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Dragon toy tutorial by Rrkra Dragon toy tutorial by Rrkra
*Wings you could use instead of the ones that are here: rrkra.deviantart.com/art/Bead-… or fav.me/d2t646c

Allriiight, i hope this is not overly confusing. I'd say more of a walkthrough than a tutorial, but not too hard to make if you are familiar with peyote and ndebele. Tho it still takes a lot of time to make...
*Fails at sensible explanations*

rrkra.deviantart.com/art/Frry-… and rrkra.deviantart.com/art/Frryy… <- that's the finished version.

Ask if you don't get what i meant in there. I'll try to explain.

Beaded dragons are fun to make =P
Yes t's a red night fury-ish dragon. Looks better in person than on photos. I'll call it... Red fury. Yay for originality. XD

Download gives the original big sized file. It's big. I warned.

*Changed a few things. Cba to change typos.

More tutorials: rrkra.deviantart.com/gallery/2…
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:iconjadesid:
jadesid Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
Hi I found your site today and needless to say I'm going to try to make loads of these lol but I'm a little confused what do you do with the 44 beads in a loop after you have done tje 3 rows of peyote ?? Sorry if that's a thats qeustion lol,
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:iconrrkra:
Rrkra Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2014
Hm... Does this help sta.sh/04yo6r2hbt9 ?
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:iconfuyu-sensei:
Fuyu-sensei Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2013   Traditional Artist
Hi, 
first I'd like to say: this is AWESOME. I love you for thinking up this pattern and _especially for making a tutorial for it! Thank you<3

Second thing is that I'd like to ask you a question concerning the tutorial. I was very inspired by your beadwork (I too love dragons very much) and even though I am not very skilled with beads (sadly, I know only one bead pattern - the basic keyring/cellphone strap lizard ^^'''), I decided that this will be my next free time project. I like challenges :D

So I'm currently making your super-cute Toothless but I'm having a little problem with the eye-area. How can I make the "nose" - the area between dragons' eyes - broader? My Toothless is now quite cross-eyed and frankly speaking, looking very silly :( Do I just add "filler" beads? 
I looked at your other Toothlesses and noticed that they have more bead rows in the area between the eye beads and was wondering how did you manage it :)


Thank you :D

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:iconrrkra:
Rrkra Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2013
You're welcome=D
I need to update this tutorial some day to make it more clear=/

You can add filler beads, or you can change the nose are a bit, like ths sta.sh/026eh621fpfl  (white squares = no beads there). It's probably the easiest way to make a broader nose^^

If you get stuck with something, you can always send me a photo - I'll try to help =)

Those small charm lizards are like a symbol of beadwork to me, by the way =D
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Fuyu-sensei Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2013   Traditional Artist
Ah, it is always the most simplest things :P I have a blind spot for those^^ Thanks for the picture, it was very helpful!

I'm not sure if you need to update the tutorial, for me it seems pretty clear, even for a total newbie like me :) The only thing I can think of is that you could add the picture link you just gave me to the notes-section, maybe under the different wing pattern links? At the moment I can't think anything else, but if I come up with something, I'll tip you. I like to be of help for people^^

Thank you for your offer, but I hope I won't mess up so badly XD 


And charm lizards for the win. I don't understand how people can resist those! They are so cute :D 
Myself, I don't know any more how many of those things I have, at least a couple dozens all the time (I can seem to stop making new ones)? I'm actually always dragging them with me in a big... key hook? thingy with a price tag and have managed to convince quite a many people (mostly friends and hobby mates, though) to buy one or two to keep company to their lonely looking phones or keys. It is so nice to make people happy, especially with something so small! (And that's why I think I get almost no profit from my "business" but luckily that's not the point^^) It is also a good way to help me not to drown in those little thingies :D 
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Rrkra Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2013
Glad it helped=) 

Tips/comments are always good - tutorials are meant to help people, not confuse them XD I try to keep it in mind when making new ones.
I'd love to see the dragon when you make it, btw.

Yay for charm lizards! I've only ever made a few of those but it was fun^^ Especially if you use tiny beads - sta.sh/0mozgp7s3o5
They instantly raise your mood, don't they=P



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Aelfwine1970 Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
I know everyone says this BUT... Your have do have amazing talent!! I want to thank you very much for allowing us to learn from you. I'd like to thank you from the bottom of my heart for sharing your "Beading Dragon Journey".
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beaderpearl2i Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2013
I love your work. I have visited your site many times. You are very talented.
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:iconrrkra:
Rrkra Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2013
Glad you like what I make^^
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piggysxdoxfly Featured By Owner May 22, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Yay another tutorial
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:iconrrkra:
Rrkra Featured By Owner May 22, 2013
The more tutorials the better =P
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piggysxdoxfly Featured By Owner May 22, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Shyea have ever felt like when you hit the watch button you're stalker ish........ creepy....
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:iconrrkra:
Rrkra Featured By Owner May 22, 2013
Yup, a special button for stalking people >:]
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:iconbillie-san:
Billie-san Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2013
woaaaah, looks so cool
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:iconrrkra:
Rrkra Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2013
=D
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:iconjewelsofdaxx:
jewelsofdaxx Featured By Owner May 23, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks once again! I cannot wait to get my hands on some money to start beading...
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:iconrrkra:
Rrkra Featured By Owner May 24, 2012
Hehe=)
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56LoveVsLust56 Featured By Owner May 9, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Can't wait to try this!!!!
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:iconrrkra:
Rrkra Featured By Owner May 10, 2012
Good luvk with it=)
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RedMizuki Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2012
I started to make this....Mine looks mad he had red eyes...lol So far I only have the head done I'm in the process of making the head^-^ I'm so glad u put this up i love toothless^_^ And all your other work is wonderful^-^
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:iconrrkra:
Rrkra Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2012
Good luck with making :w00t!:
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:iconredmizuki:
RedMizuki Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2012
Thanks, I'll put a picture up when its done...might take me awhile though just finish the neck and now i need to start the body^-^
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PagodaComics Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2011  Student General Artist
Your beads are really awesome, I love the care for the details and your ideas. And that is also great that you are kind to share your experiences with others!
I'm affraid my son will push me to try one of these XD
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:iconrrkra:
Rrkra Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2011
Hehe=D
Good luck if you try^^
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:iconkixxar:
Kixxar Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2011
I'm starting 3d beading and this tutorial will help me get started! Thank you!

Wonderful work! :)
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:iconrrkra:
Rrkra Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2011
Awesome, goodluck =D
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Nehemet Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I have got to try that.
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:iconrrkra:
Rrkra Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2011
=D Good luck with it^^
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Jalaila Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2011
This is so going to be my next project for the college-break (only 4 more weeks to go! then the exams and then... FREEDOM!) ... uh... not rally, but enough time for following some plans and a looot of beading! Thank you so much for the tutorial, you'll be the first to see my result (hopefully, if I can manage to get through it without loosing patience... which is what usually happens...)
Anyways: I bow for you and this amazing tutorial!
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:iconrrkra:
Rrkra Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2011
Good luck! Will be interesting to see =)
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DJka Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2010
Great job! :D :+fav:
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:iconrrkra:
Rrkra Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2010
:fuzzydemon:
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FunkadelicPsychoFish Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2010  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Very nice :P

i only have one question...do you use wire or string?

Thanks!
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:iconrrkra:
Rrkra Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2010
String, fishing line or thread.
Wire is possible to use, but it will tangle too much and might break.
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:iconfunkadelicpsychofish:
FunkadelicPsychoFish Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2010  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I use fishing line too...but sometimes i don't get the desired shape so i though you used wire...your creations have such nice shapes :D
Thank you!
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:icondeborra:
Deborra Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2010
Good work )
I'll try making one :dance:
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:iconbrokenever:
BrokenEver Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2010
Amazing! :love:
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Saerileth Featured By Owner May 30, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
It's an amazing likeness. I mean, it's quite distorted because of the beads, but I instantly recognised toothless. Great work!
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Gnazzag Featured By Owner May 29, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Good work =)
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:iconsaelok:
Saelok Featured By Owner May 29, 2010  Professional Artisan Crafter
Cute!!!
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:iconrrkra:
Rrkra Featured By Owner May 29, 2010
Night furies <3
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krittermaker Featured By Owner May 28, 2010
!!!!!!!!!!!!! I LOVE YOU!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! This is the worlds most niftiest thing ever!!! I will run out to buy supplies for this!!!! wow soooo cool!!!!!!!! I could go on and on......amazing!!!!
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:iconrrkra:
Rrkra Featured By Owner May 29, 2010
=D
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dragonfly-garden Featured By Owner May 19, 2010
I so need to make one for a friend! She loves night furies. ;w;!
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:iconindustrial-pop:
Industrial-Pop Featured By Owner May 19, 2010  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
YAY! Thanx:)
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:icontikeo:
tikeo Featured By Owner May 18, 2010
OMG! That's cool. Have you made a black one yet?
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:iconrrkra:
Rrkra Featured By Owner May 18, 2010
=D
The previous one i made was black: [link]
It's a slightly different pattern though.
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:icontikeo:
tikeo Featured By Owner May 18, 2010
Ohhhh! I shall go look, and worship.
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Katy-A Featured By Owner May 18, 2010
I am so doing this over the summer. Thanks for posting your tutorial! I can't wait to try~
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:iconrrkra:
Rrkra Featured By Owner May 18, 2010
Good luck with that =D
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