Add a little love with these simple beaded wire hearts. Embellish cards, gift bags, or make a Valentine center piece!
- Glass seed beads
- Matching larger bead
- 24 gauge wire
- Wire cutters
- Needle nose pliers
Cut your wire and curl around one end with needle nose pliers to stop the beads from coming off, start sliding beads on to the wire.
For a 2″ finished heart, you will need to start with about 10” of wire.
You want to have about 1 1/2” (or more) of just wire on each end. Gently bend the wire in the center with equal number of beads on each side. Cut off the end that you curled up, and slide a larger bead though both wires.
Slide the larger bead all the to the smaller seed beads, take one of the wires and wrap around between the small seed beads and larger bead, you might have to cut off some the the wire!
Now take the other wire and curl it into a small circle with your needle nose pliers, and gently bend it towards to larger bead. You only need about 1″ of wire, so you might need to cut the wire before curling it. Or you can just bend the wire and wrap it, just like the other wire!
Now I know it’s not looking like a heart yet!! With your fingers gently bend the wired wrapped end down into the center, and then shape with your fingers!
I like to embellish cards with the beaded hearts!
I found the best way to attach the wire heart to the card stock is to sew it on! With needle and matching thread, 3 to 4 small stitches, your card will be a kept sake!
For a Valentine center piece, I spray painted a small branch white, filled a bud vase with pearls, and hung red beaded hearts on the branches!
And I love adding them to a gift bag or gift box!
Hope you are inspired to make these simple hearts!