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Make a wire heart bag tag
The 'heart' is such a popular motif and can be used on earrings and necklaces, but also makes such a lovely 'thank you' gift for a special friend as a key ring or hand bag clip. Feel free to decorate it in any way with beads, I've made mine in a dream catcher style!

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  • How to make a wire charm. Heart Tag - Step 1
    Step 1

    Depending on the size of the heart, cut approximately 6” of 18-gauge wire. Fold the length in half and using your flat or chain nosed pliers, squeeze the wires together at the end.

  • How to make a wire charm. Heart Tag - Step 2
    Step 2

    Using a pen (or similar circular mandrel), create the sides of the heart by wrapping each of the projecting wires around in opposite directions.

  • How to make a wire charm. Heart Tag - Step 3
    Step 3

    Bring the ends together and secure by wrapping one around the other. Cut off any excess wire and leave a projecting stem at the very end.

  • How to make a wire charm. Heart Tag - Step 4
    Step 4

    Using your round nosed pliers, curl the projecting stem into a link.

  • How to make a wire charm. Heart Tag - Step 5
    Step 5

    Cut approximately 24” of 26-gauge wire and wire wrap the centre of the heart frame, adding a bead as you go.

  • How to make a wire charm. Heart Tag - Step 6
    Step 6

    Create 3 twisted bead stems using 26-gauge wire.

  • How to make a wire charm. Heart Tag - Step 7
    Step 7

    Connect the 3 twisted bead stems together and attach to the last link of the heart frame. Connect the clip finding to the top end of the heart.

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