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Sweet hearts earrings

Nothing says, “It’s Valentine’s Day,” like these darling little heart beads. 
Easy Earrings Sweet Hearts

The flat heart-shaped beads are available from several different suppliers. But don't limit yourself to these exact styles -- hearts are everywhere! If your love is large, be bold and try bigger hearts.

SUPPLIES

  • 10 10 mm heart-shaped ceramic beads, in five colors
  • 2 6 mm round ceramic beads
  • 20 4 mm bicone crystals, in five colors
  • 22 3 mm round spacers
  • 30 in. (76 cm) 24-gauge half-hard wire
  • 2 1 1⁄2-in. (3.8 cm) head pins
  • pair of heart-shaped chandelier findings
  • pair of lever-back earring wires
  • chainnose and roundnose pliers
  • diagonal wire cutters
 
INSTRUCTIONS
Easy Earrings Sweet Hearts step 1

1. Lay out the beads on your work space, balancing colors.

 

Cut a 2 1⁄2-in. (6.4 cm) piece of wire. On one end, using the largest part of your roundnose pliers, make the first half of a wrapped loop. Attach a heart bead and complete the wraps.

Easy Earrings Sweet Hearts step 2

2. String a round spacer and a bicone crystal. Make the first half of a wrapped loop. Make a second single-bicone unit.

 

Repeat step 1b and 2a to make two two-bicone units and one three-bicone unit. Attach a single-bicone unit to an outer loop of a chandelier finding, and complete the wraps.

 
Easy Earrings Sweet Hearts step 3
3. Attach the remaining bead units as shown, completing the wraps as you go.
Easy Earrings Sweet Hearts step 4
4. On a head pin, string a spacer and a bicone. Make a plain loop. Open the loop and attach the bead unit to the chandelier finding’s inner loop. Close the loop.
Easy Earrings Sweet Hearts step 5
5. Cut a 2 1⁄2-in. (6.4 cm) piece of wire. On one end, make the first half of a wrapped loop. Attach the chandelier finding’s top loop; complete the wraps. String a 6 mm bead and a spacer. Make a wrapped loop.
Easy Earrings Sweet Hearts step 6
6. Open the loop of an earring wire. Attach the dangle and close the loop. Make a second earring to match the first. 
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