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I remember sketching the flintstones cartoons from the tv as a child. When I was about 7 I had a broken clasp on my favorite necklace and my mother took me to a local craft store and pointed to a ...

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Captured Dragonfly

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(5) Name: 'Jewelry : Captured Dragonfly
Captured Dragonfly
Captured Dragonfly

Pattern Description:

This is a versatile tutorial. I will show how to make one of my handmade bails, how to make an all in one bail, how to use a store bought bail, and how to make the pendant, of course! Many different materials could be used for some wondeful pendants. I used a dragonfly charm for the example but there are so many beautiful charms on the market, don't limit yourself to just looking for the examples I gave. I don't want to sound like a broken record, but take what you learn and make it yours. Have fun with the new designs!

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • This is an original tutorial created and designed by Joanne Ortiz.
  • This tutorial is copyright protected and cannot be sold or redistributed in any way.


  • 12" of 20 to 21 ga Round or Square Soft Sterling Silver Wire
  • 1 Sterling Silver Bail (if you don't want to make a bail)
  • 3.5" of 20 ga Round Soft Wire (if you are making a bail)
  • 1 Sterling Silver Dragonfly Charm
  • 1 20mm Coin Sponge Coral Bead

You Will Also Need:

  • Ruler
  • Flush Cutters
  • Round Nose Pliers
  • Flat Nose Pliers
  • Epoxy or Cement
  • Fine Sandpaper ( I use 1000 or 2000 grit)
  • Polishing cloth (optional)