Wire DragonFly

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Wire DragonFly

What you need

1 x 7.5 inch(20cms) of Jewelry Wire
2 x 6 inch(15cms) Length Wings
1 x 9.5 inch(25cm) for Body
Beads



Instructions

For this project you can use plain or coloured fine grade memory Jewelry wire.

Start by cutting your wire into the lengths required.

Center the eyes onto the body piece of 9.5 inch (25cm) piece and twist to secure as shown in figure 1 and 2

Next take a 7.5 inch (20cm) piece of wire and wrap it around a skewer to form a spiral as shown in figure 3.

Take this spiral and thread it over the body piece you just made. So that it looks like the body on figure 5
Take one of the 6 inch(15cm) pieces and twist the ends together to form a circle. Do this with the other wing piece so that you have two separate wings as shown in figure 4.
Take the wings and place them over the body and twist them around the body until they are secure you can do this in two ways by either twisting the whole wing around the body in a figure 8 motion or by threading the wing like a needle through one of the spiral loops and pulling it out the other side and opening the wing back up. As long as it is secure any method will do.
Finally take the dragonfly and work the wings till you get a desired shape.

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Comments

  1. great idea, thanks

  2. Great idea.. easy and can be use for number of project ideas..MAC

  3. Great project! I put colorful seed beads onto the wings to make it glitter. Another great thing to do is to attach it to an elastic hairband or clip and wear it like a hair accessory!

  4. Craftymomma says:

    This is a great craft, & easy! I made a bunch of them with glass beads, then hung them from trees in my yard with fishing line. they looked beautiful with the sun shining on them, & when a breeze hits them it gives the illusion of them flying!

  5. Good idea
    You could just do iit with one piece of wire
    B

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