Jewelry Wire Heart Chain DIY

February 13, 2013Allison Murray

Make a heart link bracelet using only jewelry wire. Tutorial at Dream a Little Bigger.

There are five truths I have about making your own jewelry.

  1. Jewelry making is a lot of fun, even if you suck at it.
  2. There is something incredibly satisfying about wearing something you MADE from nothing.
  3. Bracelets and necklaces will always be the perfect length.
  4. You can create something you see in your head, but cannot find for sale.
  5. Sometimes you can make jewelry you adore for much, much less dinero.

Plus, as my 6 year old nephew can tell you, accessories make you look cool. By the by, if you ever see a thirty something red head squinting against the sun next to a little blonde boy wearing oversized black and white polka dotted sunglasses say hi. I’d love to meet you!

For this project you will need:

Make a heart link bracelet using only jewelry wire. Tutorial at Dream a Little Bigger.

Cut a length of wire that is approximately an inch and a half long. Curl one side as seen in the video above, then curl the other. Place your pliers as close to the middle of the wire as you can eyeball. Use your fingers to push the sides up and toward one another to form a heart shape.

With a bit of practice you can get your technique down so that your hearts are all very similar if you are concerned about that.

Make a heart link bracelet using only jewelry wire. Tutorial at Dream a Little Bigger.

For me, 9 heart links was perfect. I used two jump rings between each heart, but use what you like the look of.

Make a heart link bracelet using only jewelry wire. Tutorial at Dream a Little Bigger.

Finish with adding a jump ring and a lobster clasp to one end, and as many jump rings on the other as needed for a good fit when worn.

Make a heart link bracelet using only jewelry wire. Tutorial at Dream a Little Bigger.

I made myself two bracelets. One is all gold and the other is silver with one gold heart. I think I like the mostly silver one the best because the one gold heart really stands out and shows off the great heart shape!

Whether you’re new to jewelry making or an old pro, this is a quick and easy project that you can knock out and wear within about 30 minutes! Happy Hump Day.

Comments (12)

  • Clio Beads

    February 26, 2013 at 4:08 AM

    that is a brilliant idea. IF adding gemstone beads on, will be better! Love ur creation.

  • Andrea

    March 3, 2013 at 11:38 PM

    Do you have any tips for making the ends of the cut wire not so sharp? This is a question I've been pondering for quite some time. Some wire shapes I've made tend to either poke me or my clothing. Maybe a dot of glue or something? Just curious! Thanks! This is really cute and I'm trying it this week!

    1. kaitlynn

      February 15, 2014 at 2:31 PM

      Use the flush side of your wire cutters and if that isn’t flat enough try filing it down with a metal file.

  • Cami

    June 12, 2013 at 5:27 PM

    This is the CUTEST idea!!! And age appropriate for kids on up. Love it. I found some similar bracelets with other shapes from paperclips on an iphone app called 77Looks and will be making both of these with my teenage niece on her next visit! Thanks for the idea :-)

  • Allison Murray

    June 12, 2013 at 10:51 PM

    Thanks, Cami. I'm in my early thirties and some trends make me feel like a genuine idiot, but I can rock a jewelry wire heart and not look like I'm trying too hard. Have fun with your niece! I'm sure it will be a blast!

    1. Kai

      January 15, 2015 at 11:13 AM

      You do not look like in your early thirties, I repeat, you DO NOT! You look and sound like a teenager I swear. But anyway, I know this was posted like 2 years ago but I love this idea because its so simple and elegant! I’ve been searching for stuff like this for our novelty stall at school and this seems perfect :) Thank you so much, love! x

  • christina harrison

    October 7, 2013 at 8:41 PM

    New to your site…love the bracelet…and love your hair :)

    1. Allison

      October 8, 2013 at 8:25 AM

      Oh, thanks! I rarely get nice things said about my hair so your comment is extra special :)

  • Rosaline

    December 30, 2013 at 1:30 PM

    I need to to thank you for this wonderful read!! I certainly loved every little bit of it. I’ve got you bookmarked to look at new things you post…

    1. Allison

      January 10, 2014 at 11:21 AM

      I’m so glad, Rosaline. Welcome to Dream a Little Bigger!

  • Loura Lawrence

    November 11, 2014 at 11:16 AM

    I just saw this searching for new projects and fell in love with it. This is so cute! And simple. I made a bracelet and matching earrings over the weekend. Thank you for posting this!

  • AndBead

    August 8, 2017 at 10:59 AM

    Easy to make, good job !

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