Angel Tutorial

Ever since I started making angels people have asked if I would write a tutorial for them. I had a very hard time teaching them at first because they were so special to me. Most of you already know about Kelsi . Kelsi is my 2nd daughter. She was born 16 weeks early when I developed Severe Preeclampsia. I am very lucky to be alive today and sadly, she did not survive. She passed away in my hands just 2 1/2 short days after she was born.

I developed the angels as a way to honor her and her short little life. She has been an amazing little girl, even though she hasn’t been in our world for quite a few years now. Because of what I had gone through with her, I became involved in the Preeclampsia foundation. I was a grief and loss moderator on their forums for 2 1/2 years where I was able to help other parents as they walked that path of sadness. I have shared my story with thousands of people and I know we are directly responsible for saving the lives of at least 4 people. These angels have brought comfort and love to many people that are living in this world without their children. They have brought smiles to those who receive them as gifts for graduation, mother’s day, birthdays, etc. The list just goes on. I have used them a number of times to raise funds and awareness for the Preeclampsia Foundation to help further research and education. They truly carry a part of my heart.

A friend encouraged me to share these angels through teaching classes. But it still took another 1 1/2 years before I was ready to write the tutorial and share the design and process with others.

While the angels are relatively simple in design and once you make a few, they go together rather quickly, the tutorial was not quite so quick. As most of you are already aware from my previous tutorial posts in the Tool Time Tuesday’s, I tend to be quite thorough. This tutorial is 27 pages long with more than 80 photos showing every aspect of the design and construction.

I have written articles for Art Jewelry magazine and several projects for various books. However, this is my first tutorial that I am offering for sale on my site. And as a way to say thank you to all of my blog readers and those that have encouraged me to write it, I am offering 20% off for the next two weeks (until May 3rd.) Just use the coupon code: AngelTut when checking out. This will make the cost of the tutorial only $8.

I am working on other tutorials ad hope to have one a week for the next little while. Until Tool Time Tuesday tomorrow, have a great day.

Melissa Muir - Wire Angel JewelryYou can find this tutorial in my online store:

Be sure to enter the coupon code AngelTut to receive 20% off the price until May 3rd.

The tutorial is in PDF form and you will need acrobat reader to view it. It is an electronic download and you should receive it just as soon as you are done with the ordering process.

As always, please feel free to contact me with any questions. Also, if you have suggestions or requests for other tutorials based on my work, please let me know.

11 thoughts on “Angel Tutorial

  1. Linda

    You rock, girl!! I’m so happy to see the tutorials! I am remiss and haven’t been on your sight in a while, but I love the changes.

  2. Lori

    Thank you so much for this tutorial! I just downloaded it and only looked through it quickly, but I am so very impressed!!! I have been following your Angels for a while now, and since I have lost both my parents in the last two years, I am going to be so honored to make a couple of these for some special people that have helped me through some tough times! Again, thank you so much, and I can not wait to see what you have for the next tutorial!!

  3. Madonna Kettler

    Thank you for sharing your Angel. She is beautiful! I’m so sorry for your loss. My son held his daughter til she passed a few hours after she was born prematurely. I’m new to Pinterest and saw your Angel for the first time just now. I want to make your Angel for my Granddaughter. I will come up with a way to make sure she will always have it with her.

  4. Heather Walker

    Dear Melissa, I have no way of knowing when this was posted. Though I believe I might have been guided by my Angel to this “pin”. We lost our oldest girl a few years ago now and her younger sister is getting married next year. I would love some of your Angels for all of us to wear. We did have little pins that her father found not long after she passed but they were mass produced and have not lasted. Jamie would think it funny that we have lost our wings, she had that sort of mischievous humour. Anyway I eagerly await your reply.
    Queensland Australia


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