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Will add the finished dragon photo later.
Anyway. Have fun.
Большой бисерный дракон.
Доделала. На мастер-класс, конечно, вряд-ли тянет... Так, описание работы с комментариями.
Почти месяц времени... Чтоб я ещё хоть раз? Бррррр.
На двух языках - английский и русский.
Есть комментарии, дополнения, критика? Делитесь. Не обещаю исправить, но запомню и, наверное, учту.
Ниже в описании - ссылки на полезные сайты - разные техники, хитрости...
A tutorial for a big beaded dragon.
Comments welcome. I need to know how many mistakes I did, after all.
Suggested materials: Size 11 TOHO seed beads, 0.10mm braided fishing line (normal fishing line, thread - should do too), something to use as filling (big beads/plasitc maybe).
If you want to make large wings - thick wire (something like 1mm diameter copper wire). And thin beading needles. I use a size 12 needle.
Chezsh beads will do fine too. Chinese ones - not sure. If they have big holes and colour won't come off. But japanese (TOHO, Miyuki round beads) are best. Use strong thread - make sure you can't tear it with bare hands. For such a big project - better to use most durable quality materials you can find.
*Some links that might be useful:
Beaded bead with brick stitch (In russian, but pictures are pretty understandable. Useful when making the head.)
Peyote stitch basics - in russian (8th picture there = useful for odd-count peyote or when making turns on the neck.)
Peyote stitch increases, decreases - on the sides, in the middle. In russian.
Tubular peyote stitch. In russian.
Brick stitch basics. In russian.
Brick stitch increases, decreases - on the sides, in the middle. In russian.
More info on stitches.
And even more info on stitches.
PDF is in the download >
More tutorials: rrkra.deviantart.com/gallery/2…
I'd like to try, that is the new technique for me. But I don't even know am I able to try something like this.
I guess that took a lot of beads to make it (and time of course).
Anyway thanks for the whole pattern!
It can be hard, if you don't have experience with the stitches used. But not too hard, mostly takes long.
Maybe practice a bit with the stitches first^^
I have to agree, triangles give an awesome texture.
Iris blue looks good by itself, it'll look even better than many patterns... And I love how the rest of your plan looks, too. Experimenting ftw - there's not so much fun in strictly following the instructions.
Takes ages to complete, but it's a project to be proud of
Good luck, I'd love to see the dragon once it's made.
Size 15s can be tricky to deal with, but they give a great texture
That would also require a reeeally thin needle...
I'd love to see it when it's done
It might turn out easier than it seems
I've wanted to do something like this for quite a while... Most work I've ever put into a tutorial
But I do intend to find a few spare days (or weeks) at some point to do this.