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Lots of Dragonflies

About this design:

These dragonfly tiles are all different. I fell in love with them but had no plan. When we started the challenge, I knew a flyswatter was the perfect "item" to repurpose.
I made "beads" from the flyswatter. It's wire mesh with a paper wrapped edging.


Dragonfly tiles. Black tube beads. Silver corregated barrel beads(LB). Four different tubes of seedbeads in a mix-and-match pattern.

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  1. puppychick  labratbecky
    puppychick labratbecky says:

    HAHAHA flyswatter and “fly” :) although it might be a little tough to actually whack a big ol’ dragonfly. :)

  2. Deb Harding
    Deb Harding says:

    See that is not what I thought you had done with the flyswatter at all! And those are actually cool looking beads. I also love the dragonfly tiles. Good job.

  3. JenniferLynn
    JenniferLynn says:

    Wow! What a creative mind! That is eclectic and gorgeous at the same time!

  4. NY Bella
    NY Bella says:

    I’m in awe of all you gals with creative minds! This one takes the cake! Julie, you did a fab job with your idea! I’ll never look at a flyswatter the same way!

  5. Medieval Momma
    Medieval Momma says:

    Never would have guessed that this fab necklace contained parts made from a flyswatter. Great job, true artistic talent.

  6. Fresh Baked
    Fresh Baked says:

    Love anything with dragonflies! And such a creative repurpose use of the mesh.

  7. Asia
    Asia says:

    Julie I never took seriously that flyswatter, way to go those beads are soooo cool, love those dragonfly beads :D

  8. Frida
    Frida says:

    Really cool, Julie! Love what you done :D

  9. foxhill designs vt
    foxhill designs vt says:

    Amazing! Love the dragonfly tiles. Never would have guessed those beads were made from a flyswatter! :)

  10. Elis Mom
    Elis Mom says:

    I couldn’t figure out WHAT you were going to do with a flyswatter! What a fab job on the mesh beads and the whole necklace. Looks great!

  11. Laud
    Laud says:

    So creative! Wonderful job.

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