[My DIY] Heart Ring

This and other step-by-steps on Pinterest here

It is crazy to think that my book is coming out in less than two weeks. I received a stack of copies in the mail to sign, and I could not believe that this day has finally come. Even though I am spending some time in Florida with the family, I’ve been working like a mad woman to prepare. My parents are shocked at how many hours I can stare at a computer, but are helping out by making Hobby Lobby trips and coffee runs with me, and DIYing tassels in bulk while watching DWTS 🙂 I planned a different DIY for today, but decided to watch American Idol (Phil Phillips anyone?) with my Mom, drink some wine and have some much needed down time. Unable to stay still for too long, I started bending some wire into heart rings, and thought, why not share the steps with you! 
Instructions after the break…

Supplies: Jewelry Pliers and wire.  

Bend the wire over the far part of the plier to make the first hill of the heart. 
Next make a hard bend at the bottom of the hill.  
The make the second hill. 

Squeeze in the valley between the two hill to make a point
Next bend the wire so it will fit around you finger. 
Cut off the excess wire and bend to make a loop at the end. 

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  1. Amy says:

    Love it!!!

  2. What gauge wire did you use? Love these rings.

    1. Jenni says:

      This wire was not labeled, laying around my parent’s house, but I think it is 20 gauge

    2. Anonymous says:

      do you think the wire was dead soft? And could you use a thinner wire like 18 gauge do you think? Sorry, but I’m new to the DIY jewellery thing and don’t want to waste money on getting wires that I’m only going to use for one project and there are two other projects which use 18 wire that I like so yeah…
      Btw, I have looked all over the internet for good and simple DIY blogs and your’s is so far the best!

    3. jolly riffic says:

      18 gauge is thicker. the higher the number the thinner the gauge.
      that wire looks much thicker than 18g, maybe 12 gauge. you can find it at lowes around the paint area or hardware. its aluminum so its easy to bend anyways.

  3. wow! great idea, IM SOOO gonna make this this afternoon!



  4. wow! great idea, IM SOOO gonna make this this afternoon!



  5. flea market says:

    Wow, love it, looks so simply and is lovely 🙂

  6. Just got here and fall in love with your blog!!!


  7. Laure says:

    great:)i will try this

  8. Kate says:

    Such a brilliant DIY! I really want to try this!

  9. Pela Marela says:

    They look sooo cute!
    Xoxo, Peppi

  10. season says:

    Thats lovely! I shall try it out sometime! Love your ideas :))


  11. Hannah F says:

    Love it!! I love the wire jewelry DIYs. I’m going to try it out this weekend!

  12. Anonymous says:

    Make sure that isn’t galvanized wire, its very toxic and shouldn’t be around your mouth. If you lost the package you will know it galvanized because it will leave a dirty black residue on your fingers.

  13. My Style says:

    Brilliant idea!



  14. Anonymous says:

    Love your blog. Will try this.

  15. Love ur blog and all things you do. Will try to reply 😉

  16. Eni says:

    this is so cute,I like it

  17. these rings are so cute! I love how you think of all these DIY’s


  18. This looks so easy! I need to buy myself a pair of these pliers!

  19. Kel says:

    I’m so doing this!! so easy and inexpensive! thanks for sharing 🙂

  20. I love, love, loved this! Great job!!

  21. thats such a perfect idea. it would make an excellent keychain ring too!! i need some wire

    cupit & vellum

  22. Anonymous says:

    Would look really good in other colors! I think I’ve seen green, blue, and pink crafting wire at Jo-Anns before…..just a thought.

    1. Love that idea, pink would be too cute!

  23. Anonymous says:

    If you make a smaller version it could be an ear cuff! Too cute!

  24. Lia says:

    This is absolutely amazing, Jenni! You could also make it a little larger to make a cuff bracelet… maybe hearts on both ends?
    Smart n Snazzy

  25. Love it! So simple & fun. Wearing two together looks great!

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  28. Donna Dell says:

    This is so genius!! im so doing this with gold wire <3

  29. R. says:

    Oh dear god,I’m in love with this <3

  30. Kristiina says:

    Love it! I will definitely try it out. I absolutely love the pic where wearing it on two hands. So cute! It would go great with my Delicate Stacking rings, http://typicalhousecat.com/2012/02/29/diy-delicate-stacked-rings/. Check them out if you can I would love to hear what you think.

  31. Elle says:

    I <3 THIS!

  32. Anonymous says:

    I really like the rings. Easy summer project.

  33. I. LOVE. THIS. Definitely will try it out and as soon as I get the chance to buy the wire!

    – Nita

  34. Anonymous says:

    What gague wire did you use?

  35. Kel says:

    Lovely 🙂

    I’ve linked your tutorial here:


    Hope that’s ok 🙂

  36. This is amazing!! Such an easy to do idea but you must have it first!!! Haha
    I have all what I need I will try it!!!


    1. Anonymous says:

      She actually didn’t do it first.

  37. Here’s a great DIY inspiration. Seems simple enough…Would love you see you tackle it:
    The clou ring from Cartier

  38. Anonymous says:

    Nice! I made it today and I added one thing! I wrapped some red clored cotton cord around it! It looks nice 🙂

  39. How beautiful and amazing.

  40. You have the most darling blog and phenomenal DIY projects, I am your newest follower 🙂

  41. Anonymous says:

    I made one myself today, and it looks so cute! Love it!

  42. AmandaK says:

    To someone who has made this, what kind of wire did you use and/or where did you get it?

    Thanks! So excited to make one for myself and my sisters!

  43. Pearl Blay says:

    What a fabulous tutorial! I loved it so much, I made my own but added a couple of flourishes of my own! http://www.beadinggem.com/2012/05/how-to-make-wire-wrapped-heart-wire.html

    Thanks for the super inspiration.

  44. this is awesome! i make heart rings and wanted to look at other ways to restyle/redesign it, and your instructions are just superb.

  45. Anonymous says:

    can anyone tell me what kind of wire i should get? i have a craft wire 24 gauge but it doesnt look like in the picture so i guess i need something thicker. thanks!

  46. AmandaK says:

    I used 12 gauge jewelry wire that I bought at Micheals. I tried 16 gauge at first, but I had some trouble with it since it was more pliable and was too bent up by the time I was done with it (I think I may have been using dead soft wire so that could have been part of it). But then I tried it with the 12 gauge wire and it turned out great! I absolutely love my ring (I’m wearing it today) and made ones for my sisters and friends as well!

  47. Leah says:

    Wow, this is so cute!! I also made a bracelet version as well. It turned out great.

  48. WY says:

    honestly, has anyone ever told you that you are a GENIUS?! If not, they should, because you are! I will definitely try this! x


  49. Anonymous says:

    You didn’t state what type of wire. Could you please let us know?

  50. Anonymous says:

    I see you stated you thought 20 gage, sorry I didn’t read through all the posts first. It looks really heavy wire, when you cut it, is it sharpe enough to cut skin?

  51. babble on says:

    I love this. Must give it a try

  52. Anonymous says:

    Hi, I was wondering how long (inches) was the piece of wire?

    1. Mehak Iftikhar says:

      I believe it depends on your finger size.

  53. Anonymous says:

    Cute idea! Didn’t know if anyone had pointed it out to you yet, but Giuliana Rancic has your heart ring on her “Projects to DIY for” list. 🙂


  54. Mehak Iftikhar says:

    Hey, can this be done using a regular pair of pliers or will it cut off like that?

  55. Hello! I linked one of your projects to my blog. If it’s not ok with you, let me know and I will remove links and pics asap.
    Take care, alex

  56. Anonymous says:

    i just finished it…WOW it is soooo cute it did not turn out as cute as yours but it was exceptional!

  57. Just putting this out there as a person with a number of piercings, but 20 gauge would likely cut your finger if the ring got caught and pulled on – Think of the wire cheese cutters here. I was told horror stories by my piercer about girls wearing big hoop earrings and then getting in a fight. O_o

    Also the wire in the photos is NOT 20 gauge. More likely 12 gauge, which is what I got at Michael’s today. It’s not overly pliable by hand and not likely to cause injury like a “smaller” gauge (the larger the number, the smaller the wire).


  59. Lisa says:

    Great idea and super simple! Follow my DIY blog http://www.showeredwithdesign.blogspot.com

  60. You absolutely inspired me on this project for my blog! You have such incredible ideas! Thank you so much for sharing! 🙂


  61. Anonymous says:

    could you make one look like a horseshoe? my sister would LOVE !!

  62. Marjorie says:

    It looks so easy to make, but the truth that is not as easy as it looks. I just tried making it and Im very dissapointed 🙁 I don’t know if using an 18ga wire makes a big difference

  63. I’m going to try it right now! Wish me luck


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  65. Anonymous says:

    I did it! I finally was able to do it. It took me about an hour for one to finally fit my pinkie finger but at last I made one that looks cute!

  66. Anonymous says:

    what gauge wire?

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  68. Anonymous says:

    This was a great valentine craft for my Girl Scout Cadette Troop to make. We already had red and gold wire in our supplies, they made one to keep and one to give. As leaders we like these ideas that use up our craft supplies, simple instructions and not time consuming! Thanks for the idea!

  69. love this ring i really want 2 make one and im going to try to make it tonight its really awesome and if i can get the hang of it im going to make some for my birthday party in May 4 party favors

  70. love this ♥
    I never found it in Switzerland.. and now I can do it myself 😀

  71. Anonymous says:

    It also works with a paper clip.

  72. Anonymous says:

    what happened with the pictures? I cant see them 🙁

  73. Yi Wei Lim says:

    This is such a great idea! I have copper wire, and I’ve made a heart ring, and another that spells “love”. Trying to get more creative with the letters, but thanks for giving me a headstart.

    Yi Wei

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