Want a fun weekend project? Today, I’m going to show you how to make a wire heart ring in under 20-minutes!

Wire-Heart-Ring - simple double loop heart wire tutorial.

I don’t wear a lot of jewelry, but I love rings. There’s just something about looking down at your fingers and seeing something pretty that just makes me smile.

While perusing Pinterest, I came across a plethora of wired rings and fell in love with pretty much everything. However, since Valentine’s Day is coming up, I decided to try to make a ring with a heart theme.

I tried making several Valentine’s Day themed rings and finally settled on a double heart ring. I like this simple design because the ring is finished by wrapping the ends of the wire around the shank, which helps to make the ring sturdier.

Wire Heart Ring

Supplies: 

  • 18 gauge wire
  • flat nose pliers
  • round nose pliers
  • wire cutter
  • ring mandrel (large pen or lipstick tube)
  • ruler

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Wire Heart Ring

Wire Heart Ring Tutorial

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Materials

  • 18 gauge wire

Tools

  • flat nose pliers
  • round nose pliers
  • wire cutter
  • ring mandrel (large pen or lipstick tube)
  • ruler

Instructions

  1. hold straight wire Cut approximately 7 inches of wire. Hold the round nose plier about 1 1/2″ down from one end and curl the wire around the nose of the pliers – I just use my fingers to cross the wires around the nose. 
  2. looped wire You should end up with a shape that looks like the picture above for the center of the heart.  Tip: The round nose plier is tapered and you will want to wrap the wire around the top portion of the nose. 
  3. Creathing the heart tops of the wire heart ring Place the round pliers on the sides of the loop and pull the wire around the pliers. Again, use the smaller portion of the nose to make the small hearts. 
  4. Shaping a wire heart Cross the wires until you get the shape of a heart.
  5. Use flat pliers to hold wire heart ring Change to the flat nose pliers and hold the heart near the pointed end.
  6. One side of the wire heart ring completed Take your round nose or another flat nose plier and wrap tightly around the straight wire 3 to 4 times.  Use the wire cutter to cut off any excess wire and use your flat nose pliers to flatten any sharp edges. 
  7. Wrap wire around mandrel to shape wire heart ring Wrap the wire around the mandrel to get the right size. You can also use any round object that is the same size as your finger (lipstick tube, pen, etc…).
  8. Removing wire ring from mandrel Start your second heart center at the end of where the first heart ends – at the last wrapped wire. Repeat the steps to make the heart. 
  9. Completed Wire Heart Ring Place ring back on mandrel to reshape. Tadah! A simple looped wire heart ring!

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29 Comments

  1. I love this ring. It would make a great gift. You make it look pretty easy to make. I may have to make a run to Michael’s craft store for supplies : ) Thanks for the pics.

  2. This is such a great tutorial for a super cute ring! Thanks for sharing it with us at the #HomeMattersParty this week. We hope you will link up again next Friday.
    ~Bonnie

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