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Dragonfly wings


About this design:

The seed bead trim brings out the ab coating of the crytal(Reminded me of dragonfly wings). It has a nice drape to it and sparkles in the light when it is worn. Simple design but pretty, fun to make.

Components:

8mm Black crystal rondelles, 8mm black glass bicones, light green ab seed bead size 11, beading thread, thats all!



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  1. Valley Girl
    Valley Girl says:

    This is really pretty all it needs is the little black dress and a hot date! ;) love it.

  2. Little Round Chick
    Little Round Chick says:

    What a gorgeous design! It must be bright and sparkly in the sun! Love it! :)

  3. Brenda H
    Brenda H says:

    Love this, so pretty! What stitch did you use?

  4. NY Bella
    NY Bella says:

    So elegant!

  5. Asia
    Asia says:

    So pretty :D

  6. Lei S
    Lei S says:

    Absolutely beautiful.

  7. T Wojciehowski
    T Wojciehowski says:

    Thanks all! I used a cross weave stitch first with the faceted rondelles on the outside and bicones in the center then went through and “outlined” with the seed beads. I like the cross-weave because you use the same thread and make several passes, after each pass you can add more if it isn’t how you want it to look! This was my first try with outlining with seed beads and I really like it for a finishing touch.

  8. Brenda H
    Brenda H says:

    I’m not familiar with the cross weave stitch, is it the same as the right angle weave stitch?

  9. T Wojciehowski
    T Wojciehowski says:

    No, but I think they are interchangable for most designs, just depends on your preference. I think there are instructions on crossweaving on youtube, but I found it in a beading magazine with several other technique instructions.

  10. Crazy Chick Frida
    Crazy Chick Frida says:

    Great!!

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