How to Make a Copper Wire Heart

Designing and making handmade jewelry is a lot of fun! Find out how to create a fashionable heart to accessorize your outfit this Valentine’s Day, with this step-by-step tutorial on how to make a wire heart.

Steps

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    Bend the wire a bit round with the help of the pliers.
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    Hold the caliper with the round side where you decide to have the tip of the heart (that depends on the size of the pendant you have in mind).
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    Tighten the curved tip with the pliers from the point where the wire was bent.
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    Open the wire from the bent side with the help of pliers carefully — make sure not to leave any uneven wire. Use your fingers to make a well rounded shape.
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    Round hold the wire and bend rounded fingers with the help of the widest part of the pliers.
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    Make sure the semicircle is smaller than the one on the other side.
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    Use the pliers to tighten the curve peaks on the bend point on the wire.
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    Open the wire and repeat the rounding step again with the pliers rounding the wire with both hands in line with the heart.
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    Hold the tip with nose-shaped pliers and bend it around.
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    Fold the wire well with pliers with a pointy end.
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    Repeat Step 7.
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    Repeat Step 5.
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    Hold on to the joining point with the pliers and twist the wire a bit.
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    Tighten the clamp with round tip pliers.
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    Bend the wire again around for the last time and cut the wire. This will detach excess wire from the shape.
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    Use the excess end of the wire to make a loop around the round-shaped tip of the heart.
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    Cut off excess wire. Attach to a chain if you’d like to make a necklace.

Things You'll Need

  • Wire (1mm in diameter)
  • Pliers with a round nose
  • Pliers with a curved tip
  • Nippers

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Categories: Metal Casting | Metalwork and Wire Projects