swarovski dark valentine's day necklace

Time Required :
About an hour
Difficulty Level :
Advanced
Advanced
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Step 1
Cut a 12" piece of 12 ga. wire. Create a large swirl at one end by wrapping the wire inwards with round nose pliers. 
Step 2
About 1" down from the swirl, create a loop like you did for the earrings. Create a swirl at the other end to create the other side of the heart. Create an asymmetrical heart by making one side of the heart larger than the other. 
Step 3
Wrap the inner swirls together with black 26 ga. wire.      
Step 4
Cut a 15" piece of red 26 ga. wire. Starting at the bottom loop, wrap on four jet 4 mm bicones. Continue wrapping a 4 mm Siam bicone, finishing the side of the heart with four 6 mm bicones and five 4 mm bicones. 
Step 5
For the other, smaller, side of the heart, wrap on three 4 mm jet bicones, one 4 mm Siam bicone, three 6 mm Siam bicones and five 4 mm Siam bicones. 
Step 6
Create two beaded drops from a 4 mm jet bicone and 6 mm Siam bicone. 
Step 7
Attach to the bottom loop. Add two faceted drops with 6 mm bicones. 
Step 8
Create two more bead drops with a 4mm jet bicone and 6mm siam bicone and add to the center swirl of the heart with a 6mm jump ring. 
Step 9
Create a bead link from the 10mm pearl. Attach to the top of the heart. 
Step 10
Cut a 20" length of organza ribbon and add ribbon ends and a lobster clasp to the ends. 
Step 11
Add jet flatbacks to the center of the ribbon by gluing with Gem-Tac™. Let dry. 
Step 12
Add heart pendant to the middle with a 6mm jump ring.
 
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  • Swarovski™ Create Your Style™ Bicone Crystals, 4mm (sku 10469694)
  • Swarovski™ Create Your Style™ Bicone Crystals, 6mm (sku 10469735)
  • Swarovski™ Create Your Style™ Bicone Crystals, 4mm (sku 10469772)
  • Bead Landing™ Ribbon Crimps, Mix (sku 10393572)
  • 2" Headpins by Bead Landing™ (sku 10473866)
  • Black Jump Rings by Bead Landing©, 6mm (sku 10185328)
  • Darice® Glass Pearl Strand (sku 10229263)
  • Bead Landing™ 12 Gauge Aluminum Jewelry Wire (sku 10123226)
  • Bead Landing™ Lobster Claw Clasp, Assorted (sku 10442969)
  • Bead Landing™ Jump Rings, 4 mm (sku 10443018)
  • Celebrate It® 360°™ Sheer Ribbon, 5/8" (sku 10025200)
  • Bead Landing™ Deluxe Round Nose Pliers (sku 10443476)
  • Beacon Gem-Tac™ Permanent Glue (sku 10597781)
  • Bead Landing™ 12 Piece Multi Pack Beading Wire (sku 10443545)
  • 1 - Swarovski™ Create Your Style™ Crystal Drops - 15mm (sku 10488418)
  • 2 - Swarovski™ Create Your Style™ Flat Back Crystals Mix – Red/White/Black (sku 10488432)
 
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Instructions

Step 1
Cut a 12" piece of 12 ga. wire. Create a large swirl at one end by wrapping the wire inwards with round nose pliers. 
Step 2
About 1" down from the swirl, create a loop like you did for the earrings. Create a swirl at the other end to create the other side of the heart. Create an asymmetrical heart by making one side of the heart larger than the other. 
Step 3
Wrap the inner swirls together with black 26 ga. wire.      
Step 4
Cut a 15" piece of red 26 ga. wire. Starting at the bottom loop, wrap on four jet 4 mm bicones. Continue wrapping a 4 mm Siam bicone, finishing the side of the heart with four 6 mm bicones and five 4 mm bicones. 
Step 5
For the other, smaller, side of the heart, wrap on three 4 mm jet bicones, one 4 mm Siam bicone, three 6 mm Siam bicones and five 4 mm Siam bicones. 
Step 6
Create two beaded drops from a 4 mm jet bicone and 6 mm Siam bicone. 
Step 7
Attach to the bottom loop. Add two faceted drops with 6 mm bicones. 
Step 8
Create two more bead drops with a 4mm jet bicone and 6mm siam bicone and add to the center swirl of the heart with a 6mm jump ring. 
Step 9
Create a bead link from the 10mm pearl. Attach to the top of the heart. 
Step 10
Cut a 20" length of organza ribbon and add ribbon ends and a lobster clasp to the ends. 
Step 11
Add jet flatbacks to the center of the ribbon by gluing with Gem-Tac™. Let dry. 
Step 12
Add heart pendant to the middle with a 6mm jump ring.
 
Share your project photos with #MakeItWithMichaels