
Natalie Patten's Valentine Heart Wire Earrings - , Holiday Designs, Wire Wrapping, Wrapping, Wire Wrapping Jewelry, make a loop on top of the heart bead
Natalie Patten's Valentine Heart Wire Earrings - , Holiday Designs, Wire Wrapping, Wrapping, Wire Wrapping Jewelry, make a loop
Step 7
Curve this back down the front of the bead, on the outside of the other wire that runs up the front of the bead.
Natalie Patten's Valentine Heart Wire Earrings - , Holiday Designs, Wire Wrapping, Wrapping, Wire Wrapping Jewelry, curve the wire down across the bead
Step 8
There should be a slight gap between the two wires curving down the front of the bead (optional) this curve should run in the opposite direction to each earring to ensure symmetry.
Natalie Patten's Valentine Heart Wire Earrings - , Holiday Designs, Wire Wrapping, Wrapping, Wire Wrapping Jewelry, leave space between the two wires
Step 9
Wrap the wire at both ends around the loops to secure.
Natalie Patten's Valentine Heart Wire Earrings - , Holiday Designs, Wire Wrapping, Wrapping, Wire Wrapping Jewelry, wrap the wires around each loop
Step 10
The excess wire around the top loop can be cut off and tucked in.
Natalie Patten's Valentine Heart Wire Earrings - , Holiday Designs, Wire Wrapping, Wrapping, Wire Wrapping Jewelry, trim excess wire
Natalie Patten's Valentine Heart Wire Earrings - , Holiday Designs, Wire Wrapping, Wrapping, Wire Wrapping Jewelry, squeeze the wire snugly
Step 11
Slide a smaller round bead onto the remaining wire from the bottom loop.
Natalie Patten's Valentine Heart Wire Earrings - , Holiday Designs, Wire Wrapping, Wrapping, Wire Wrapping Jewelry, string on the round bead
Step 12
Position the bead underneath the loop and bring the remaining wire round the bead.
Natalie Patten's Valentine Heart Wire Earrings - , Holiday Designs, Wire Wrapping, Wrapping, Wire Wrapping Jewelry, position the bead under the heart
Natalie Patten's Valentine Heart Wire Earrings - , Holiday Designs, Wire Wrapping, Wrapping, Wire Wrapping Jewelry, bring the wire around the round bead
Step 13
Bring the tail end over the front of the hole in the bead and tuck in.
Pro Tip: Use pliers to firmly press the wire around the 6mm bead where it exits the hole.
Natalie Patten's Valentine Heart Wire Earrings - , Holiday Designs, Wire Wrapping, Wrapping, Wire Wrapping Jewelry, tuck in the wire
Step 14
Position your dangling bead so that the wire slightly overlaps the bottom loop and check each earring against each other for symmetry.
Natalie Patten's Valentine Heart Wire Earrings - , Holiday Designs, Wire Wrapping, Wrapping, Wire Wrapping Jewelry, check for symmetry
Step 15
Attach earring hook to the smaller loop at the top of the (heart) larger bead.
Natalie Patten's Valentine Heart Wire Earrings - , Holiday Designs, Wire Wrapping, Wrapping, Wire Wrapping Jewelry, attache ear hooks