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Crafty jewelry: CRYSTAL heart pendant tutorial

Beading and knotting, Jewelry making  |  September 13th 2011  |  0 Comment
Materials: 12 gauge aluminum wire, 26 gauge wire, 7 small crystals, jump ring, pliers and cutters
STEP 1: Using needle nose pliers, curl wire into a small loop.
STEP 2: Decide how tall you want your heart to be.  Go down the wire that far and make a loop in the opposite direction.
You can flatten it down with pliers.
STEP 3: Curl the other end of the wire down in a loop to form the second side of the heart.
There’s no exact science to it, each one you make will look slightly different…that’s what makes it art!
STEP 4: Wrap 26 gauge wire around the larger side of the heart several times.  String a crystal and wrap around the heart once.  String another and wrap, repeating until all seven beads are secure.  Wrap wire several times and cut.
STEP 5: Add jump ring and chain.
You can also make it a more simple necklace by leaving off the crystals and just wearing the heart.
Another option is to make the heart with thinner gauge wire if you like a more delicate look; this is 20 gauge.
You can customize it using any color or combination of colored crystals, even using family birthstones if you like.  What do you think?

Source: oneartmama.blogspot.com