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Swirls always give a classy touch!
I love making swirly wire jewelries, there's nothing much to say!
I hope the tutorials are helpful :)

Posted by Muhaiminah Faiz from Sylhet, Sylhet Division, Bangladesh • Published See Muhaiminah Faiz's 191 projects »
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  • How to make a wire pendant. Swirly Butterfly Pendant - Step 1
    Step 1

    First of all draw a simple pattern for the butterfly wing. You don't need to to draw both wings, only one will work.

    The template or pattern should mainly include the outer-lines of the wing, the areas of the loops, swirls and the antenna of the butterfly.

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

    Hold an end of the wire without cutting it from bundle,
    Create a loop at that end by using the looping plier,
    Now make a swirl by circling the wire around that loop 3-4 times, or as many times as you want,

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

    Now place the swirled-wire on the butterfly template as shown in the picture of this step,
    Carefully bend the wire along the edges of the template,

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

    When you'll reach for the second part of the wing create another loop and circle the wire around it to create a swirl,

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

    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,

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

    Make the second wing as same as the first one,
    Make a swirl, bend the wire along the edges of the same template, but when you'll reach the second part of the wing flip the wire horizontally,
    Make the second loop by winding the wire to the opposite direction of the first wings' second loop, and circle the wire around that loop to create a swirly pattern,
    Then complete the antenna.

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

    Hold both wings side by side adjacent to each other,
    Take a small piece of wire and attach the wings by wrapping the first swirls and antenna of both wings together,
    Take another small piece of wire and wrap it around the second half of the body,
    Attach a jump ring with the antenna to complete the pendant.

    There might be a slight difference between both wings but don't worry, that's the beauty of handmade jewelries!

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