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.
- Red cardstock
- Red/pink/silver micro-bead mix
- Silver wire, 20-gauge
- Silver jewelry findings: jump rings, two; bail; chain
- Craft punches: heart, 2”; hole, 1/16”
- Wire cutter
- Needle-nose pliers
- Aleene’s Crafting Adhesives: Clear Gel Tacky Glue, Paper Glaze
scissors, ruler, paintbrush, aluminum foil
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.
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.
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.
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.
Attach jump rings and charm to pendant. Attach bail to jump ring. Insert chain through bail.
by Debbie Rines for Duncan Enterprises