TUTORIAL - wire wrapped earrings - dragonfly - wirework and metalsmithing - soldering - sawing - wire-wrapping - downloadable PDF file

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PLEASE READ THE WHOLE DESCRIPTION BEFORE YOU PURCHASE THIS TUTORIAL AS THE NOTES AT THE END CONTAIN VITAL INFORMATION!

If you want to create very complex, detailed pieces of jewelry this is the tutorial you want to purchase. It contains a step by step description of sawing, soldering, filing, sanding and wire wrapping illustrated with 150 pictures on 73 pages (1 PDF file).

In order to complete the tutorial you need basic soldering and basic wire wrapping skills, a lot of free time and last but not least A LOT OF PATIENCE. Normally it takes me 2-3 days to complete a pair of earrings like this. Moreover you can turn these techniques into beautiful pendants, cuffs, earrings of your own.

Tools and materials you need:

Tools:

• Round nose pliers
• Flat nose pliers
• Chain nose pliers
• Flush cutters
• Bail making pliers (6-in-1 recommended)
• Hammer and anvil (optional) or pasta machine (optional) to flatten wire
• Paste solder in a syringe - copper phosphorus - or any solder for copper
• Butane torch (I have a DREMEL Versaflame 2200)
• Soldering block
• Pickle
• Jeweler's saw and saw blades (2/0 or 3/0 or 4/0)
• V-Block for sawing or anything that can be used in the same way (see picture above)
• Sandpaper - different grit (P80 - P3000)
• Flex shaft (mine is a DREMEL Fortiflex) or a power drill for the 3M bristle discs (optional)
• Vise (optional)
• Files and needle files of different shapes and sizes
• Polishing pads or polishing cloth
• Bezel pusher
• Bezel burnisher (optional)
• Radial bristle discs - 3M (optional)
• Drill bits for drilling metal (any size up to 2 mm) or metal hole punch pliers
• Calipers with Vernier scale (optional)

Materials

NOTE that all wire gauges and sheet gauges are optional, you can use whatever gauge you like.

• 0.8 mm (21 gauge) copper sheet (the gauge of the copper sheet is totally up to you, you can use whatever thickness to your liking - heavier of finer gauge)
• 1 mm wire (19 gauge)
• 0.4 mm wire (27 gauge)
• 0.8 mm wire (21 gauge)
• earwire
• jumprings
• 2 pieces of 12 mm round cabochons
• 4 pieces of 4 mm beads
• 4 pieces of 6 mm beads
• premade bezel strip or 0.4 mm (27 gauge) copper sheet for the strip



Don't be intimidated by all these materials, you can get them from seemingly impossible places. For example I never purchase my wire. Never. I look for scrap cables all over the place, neighbors, friends already know that I need them so they bring them to me. But always check if it is copper. Sometimes it is steel or aluminum wire coated with copper. I can't use that. The advantages of using scrap wire are that everything is free and all the gauges can be found in internet cables, multi strand power chords, coaxial cables etc. As for sheet metal, you can order from the internet or look for it in construction sites or stores which sell construction materials.

By buying this tutorial you bought the right to make and sell the pair of earrings taught in this tutorial.
If you copy the exact pair of earrings please give credit to me as the designer of this piece of jewelry.


NOTE 1. Do not share, copy, multiply or distribute this tutorial or any of its parts as this would constitute copyright infringement.

NOTE 2. This tutorial is a digital item, it is neither a physical book nor the pair of earrings. It is a downloadable PDF file which you can download after submitting the payment.

NOTE 3. If you change your mind and don't want this tutorial AFTER PURCHASING IT, I don't do refunds for tutorials. So please be sure you really want to buy this tutorial.

NOTE 4. If some problems occur while downloading the file, just send me your e-mail address in a convo attaching the invoice and I will send you the file. Or try downloading later. Thank you for your understanding.

Looking forward to seeing your beautiful earrings :)


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This wire artist/metal smith artist always has great tutorials.
Feb 14, 2018 by Carolyn Rosenbaum