VALENTINE'S DIY | WIRE HEART RING

1.29.2013
How beautiful is a delicate wire ring? I love stacking them together and even pairing them against opposites, like our chunkier DIY Geode Ring. While making my first wire ring (here), I surprised myself at how easy one can be made. With Valentine's Day just around the corner, I wanted share one more wire ring in a delicate heart shape. So perfect for gifting to your loved ones! Make one or ten! Full tutorial after the break...

Materials:
- 24 or 26 gauge wire
- wire cutter - flat nose pliers
- round nose pliers
- pen
- paper
- thin cylinder object like a sharpened color pencil

Steps:
1. Draw a small heart about the width of your finger or smaller.
2. Cut a piece of wire about 6" long.
3. Curve up one of the wire using the round nose pliers, and close it using the flat nose pliers.
4. Using a thin cylinder object (try a colored pencil... I ended using the angled portion of sharpened colored pencil, which created a smaller heart), curve the wire around to mimic the round part of the heart you drew.
5. Straighten out the the wire below the curve to look like the heart your drew.
6. Using your drawn heart as a guideline, angle the wire backwards, with your round nose pliers, where the point of the heart is.
7. Curve the wire around your finger, making sure the half heart is sideways (like photo).
8. Loop the wire through the curved loop you made in step 3.
9. Angle the wire using your round nose pliers to create the invert point at the top of the heart, then curve the other side of the heart to mirror the prior half.
10. Make a loop to create the bottom point of the heart and to connect the ring together. Close the loop using the flat nose pliers.

15 comments:

honeymyheart said...

 this is super pretty! it's really pretty how big and fluttery the heart is :)

Lala said...

Perfect!!  So adorable!! Def will try to make these for friends.

Francesca said...

I'm going to try making this! :D

Carmen H said...

This is such a cute little ring, definitely going to try this! 

Chloe Moon said...

You have such beautiful talent working with wire! I adored the "Love" ring and I'm loving this heart ring! =)



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Almoststylish said...

Such a pretty DIY!

Have a great day,
-Kati
http://almoststylish.blogspot.com/

Aimee S. said...

Thank you dear!

Aimee S. said...

:)  Thank you love!

Aimee S. said...

Please let me know if you do. Have fun!

Aimee S. said...

I'd love to see! Enjoy!

Aimee S. said...

Oooo... please show me! Have a blast!

Aimee S. said...

Thank you doll!! I started playing with wire and now I can't stop. :)

Lovisa wallin said...

oh gosh, it's soo cute!

Jessica Robert said...

- Just beautiful -
            ❤

lisacng @ expandng.com said...

Love how delicate it is! Tks for the sharing the materials info too!

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