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Ever since I've learned how to make swirls with wire it seems like I can't stop making more swirly jewelries. I've posted 2 swirly jewelry ibles- swirly wire rings and swirled-all-around wire ring and already made a list of 10 more swirly jewelries and I'll post them one-by-one.

Here's one of 10's- simple swirly wire butterfly pendant!, I hope you like it!

Step 1: Materials Needed

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To make this butterfly pendant you'll need:

1) Crafting wire - 18-20 gauge,
2) Crafting pliers - (looping, cutting and flat pliers),

Step 2: Drawing a Pattern

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First you'll have to draw a simple pattern for the butterfly wing, you don't need to to draw both wigs, only one will work,

The template or pattern should include (mainly) the outer-lines of the wing, the areas of the loops (for creating the swirls) and the antenna of the butterfly,


Step 3: Making the first wing

Hold an end of the wire but don't cut it from the bundle,
Create a loop at that end by using the looping plier,
Now make a swirly pattern by circling the wire around the loop 3-4 times, or as many times as you want,

After making the swirl place the swirled-wire on the butterfly template, appropriately,
Now carefully bend the wire along the edges of the template,
When you'll reach for the second part of the wing, create another loop and circle the wire around it to create a swirl,
Now bend the wire along the body part of the butterfly and cut the wire from the bundle by keeping enough wire for making the antenna,
Create another loop (you may also make a swirl if you want to) for the antenna,

There, one wing is ready.


 
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crazylam152 months ago

i made it for one of my cousin's birthday.. she loved it. forgot to take a pic!

Muhaiminah Faiz (author)  crazylam152 months ago

I'm happy to know! no problem :)

Just by seeing the main image I knew you made these :) They look so pretty!!

Muhaiminah Faiz (author)  emilyvanleemput9 months ago

Wow! that's exciting :) Thanks emily!

wold6309 months ago

adorable!

Muhaiminah Faiz (author)  wold6309 months ago

Ohw, thank you!

crazylam159 months ago
Pretty!!!
Muhaiminah Faiz (author)  crazylam159 months ago

Thanks so much!

crazylam159 months ago
DU or CU right?
Muhaiminah Faiz (author)  crazylam159 months ago

No, SUST :) I'll inbox you with more details!

crazylam159 months ago
Where do you read in?