“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.
“Beautifully well put together kit. Extremely pleased and cannot wait to get started. Fantastic gift for anyone.”
You are also provided with set of four wire working tools, which will help you handle and form the copper wire. Some additional tools are needed as it is not possible to provide these in the kit. Where possible alternatives have been noted in the tutorial, advising how to use bits and bobs from around the house as a wire hack!
The box will be posted out in a jiffy bag, so that the white box becomes part of the gift itself. Each of the materials and tools provided within the box are wrapped and labelled, which creates an exciting unboxing experience like opening a treasure chest of goodies! Please let me know if you would like a gift message included.
Level: Suited to beginners with no experience of wire work.
Dimensions: From the tail to beak is approximately 9.5cm / 3.7 inches.
Tutorial: The tutorial goes through every stage of the making process from start to finish with professionally lit photographs to help guide you through making the complete design with ease. The wire work techniques to make the robin are easy to learn and easy to use in other hobby projects.
Tech: Inside the kit box is a welcome letter with a unique code to access the 82 page downloadable tutorial. 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
- Red gemstone beads
- Set of Four Tools
- Chain Nose Pliers
- Round Nose Pliers
- Wire Cutters
- Nylon Head Straightening Pliers
- Dropbox access link to 82 page downloadable tutorial
- Printed template
Additional Tools Needed
- Bench Block (essential)
- Nylon and Domed Metal Hammer (essential)
- Metal Hand File
- Bench Peg or Wooden Chopping Board
- 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.
Visit this link to purchase the copper wire work tutorial for this red robin decoration.
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. © 2018 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.