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Post  Ashlynn on Thu Sep 12, 2013 6:21 pm

Dragonfly from Nicole Hanna's tutorial, 3 inches wide by almost 3.5 inches from her garnet head to agate tail.

90% pleased with it, not keen on the bottom wings, too flimsy and no way could I get the kinks out of the single wire.  Next one, and yes I will certainly do it again, will have a more substantial wrap on those bottom wings maybe echoing the top wings more.

Not going to use it as jewellery its going to be a piece of art on the wall.  

Downside - no fingernails left and wire burn on fingers, Oh how we suffer for our art.....lol





Dragonfly from Nicole Hanna's Tutorial Sept 2013 by Ashlynn Jewellery, on Flickr
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Post  Mead Moon on Thu Sep 12, 2013 7:20 pm

That looks amazing Lynne. Such neat wrapping. I wish that mine looked like that! Mind you, I've only ever done a couple of the free Nicole Hanna tutorials and definitely need more practice.

Have you tried nylon-jaw pliers for kink eradication?
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Post  Ashlynn on Thu Sep 12, 2013 8:07 pm

Thanks Elaine, did enjoy doing it, took about 20 wrapping hours, I'm not quick.

Yep did try nylon jaw pliers but no go, by the time I got to the last wing the wire really needed annealing and I couldn't risk it.
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Post  lislarch on Fri Sep 13, 2013 10:37 am

Wow Lynne, hats off to you, it looks amazing. I'm still trying to pluck up the courage to attempt it lol.
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Post  Ashlynn on Fri Sep 13, 2013 5:25 pm

Thank you.

Get thy courage plucked Lisa, it's really not as hard as it looks, NH writes a very good tutorial,each element is broken down - just watch your starting point which is where I went wrong the first time. Start from the RIGHT not left and maybe allow a few more extra cm's on the base wires to be on the safe side.
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Post  ToBeadOrNotToBead on Fri Sep 13, 2013 7:35 pm

That is a real work of art and worth all the broken nails and raw fingers. Amazing!

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Post  Ashlynn on Fri Sep 13, 2013 7:40 pm

Thanks Pru but I can't really take any credit for it as its someone else's work, I just followed instructions.
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Post  Cornish on Mon Sep 16, 2013 1:10 pm

Its beautifull Lynne, it will look lovely on a wall.
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Post  Batty on Fri Sep 27, 2013 2:39 pm

Wow, that's Lush flower 
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Post  Ashlynn on Sat Sep 28, 2013 9:02 am

Thanks Bats,

Got three of them now, none suitable for a pendant so all three are going on the wall - flying duck style
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Post  Mead Moon on Tue Nov 26, 2013 6:42 pm

I eventually got around to trying this and am somewhat pleased with the result, although I'm sure that the wire ends from the lower wings are finished in the wrong place somehow and the bead for, presumably, the head is too far down the body.  Can you tell that I didn't have any non-coloured thin wire in my stash?  Smile  Like Lynne, I will definitely try this pattern again.

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Post  lislarch on Wed Nov 27, 2013 12:38 pm

OOh it looks lovely with the coloured wire, well done. I've got it on my to do list to try one once I've finished all the Xmas things. Still can't get into my flickr though, might have to set up a new account.
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Post  Ashlynn on Wed Nov 27, 2013 1:42 pm

Lovely Elaine, the coloured wire works well and great wrapping. I prefer the head higher up as well and am not keen on NH's antenna so I curl mine.

I have done another version with more substantial 2nd wings and crystals up the body instead of a dangle, will put up a photo when I get a moment.
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