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Birds and...'Flies


About this design:

Well, I was at it again with the wire! Made a smaller Hummingbird pin, a couple of dragonflies as pins and one pendant, and a couple more butterflies. I used pearls and gemstones, Czech glass, seed beads.

Components:

Artistic wire, fresh water stick pearls, lime green round pearls, Czech glass

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Read the comments (or add your own)

  1. Crystal Canary
    Crystal Canary says:

    Cindy–these are all wonderful! This hummie is even more colorful than the last! How did you solve the problem of affixing the pin on the back? I am in love with the dragonflies too! The pearls and different shapes add so much dimension to their bodies. Fantastic job!! :)

  2. BeadlingatMonsterPajamas
    BeadlingatMonsterPajamas says:

    These are gorgeous! I really like your Hummingbird, but I LOVE the dragonflies, especially your use of the stick pearls! I am always so impressed by your wire work.

  3. A Little Pizzaz aka Judy
    A Little Pizzaz aka Judy says:

    Ditto all the above – beautiful work!

  4. N Taylor
    N Taylor says:

    Wow. Amazing work.

  5. puppychick  labratbecky
    puppychick labratbecky says:

    These are all so stinkin’ cute!! Love your ideas and wirework!! :)

  6. franny
    franny says:

    Cindy, they’ve said it all….just delightful!….& of course, a fave….love how you’ve created the illusion of movement with the wire strung bead wings.

  7. Asia
    Asia says:

    Yes Cindy they said it all, but I like the stinking cute the best :D

  8. Beadaholic
    Beadaholic says:

    Exceptional wirework…you are the master at this! Love it all!

  9. Beadlady3 aka Cindy
    Beadlady3 aka Cindy says:

    Oh you gals! Thank you all so much for all the compliments, especially “stinkin cute”! LOL!

    I think my favorite dragonfly is the one I call “peas and carrots”. :) The hardest part about creating the DFs is the wings… I started out trying to make the whole thing from one piece of wire; body first then wings. But the wings didn’t lay right. I settled on making the body and head, then attaching wings before I wire any beads on. The wings are one piece of wire, that attach once on each side of the body before I use the thinner wire to add structure.

    I looked at so many pictures of dragonflies to try to capture their beauty and the delicacy of the wings! Obviously I took some artistic license.

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  10. Fresh Baked
    Fresh Baked says:

    Can we call you Wire Wizard? These are all so wonderful, Cindy!
    My fingers ache just looking at them all.
    Love the endless possibilities of colors and textures. I know some beading magazines would love to feature your designs!

  11. Chicky Zee aka Alice
    Chicky Zee aka Alice says:

    Ditto to all above !

  12. Crazy Beader
    Crazy Beader says:

    Agree that you are the Wire Wizzard – - you have to love doing this because you excel at it, Cindy ! The dragonflies are especially beautiful to me – - but I love them all.

  13. Deb Harding
    Deb Harding says:

    Gosh they are all fantastic! I cant imagine doing all that wire work. Love the dragonflies but the hummingbird is spectacular!!

  14. Warped Wire Studio
    Warped Wire Studio says:

    These would make beautiful indoor planter decor. Lovely work!!

  15. KatsAllThat
    KatsAllThat says:

    Just love them all…the dragonfly is my favorite.

  16. DayLily aka Del
    DayLily aka Del says:

    These are so wonderful. They would look great hanging in front of a window.

  17. Beadzilla aka Wanda
    Beadzilla aka Wanda says:

    They are all fantastic, Cindy! Your wire work is always so spot on!

  18. Lady425 aka Beth
    Lady425 aka Beth says:

    How Wonderful – very beautiful!

  19. Elis Mom
    Elis Mom says:

    Amazing! They are all beautiful, but I’m partial to the hummingbird!

  20. JC Hamm
    JC Hamm says:

    I love them all, awesome wire work. Loving the dragon flys!!!

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