Some time ago, I featured a very young talented designer who started her wire work career with paper clips because she hadn't yet realized wire could be bought in much larger quantities!
This clever wire work tutorial by Mrballeng on Instructables also uses paperclips. But really, short lengths of wire in whatever metal you prefer will also work.
The butterflies are connected together in the same manner as Egyptian coils. It makes for a really pretty bracelet!
If you aren't too confident about your wire work skills for the above wire work project, try the video tutorial by Camille. Her bead and wire creation is easy to do. She gives all sorts of ideas to incorporate the butterfly into necklaces, hair jewelry and so on. Also check out more butterfly jewelry tutorials in the links below.
Before You Go :
- How to Make Butterfly Jewelry Tutorials
- 3 Tutorials on How to Make Scrolled Wire Connections (including Egyptian coils)
- Unusual Butterfly Jewelry Tutorials
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