“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.
This kit uses titanium wire. It is a dull grey metallic colour. The hardness of it is in-between dead soft copper and half hard copper wire.
You are also provided with set of four wire working tools, which will help you handle and form the titanium 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: Inside the box there is a welcome letter with a unique code to access the 65 page downloadable tutorial. You will need access to the internet to download this .pdf file from dropbox. 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.
- Titanium wire
- Red and black agate / carnelian gemstone beads
- Set of Four Tools
- Chain Nose Pliers
- Round Nose Pliers
- Wire Cutters
- Nylon Head Straightening Pliers
- Dropbox access link to 65 page downloadable tutorial
- Printed template
Additional Tools Needed
- Bench Block
- Nylon and Domed Metal Hammer
- 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.