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Jasper Heart Pendants

Jasper Heart Pendants

Jasper Heart Pendants

Designed by: Linda Jones

Difficulty: Intermediate

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These beautiful semi-precious Jasper carved heart pendants are perfect for casual summer necklaces, key rings or created as a handbag charm.

One style of heart pendant is drilled on the side, which gives a more edgy, asymmetric effect, whilst the top central drilled heart creates a more classical looking necklace.


With only a few materials, such as some 0.8mm silver-plated wire, jewellery pliers (round, flat and chain nosed) and cutters you can create a suspension link to attach to a chain, cord, key ring …  alternatively, you could even create a brooch by suspending it from a kilt pin brooch finding!

 Tools used - 

Round nosed pliers, flat nosed pliers, chain nosed pliers, wire cutters (optional: 8mm/6mm bail making pliers).

Below are 6 different suggestions to inspire you to make your own original Jasper Heart Necklaces!

Step 1


  1. Working directly from a spool of 0.8mm silver-plated wire, push the end of the wire through the back hole of the pendant. 
  2. Using your pliers, create a tight spiral with the end of the wire that is projecting at the front of the pendant.
  3. Using your wire cutter, snip the wire from the spool, leaving about 5cm extending.  Bring this wire (from the back around the base of the spiral at the front) and bind it once around to secure.
  4. Straighten out the rest of the projecting wire and use your round nosed pliers to create a suspension loop, wrapping the remaining wire under the loop to create a wrapped link. Neaten the end with your chain nosed pliers.
  5. Spend a little time flattening and re-arranging the spiral over the wrap and top of pendant.

Step 2


  1. To create the appearance of a wrapped stone, begin as in ‘Style 1’ following steps 1-3, but do not cut the wire from the spool (just release a long length to work with).
  2. Be creative and wrap the wire around the stone in a free style way approximately 2 to 3 times.
  3. Bring the wire back around the top link and secure once around.  Cut the wire from the spool leaving approximately 5cm projecting.
  4. Place your round nosed pliers, or bail-making pliers at the end of the projecting wire and create a double wire link at the top of the stone.
  5. Use the tips of your chain nosed pliers to ‘tweak’ the wrapped wires around the stone (starting at the back).  This will tighten and strengthen them.
  6. Spend a little time re-arranging the top spiral so that it sits just under the suspension link.

Step 3


  1. If you prefer to use less wire and more cord, you can thread the drilled hole of the stone with 5mm cord to the length of your choice.
  2. Using your round nosed pliers, create an even coil with 0.8mm wire (that fits the doubled cord) and cut from the spool leaving approximately 2.5cm projecting.
  3. Create a small tight spiral with the projecting wire and centralise it at the end of the coil.
  4. Thread both the cords (that are threaded on the stone) through the wire coil. To prevent the coil from moving from the top of the pendant, tie a knot at the top of the coil.

Step 4


  1. Instead of a spiral decoration, create any wire shape of your choice. For this style, you will need to cut approximately 15cm of 0.8mm silver plated wire. Thread the wire through the drilled hole, leaving about 8cm projecting at the front of the stone.
  2. Bring the wires together at the top of the stone and secure with a couple of tight wraps, so that you have both wires projecting.
  3. Create a shape of your choice with the wire at the front of the stone and flatten this down.
  4. Using your round nosed pliers, create a suspension loop near the top of the stone and wrap the rest of the projecting wire around the stem to secure.  Cut off any excess and neaten.

Step 5


  1. This is very similar to ‘Style 4’ but with a spiral decoration that is large enough to cover the top drilled hole.  Follow steps 1-2 of ‘Style 4’.
  2. Create a spiral with the wire projecting at the front of the stone.
  3. To form the doubled top suspension link: use your round nosed pliers (or, 6mm bail making pliers mandrel) to pick up the end of the projecting wire and curl it around until it reaches the top of the stone, at the top of the spiral.  Keep 2 of the coils and snip off any excess wire.

Step 6


  1. This particular style is best suited for an intermediate wireworker, as it requires some confidence with free-forming the wire! Begin by cutting a long length of approximately 22” of 0.8mm wire.  Place your round nosed pliers at the centre of the length and using your flat nosed pliers, squeeze the wires at the base of the loop, so that they run together in a straight, parallel stem.
  2. Push the ends of the stem wires through the top hole of the pendant (feeding it from the back).
  3. Using your round nosed pliers, fingers (or any mandrel, such as pen), freeform the wire into loopy shapes, keeping them as parallel and together as you can.
  4. After you’ve created 2-3 free form loops for the front of the pendant, separate the wires out on each side and wrap around to the back of the pendant.
  5. Bring the wires together around the back of the pendant and wrap each to secure around the base of the top link.
  6. Now that the wires are at the front of the pendant, use one wire to continue forming a few more loops, leaving the other projecting at the top.
  7. Connect the working wire to one of the front decorative loops and begin forming a spiral at the very end
  8. Create another spiral with the projecting wire at the top and flatten both spirals on the front of the pendant. Finally, attach a couple of jump rings to the top suspension link and connect to a chain or cord of your choice.

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