Valentine's Day Cards, Gift Wrap, And 3 Beading Projects You Will Love

Fluttering happy hearts filled with love. Valentine's Day is a great time to create some adorable jewelry for your sweetheart or loved ones. Bright vivid colors bouncing out of your  jewelry supply box. Giddy beads dancing on the necklace you're stringing. It is a time to feel loved and give love. It's a time to honor our passion and embrace our soulmates. Let's make some jewelry that will express our devotion and appreciation.

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Valentine's Day Cards, Gift Wrap, And 3 Beading Projects You Will Love

Be My Earrings

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Designer Sara Oehler
Skill Level Beginner

Materials
Be My Valentine Trios Beading Wire Set (Spinel, Pink Rhodochrosite and Pink Tourmaline) - 20" each color
3x3mm Sterling Silver Crimp Tubes - 4 pcs
Sterling Silver Heart  Ear Wires - 1 pair

Tools
Cutters 
Mighty Crimping Pliers 

Instructions

Finished Size: 2"

Step 1: Cut 4 five inch lengths of wire in each of the 3 colors. Arrange the wires into 4 piles containing 1 strand of each color. Choose 2 piles of wire and set the other 2 piles aside.

Step 2: Hold all 6 wire ends together and use them to string 1 crimp tube. Adjust the wires and crimp about 1 1/2 inches from the end.  Click here for crimping instructions. Trim 5 of the 6 wires at the crimp.


Step 3: Bend 3 wires to the left and 3 wires to the right to create the heart shape. Use 3 of the wires to string 1 ear wire.

Step 4: Use all 6 wire ends and the uncut strand from Step 2 to string 1 crimp tube. Adjust the crimp so that there is about 2 1/2 inches of wire on each side of the heart and the one strand in the middle is about 1 inch. Crimp the crimp tube and trim the excess wire.

Step 5: Repeat Steps 2-4 for a second earring.

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Valentine Cards

Valentine Cards


Art by Damien Shay and Kristen Fagan 

Click here to download the Valentine Cards.

Valentine Gift Wrap Sheet 8x10

Valentine Gift Wrap Sheet


Art by Damien Shay and Kristen Fagan

Click here to download the Valentine Gift Wrap Sheet.


Be My Valentine Necklace

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Designer Jamie Hogsett
Skill Level Intermediate

Materials
Be My Valentine Trios Beadling Wire Set (Pink Rhodochrosite, Pink Tourmaline, Spinel)
Sterling Silver Heart Hook and Eye  Clasp - 1 set
2x2mm Sterling Silver Crimp Tubes - 54 pcs
3x3mm Sterling Silver Crimp Tubes - 4 pcs
3mm Sterling Silver Crimp Covers - 12 pcs
4mm Sterling Silver Crimp Covers - 4 pcs
25mm Crystallized Swarovski Elements Red Magma Disk Pendant - 1 pc
14mm Crystallized Swarovski Elements Red Magma Cosmic Rings - 6 pcs
12x22mm Crystallized Swarovski Elements Ruby pear-shaped Pendant - 3 pcs
9x16mm Crystallized Swarovski Elements Ruby pear-shaped Pendant - 4 pcs
5x10mm Crystallized Swarovski Elements Light Rose trip-drilled Drop - 14 pcs
12x8mm Crystallized Swarovski Elements Red Magma Rondelles - 6 pcs
4mm Crystallized Swarovski Elements Rose Bicones - 20 pcs
4mm Crystallized Swarovski Elements Light Rose Bicones - 28 pcs
4mm Crystallized Swarovski Elements Ruby Satin Bicones - 20 pcs
4mm Crystallized Swarovski Elements Padparadscha Satin Bicones - 26 pcs
4mm Crystallized Swarovski Elements Fuchsia Bicones - 30 pcs


Tools
Cutters 
Crimping Pliers 
Mighty Crimping Pliers 
Magical Crimping Pliers 

Instructions

Finished Size: 17 3/4"

Step 1: Use 3" of Pink Tourmaline wire to string one 2mm x 2mm crimp tube and the Disk Pendant. Pass back through the crimp tube, snug the tube against the Disk Pendant, and crimp using Magical Crimping Pliers.  Click here for Magical Crimping Plier instructions. Use the other end of the wire to string one 2mm x 2mm crimp tube and one 12x22mm pear-shaped Pendant. Place the crimp tube 1" from the previous crimp tube, pass the wire back through the tube, and crimp using Magical Crimping Pliers. *Use 3" of Pink Rhodochrosite wire to string one 2mmx2mm crimp tube and the Disk Pendant, on one side of the Pink Tourmaline wire. Pass back through the crimp tube, snug the tube against the Disk Pendant, and crimp using Magical Crimping Pliers. Use the other end of the wire to string one 2mm x 2mm crimp tube and one 5x10mm Light Rose top-drilled Drop. Place the crimp tube 1/2" from the previous crimp tube, pass back through the tube, and crimp using Magical Crimping Pliers. Repeat from *, on the other side of the Pink Tourmaline wire, and leaving 1/4" of wire between the two crimp tubes. Set aside.

Step 2: Use 3" of Pink Tourmaline wire to string one 2mm x 2mm crimp tube and 1 Cosmic Ring. Pass back through the crimp tube, snug the tube against the Cosmic Ring, and crimp using Magical Crimping Pliers. Use the other end of the wire to string 1 crimp tube and one 12x22mm pear-shaped Pendant. Place the crimp tube 1/2" from the previous crimp tube, pass the wire back through the tube, and crimp using Magical Crimping Pliers. *Use 2 1/2" of Pink Rhodochrosite wire to string one 2mm x 2mm crimp tube and the Cosmic Ring, on one side of the Pink Tourmaline wire. Pass back through the crimp tube, snug the tube against the Cosmic Ring, and crimp using Magical Crimping Pliers. Use the other end of the wire to string 2 Light Rose 2XAB Bicones, one 2mmx2mm crimp tube, and one 5x10mm Light Rose top-drilled Drop. Pass back through the tube and crimp using Magical Crimping Pliers. Repeat from *, on the other side of the Pink Tourmaline wire, using 3 Light Rose 2XAB Bicones. Set aside. Repeat entire step using a second Cosmic Ring.

Step 3: Use 3" of Pink Tourmaline wire to string one 2mm x 2mm crimp tube and 1 Cosmic Ring. Pass back through the crimp tube, snug the tube against the Cosmic Ring, and crimp using Magical Crimping Pliers. Use the other end of the wire to string 3 Fuchsia Bicones, 1 crimp tube and one 9x16mm pear-shaped Pendant. Pass the wire back through the tube, and crimp using Magical Crimping Pliers. *Use 2 1/2" of Pink Rhodochrosite wire to string one 2mm x 2mm crimp tube and the Cosmic Ring, on one side of the Pink Tourmaline wire. Pass back through the crimp tube, snug the tube against the Cosmic Ring, and crimp using Magical Crimping Pliers. Use the other end of the wire to string one 2mmx2mm crimp tube, and one 5x10mm Light Rose top-drilled Drop. Place the tube 1/4" from the previous tube, pass back through the tube and crimp using Magical Crimping Pliers. Repeat from *, on the other side of the Pink Tourmaline wire. Set aside. Repeat entire step three times.

Step 4: Use 3" of Spinel wire to string one 2mmx2mm crimp tube and the Disk Pendant. Pass back through the tube and crimp. Cover the tube with a 3mm crimp cover. String 1 Padparadscha Satin Bicone, one 2mm x 2mm crimp tube, and one Cosmic Ring used in Step 3. Pass back through the tube and crimp.  Click here for crimping instructions. Cover the tube with a 3mm crimp cover. Repeat to attach the Cosmic Ring to one Cosmic Ring used in Step 2. Repeat to attach the Cosmic Ring from Step 2 to one Cosmic Ring from Step 3. Repeat entire step to attach three Cosmic Rings to the other side of the Disk Pendant.

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Step 5: Form two piles of Crystal Bicones, with each pile containing 9 Light Rose 2XAB Bicones, 10 Rose Bicones, 9 Fuchsia Bicones, 10 Ruby Satin Bicones, and 10 Padparadscha Satin Bicones. Mix the Bicones together and use them as bead soup in the following step.

Step 6: Cut 9" of Spinel wire, 9" of Pink Tourmaline wire, and 9" of Pink Rhodochrosite wire. Use all three wires to string one 3mm x 3mm crimp tube and one of the end Cosmic Rings in the center section. Pass back through the tube and crimp.  Click here for crimping instructions. Cover the tube with one 4mm crimp cover. *Use the Spinel wire to string 4 Bicones from one pile of bead soup formed in Step 5. Repeat using the Pink Tourmaline wire. Repeat using the Pink Rhodochrosite wire. Use all three wires to string 1 Red Magma Rondelle. Repeat from * three times, omitting the final Rondelle. Use all three wires to string one 3mm x 3mm crimp tube and one half of the clasp. Pass back through the tube and crimp. Cover the tube with a 4mm crimp cover. Repeat entire step for the other end of the necklace, using the other half of the clasp.

Be My Valentine Necklace 3

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Straight from the Heart Dangle Earrings

Straight from the Heart Dangle Earrings



Designer Virginia Magdaleno
Skill Level Beginner

Materials 
Silver Plated Ear Wires - 1 pair
22 Gauge 1.5"  Sterling Silver Eye Pins - 6 pcs
Sterling Silver Rose  Crystal Charms - 6 pcs

Tools
Chain Nose Pliers 
Round Nose Pliers
Cutters 

Instructions

Step 1: Use Soft Flex Professional Round Nose Pliers to attach 1 charm to the end of each eye pin.

Step 2: Use Soft Flex Professional Flush Cutters to trim 1/4 of an inch from the end of two eye pins.

Step 3: Use Soft Flex Professional Flush Cutters to trim 1/2 of an inch from the end of two eye pins.

Step 4: Use Soft Flex Professional Round Nose Pliers to form a simple loop on the end of each eye pin.

Step 5: Attach 1 eye pin of each of three lengths to 1 ear wire.

Step 6: Repeat Step 5 to form a second earring.

Projects not intended for children under the age of 13. The information on this instruction sheet is presented in good faith, but no warranty is given, nor results guaranteed. Soft Flex® Company disclaims all liability from any injury to anyone undertaking the construction of this project as a result of improper safety precautions.

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