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A mini butterfly to grace your lovely neck..
This is a spin-off tutorial for my Angel and Demon Wings Pendant; I really liked my design for the angel wing part and decided that connecting two of them would result in a lovely butterfly. Thus, I began the task of making the wings, connecting them, and marveling at the result. It was gorgeous enough to warrant its own separate project, so here it is!

Posted by Conn from San Francisco, California, United States • Published See Conn's 100 projects »
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  • How to make a wire wrapped pendant. Celtic Butterfly Pendant - Step 1
    Step 1

    Begin by making a small circle and then rolling it.

  • How to make a wire wrapped pendant. Celtic Butterfly Pendant - Step 2
    Step 2

    Make a small point and another spiral around the first circle.

  • How to make a wire wrapped pendant. Celtic Butterfly Pendant - Step 3
    Step 3

    Form a loop to mark the tip of the wing, and curve the wire back down along an invisible representation of what would be a spine for the butterfly.

  • How to make a wire wrapped pendant. Celtic Butterfly Pendant - Step 4
    Step 4

    Make another loop. For the next part, you'll have wire spirals intersecting each other so it'll be tricky (to some degree..).

  • How to make a wire wrapped pendant. Celtic Butterfly Pendant - Step 5
    Step 5

    Bring the wire up and under a spiral.

  • How to make a wire wrapped pendant. Celtic Butterfly Pendant - Step 6
    Step 6

    Then bring the wire back down. (see the intersection?)

  • How to make a wire wrapped pendant. Celtic Butterfly Pendant - Step 7
    Step 7

    Make another loop.

  • How to make a wire wrapped pendant. Celtic Butterfly Pendant - Step 8
    Step 8

    Bring the wire down in a curve to outline the bottom section of the wing.

  • How to make a wire wrapped pendant. Celtic Butterfly Pendant - Step 9
    Step 9

    After making a loop to mark the top of the wing's bottom half, cut the wire short (leave about an inch).

  • How to make a wire wrapped pendant. Celtic Butterfly Pendant - Step 10
    Step 10

    Tuck the cut edge as shown so that yet again, two spirals intersect.

  • How to make a wire wrapped pendant. Celtic Butterfly Pendant - Step 11
    Step 11

    Curl the cut end into a circle before making a spiral that's similar to the one in the top part of the wing.
    One half of the wing done!

  • How to make a wire wrapped pendant. Celtic Butterfly Pendant - Step 12
    Step 12

    For this wing, the steps are basically the same EXCEPT that you want this to be a mirror image; thus, the wire overlaps must be in the correct orientation.
    For this picture, notice which wire is on top of which in the upper loop of the wing.

  • How to make a wire wrapped pendant. Celtic Butterfly Pendant - Step 13
    Step 13

    For this picture, notice which wire is on top of which for that loop.

  • How to make a wire wrapped pendant. Celtic Butterfly Pendant - Step 14
    Step 14

    Tuck the wire on top of the spiral instead of behind this time.

  • How to make a wire wrapped pendant. Celtic Butterfly Pendant - Step 15
    Step 15

    For this picture, notice which wire is on top of which for this loop.

  • How to make a wire wrapped pendant. Celtic Butterfly Pendant - Step 16
    Step 16

    For this picture, notice which wire is on top of which in the bottom loop of the wing.

  • How to make a wire wrapped pendant. Celtic Butterfly Pendant - Step 17
    Step 17

    For this picture, notice which wire is on top of which in the loops intersection.

  • How to make a wire wrapped pendant. Celtic Butterfly Pendant - Step 18
    Step 18

    Now you have true mirror images in that even the overlapping parts are correct!

  • How to make a wire wrapped pendant. Celtic Butterfly Pendant - Step 19
    Step 19

    Use your wire to form a simple antenna (spirals at each end of the wire) and body. Then grab thinner wire to connect the wings to the body.

  • How to make a wire wrapped pendant. Celtic Butterfly Pendant - Step 20
    Step 20

    Your pendant is finally complete, but you still need to add a jump ring and chain..

  • How to make a wire wrapped pendant. Celtic Butterfly Pendant - Step 21
    Step 21

    String one of the top loops through a jump ring and then add a necklace chain to complete your pendant. You're now done (and hopefully pleased with the result)!

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Sameer s.
Sameer s.
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Laura  W.
Laura W.
Nice
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Michelle L.
Michelle L. · 2 projects
I absolutely like it.
Conn
Conn · San Francisco, California, US · 134 projects
Thank you for your kind comments!
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Raven W.
Raven W. · Brisbane, Queensland, AU · 70 projects
Wow, that's amazing! Thank you Happy
Conn
Conn · San Francisco, California, US · 134 projects
You're welcome, and I'm glad you like it!
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Silene6
Silene6 · Pravia, Principado de Asturias, ES · 20 projects
I absolutely love this!! thanks for the tutorial! Happy
Conn
Conn · San Francisco, California, US · 134 projects
Thanks and of course -- no problem! I'm so glad to hear that you like this!
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