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Fly me away!

About this design:

I'm just crazy about this ceramic dragonfly! His wings are matte teal and his body is metalic bronze. He's from the Etsy shop called suzieqbeads. The shiny teal ring is from an Etsy shop called scorchedearthonetsy. I have more of Petra's pieces, so you'll be seeing more of her stuff.

The most difficult part of this design was uniting the dragonfly with the ring. I made a figure8 from a little piece cord, then wire-wrapped it and finished with a spiral.


Ceramic dragonfly. Ceramic ring. Dark green and tan cord. Brass chain. 18 gauge Parawire.

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  1. JenniferLynn
    JenniferLynn says:

    Wow Julie, it looks like it is one piece. Fabulous job connecting it. Every piece matches perfectly. I love dragonflies, my daughter said one bit her a long time ago. Kids say the darndest things!

  2. Beadzilla aka Wanda
    Beadzilla aka Wanda says:

    I thought it was one piece till I read it. Gorgeous design Julie. Love how you kept it simple with just the chain and cord. Perfect!!

  3. Gail Layne
    Gail Layne says:

    Wow! The pieces look like they were made together! Fantastic idea and great execution.

  4. Asia
    Asia says:

    Julie, loving what you have done, I ordered some stuff from Petra too, love her primitive style, have to check the other store :D

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    Beadaholic1 says:

    Love the dragonfly…great job! I heard long ago, that if a dragonfly is near you or flies near you, it’s a deceased loved one’s spirit stopping by to say hello….I like to believe that!

  6. puppychick  labratbecky
    puppychick labratbecky says:

    Gorgeous!! How do you girls have time to do so much etsy exploration? I will now have to check out these shops!!

  7. Deb Harding
    Deb Harding says:

    I can’t believe the dragonfly and ring aren’t one piece and aren’t even made by the same person!! Love that you kept this necklace really simple and let the drelagonfly be the star. Your swirl on the cord matches one I see on the dragonfly’s wing.

    N4B wow! The last time I was at my Mom’s this beautiful blue dragonfly kept flying around me. While I was digging up some flowers it actually landed on my rear about 4 times! Now I’m kinda worriwd as to who that was?!?!

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