There are five truths I have about making your own jewelry.
- Jewelry making is a lot of fun, even if you suck at it.
- There is something incredibly satisfying about wearing something you MADE from nothing.
- Bracelets and necklaces will always be the perfect length.
- You can create something you see in your head, but cannot find for sale.
- 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:
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.
For me, 9 heart links was perfect. I used two jump rings between each heart, but use what you like the look of.
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.
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.