Valentine's Day Vintage Style Red Jasper and Gunmetal Hearts Necklace
I was so excited about the heart-shaped filigree because, quite some time ago, I bought a strand of 8 mm red jasper beads and a set of red jasper hearts intending to make a Valentine's necklace. For who knows what reason, now lost in the mists of time, I never got around to it. Once I saw the heart shaped filigrees, I knew exactly what I wanted to make and dug them out again.
The filigrees come with three loops at the top, two of which I had to snip and sand. I strung the red jasper beads with hematite Swarovski bicones and 3mm gunmetal beads for the outside strand. The center jasper heart is strung on a black Soft Flex beading wire with two more 3mm gunmetal beads.
I crimped the little strand to the bottom loops of the filigrees and then covered the crimp with a gunmetal crimp cover. I put gunmetal eyepins through the rest of the hearts, connected them with chain to each other and the filigrees. I added another short length of chain just above the final small hearts, as you can see, but I may fiddle with that a bit.
More later in the week on the other cool goodies from Rings & Things, so please come back!
FTC compliance notice of material connection: The gunmetal filigrees, as noted above, were provided to me for free, to be used for design purposes, or for a statement of my honest opinion of them, by Rings & Things.