Jeweled Wire Heart

Posted by on February 6, 2014 in Crafts, Holidays, Valentines | 19 comments

Make this lovely Valentine jeweled wire heart to hang in your window and let the sunshine show off the colored beads! That is, if you have some sunshine! Oh well, sunshine or not, it looks great in your window.

This is a Valentine to keep and use each year. Hang in a window or hang several of varying sizes from a chandelier for that special party! While it is easy for elementary kids to string the beads, an adult needs to help shape the wire into a heart.

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Beautiful jeweled wire heart craft! Easy for elementary kids to do!

Items Needed:

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I happened to have a package of sequins that had flowers and hearts – Perfect!
They added a lot of sparkle!

Supplies

  1. 12 gauge Aluminum wire to make the shape (any color wire will do)
  2. 24 gauge Aluminum wire to string the beads
  3. Faceted Beads or other various beads or sequins
  4. Suction Cups – for hanging on the window
  5. Needle Nose Pliers

First, bend the 12 gauge wire into desired shape. I used about 18 ” to make the heart. If you have trouble making the shape, form around a large cookie cutter! Another method is to make a circle, find the half-way mark and make the bottom point of the heart. Then push the twisted area down until you have a heart shape.

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Found this wire at Michael’s after Christmas on sale! Any color wire will work!

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Wire heart can be formed to any size. This is about 5 in. across.

 

Next,  measure a length of 24 gauge wire to go back and forth 3-4 times inside the shape.

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Twist the 24 gauge wire to the top of the shape and start threading the beads. Use different shapes and sizes of beads along with sequins, if you wish. When it reaches the other side with the beads, string the wire across and then wind it tightly around the wire a few times. Start back to the other side and string more beads and sequins. When finished, be sure to secure the wire well by twisting it around several times.

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Thin 24 gauge wire is used to go back and forth after beading sparkly beads and sequins.

 

Using a variety of beads works well and gives it lots of sparkle and color!

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By hanging in a window, the sunshine bounces off the colored beads and makes them sparkle!

This Valentine craft is worth keeping each year!

Add another to it next year!

Isn’t this easy?

 

 Have fun!

Phyllis

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19 Comments

  1. All your heart activities are terrific Phyllis! appropriate not just for Valentine’s day, but anytime you want to show a little love. I’ve enjoyed visiting and will be back again soon!

  2. Congratulations! Your jeweled heart was the most viewed craft this week! Everyone loved it! Thanks again for sharing it with us….http://sewlicioushomedecor.com/saturday-showlicious-craft-recipe-showcase-3.

    Marti

  3. Cute! It would be so fun to make with the kids :)

  4. What a fun heart decoration! Thanks so much for sharing it with us! Pinned to the party board. :) Marti

  5. Frugal, fun and fab!! I am adding this to my list of things to make this year. Really awesome tutorial too. :) Thanks for sharing with us at Snickerdoodle Sunday.

  6. Fantastic project, thanks for sharing on craft schooling Sunday!

  7. Very cute! :)

    Thanks again for joining the Link Up this week!

  8. How cute! I am really getting into the holiday craft mood with all of these great ideas (including this one) I am coming across!

  9. Very pretty and sparkly (which I love). This would be fun to do with the kiddos. Thanks for sharing at Inspire Us Thursday on Organized 31.

  10. What a great idea :) This would like beautiful on a window any time of the year. Thank you for linking to PoCoLo x

  11. This is so cute and would be a great craft withe the Grands. Thanks for sharing your great ideas at TTF!

  12. Really sweet DIY!!
    Great post!! I included it in my post Βόλτα στη Γειτονιά #20 :)
    Have a great week!!

  13. This looks like a fun thing to do!

    TQM hopping by, blogging for health: Lipoid Pneumonia, Breast Cancer & Petroleum Jelly

    • Thanks for the comment! It is both fun and easy!

  14. Super cute! I pinned it!

  15. I’m popping over from Cheerios & Lattes’ Saturday Show & Tell link up. This is just way too cute! I can see my kiddo wanting to do this. I’m going to pin it to my winter ideas, so he and I can try it out next week. Thanks for sharing! :)

    • Thanks! It is one that turns out so great!

  16. I found you from the Strut Your Stuff link up. Your beaded heart is adorable. I just started a new Saturday Spotlight Linky Party on my blog this week, and would love to have you stop by and share! http://angelshomestead.com/saturday-spotlight-1/

  17. Easy does it. For kids and adults. I think these beaded hearts are great fun. Thank you for sharing these at our party at http://www.FineCraftGuild.com

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