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Xqdesigns is the Chief Editor behind the popular blog - www.handmade-jewelry-club.com, membership and magazine - www.diybeadingclub.com.
Xqdesigns ventured into jewelry making few years ago. Since ...

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Fly can be pretty too!

from xqdesigns @ diylessons
(5) Name: 'Jewelry : Fly can be pretty too!
Fly can be pretty too!

Pattern Description:

Learn how to use simple materials and turn them to a beautiful insect.
The fly pendant is a very versatile design as you can come up with your
own design by altering the technique. You can alter the size of the
pendant, add more beads or position the spirals differently to come up
with your own unique design. While I was creating the fly, I imagine I can turn it to a beetle, octopus or simply any pendant that is decorated with beautiful spirals.

The tutorial comes with pictorial step by step guides. It is catered to
students with some knowledge of wire work. For beginner, you can refer to appendix for detailed steps of making a spiral.


  • 21 gauge (0.7mm) copper wire
  • 28 gauge (0.3mm) copper wire
  • 1 big oval shaped Turquoise Bead with height 3.5cm (1.4inch) and width 2.5cm (1 inch)
  • 2 round beads 0.8cm in diameter
  • 1 round bead 0.4cm in diameter.
  • 1 round bead 0.4cm in diameter.
  • Flat nose pliers
  • Wire cutter
  • Ruler

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