One thing I’ve always hated about Valentine’s Day is the pressure to buy expensive gifts. I suppose it’s the curse of the DIYer, but I always look at those pricey jewels and think, I could make something just as nice as that.
While everyone else is at the jewelry store buying expensive necklaces and rings for Valentine’s Day that will cost them six months’ salary, you can be at home with your basic jewelry tools creating masterpieces that look equally expensive and professional.
Whether you’re making a Valentine’s Day gift or just donning hearts for the sweet holiday, check out these heart-shaped jewelry tutorials that don’t require you to spend an entire paycheck.
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Grab your seed bead stash! Adding sparkle to this heart cuff couldn’t be easier, especially if you already have a lot of the supplies on hand.Get the FREE Heart Cuff tutorial here.
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Pretty Beaded Heart
In a hurry? This beaded heart can be completed in less than an hour. You can add the heart to any necklace or bracelet. Slip it on a chain for a quick necklace or attach a pin to the back for an instant brooch. You can even add earring wires to it!Get the FREE Pretty Beaded Heart tutorial here.
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Simple Wire-Wrapped Heart Ring
This heart ring can be fancy or casual, depending on your bead choice. There’s even the option to omit the beads completely if a plain ring is more your style. You can even control the size of the heart, so there’s no limit to customizing.Get the FREE Simple Wire Wrapped Heart Ring tutorial here.
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Woven Heart Earrings and Pendant
Make earrings and a matching pendant with this simple tutorial that uses a jig and hammering. Don’t worry, weaving the wires is much easier than it looks!Get the Woven Heart Earrings and Pendant tutorial here.
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Swarovski Heart Shape Valentine
If you’re a fan of sparkle, you’ll definitely want to add this Swarovski heart to your Valentine’s Day project list. Pair crystals with seed beads for a heart that can become a ring, necklace, bracelet, earrings, or all four.Get the Swarovski Heart Shape Valentine tutorial here.
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Queen of Hearts Necklace
A variety of beads come together to make this necklace inspired by Alice in Wonderland‘s Queen of Hearts character. I like this necklace because the hearts are a bit subtle, so you could get away with wearing it any time of year.Get the Queen of Hearts Necklace tutorial here.
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Navajo Heart Cuff
This cuff immediately caught my attention because of its unique weave. This is another example of a heart that’s subtle, so it can be worn any time you feel like donning a heart. Maybe you can even use the weaving skills you learn here to design a cuff yourself.Get the Navajo Heart Cuff tutorial here.
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Wire Crochet Volume Heart Pendant
If you’re familiar with crochet, you’ll recognize the stitches of this pendant. Create the pendant in a traditional Valentine’s Day red as shown here, or go for something a little less traditional. I’d love to make this in a royal blue or even green.