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Dragonfly Brooch Step by Step Making

Step by Step Tutorial Making a Dragonfly Brooch  - US$25

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Dragonfly Brooch Step by Step Making

This tutorial is a comprehensive step by step illustrated guide and shows you:

  • - Piercing the cells in the wings
  • - Filing and soldering method
  • - Making pigtail brooch catch
  • This tutorial can be made in a standard smithing workshop. You will need:
  •  - Metal : silver or gold or other

You will receive :

  • -- 35 Pictures and illustrations
  • -- 19 Pages of detailed instructions
  • -- Printable Template
  • -- Benchtip
Dragonfly Brooch Soldering
Soldering on the dragonfly. 
Dragonfly making brooch catch
Making brooch catch.

A perennial favourite is the summer queen of the insects, the dragonfly which has for centuries been a subject of intrigue and symbolism. 

She is a dragonfly brooch and as a first project, this tutorial will emphasize filing and piercing skills with some soldering. I have kept the whole tutorial relatively straight forward.

This lesson is suited for beginners with some general knowledge of metal smith techniques and the basic bench tool set-up.

The Dragonfly Brooch with Cloisonné Enamel

Dragonfly Brooch with Cloisonné Enameling - not part of instruction.

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