Cut a four to five-inch piece of 18 gauge square Artbeads Designer Wire in Antique Copper. Use round nose pliers to make a simple loop at both ends of the wire. Grip the wire with your pliers at approximately the center of the wire. Then, fold the wire in half at the center point. Straighten your simple loops if necessary so that they both lay flat and are on the inside of the fold. Use Wubbers or the shape of a marker or pen to round the ends of the wire into a heart shape. Manipulate the wire as you like until the heart is the desired shape.
Cut a piece of 24 gauge Artbeads Designer Wire in Antique Copper. You want to connect the two simple loops at the center of the heart to keep the heart shape secure. Fold one end of the 24 gauge wire around the inside of both simple loops. Wrap the tail end around the loops to connect them. Trim the wire and secure using your chain nose pliers.
Now it's time to embellish the inside of the heart frame with more wire and beads. Cut a piece of 18 gauge square wire. This piece of wire should be short enough to fit inside the heart frame. Make simple loops on each end and curve it to your liking. Attach it to the inside of the frame using 24 gauge wire.
To add beads, cut a piece of 24 gauge wire. Wrap one end to the desired location on the outside of the heart frame. Then, add the desired pattern of beads. Repeat this step as many times as you wish and in any configuration that you wish. Cynthia used beads from the Swarovski 4mm Round Sandy Beaches Designer Blend and Dakota Stones blue crazy lace agate 6mm round bead strand.
Cut a two-foot length of 3mm antique copper-plated wheat chain in half. Attach one piece to one side of the heart using a TierraCast medium oval copper open jump ring. Attach the other piece to the other side of the heart using another oval jump ring.
Make an S-hook clasp using the square wire and the Artistic Wire S-hook wire finding form. Give it some color by wrapping a piece of 24 gauge Artbeads Designer Wire in Ocean Blue around the center. Attach this clasp to one end of the necklace using an 8mm antique copper-plated open jump ring. Add another 8mm jump ring to the other end of the necklace.
List of Components: Swarovski 5000 4mm Round Sandy Beaches Designer Blend (ADB0157, qty 1) Dakota Stones Blue Crazy Lace Agate 6mm Round Bead Strand (R0001, qty 1) Artbeads Designer Wire - Square 18 Gauge - 10 Feet Non-Tarnish Antique Copper (ADW0118, qty 1) Artbeads Designer Wire - Ocean Blue Non-Tarnish 24 Gauge (36 ft. spool) (ADW0042, qty 1) Artbeads Designer Wire - Antique Copper Non-Tarnish 24 Gauge (60 ft. spool) (ADW0041, qty 1) 3mm Antique Copper-Plated Wheat Chain By the Foot (BTF-0620, qty 2) TierraCast Medium Oval Copper Open Jump Ring (C-0018, qty 2) 8mm Antique Copper-Plated Open Jump Ring (BCA-OJR08, qty 2)
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