Introduction: Wire Heart Valentine's Brooch
Valentine's Day is right around the corner. Add some holiday pizazz to your outfit with a wired heart brooch.
Sweet and so simple to make. And I'll show you how to personalize it, too!
For supplies, you'll need some wire, plyers with snips, small rhinestone embellishments, a short piece of wired ribbon, and a jewelry pin. The wire should be workable but not so soft that it won't retain it's shape. I found a lovely red wire, almost ruby, that is probably a 20g weight which worked really well.
Step 1: Loop
Begin by forming a small loop at the end of the wire.
Step 2: Curve
Gently curve the wire to form the side of the heart.
Step 3: Bottom
Decide how tall you want your heart to be, then bend the wire to form a tight angle.
Step 4: Finish
Reverse the process for the first side, forming a gentle curve that ends in a tight loop, then cut the wire.
Step 5: Repeat
Repeat the process to form a second heart. Slip the end of one heart through the other, connecting the hearts.
Step 6: Rhinestone
Apply a rhinestone to the connection of the hearts. I just used hot glue, and secured the hearts together under the rhinestone.
Step 7: Ribbon
Weave the ribbon through the hearts, trimming the ends to an appealing shape. Make note to cover the wire of the hearts as little as possible.
Step 8: As Is...
The pin is lovely and complete at this point. However...
Step 9: Add
I decided to add yet another heart to represent our son.
Step 10: Multiples
You can personalize yours with as many hearts as you need.
Step 11: Jewelry Pin
Attach the jewelry pin to the back of the ribbon.
Step 12: Bookmark
As an added bonus, if you have extra wire, the little hearts make great bookmarks!
Step 13: Ready to Wear
And it's ready to dress up any outfit.
To see more of my original tutorials, visit http://childmadetutorials.blogspot.com.