This year, I was wanting to make something more ornamental than last year's fidget toy, but I don't like fiddly little ornaments.
Serendipity stepped in, and provided several metres of rusty chain.
Step 1: Materials
As well as the chain, I used a length of rebar I happened to have lying around, some timber from the shed, fine copper wire, woodstain and woodscrews.
The tools I used included boltcutters, a large-diameter twist-drill, hammer and screwdriver.
Step 2: Making the heart
I started at the middle of the heart, and worked my way out to both sides, to make sure that the point of the shape was a point, and to keep things balanced.
To keep them in order, I threaded the pieces onto a skewer.
Step 3: Tying the knot
I tied-and-twisted the other ends of the wire to the rebar, with the bar laid flat across the template.
I started at the centre of the bar, and tied half the chains in place. It started getting very fiddly to tie each chain to the rebar with all the others lying in the way, so I switched to making the frame before attaching the rest of the chains.