Dangling Hearts Necklace

necklace measures 18"

necklace measures 18"

5 Pieces Are All You Need
 

You gotta have heart and this necklace has more than enough.  Three small hearts dangle from red beaded wire connected to the large central heart.  Red bead sections connect all the chain pieces to create an interesting necklace.

Directions

step 1 - Cut four pieces of wire to measure approximately 1.25” for the bead connector sections.  

 

step 2 - Cut the chain into 5 lengths as follows:
two - 5.50
two - 1.25”
one - 2”

step 3 - Create the four bead connector sections by making a loop in each wire, stringing on 4 garnet beads, then making another loop.  Do not close the loops as they will be attached to chain sections next.

step 4 - The 2” section of chain will be the center front for the necklace.  Attach a bead connector section to both ends of the chain and close the open loops.  

step 4 - The 2” section of chain will be the center front for the necklace.  Attach a bead connector section to both ends of the chain and close the open loops.

 

step 5 - Attach the 1.25” chain sections to the opposite ends of the two bead connector sections and close the open loops.

 

step 6 - Use the last two bead connector sections to link the 1.25" chain sections to the 5.50" chain sections.

step 6 - Use the last two bead connector sections to link the 1.25" chain sections to the 5.50" chain sections.

step 7 - Attach a toggle clasp to the ends of the chain with a jump ring.  The chain is now complete.  

 

step 8 - Make the dangling heart sections.  Cut three pieces of wire, one to measure 1.75”, 1.50”, and 1.25”.  Create them the same way you did the connectors except you will attach a small heart to one loop of the wire. The shortest wire section will hold four beads, the next will hold seven beads, and the longest will hold ten beads. (Note that the length of these sections hangs below the one-inch long central heart. If you use a heart longer or shorter than one inch, the length of your sections may need to be adjusted.) 

step 8 - Make the dangling heart sections.  Cut three pieces of wire, one to measure 1.75”, 1.50”, and 1.25”.  Create them the same way you did the connectors except you will attach a small heart to one loop of the wire. The shortest wire section will hold four beads, the next will hold seven beads, and the longest will hold ten beads. (Note that the length of these sections hangs below the one-inch long central heart. If you use a heart longer or shorter than one inch, the length of your sections may need to be adjusted.) 

 

step 9 - Place a jump ring through the three loops of the dangling hearts sections.  

step 10 - Before closing it, slip on two garnet beads.

step 11 - Place a jump ring through the large central heart and slip on two garnet beads.

step 12 - Find the center of your necklace by counting the links in the center front chain or measuring one inch from the end.  Slip the jump ring holding the dangling hearts into the center link and close the loop.

step 13 - Finish the necklace by attaching the large center heart jump ring onto the same center link.  Be sure the dangling hearts hang behind the large central heart.

step 13 - Finish the necklace by attaching the large center heart jump ring onto the same center link.  Be sure the dangling hearts hang behind the large central heart.

 


Supplies

At Red Panda Beads

  • 41 Garnet seed beads 8/0

At JoAnn’s or Michaels

  • 22 gauge bead wire
  • 16” chain
  • 2 jump rings
  • hearts
  • toggle clasp

At Amazon

  • Jewelry pliers

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