Woven Penannular Brooch Tutorial

By Abby Hook

Woven Penannular Brooch Tutorial

Level: Advanced
Page count: 23
Steps: 34

This design was inspired by the beautiful Celtic and Viking brooches. Penannular brooches are also known as Fibulas or Celtic brooches. They are an open circle with ornate terminals, which secure the oversized pin that is attached to the body of the brooch and can slide freely.

This particular design uses two contrasting weaves, which lead into the terminals of the brooch, with flowing lines of wire that surround faceted briolette’s and decorated with spirals that echo the Celtic influence.

The simple mechanics of the fastening makes it suitable to use as a brooch or scarf, kilt or hat pin.

This brooch measures 1 ¼” across and 1 1/3” tall, the pin is 2 1/3” long in total. The wire measurements given can be used for stones up to and including 15mm, giving you a finished brooch size of 1 ½” across and 1 2/3” tall.

This tutorial is packed with tips, trouble shooting tricks and even has notes on variations at the end. With over 85 close up colour photos, there is no room left for guesswork, as I walk you through the techniques required to make this beautiful piece of jewellery.

As with any written instruction, please read through at least once before starting.

• 16” 16 gauge soft round wire
• 23” 18 gauge soft round wire
• 12” 20 gauge soft round wire
• 80” 28 gauge soft round wire
• 3 x flat pear or heart briolette’s 8 – 9mm

• Chain nose pliers
• Flat nose pliers
• Round nose pliers
• Nylon jaw pliers
• Flush cutters
• Wubbers medium round mandrel pliers (optional)
• Ring mandrel
• Tape measure
• Protractor
• Masking tape (decorators tape)
• File
• Sanding pads (3 grits – 180, 220, 280)
• Pin


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  • viking
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Abby Hook

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