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The Dragonfly collection

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(5) Name: 'Jewelry : The Dragonfly collection
The Dragonfly collection
The Dragonfly collection
The Dragonfly collection
The Dragonfly collection

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • This is an intermediate tutorial, it would be helpful to already know the basics of wirework, for example forming a loop, however detailed instruction and step by step photos are included

Pattern Description:

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 green dragonfly in the second image is the main tutorial, all others are in the variation section at the end.

This is an intermediate tutorial with 60 detailed steps over 31 pages and lots of clear crisp colour photos.

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • The dragonflies measure 1 3/4" from head to tail and 2" across the wings.


  • 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)

You Will Also Need:

  • Chain nose pliers
  • Round nose pliers
  • Wire cutters
  • Flat nose pliers
  • Tape measure/ruler
  • Pin/needle
  • Marker pen
  • File (optional for brooch only)
  • Rawhide mallet (optional for brooch only)
  • Anvil (optional for brooch only)
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My Work:

Inspired as a child to make jewellery when I was bought a bead weaving loom one Christmas, my style has changed dramatically over the years, from simple strung necklaces into what you ...

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