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Look After My Heart Necklace

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Look After My Heart Necklace Instructions
Designed by Cheri Carlson

The bold heart pendant in this elegant necklace has been wrapped in antique brass filigree for safe keeping. The symbolism and grace of this necklace make it a wonderful gift when you want to show your loved ones how much you care for them. Our inspiration for this necklace came from a quote in Stephanie Meyer's book Eclipse, the third book from the popular Twilight series.

Step One: Center the 28mm Swarovski faceted heart pendant in crystal red magma over the antique brass lovely filigree. Bend the filigree over the edges of the pendant. You may use a pair of round nose pliers to encourage the bend, being careful not to scratch your pendant. Use an approximately three-inch piece of 22 gauge bronze wire to thread through the filigree and the heart pendant and finish with a wrapped loop. For help with wrapped loops visit the Handy Tips section of our Learning Center.

Step Two: String an 8mm Swarovski faceted round in dark red coral on a 1.5-inch head pin. Finish with a simple loop. For help with simple loops visit the Handy Tips section of our Learning Center. String an 8mm Swarovski faceted round in crystal red magma on a head pin. Finish with a simple loop. String a 6mm Swarovski faceted round in dark coral on a head pin. Finish with a simple loop. Repeat. String a 6mm Swarovski faceted round in crystal red magma on a head pin. Finish with a simple loop. Cluster all of these on a 6mm antique brass-plated open jump ring. For help with jump rings visit the Handy Tips section of the Learning Center.

Step Three: Cut a two-inch piece of antique brass-plated curb chain. Repeat five times.

Step Four: Attach a piece of chain to one end of the antique brass-plated hook and eye clasp using a 6mm jump ring. Cut a three-inch piece of copper wire. Attach one end of the wire to the free end of the chain with a wrapped loop. On the wire, string a 6mm dark red coral round, an 8mm crystal red magma round and a 6mm dark red coral round and attach to another piece of chain with a wrapped loop. Cut another three-inch piece of copper wire. Attach to the free end of the chain with a wrapped loop. On the wire, string a 6mm crystal red magma round, an 8mm dark red coral round and a 6mm crystal red magma round. Attach to another piece of chain with a wrapped loop. Cut another three-inch piece of copper wire. Attach to the free end of the chain with a wrapped loop. On the wire, string a 6mm dark red coral round, an 8mm crystal red magma round and a 6mm dark red coral round. Finish with a wrapped loop. Attach the loop to the antique brass small Victorian link using a 4.5mm antique brass-plated open jump ring. Repeat to create the other side of the necklace.

Step Five: Attach two 8mm antique brass-plated open jump rings to the bottom of the link. Connect the pendant to the two jump rings with a 4mm antique brass-plated open jump ring. Connect the jump ring on the bead cluster from step two to the two jump rings on the link so that the clusters hang in front of the heart pendant.
Approximate size: 22 inches
Estimated time: 1 hour
Difficulty level: Beginner

Tools used:
22 gauge bronze wire, 15 yards (WR22BRZ15, qty 1)
Round nose pliers (TOOL-108)
Chain nose pliers (TOOL-106)
Side cutters - semi flush (TOOL-131)
List of Components:
Swarovski 6228 28mm XILION Heart Pendant Crystal Red Magma (6228-RMM28, qty 1)
Antique brass lovely filigree (BBA-LX46, qty 1)
Antique brass small victorian link (BBA-LX09, qty 1)
Antique brass-plated curb chain (BBACH01, qty 1)
8mm antique brass-plated open jump ring (BBA-OJR08, qty 2)
4mm antique brass-plated open jump ring (BBA-OJR04, qty 1)
1.5-inch antique brass-plated 23 gauge head pin (BBA-HP15-24, qty 5)
Antique brass-plated hook & eye clasp (BBA-CL06, qty1)
4.5mm antique brass-plated 21 gauge open jump ring (BBA-OJR04-A, qty 2)
6mm antique brass-plated open jump ring (BBA-OJR06, qty 3)
Swarovski  5000 8mm faceted round Dark Red Coral (5000-DRC8, qty 3)
Swarovski  5000 6mm faceted round Dark Red Coral (5000-DRC6, qty 10)
Swarovski  5000 8mm faceted round Crystal Red Magma (5000-RMM8, qty 5)
Swarovski  5000 6mm faceted round Crystal Red Magma (5000-RMM6, qty 5)

Alternate Components:
These are fun alternatives to those listed above:
Swarovski  6228 28mm faceted heart pendant Crystal (6228-CRYS28)
Swarovski  5000 8mm faceted round Crystal (5000-CRYS8)
Swarovski  5000 6mm faceted round Crystal beads (5000-CRYS6)
Swarovski  5000 6mm faceted round Sapphire (5000-SAP6)
Swarovski  5000 8mm faceted round Sapphire (5000-SAP8)

Purchase Idea Kit Components

Kabela Design Antique Brass Lovely Filigree
Code: BBA-LX46
Length 48.5mm, Width 48mm 
1-34-78+
$6.97 $5.57$6.48 $5.18$6.02 $4.81
Qty>
Kabela Design Antique Brass Small Victorian Link
Code: BBA-LX09
Length 42mm, Width 24mm 
1-34-78+
$4.49 $3.59$4.17 $3.33$3.87 $3.09
Qty>
Antique Brass-Plated Curb Chain
Code: BBACH01
Link 5x2mm, 24 gauge 
1-910-1920+
$1.69 $1.35$1.56 $1.24$1.44 $1.15
Qty>
8mm Antique Brass-Plated Open Jump Ring
Code: BBA-OJR08
Length 8mm, Width 8mm, 18 gauge 
1-99100-199200+
$0.06 $0.04$0.05 $0.04$0.04 $0.03
Qty>
5mm Antique Brass-Plated Open Jump Ring
Code: BBA-OJR04
Length 5mm, Width 5mm, 18 gauge 
Sale Price: $0.04
Price: $0.05
Qty>
1.5-inch Antique Brass-Plated 23 Gauge Head Pin
Code: BBA-HP15-24
Length 1.5 inches, 23 gauge 
Sale Price: $0.04
Price: $0.05
Qty>
Antique Brass-Plated Hook & Eye Clasp
Code: BBA-CL06
Total length 22mm, Width 13mm 
1-1112-2324+
$1.05 $0.84$0.96 $0.76$0.88 $0.70
Qty>
4.5mm Antique Brass-Plated 21 Gauge Open Jump Ring
Code: BBA-OJR04-A
Diameter 4.5mm, 21gauge 
Sale Price: $0.04
Price: $0.05
Qty>
6mm Antique Brass-Plated Open Jump Ring
Code: BBA-OJR06
Length 6mm, Width 6mm, 18 gauge 
Sale Price: $0.04
Price: $0.05
Qty>
Swarovski 5000 8mm Faceted Round Dark Red Coral
Code: 5000-DRC8
Diameter 8mm, Hole Size 16 gauge/1.29mm 
1-2425-4950+
$0.52$0.46$0.42
Qty>
Swarovski 5000 6mm Faceted Round Dark Red Coral
Code: 5000-DRC6
Diameter 6mm, Hole Size 18 gauge/1.02mm 
1-3940-7980+
$0.35$0.31$0.28
Qty>
Swarovski 5000 8mm Faceted Round Crystal Red Magma
Code: 5000-RMM8
Diameter 8mm, Hole Size 16 gauge/1.29mm 
1-2425-4950+
$0.50$0.46$0.40
Qty>
Swarovski 5000 6mm Faceted Round Red Magma
Code: 5000-RMM6
Diameter 6mm, Hole Size 18 gauge/1.02mm 
1-3940-7980+
$0.34$0.30$0.27
Qty>
Swarovski 6228 28mm XILION Heart Pendant Crystal Red Magma
Code: 6228-RMM28
Height 28mm, Width 28mm 
1-34-78+
$6.03 $4.82$5.61 $4.48$5.22 $4.17
Qty>

Alternate Components

Swarovski 6228 28mm XILION Heart Pendant Crystal
Code: 6228-CRYS28
Height 28mm, Width 28mm 
1-34-78+
$4.43 $3.54$4.11 $3.28$3.81 $3.04
Qty>
Swarovski 5000 8mm Faceted Round Crystal
Code: 5000-CRYS8
Diameter 8mm, Hole Size 16 gauge/1.29mm 
1-1415-2930+
$0.52 $0.41$0.47 $0.37$0.43 $0.34
Qty>
Swarovski 5000 6mm Faceted Round Crystal Beads
Code: 5000-CRYS6
Diameter 6mm, Hole Size 18 gauge/1.02mm 
1-2425-4950+
$0.34 $0.27$0.31 $0.24$0.29 $0.23
Qty>
Swarovski 5000 6mm Faceted Round Sapphire
Code: 5000-SAP6
Diameter 6mm, Hole Size 18 gauge/1.02mm 
1-1920-3940+
$0.48 $0.38$0.44 $0.35$0.40 $0.32
Qty>
Swarovski 5000 8mm Faceted Round Sapphire
Code: 5000-SAP8
Diameter 8mm, Hole Size 16 gauge/1.29mm 
1-1112-2324+
$0.69 $0.55$0.64 $0.51$0.59 $0.47
Qty>
Kabela Design Antique Silver-Plated Brass Lovely Link
Code: FIND-0778
Length 48mm, Width 48mm, Depth 3mm 
1-23-56+
$7.65 $6.12$7.13 $5.70$6.65 $5.32
Qty>
Kabela Design Fine Silver-Plated Brass Victorian Link
Code: FIND-1388
Length 24mm, Width 42.5mm, Hole Size .812mm/20 gauge 
1-34-78+
$6.91 $5.52$6.42 $5.13$5.97 $4.77
Qty>
Antique Silver-Plated Crimped Oval Link Chain
Code: BTF-0115
Link 4mm x 2.5mm, Wire Gauge .455mm/25 gauge 
1-910-1920+
$1.69 $1.35$1.56 $1.24$1.44 $1.15
Qty>
Antique Silver-Plated Simple Hook & Eye Clasp
Code: CLASP-0168
Length 25.5-26mm, Width 12mm, Hole Size 3.5mm 
1-1112-2324+
$1.05 $0.84$0.96 $0.76$0.88 $0.70
Qty>
8mm Antique Silver-Plated Open Jump Ring - 18 Gauge
Code: FIND-0472
Diameter 8mm, Opening Diameter 6mm, Wire Gauge 1mm/18 gauge 
1-99100-199200+
$0.06 $0.04$0.05 $0.04$0.04 $0.03
Qty>
5mm Antique Silver-Plated Open Jump Ring - 18 Gauge
Code: FIND-0463
Diameter 5mm, Opening Diameter 3mm, Wire Gauge 1mm/18 gauge 
Sale Price: $0.04
Price: $0.05
Qty>
1.5-inch Silver-Plated 23 Gauge Head Pin
Code: SP-HP15-24
Length 1.5 inches, 23 gauge 
Sale Price: $0.04
Price: $0.05
Qty>
6mm Antique Silver-Plated Open Jump Ring - 18 Gauge
Code: FIND-0468
Diameter 6mm, Opening Diameter 4mm, Wire Gauge 1mm/18 gauge 
Sale Price: $0.04
Price: $0.05
Qty>
4.5mm Silver-Plated 21 Gauge Open Jump Ring
Code: SP-OJR04-A
Diameter 4.5mm, 21gauge 
Sale Price: $0.04
Price: $0.05
Qty>

Purchase Tools & Supplies

22 Gauge Bronze Wire, 15 yards
Code: WR22BRZ15
1-34-78+
$7.09$6.39$5.79
Qty>
Round Nose Pliers
Code: TOOL-108
Sale Price: $5.71
Price: $7.14
Qty>
Chain Nose Pliers
Code: TOOL-106
Sale Price: $5.71
Price: $7.14
Qty>
Side Cutters - Semi Flush
Code: TOOL-131
Sale Price: $8.59
Price: $10.74
Qty>



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