Number of steps: 60
Number of pages: 31
Learn to create this dragonfly using a technique which captures the delicate veins and tapering edges of its wings. This tutorial also includes several variations which include a brooch and earrings as well as different ways to hang the pendant, so you can have a whole set of dragonflies!
Don’t be put off by the length of this tutorial, as it contains a lot of information as well as all the variations.
The dragonflies measure 1 3/4” from head to tail and 2” across the wings.
The green dragonfly in the second image is the main tutorial, all others are in the variation section at the end.
Please read through the instructions at least once before starting.
3” – 5” or 6” 18 gauge half hard round wire (depending on which variation you are making)
14” 20 gauge half hard round wire
96” 28 gauge soft or half hard round wire
1 6mm round bead
5 4mm round bead
1 3mm round silver bead
1 2.5mm round silver bead
3 2mm round silver bead
1 closed jump ring (optional for pendant only)
1 pair earwires (optional for earrings only)
Chain nose pliers
Round nose pliers
Flat nose pliers
File (optional for brooch only)
Rawhide mallet (optional for brooch only)
Anvil (optional for brooch only)