Introduction: DIY Dragonfly Pendant

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This isn't one of the good looking wire dragonfly pendants! :p but it was my first attempt and really wanted to share the tutorial ^_^ They look more like butterflies, I realized that later. Try keeping the upper wings relatively larger (longer) than the bottom wings.

Check out the ible to find out how I made these dragonfly pendants :)

Step 1: Materials Needed

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To make this dragonfly pendant you'll need:

  1. Craft wire,
  2. jewelry pliers,
  3. Bead,
  4. Dragonfly template.

Step 2: Getting Started

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Measure and cut 24 inches of craft wire. You can take more if you want to, for making a bigger dragonfly pendant. I made 3 cm tall dragonfly using 24 inches craft wire.

Bend the wire into half,

Tighten the bend using a flat nose plier.

Place the bent wire on the template and carefully bend the wire along the body part of the dragonfly.

Step 3: The Wings

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Now to make the wings.

First, I made the bottom right wing, by bending the wire along the bottom right wing of the template.

Then I made the bottom left, top right and top left wings accordingly.

Just simply bend the wire along the outlines of the dragonfly template.

Step 4: Coiling the Body

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After completing the wings, coil the part where all the wings join.

I coiled that part 2 times.

After coiling, keep 2.5 cm of craft wire for the head and cut off the rest.

Step 5: The Head

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I'm confused about whether dragonflies have antenna or not!

Anyways, I had to complete the head somehow, so I inserted a bead into both wires and made swirly patterns on both of them.

You might need to use beads with bigger holes than usual because it has to be inserted into 2 wires.

Step 6: Attaching Jump Ring

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Make jump rings and attach it with any one of the swirly patterns to complete the pendant.

Let me know if you like the pendant and make sure to share a picture if you make one ^_^

Enjoy!

Comments

lady_faircloth made it! (author)2017-09-23

Good tutorial, thanks! I think I am going to try a bit thicker wire for my next one and see if it bends a little easier but I am happy with the way it turned out! <3

lady_faircloth made it! (author)2017-09-23

I think I am going to try a little thicker wire on my next one to see if it bends a little easier but I am happy with how it turned out. Nice tutorial, thanks! <3

NiaB2 made it! (author)2016-02-27

Thanks for the tutorial this my first attempt im going to make one for a friend who loves dragonflies :-D

JaimeS2 made it! (author)2015-04-02

Great tutorial. Thank you!!

zahrajavan (author)2015-01-10

very nice.Thank U

Tarun Upadhyaya (author)2014-05-23

Beautiful...beautiful...beautiful :)

Thank you...thank you...thank you ^_^

emilyvanleemput (author)2014-05-19

It's lovely!!

Thank you Emily!

Abigail02 (author)2014-05-19

That is so pretty!

Thanks Abigail :)

kludge77 (author)2014-05-19

Beautiful. and thank you for taking time for the Instuctable. Very clear and well photographed!

Muhaiminah Faiz (author)kludge772014-05-19

Thanks you so much!

lindarose92 (author)2014-05-19

Beautiful! I really love the silver one too with the different bead! :)

Thanks you Linda! it was difficult to select beads for this pendant, these were the only 2 beads I could use.

mosspossum (author)2014-05-19

Awesome, good pics easy to follow. They have antennas but very small ones. They do have big ole eyes which look just like your antennas! You nailed it!

Thanks! wow, I didn't notice that before! :p thanks again! ^_^

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