Here is the last of the three heart inspired designs to celebrate February's special day.

This necklace was designed by Glenda for herself. She knew what she wanted - pink. She used pale pink beads for much of her necklace but the light cranberry coloured beads really punched up her design. She used a variety of different shapes, not just heart ones. What makes these beads stand out are their bevelled edges. Bevelling adds a subtle touch of class. Clever, those glass makers in the Czech Republic .

Beader Design #: 266

Need inspiration for heart designs?
Here is a quick round up of tutorials and patterns by technique :

Wire wrapping

Chris Michaels' Simple wire wrapped heart which uses just wire and does not require any soldering of the point.

Tammy Powley's Wire Wrapped Heart Pendant tutorial shows you how to deal with a side drilled heart bead.

This is an advanced tutorial for wire wrapping faceted heart crystals or any cabochon by Mavis Llewellyn.


Bead Tree's rightangle weave heart tutorial uses seed beads. Not up to tiny seed beads? Then, use larger crystals instead as here.'s Beadwork section has a list of beadweaving patterns for Valentine's Day.

Lamp work

Perhaps you are not into lamp work, but this tutorial by Lori Greenberg shows you how lamp work artisans create heart shape beads. She makes it look so easy.

After creating your jewelry, the perfect gift box would be heart-shaped right? You can make your own using cardstock and the template from CraftsIdeas.
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