Battered Heart

Wear your heart on your wrist alongside your favorite beads in this stylish bracelet design!

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Learn a basic metalsmithing technique with stylish end results! Fold form a uniquely textured and shaped copper heart and mix it with colorful beads and beautiful wirework. Boost your artistic skills, all while creating this beautiful wire jewelry pattern.
Required Materials:
  • 24-gauge copper sheet
  • 18-gauge copper wire
  • 2mm ceramic beads
  • Copper spacers
  • 5mm copper jump rings
  • Copper toggle clasp
  • Metal shears or jeweler’s saw
  • Chain-nose pliers
  • Round-nose pliers
  • Flush wire cutters
  • Metal file
  • Bench block
  • Riveting hammer
  • Nylon hammer
  • Micro torch
  • Flame-proof surface such as a kiln brick
  • Bowl of water
  • Liver of sulfur (preferably gel)
  • Permanent marker
  • Pro-polish pad
  • Brass or steel brush
  • Rubber gloves
  • Paper towel
  • Metal hole-punch
Technique: Wirework
Originally Published: Step by Step Wire Jewelry Aug/Sept 2012

SKU: EP6020

Author/Speaker/Editor: Abbi Berta

Format: eProject

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