“Such a great project – we ordered the dragonfly and robin as a lockdown birthday activity and we loved it – we have never worked with wire before so had to get used to it but it was well worth it. The instructions were clear and the packaging was so lovely, clearly marked with what every envelope contained. It was so nice to have something tangible at the end of a morning’s work, highly recommend! (There were a few tools we did not have, but the downloadable instructions gave plenty of household substitutes and it worked perfectly :-)” Received 9 Apr 2021.
The white gift box will be posted out in a jiffy bag. The materials and supplies provided are wrapped, enveloped and labelled, creating a lovely unboxing experience for the recipient. Please let me know if you would like a gift message included.
Level: Suited to improver level students with some experience of wire-work.
Dragonfly Width: 12cm / 4.7 inches.
Tutorial: Inside the kit box is a welcome letter with a unique code to access the 96 page downloadable tutorial. The tutorial goes through every stage of the making process from start to finish with professionally lit photographs.
Tech: You will need access to the internet to download the tutorial PDF file from Dropbox. The PDF file is held within a password protected ZIP file. Please ensure you have both ZIP and PDF software on your computer. Mobile devices not recommended.
– Copper Wire
– Gemstone & Glass Beads
* Bead replacement – the focal beads now replaced faceted coin beads, see last photo in gallery *
– Dropbox access link to 96 page downloadable tutorial
– 1 x printed template
ADDITIONAL TOOLS NEEDED
– Chain Nose Pliers
– Wire Cutters
– Round Nose Pliers
– Nylon Jaw Pliers
– Steel Bench Block
– Plastic Hammer / Hide Mallet
– Domed Metal Hammer
– Metal Mandrel
– Metal File
– Wire Wool
– Liver of Sulphur, Container
– Liquid Varnish
– Foam Brush
– DIY alternatives to these tools are noted in the tutorial, where possible an everyday object can be used.
Adults Only: Over 18 years old due to sharp wire, sharp tools and risk of choking hazard. Keep away from children.
Before Purchase: Please ensure you are able to open/view .ZIP and .PDF and .JPG files on your device.
Visit this link to purchase the copper wire work tutorial for this dragonfly suncatcher.
Author and Designer: Nicola of Earth Balance Craft
Copyright: This craft kit is copyright of “www.earthbalance-craft.co.uk and Earth Balance Craft”. Any redistribution or reproduction of part or all of the contents in any form is prohibited. This kit is for personal use only and is not to be reproduced for any educational or commercial purposes. © 2020 www.earthbalance-craft.co.uk All Rights Reserved.
Disclaimer: This tutorial is written in English, for English readers only. The instructions use the UK metric system of measurement in CM. There is a conversion guide at the beginning advising on measurements in inches for USA/Imperial.