How to make a Dragonfly Scarf Bail

Let us introduce to you a fabulous new brand who is joining the Hochanda family this Monday, Indivijewelistic! Trish Kelly will be joining us with not one but two educational shows, showcasing a range of beautiful jewellery and accessory making kits. To give you a taste of some of the fabulous demonstrations to come check out the step-by-step project below... 


You will need:

  • Scarf Bail
  • 3 coils of 3mm wire (+ spares)
  • 4 wings beads
  • 4 Bead Caps
  • 32 Bicone Beads (+ some spares)
  • 3 Head Pins (+ 2 spares)
  • 3 Crystal Spacers
  • Large Head Bead
  • 2 x Blue Frosted Bead
  • 1 x 8mm Blue Crystal Bead
  • 1 x Blue Crystal Teardrop



Starting with the teardrop bead, load your spacers and beads onto one of the head pins as shown.







Turn the top of your head pin at a right angle.  







Using a pair of point nose pliers start to turn a loose loop at the top.






Move your pliers back down the head pin bit by bit to help you form the large loop as shown below.



Take another head pin and slide on a bead cap, followed by a wing bead.  Leave a gap between the wings (see photo).  Place the head pin through the loop and slide on another wing bead and cap. 




Then fold over the end of the head pin (snip off the excess) and tuck the end down onto the bead cap as shown below. 





Do this again to create another set of wings.  





Push the large head bead onto the head pin.  Turn over the end with about 1 cm at the top to turn over.




Turn a large loop at the top of the head, then wrap the pin, as shown, around the main loop,  leaving a small gap for the neck. Then, tuck in any loose ends as shown below. 






Take a coil of wire and wrap it around the wire between the top of the 12mm bead and the large loop until firmly attached.





Load 4 (more if you need them) bicone beads. 





Circle the wire around the neck of the dragonfly, twice, then load 4 more beads (more if you need them) and come back down to the bottom. Again wrap it at the top of the 12mm bead. Load 4 (more if you need them) & continue until the area is full.  Turnover the dragonfly and do the same on the other side.



During the process wrap any excess wire between the wings to strengthen them.






Attach the bail by closing the top loop. 






And there you have it, your very own Dragonfly Scarf Bail!





Tune in to see Trish's very first Indivijewelistic shows on Hochanda on Monday 8th August 3pm and 6pm! 

You can watch Hochanda live online, Sky channel 663, Freeview 39 (6am - 9pm) or Freesat 817.



Popular Posts