Never discount a tutorial just because the design may not be to your own taste.  Yvonne Williams, a wire artist has an elaborate wire wrapped dragon eye bracelet tutorial which has some good tips.  The ideas could spark designs of your own using some of her design elements.

First is her fantastic tutorial on how to paint the dragon eye using nail polish on a glass cabochon. You can naturally use any color combination you want besides this one which she calls the Eye of Sauron. She makes a good point that each color comes with its own brush so that saves a lot of time. And to use some sort of resin as the final layer to protect the work especially with further wire work.

Her Dragon Eye bracelet tutorial shows how she first prepares the basic components on metal blank. Her painted dragon eye glass cabochon is first glued onto a gear then she adds wire, criss crossing along the edge of the wire. I love this effect and would certainly consider this part for other designs. See Yvonne's tutorial for this excellent fractal wrapping style as just simple pendants.

The rest of her tutorial shows how she builds up the complex wire weaving design.

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