I have a fun and easy necklace project for you all today. This is my first attempt at hammered metal and I’m pretty pleased with how it turned out.
I’ve been wanting a simple heart necklace that I can wear all the time and I love the look of the open heart charms. All you need are a few supplies and you can make this simple hammered heart necklace. Even if you’ve never made jewelry before, you can make this necklace and you’ll probably end up making a few for your friends too!
- 16 gauge wire
- Chasing Hammer
- Anvil Jewelers Tool
- Round Nose Pliers
- Toggle or Clasp
- super glue
Step 1: Cut a 5-6 inch piece of wire. Form the wire into a shape of a heart. I twisted the wire at the bottom of the heart to I had something to hold onto.
Step 2: Place the wire heart on the anvil. Use the larger side of the hammer to flatten the metal. Then use the round side of the hammer to add more texture.
Step 3: Cut access wire off the bottom of the heart. At first I was going to keep some of the twisted wrie but I didn’t really like the way it looks so I trimmed it off. Glue bottom of heart end of heart together.
Step 4: Add toggle or clasp to end of chain.
Step 5: Add jump ring to heart then add to chain.
Now put your new necklace around your neck and admire it because that is the best part of making your own jewelry.
I hope I’ve inspired you to create your own hammered heart necklace. And once again – if I can do it, you can too! This was way easier to make than I thought it was going to be. It took me longer to take pictures of the necklace than it did to make it and I’ve made 3 more for a few of my friends.