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Make Celtic wirework heart chain links

In this tutorial I show you how to make a basic Celtic heart link, that can be used for making chain, earrings, necklace, ring or anything you can think of.

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  • How to make a wire wrapped pendant. Celtic wirework heart - Step 1
    Step 1

    Start by cutting 15cm of 1mm wire, and make a loop in the middle of about 2mm, with the ends of the wire coming out with an angle of 90 degrees between them.

  • How to make a wire wrapped pendant. Celtic wirework heart - Step 2
    Step 2

    Make another loop of the same size with the wire coming underneath, making sure the wire goes over this time and lies flat next to the other length.

  • How to make a wire wrapped pendant. Celtic wirework heart - Step 3
    Step 3

    Now make a third loop of the same size on the opposite side using the other length of wire, and bring it underneath so the two lengths of wire again come out at a 90 degree angle from each other.

  • How to make a wire wrapped pendant. Celtic wirework heart - Step 4
    Step 4

    Make a larger loop of approximately 7mm further up the wire on one side, and leave the wire length going out to the side.

  • How to make a wire wrapped pendant. Celtic wirework heart - Step 5
    Step 5

    Repeat on the other side, making sure the two loops are equal size and meet in the middle without overlapping and no space between them.

  • How to make a wire wrapped pendant. Celtic wirework heart - Step 6
    Step 6

    Take a short length of 0.4mm wire, and start wrapping it around the two wires where they meet underneath the cleft of the heart.

  • How to make a wire wrapped pendant. Celtic wirework heart - Step 7
    Step 7

    Wrap the wire around 6-7 times, and finish each end of by wrapping it around one of the base wires and cutting of the excess.

  • How to make a wire wrapped pendant. Celtic wirework heart - Step 8
    Step 8

    Cut each of the base wire lengths down to the point where they meet the edge of the heart.

  • How to make a wire wrapped pendant. Celtic wirework heart - Step 9
    Step 9

    Using a pair of round nose pliers curl each end upwards to achieve a horseshoe shape on either side within the heart. Your basic heart is now done.

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