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DIY Heart-Shaped Rings

Accessories, DIY  /   /  By Aimee Santos

Today our guest blogger is Aimee Santos from Swellmayde, one of the best DIY style blogs we know.

With Valentine’s Day approaching, I have been receiving more and more questions about what to make a loved one.  To me, nothing beats a handmade gift from the heart.  Here, I teach you a very simple way to make a delicate heart ring, two ways, which are both perfect gifts for this special holiday.

DIY #1: Wire Heart Ring

Materials:

22 or 24 gauge wire

– pen and paper

round nose pliers

needle nose pliers

wire cutter

– cylindrical object (about the same width as your finger), ie: lip balm

DIY Heart-Shaped Rings by Swellmayde

Steps:

1. Draw a small heart.  This will be your guide for the size of your wire heart.

DIY Heart-Shaped Rings by Swellmayde

2.  Cut a piece of wire about 4” long. Curve one end of the wire using the round nose pliers.  Make it the same size as your drawn heart.

DIY Heart-Shaped Rings by Swellmayde

3. Again, using your drawn heart as your guide, create the point of the heart with the needle nose pliers.

DIY Heart-Shaped Rings by Swellmayde

4. Then, curve the other end of the wire to make the other half of the heart.

DIY Heart-Shaped Rings by Swellmayde

5. Cut excess wire.

DIY Heart-Shaped Rings by Swellmayde

6. Cut another piece of wire about 4” long. Create a small loop on one end using the round nose pliers, then loop the wire heart onto it.  Close the loop with the needle nose pliers.

DIY Heart-Shaped Rings by Swellmayde

7. Wrap the wire around your cylinder (I used my lip balm). And repeat step 6.  Cut excess wire.

DIY Heart-Shaped Rings by Swellmayde

DIY # 2:  Chain Heart Ring

DIY Heart-Shaped Rings by Swellmayde

Materials:

– wire heart from tutorial #1

thin chain

– 2 small jump rings

needle nose pliers

DIY Heart-Shaped Rings by Swellmayde

Steps:

1. Cut chain about 3/4″ the size of your finger.

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2. Add a jump ring to the wire heart and attach the chain.

DIY Heart-Shaped Rings by Swellmayde

3. Add a second jump to the wire heart and attach the other end of the chain.

DIY Heart-Shaped Rings by Swellmayde

 

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