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 :)
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Step 1: Materials Needed
To make this dragonfly pendant you'll need:
- Craft wire,
- jewelry pliers,
- Dragonfly template.
Step 2: Getting Started
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
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
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
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.