Paper Doily and Felt Heart Necklace

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This heart-filled necklace was inspired by "Alice in Wonderland." You'll have to be careful while working with the paper doilies, but the result will be a gorgeous statement piece.
11 3-1/4 inch round paper doilies
22 1'x1-1/4 inch felt hearts
40 10mm silver plated jump rings
2 silver plated swivel lobster clasps
2 silver plated pinch bail ear wires
34 gauge silver or gold Artistic Wire
Aleene's Fabric Fusion Peel and Stick Sheets
Wire cutters
2 pairs chain nose pliers
1/16-inch hole punch

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Step 1

Cut out the center of the doilies. Use 34 gauge wire threaded into every fourth or fifth hole in frame around open center to gather the doily together into a "flower." Once you have the holes threaded, grasp both wire tails and gently pull the doily into a flower. Take your time, be gentle and don't mangle it all by rushing!

Step 2

Twist wire tail ends together using chain nose pliers. Cut off excess with wire cutters. Make 11 of these.

Step 3

Use hole punch to punch holes in right and left upper center of each heart.

Step 4

Place hearts on Aleene's Peel and Stick Sheets. Cut around heart, peel off adhesive backing and sandwich the doilies between two hearts. Make sure the hearts are lined up properly so it's easy to link together later!

Step 5

Use 4 10mm jump rings to connect each doily heart. (To learn how to properly attach jump rings with tension, visit my Crafty Quickies on YouTube!) Attach two jump rings on the outside edge of the first and final heart in your chain. Repeat for front and back of design. This will prevent the necklace from flip-flopping when worn.

Step 6

Add the clasps to the final jump ring on the first doily heart in each chain. This is how the necklace is connected, having both stabilizes the design when worn.

Step 7

To make earrings, repeat the process of making two doily hearts, but only pierce one hole in each heart to attach the ear wires. Use pinch bail earrings inserted in the hole of each heart, or you can opt for jump rings and French wires.

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