Introduction: Wire Heart Valentine's Brooch

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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

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Begin by forming a small loop at the end of the wire.

Step 2: Curve

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Gently curve the wire to form the side of the heart.

Step 3: Bottom

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Decide how tall you want your heart to be, then bend the wire to form a tight angle.

Step 4: Finish

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Reverse the process for the first side, forming a gentle curve that ends in a tight loop, then cut the wire.

Step 5: Repeat

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Repeat the process to form a second heart. Slip the end of one heart through the other, connecting the hearts.

Step 6: Rhinestone

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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

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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...

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The pin is lovely and complete at this point. However...

Step 9: Add

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I decided to add yet another heart to represent our son.

Step 10: Multiples

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You can personalize yours with as many hearts as you need.

Step 11: Jewelry Pin

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Attach the jewelry pin to the back of the ribbon.

Step 12: Bookmark

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As an added bonus, if you have extra wire, the little hearts make great bookmarks!

Step 13: Ready to Wear

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And it's ready to dress up any outfit.

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Muhaiminah Faiz (author)2014-02-09

cute! great instructions :)

SC-Ghost (author)2013-05-12

I was looking for mother's day gift ideas the other day and I got really excited about this one. I was using 16 gauge copper wire and hot glue did not make it stick at all. Luckily my dad had some kind of epoxy that I was able to use, but it came out looking kind of awkward. I like your instructable, I'm just bummed that it didn't seem to work out the same way for me. I had to improvise most of it just to get the copper to adhere.

calicos (author)2012-01-19

Wow. How beautiful How simple. I can't express my appreciation of this project and the tutorial. It really is beautiful, I can't wait to make many for my sisters and friend this year. I'm so impressed that you created something so beautifully simple. Usually valentine/heart jewelery looks well kinda, well, too much. This is so elegant! Thank you so much!

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