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
1) Crafting wire - 18-20 gauge,
2) Crafting pliers - (looping, cutting and flat pliers),
Step 2: Drawing a Pattern
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
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.