DIY Heart Clasp Wire Wrapped Bangle Bracelet

I love it when a project comes together just how I want it to.  I’m so excited to share this one with you today – as I was doing some wire wrapping for another design, I had an idea.  And 10 minutes later, I had this sweet heart-clasp wire bangle!  It requires basic wire wrapping and shaping, but the great news is, wire jewelry is really inexpensive to make.  So with one coil of wire, you can make up several bangles (hello, handmade stocking stuffers)!  I’m hoping you enjoy this wire bangle tutorial as much as I enjoyed designing it.

DIY Wire Wrapped Heart Bangle Bracelet at www.happyhourprojects.com

Supplies needed to make this wire wrapped bangle are pretty minimal – especially if you already have tools!  If you still need to shop for any of these supplies, I’ll leave links to Amazon below for you.  These are affiliate links, which means if you decide to click through and make a purchase, it supports my blog at no extra cost to you (and thank you, by the way).  You can of course shop wherever you like, though – these links are strictly meant to be a convenience for you!

DIY Wire Wrapped Heart Bangle Bracelet at www.happyhourprojects.com

First, cut a length of wire about 20 inches.  At the center point, fold it in half.  You’ll need to use your pliers to cinch it together tightly – so that the hook fits inside the heart clasp.  Then, bend the very tip over to create that hook.  I did need to adjust the hook size after the picture you see here, so you really don’t need a large hook at all.

DIY Wire Wrapped Heart Bangle Bracelet at www.happyhourprojects.com

Next, I curved my bracelet and used my wrist as my guide for how large to make it, but it would probably be easier if you leave the wire flat for the moment, measure down 7.25 inches, and begin forming your heart clasp.  (Really, it’s up to you – I just want to point out that it doesn’t *have* t be curved yet when you begin this next step, and you may find shaping it easier when the whole piece is finished.)

To form the clasp, take a look at the photos below.  Using your round pliers, make a few strategic bends in the wire, to form a heart.

DIY Wire Wrapped Heart Bangle Bracelet at www.happyhourprojects.com

Now, take the longer, unformed wire, and wrap it around the base of the heart, wrapping the two “stems” from the heart clasp together.  You can see in the photo below there’s a bit of wire sticking out.  Trim off the excess wire from the wrap, and the excess from the bottom.

DIY Wire Wrapped Heart Bangle Bracelet at www.happyhourprojects.com

 

Re-shape the wire to round it out, and that’s it!  I couldn’t resist tying it on.  It’s so cute, and would look lovely stacked with some other wire or woven bracelets.

DIY Wire Wrapped Heart Bangle Bracelet at www.happyhourprojects.com

You can make several bangles with just one coil of wire, making this a REALLY inexpensive project, even if you have to invest in tools to get started.  I can’t wait to try a few other shapes for the clasp!  A sweet little star would make for a really pretty Christmas accessory… so be warned, you may see another one coming up. ;)

DIY Wire Wrapped Heart Bangle Bracelet at www.happyhourprojects.com

Hope your week is off to a great start!

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Comments

  1. Karin Parrott says

    Adrianne – Love the bracelet and might even make a couple tonight! However, what are using the nylon pliers for? Did I miss something? And how would you harden the wire so it doesn’t lose its shape?

    • says

      Hi Karin – ha, this is what happens when I write while tired! When I’m shaping wire, I always use nylon pliers so as not to mar the wire everywhere possible. I used it to straighten the wire and for creating the hook.

      I did not harden mine, but the doubled wire is much more sturdy than one wire. I think if I make more, I’ll probably form them flat, hammer them to harden them, and THEN curve them.

  2. says

    Hi Adrianne, I love the jewelry you make, so many things have similarities to things I have made in the past. But this bracelet is adorable!!! Im thinking a gift for my granddaughter!

    I would love for you to stop by and Linkup each week, your wonderful craft!!!
    Have a crafttastic day!!
    Karren

  3. Teresa Dalton says

    Hi Adrenne! I have been following you for a while and I have enjoyed your wonderful creativity and the clever projects. I just wanted to say thank you! Even though I have been designing my own jewelry for quite some time, I love the projects! Especially the easy ones. Lol I have a lot of fun grandkids who love to make jewelry with Grandma (even my grandson), they are a blast and your projects are perfect!
    Love you and your funny wit, thanks again!

  4. Mary says

    At this time of year, for Thanksgiving I just wanted to let you know that I am thankful that you are always so generous to share your creativity with us!!! You are so gracious with your patterns and complete easy to understand directions. Again, thank you.

    The best to you and your family for this Thanksgiving,
    Mary

  5. Hilda says

    I love this bracelet. I am going to make one for each one of my daughters and granddaughter. Thank you so much. This is super easy.

  6. says

    I love the heart shaped bracelet too- I want to try this as well.. Was that easy?? Does it bend around the wrist easily to form the bracelet?? I want to try it but I wasn’t sure about the part where you said if you did another one, you would hammer it to make it hard?? Is that before forming the bracelet??

    Thanks!

    • says

      It does bend pretty easily, and I just hammered another design today. I hammered it after forming the design, but before bending it. It did strengthen it up quite a bit.

      As far as easy… it’s so hard for me to say! It’s easy to me, but I do wire wrapping… The great thing about wire is that it’s cheap – so you can practice for pennies. I’d love to hear how it goes for you if you try it!

  7. Aimee says

    I just wanted to let you know that I made this bracelet for a coworker (for our Secret Santa exchange) and she loved it! Now I have to make more for my other coworkers… thank you so much for the great tutorial.

  8. Rebecca Willoughby says

    Thanks for posting this! I have made jewelry forever! All kinds of jewelry and guess what I never would have thought about making? Yes, this really great bracelet! It’s perfect in its simplicity and I am glad that I read through the comments section, I was wondering about hammering it since I am using sterling silver. Now I know! So THANK again, so many people are going to love this.

  9. says

    I’m a beginning jewelry maker . I love this bracelet and thought it would be one to start on. You said that you hammered it. How do you do that? Do you just pound it with a regular hammer? Thank you so much.

    • says

      While the bracelet is flat, I use a chasing hammer (like this one http://amzn.to/1c8c2Be). The flat end of the chasing hammer will flatten the wire without marring the finish or texturizing it. You can use any kind of hammer, really, but any other type of hammer will mark up the wire. It can give you a really cool effect – or it can totally wreck the look you’re going for, but be prepared that any other type of hammer WILL change the final look.

  10. Cindy says

    Hi, Adrianne.
    I’ve checked out quite a few of your projects lately. I must say…love, love, LOVE them!
    And this cute little wire heart bracelet is really adorable.
    I think I’ll give it try…and I’m thinking I could even add a little red bead (stationary or dangle) just to add my own little twist to your lovely design.
    Looking forward to even more of your inspiring projects!

  11. Nicole says

    Just found you! Great project! How do you get your wire so smoothly round? mine is ‘wavy’. Your heart is perfect. That’s harder than it looks!

    • says

      Hmm, I guess I’m not sure! If you find that your wires aren’t quite straight, you can always use a pair of nylon pliers to help straighten them. Just grip the wire with the pliers, and run them along the wire until it’s straight again. That has helped me in some projects.

  12. David says

    Try twisting, then hammering, for a braided variation.
    You may want to add an extra inch or so in initial wire length.

  13. Brittany says

    Any chance you would post a video of you making this? I really want to make this for my sisters but for some reason I just can’t seem to get the heart right!

  14. says

    Hi Adrianne,

    I tried this beautiful bracelet too and have problems as well to get the heart shape right!

    Yes, to post a video of making this, would be fantastisch!

    Thanks in advance!

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