Beaded Heart Pendant

Crafts ’n things Craft of the Day

 

This beautiful Beaded Heart Pendant is the perfect quick-and-easy, last-minute gift idea for Valentine’s Day.

Materials

  • Red cardstock
  • Red/pink/silver micro-bead mix
  • Silver wire, 20-gauge
  • Silver jewelry findings: jump rings, two; bail; chain

Tools

  • Craft punches: heart, 2”; hole, 1/16”
  • Hammer
  • Wire cutter
  • Needle-nose pliers
  • Aleene’s Crafting Adhesives: Clear Gel Tacky Glue, Paper Glaze

Basic Supplies

scissors, ruler, paintbrush, aluminum foil

Directions

STEP 1

Cut 4” cardstock square. Squeeze glaze onto foil and brush thick, even layer onto square; let dry completely. Punch two hearts from square and three hearts from remaining cardstock.

STEP 2

Punch hole at center top of each heart, aligning each heart with first for proper placement. Squeeze glue onto foil and use brush to apply to hearts; layer hearts together with glazed hearts facing outward.

STEP 3

Squeeze glaze onto top heart; sprinkle with beads. Gently press beads into glaze and tilt slightly to allow loose beads to fall away; let dry completely.

STEP 4

Use wire cutters to cut 4” length of wire for charm; fold in half and twist one side around other to create loop. Use needle-nose pliers to curl ends. Place charm onto cement surface and use hammer to flatten ends.

STEP 5

Attach jump rings and charm to pendant. Attach bail to jump ring. Insert chain through bail.

by Debbie Rines for Duncan Enterprises

5 thoughts on “Beaded Heart Pendant

    • Your local craft store would probably carry microbeads. Just buy an assortment of red, pink, and silver – then mix them up to create the microbead mix.

      Also, Joann Fabrics handles Martha Stewart Craft’s 12-pk assorted colors of microbeads:
      I found this on http://www.joann.com‘s website:

      # 10694735

      reg. 24.99 SALE 18.74

      25% off Martha Stewart Crafts

      •Contains (12) .77 oz. vials of microbeads in assorted colors
      These elegant & tiny glass beads add luster & texture to cards, chipboard shapes, & scrapbook pages.

  1. I made this necklace for my 2 great niece’s who ago are 6 & 9 and they just loved it for Valentine’s Day. Thanks for such a great idea !!

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