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Craft Time: Dazzling Dragonfly

Posted by on Feb. 18, 2013 at 11:20 AM
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Dazzling Dragonfly

by Cindy A. Littlefield

Total Time 1 hour Ages school-age

What you'll need

  • Wire (20 gauge)
  • Ruler
  • Wire cutters
  • Multifaceted plastic beads (with diameters of 12 mm, 8 mm, 6 mm, and 4 mm)
  • Needle-nose pliers

How to make it

  1. Start by creating a long straight body. Bend an 18-inch length of wire in half. Use the pliers to curl up a 3/4-inch section near the bend to create the tip of the tail. From the other end, slide nine 6 mm beads onto the doubled wire. Next, add two 8 mm beads followed by one 12 mm bead.

  2. Make the wings by threading eighty 6 mm beads onto a 20-inch length of wire. Bend the tips to keep the beads from sliding off. Shape the upper two thirds of the strand into a figure 8 for the top set of wings; then shape the lower third into a smaller set of wings.

  3. Set the body on top of the wings and attach the two by wrapping the trailing wire ends of the wings around the body wire between the 8 mm beads.

by on Feb. 18, 2013 at 11:20 AM
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Replies (1-10):
lalasmama2007
by Ticia on Feb. 18, 2013 at 11:35 AM

This is really cute!  I think I'll have my dd make some of these.

dusky_rose
by Sue on Feb. 18, 2013 at 12:01 PM

That is so pretty!


MichelleK41
by on Feb. 18, 2013 at 12:33 PM

This is so cute!

.Angelica.
by Bronze Member on Feb. 18, 2013 at 6:30 PM

cute

SassyWildflower
by on Feb. 18, 2013 at 6:40 PM

Very neat

Charizma77
by Carissa on Feb. 18, 2013 at 8:58 PM

Cute

BabyTeki
by on Feb. 18, 2013 at 10:45 PM

 Cute!!

goddess99
by on Feb. 18, 2013 at 11:01 PM

Oh I love it, wonder if my dd would make some for her friends.. Maybe to give out on the last day of school.. Hmm. TYFS!!

mrswillie
by Silver Member on Feb. 19, 2013 at 9:31 AM

pretty

ceciliam
by on Feb. 19, 2013 at 10:24 AM

Cute!

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