- Hildie and Jo Silver Heart Beads (JoAnn)
- Black Czech Crystal Beads (Stash)
- Bead Landing "Fish Hook" Ear Wires
- Jump Rings and Head Pins
- Black Cardstock
- Black Organza Bags
I had some silver heart beads left over from the earring project I shared and I remembered that I'd picked up a strand of Rose Quartz beads at Michaels not too long ago. They're really upped their game by carrying a much bigger selection of natural stone. Rose Quartz is a PERFECT stone to use with hearts or for Valentine's day because:
"Rose quartz is known as the crystal of unconditional love. It's said to boost feelings of self-love and foster loving relationships with others."
And I really liked these beads because of the paleness of the pink. I'm not a super pink person but these I call "neutral pink".
If I have a "signature" it's adding charm dangles to my stretch bracelets. It started with one and became a habit. So that's the first thing I did using the same process I did to make my earrings.
I used one of the heart beads and two more black crystal beads strung on a headpin.
After stringing the Rose Quartz beads on the stretch cord to fit my wrist, I tied off the cord with a simple knot and then added a dot of Super Glue, let dry, then tied another overhand knot.
I opened a jump ring and added the charm to it.
To finish, add the dangle to the bracelet. I also added a Charm A Long crystal charm because I'm blingy like that.
Like the earrings I made, it doesn't scream "Valentine's" to me but something that can be worn whenever.
I often buy supplies for my stash without having a specific project in mine. In this case, JoAnn was having a great sale on beads when I bought the silver heart beads I used in this project. Something like 70% off during one of their sales last year. So when I decided I wanted some Valentine's themed earrings...into my stash I went!
Since these beads were such a great deal on sale, of course I bought two sets! I chose the filigree design for my earrings. Since I wear clip-on earrings, I chose some floral charms (Shipwreck Beads) big enough to accommodate my clip earring backs.
To put things all together, I used some hammered silver links and jump rings I had on hand to connect the earring clips and the heart pins.
Connect the jump ring to the link and then using regular jump rings, attach the heart pins and floral sections.