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Dragonfly's Spring Dance

About this design:

Just waiting for Spring to actually arrive. I added a little Vintaj Patina to this brass dragon fly...and instant Spring. :) The last picture is of my faithful assistant Darbie. She is often on my lap or at my feet as I design.


Vintaj Brass Dragon Fly Wooden Rondelles Glass Bead Greek Ceramic Discs Vintaj Chain, Wire and Clasp Silk Ribbon

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  1. Deb Harding
    Deb Harding says:

    I’m in love, with both the necklace and Darbie. She is a cutie! I’m interested in which patina you used and how you got it to look so “light or delicate” on the focal. Also how do you attach the donut shaped beads? I’ve.been trying to figure that out for awhile. All attempts fail

  2. foxhill designs vt
    foxhill designs vt says:

    Darbie is adorable. :)

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    JustImagine - Val says:

    Thanks ladies! Deb – I used the opalite and agate patina. I used a paintbrush and then sanded, sanded, sanded. Let me see if I can take a couple of pictures to show you how I did the doughnut/disk beads. I may have to get my husband’s assistance in picture taking…Darbie is not feeling up to photography this evening. ;)

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    JustImagine - Val says:

    Okay…for the disks, I cut two – 3 1/2″ pieces of 20 gauge vintaj brass wire. I fed one piece from front to back throught the hole and the second piece from back to front. It looks like an X wire through the bead. I then pinched the ends of the wires closed. Then I placed my wire looping tool close to the bead and wrapped just like you would for a pair of earrings. :) Hope that helps.

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    JustImagine - Val says:

    Here’s the finished bead….


  6. Deb Harding
    Deb Harding says:

    Oh wow…thanks. I had been trying to figure that out and just couldn’t get it. I think I over complicated it.

  7. puppychick  labratbecky
    puppychick labratbecky says:

    Is Darby a Yorkie? Shih tzu? Very cute pup! Love the design!!

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    JustImagine - Val says:

    She’s a Yorkie! Thanks!

  9. NY Bella
    NY Bella says:

    Love your necklace, Val! Thanks, Deb for asking about the disk beads! I was also wondering about how they were wired. Thanks Val for the directions and pics!!

  10. NY Bella
    NY Bella says:

    PS – love little Darbie!

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    Mary - Sweet Chick says:

    Another awesome design! Love the look of soft lavender with vintage brass!

  12. Crazy Beader
    Crazy Beader says:

    Totally lovely necklace, Val, and your assistant Darbie is just too cute. Thanks, too, for the tutorial. Your photos of the steps are great !

  13. Laud
    Laud says:

    Love the colors, the patina work, the choice of ribbon. Very nice!

  14. AllureofGemsGlamJulia
    AllureofGemsGlamJulia says:

    Love it ! :)

  15. KatsAllThat
    KatsAllThat says:

    Really stunning.

  16. Medieval Momma
    Medieval Momma says:

    Ooh la la! I love this!

  17. Asia
    Asia says:

    Beautiful design and a great looking little pup :D

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    JustImagine - Val says:

    Thanks everyone….Darbie sends her thanks too! :D

  19. Orchid Betty
    Orchid Betty says:

    Your design is fabulous, love the colors and the way you put it together,interesting wiring technique thanks for the instructions!
    Darbie is so adorable!

  20. Vee aka Dream Chickie
    Vee aka Dream Chickie says:

    BEAUTIFUL!!! I love the dragonfly focal!! Awesome design!! :D

  21. Jbeadz
    Jbeadz says:

    The necklace is nice the puppy is so precious!

  22. Kat w
    Kat w says:

    I absolutely love this necklace. The colors are so wonderful together. I have a 3 year old grand daughter that loves dragonflies and butterflies, and this made me think of her. :)

  23. Frida
    Frida says:

    Beautiful necklace and Darbie is such a cute assistant :D

  24. D carlson-trotter
    D carlson-trotter says:

    very pretty

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