10 Wire Dragonfly Tutorials

Feb 5, 2022 | DIY Jewellery, General Crafts, Home Decor Crafts

The dragonfly symbolises growth, transformation, and maturity. It is a symbol recognised in almost every part of the world. If you are looking for a unique item for a loved one, a wire dragonfly would make a special gift. You can also make some jewellery for yourself.

WIRE DRAGONFLY TUTORIALS

These beautiful insects live most of their lives in their larval stage, under the water. Once they mature, they transform into flying beauties with transparent wings.

The adult dragonfly has a very short life span. This fleeting life reminds us to live our lives to the fullest and seize the day.

Dragonfly Colours

Dragonflies come in a wide variety of colours. And these colours often have symbolism attached. If you are creating some of these pieces of jewellery, you can use our colour reference guide or choose your favourite colours.

  • Black: elegance, mystery, rebellion, inner strength
  • Blue: faith, trust, loyalty, wisdom
  • Brown: stability, earthiness, protection
  • Golden: success, abundance, creativity
  • Green: growth, renewal, fertility, self-acceptance
  • Orange: health, creativity, joy, elf-empowerment
  • Purple: devotion, peace, wealth
  • Red: power, passion, anger, financial security
  • White: clarity, purity, simplicity, purity
  • Yellow: intellect, happiness, optimism

Below are 10 stunning wire dragonfly patterns. There are patterns for those new to wire wrapping, as well as intermediate and advanced crafters.

1. Wire Dragonfly Tutorial

Fabulous wire dragonfly animal jewelry design. Test your skills with this majestic wire dragonfly. It looks fantastic to wear as a necklace, hair clip or brooch. You can also spread them around the garden as ornaments for the children to find and play with.

This tutorial is easy to follow. Even if you are a beginner this is a very easy project to complete. Once finished, you can pair it with this DIY Map Roses.

Materials For Wire Dragonfly

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2. Pendant Wire Wrapped Dragonfly Tutorial by WireArtTutorials

Make a spectacular wire dragonfly pendant with this step-by-step tutorial. The pendant is striking and can be made with any colour beads you choose.

This is an intermediate level pattern that requires previous wire wrapping knowledge. The pendant is made with soft, round copper wire, one round cabochon, and 15 small beads.

You will also need flat nose pliers, round nose pliers, and a jewellery cutter. The finished pendant will measure 2.17 inches (5.5 cm) tall by 2.76 inches (7 cm) wide.

Pendant Wire Wrapped Dragonfly Tutorial by WireArtTutorials

Find the Tutorial by WireArtTutorials HERE

3. Copper Wire Dragonfly Tutorial by EarthBalanceCraft

Are you looking for a beginner-friendly wire wrapped dragonfly tutorial? If so, this one would be a fun project. You can make this large suncatcher for yourself or as a gift.

The downloadable eBook tutorial will take you step-by-step through the complete wire wrapping process. You will learn basic metal working techniques. The download is extremely detailed and is 96 pages long with 275 photographs.

Copper Wire Dragonfly Tutorial by EarthBalanceCraft

Find the Tutorial by EarthBalanceCraft HERE

4. DIY Wire Dragonfly Pendant Tutorial by TutorialShop

Here is a simple yet gorgeous wire dragonfly pendant. Beginners as well as advanced jewellery makers will enjoy creating this incredible nature-inspired accessory.

The step-by-step tutorial will walk you through each step to create the dragonfly pendant. The tutorial covers every detail from beginning to end.

This will help ensure your finished project is perfect. There are 21 pages of instructions with over 60 detailed photos.

DIY Wire Dragonfly Pendant Tutorial by TutorialShop

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5. DIY Pendant Wire Wrapped Dragondfly Tutorial by WireArtTutorials

Use this wire dragonfly pattern to create this beautiful fairy dragonfly pendant. This is a beginner to intermediate level pattern that anyone can enjoy making. It is a dazzling design that will get a lot of compliments.

This tutorial will teach you different techniques that you can use later in other jewelry designs. It has several wire wrapping techniques, weaving techniques, and stone setting.

DIY Pendant Wire Wrapped Dragondfly Tutorial by WireArtTutorials

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6. Wire Wrapped Pendant Dragonfly Tutorial by KicaFika

If you are looking for a small dragonfly pendant tutorial, check out this beauty. You can use the tutorial to make a pendant or earrings.

The PDF pattern is presented in 14 easy to follow parts and has 54 pictures. To make this dragonfly you will need wire, beads, round nose pliers, and wire cutters.

Wire Wrapped Pendant Dragonfly Tutorial by KicaFika

Find the Tutorial by KicaFika HERE

7. How to Make a Dragonfly Out of Wire by Colorful Craft Corner

Are you looking for a free wire dragonfly tutorial? Use this fun pattern to make a colourful pendant or a set of earrings.

The trick to creating the translucent wings is nail polish. Included are both written instructions and a video tutorial.

How to Make a Dragonfly Out of Wire by Colorful Craft Corner

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8. Wire Weaving Necklace by UrsulaJewelry

Make this wire dragonfly in about 5 hours. This elegant design is easy to create using the detailed step-by-step lesson.

This wire dragonfly pattern is suitable for beginners. There are tips for creating symmetrical wings. The design can also be changed by adding more beads and details.

Wire Weaving Necklace by UrsulaJewelry

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9. Pendant Wire Dragonfly Tutorial by MargoHandmadeJewelry

Here is a pendant that is perfect for a beginner. The finished wire dragonfly is lovely, yet easy to make.

The PDF download contains 44 well-presented photos and instructions in English. Have fun with this pattern and create a few of these dragonflies using different colours of beads.

Pendant Wire Dragonfly Tutorial by MargoHandmadeJewelry

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10. Wire Wrapped Dragonfly Pendant Tutorial by TobeRoseWireJewelry

If you are looking for an advanced wire wrapped dragonfly tutorial, this one will test your skills. To create this beauty, you will need to be able to channel set 2 mm stones.

The completed diy wire dragonfly pendant will measure roughly 1 11/16” inch long by 1 9/16” inch wide. You can change wire sizes to make it bigger or smaller. The pictured tutorial is 84 pages long, with a lot of big pictures.

Wire Weaving Necklace by UrsulaJewelry

Find the Tutorial by TobeRoseWireJewelry HERE

The Dragonfly is a symbol of change, happiness, and new beginnings. Show off your love of this beautiful insect with a wire dragonfly pendant.

The dragonfly reminds us that we should never take life for granted. If you enjoy life and are open to growth and change, try your hand at a wire dragonfly. 

Here are Wire Wrapping Stone jewelrywire wrapped ringsDIY Clay Earrings ideas, Macrame Necklace Patterns more DIY Jewellery tutorials that are all worthy addition to your jewelry collection.

Have fun making some of these wire dragonfly patterns.

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