Beading / Jewelry

Beaded Heart Pendant

By  Debbie Rines  for  Duncan Enterprises

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

  • Beaded Heart Pendant
  • Closeup View

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