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  • C Ferguson aka Annie
    C Ferguson aka Annie on “Finally”:
    “I loved the dandelion focal when you showed it previously, but seeing it in the finished…” read »

  • C Ferguson aka Annie
    C Ferguson aka Annie on “odalisque”:
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    C Ferguson aka Annie on “Spiral Dance”:
    “Beautiful. Thank you for sharing your process.…” read »

  • C Ferguson aka Annie
    C Ferguson aka Annie on “whirlpool”:
    “Wow Robert. This is a gorgeous design and the workmanship is excellent. Into my…” read »

  • C Ferguson aka Annie
    C Ferguson aka Annie on “3 Kumihimo”:
    “These are all beautiful Moogie. I didn't realize you could do kumihimo with larger beads…” read »

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    kye on “Spotted Necklace”:
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    S KatollakaSue on “whirlpool”:
    “Wow! Copper, pearls, tiny seeds - what's not to love? A fave!…” read »

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    Robert J on “whirlpool”:
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  • Moogie
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    “Ok, I was wondering about the green opals. Thought I was going blind or something... Second, I've…” read »

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    Moogie on “odalisque”:
    “Robert, nice to see you again. I was thinking the same thing as Donna--who could come…” read »

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    Robert J on “whirlpool”:
    “how did green opal get into the materials? *sigh* The seed beads are so small I…” read »

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    Robert J on “Spiral Dance”:
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    dolllady aka Pam on “Beaded Hairpins”:
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  • dolllady aka Pam
    dolllady aka Pam on “Easy Does It”:
    “This is perfect! I like the more simple designs. Your wire work with the…” read »

  • dolllady aka Pam
    dolllady aka Pam on “Finally”:
    “Beautiful design with your dandelion focal! The colors are so perfect with it.…” read »

  • Poms Forever aka Donna
    Poms Forever aka Donna on “3 Kumihimo”:
    “Janet, I always love your Kumi necklaces. They are always your best work, because you have…” read »

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    Poms Forever aka Donna on “Spotted Necklace”:
    “Wow, I love the colors and your use of the ribbon. Just a beautiful, cherry, colorful…” read »

  • Poms Forever aka Donna
    Poms Forever aka Donna on “whirlpool”:
    “Ditto to comments above. I am truly a novice when it comes to wire work. You…” read »

  • Poms Forever aka Donna
    Poms Forever aka Donna on “Spiral Dance”:
    “Thank you for the steps on making the beautiful pendants. You are quite an Artist and…” read »

  • dolllady aka Pam
    dolllady aka Pam on “whirlpool”:
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  • Poms Forever aka Donna
    Poms Forever aka Donna on “Easy Does It”:
    “For me personally, I am drawn to simple designs. I love the Czech bead and your…” read »

  • Poms Forever aka Donna
    Poms Forever aka Donna on “odalisque”:
    “Robert, I don't think anyone will copy your design. The design is quite intricate and complex.…” read »

  • Poms Forever aka Donna
    Poms Forever aka Donna on “Finally”:
    “I love everything about this bracelet. Beautiful focal and beads. Love the dangles! You did a…” read »

  • dolllady aka Pam
    dolllady aka Pam on “Spotted Necklace”:
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    Chicky Red-haired Grammy on “Spring Birds”:
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    kye on “Felted Beads!”:
    “I agree-these are so cool. Great variety of colors so I bet they sell in your…” read »

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    S KatollakaSue on “Spotted Necklace”:
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    S KatollakaSue on “Little House”:
    “Just great!…” read »

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    MH on “I think I like it?”:
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    MH on “Labradorite Mist Dragon”:
    “I love this piece! I've put shell and seed beads with dragons in the past,…” read »

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    MH on “Spring Birds”:
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    MH on “Little House”:
    “This is a wonderful one of a kind necklace! Beautiful work!…” read »

Dragonfly


About this design:

Here's my take on the bracelet design Peggy shared the tutorial on a while back.

Components:

Glass button, Dragonfly ToHo seed beads Copper jump rings, teal Irish waxed linen.



Read the comments (or add your own)

  1. Peggy3
    Peggy3 says:

    great colors gayle.
    love the button

  2. Granny Nancy
    Granny Nancy says:

    This is an amazing piece. Its gorgeous.

  3. Asia
    Asia says:

    Fantastic :D

  4. SquirrelGirl aka Angela
    SquirrelGirl aka Angela says:

    Just beautiful! I’ve been wanting to try this too, now you’ve given me the inspiration. Great job!

  5. Peggy3
    Peggy3 says:

    You’re photo is great. Did you use a lightbox?

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    Beadaholic1 says:

    Luscious and rich….love the button!

  7. Gail Layne
    Gail Layne says:

    Thanks everyone! I seem to be on a button kick lately!

    Peggy-No, no lightbox. I used LED lamps on either side of it. I really like them for working on jewelry at night as well. They seem to illuminate the colors better than regular lighting. Amazon carries them and they are not expensive.

  8. Blooming Ideas
    Blooming Ideas says:

    These are so fun to make…that glass button is amazing. Turned out great!

  9. Beadzilla aka Wanda
    Beadzilla aka Wanda says:

    I have to try this, they look like so much fun!

  10. puppychick  labratbecky
    puppychick labratbecky says:

    beautiful!!!

  11. Lady425 aka Beth
    Lady425 aka Beth says:

    stunning!

  12. Deb Harding
    Deb Harding says:

    Love that button!! The goddess bracelet is one of my favorite tutorials. I actually did 2 bracelets from it several months back. Its so easy to change it up…so many different looks you can achieve.

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    Monica W says:

    I really like this bracelet.

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    K giacomantonio says:

    I’ve newer to beading and just love this bracelet. Do you offer instructions for it?

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    Bambi B says:

    I love this design! I missed the tutorial, is it still posted somewhere?

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    Annalisa b says:

    very pretty;can we get the instructions?

  17. Lenka W
    Lenka W says:

    Stunning bracelet- great use of color and findings!

  18. Simply Adorned Jewelry
    Simply Adorned Jewelry says:

    So pretty! I always love those colors. The button is perfect for it.

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    Maggiepie says:

    am new to Lima and to beading….My granddaughter would love (as do I) your dragonfly bracelet.
    Would love a tutorial. very delightful work!

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    E Sever says:

    Hi Gail, Beautiful bracelet, Dragonfly. Any way I could get the instructions, I would love to make it! Thank you!

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