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Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Happy Valentine's Day!... and More Heart Jewelry!

After my Heart Jewelry Inspiration post and my Heart Wire Jewelry, are you sick of heart jewelry yet? I kind of am! But I have two more pieces I want to share with you. Unfortunately, this post is more of just a show and tell. No step by step instructions. Sorry!

Heart Wire Ring

Check out my new heart wire ring (but ignore my uber dry skin!):

Heart Ring

This piece is made out of 16 gauge, Silver German Jewelry Wire.

I started this piece almost exactly like my Heart Wire Hoop Earrings. I folded the wire at about 1/3 the length of the wire. I used the thickest part of my needle-nose pliers to create my round bumps. I crossed both ends of the wire to form the V part of the heart. I then bent one wire straight - this will be the wire that wraps around your finger. The other wire end was then wrapped around the other end and the excess was cut off.

I wrapped the remaining wire end around a finger mandrel. Make sure to use a size or two smaller than what you want. I finished the end by making a P loop. This allows for my ring to be adjustable. I then hammered my ring to flatten it out. After getting the look I wanted, I moved the ring down the mandrel until it enlarged to the size I wanted.

I hope that makes sense. Sorry I didn't take any pictures. I plan on doing a post or two specifically on rings at a later time.

Heart Necklace Closure

Here is the heart necklace closure I made for my heart pendant:

Heart Necklace Closure

This piece is also made out of 16 gauge, Silver German Jewelry Wire.

I used the same exact technique for the wire ring, except instead of wrapping it around a finger mandrel I made a wrapped O eye (tutorial coming soon!) to connect to the silver necklace chain. I then made a hook by wrapping it around a pencil mandrel in a similar manner to my Easy Peasy Earwires. I attached a garnet swarovski crystal bead to the heart closure end so it will match my heart pendant.

Heart Pendant Giveaway

Don't forget that A Crafter's Dream Group Giveaway is going on right now! I will be giving away the Heart Pendant I shared with you last week, which is now attached to the silver chain that the heart closure above is for. Here it is again, in case you forgot:

A Crafter's Dream Group Giveaway

A Crafter's Dream Group Giveaway

So head on over to A Crafter's Dream Group Giveaway for your chance to win!

Heart Jewelry Round Up


Here is the round up of all the heart jewelry I made over the past few weeks:




What do you think of my heart jewelry? Hope you loved it! 'Cause I am done with heart jewelry now!

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25 comments:

  1. I think they are all beautiful! Most of all, those pics with the teapot are simply adorable! Happy Valentine's Day!

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  2. Thank you! Happy Valentine's Day! :)

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  3. I LOVE that little ring. I love pieces that you don't really realize what they are when you first look at them and they take a second to examine. Love that the heart is on its side the way it is. Super cute!

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  4. These are all so cute! I love the ring! Thanks for stopping by yesterday and leaving me a super sweet comment on my 3D Heart Banner. I hope you have a wonderful Valentine's Day.
    Blessings,
    Nici

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  5. VERY pretty. I had to look down at my hands and go oh lord I need some lotion ... lol stupid cold weather.

    Great job it's all beautiful.

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  6. Your heart jewelry is awesome, and as a huge fan of rings, this one has to be my favorite piece! And it's totally something to wear year-round, dressy or casual.... Way to end the heart edition on a strong note! Happy Valentine's Day to you, Bethany.

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  7. LOVE that heart wire ring! So cute! I'm totally with ya on the dry hands. During the winter, mine turn into decrepit, withered up, flaky dry hands!

    Jenna @ http://rainonatinroof.com

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  8. Happy Valentine's Day to you! Thank you! I love the ring too. :D

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  9. Thank you! It is cute! I have eczema, so I just can't win during the winter. I'm always taking pictures of doing jewelry and then look at my pictures and groan. Oh, well. It's just how it is sometimes. :)

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  10. Thank you! I had a great Valentine's Day. Hope you did too! Cheers!

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  11. Thank you! I have eczema, so that and the dry weather, I just can't win. I took lots of pictures of the ring, but it really did look best on a finger. Oh, well! :)

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  12. Absolutely beautiful Bethany!! Love the ring!!

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  13. [...] 2/14/2013: I made my own Heart Wire Jewelry and More Heart Jewelry! Check it out to see what I came up [...]

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  14. Wonderful tutorials! I loved all the outcomes!
    Great post!! I included it in my post Βόλτα στη Γειτονιά #23 :)
    Have a great week!!

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  15. I just pinned these and also shared them on Facebook!! Thank you for sharing at Freedom Fridays Blog Hop and thank you for being one of my Five Faves!!! I just love your creations!!!

    Have an awesome day!!!

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  16. Thank you so much!!!! I'm over the moon being featured (again!!!! Squeal!!!)! You just made my day awesome!!!! Did I use enough exclamation points to convey how thrilled I am? ;)

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  17. Thanks for coming by my Thursday Link up Party to share this! Hope to see you again this week!

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