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Green beetle by Rrkra Green beetle by Rrkra
A trade with Bronze-Huntress that I kept forgetting to upload.
Made from size 15 and 11 Toho, very shiny.
I like how the antennae came out on this one.
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Katinka-Duval Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2015  New Deviant Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
This is a nice one, I absolutely love the colors!
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Rrkra Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2015
Thanks!
I tried to show how shiny those bugs are^^
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Natasa949 Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2014
Wow, so beautiful!
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Rrkra Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2014
=D
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MadeWithLove8 Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Wow, so beautiful!!!  The beats really work well with the beetle design!  :love: 
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:iconrrkra:
Rrkra Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2014
Shiny beads for a shiny beetle=P
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MadeWithLove8 Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Yes!  :love: 
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Entomologia Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2014
Wow, I can't believe how life-like this beetle is! So shiny, perfectly coloured. You are true master of beads.
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Rrkra Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2014
Thanks=D 
The real bug is still more iridescent than the beaded version, tho =P
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ScathachLongmane Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Oooh, Christmas beetle!  Gorgeous work!
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:iconrrkra:
Rrkra Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2014
Hehe=D
Those are some shiny beetles.
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IndeSpiral Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2014
YES! love him :)
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:iconrrkra:
Rrkra Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2014
Nice making something small for a change XD
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DraganBantiarna Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
jewelbug!!! :love:
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Rrkra Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2014
Haha, yep=D
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Dahgnear Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm going to be very unoriginal and just say, Shiiiiny!=D
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:iconrrkra:
Rrkra Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2014
Haha =D
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Dahgnear Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
It's true, can't deny that.:P
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iamdroblivious Featured By Owner May 31, 2014
oooooh, shinny!
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:iconrrkra:
Rrkra Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2014
Hehe =D
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Almost-Illegal Featured By Owner May 26, 2014  Student General Artist
It never ceases to amaze me the amount of detail and time you put into your bead work. o.o
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Rrkra Featured By Owner May 28, 2014
What can I isay, I love details =D
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Nameda Featured By Owner May 25, 2014  Professional General Artist
wow one of those nearly flew into me today. They are so loud and pretty bad flyers. One came into our living room one day flew against an open cupboard door with a big thud and then landed on the floor with a second loud thud :rofl: I had to save him from ending up as crunchy snack for one of our cats
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Rrkra Featured By Owner May 26, 2014
Heh, yea, those beetles are so clumsy...  Sometimes they even bump into people :rofl:
But they are so pretty, with those iridescent green-to-red wings  =D
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Nameda Featured By Owner May 26, 2014  Professional General Artist
yep :giggle: they are indeed.. both of it :XD:
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Nameda Featured By Owner May 25, 2014  Professional General Artist
PS awesome work as always you never cease to amaze me!! any news regarding the gronckle (I am not impatient, just in case my kids asks)
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Rrkra Featured By Owner May 26, 2014
I found some interesting textured beads I want to use in it, but not yet started (one more creature to finish before I can start yours, and it's proving to be one tricky bird XD). 
Found a bit of time to try making a terror, but not happy with the result yet sta.sh/01tlugbo38sw
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Fluffysminion Featured By Owner May 25, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Very nice, I do like the different sizes in the legs, it works well :)
Being a biologist though I feel obliged to point out that it's a beetle not a bug, sorry.
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Rrkra Featured By Owner May 25, 2014
Too bad I can't make the little spikes that real ones have on their legs=(
Okay, changed it to beetle XD
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Fluffysminion Featured By Owner May 25, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
That is one of the annoying things about beading, there are always details you would love to include but are far too small to sensibly fit on. It does lead to a tendency to increase the size of things though, which means they take up so much more time.
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Rrkra Featured By Owner May 26, 2014
Ohh yea, lol. This'd need to be 4 times bigger to fit the spikes in.... nope :XD:
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Fluffysminion Featured By Owner May 26, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
You know it's gone wrong somewhere when what you are making is larger than what it's based on.
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Rrkra Featured By Owner May 26, 2014
Mega beetles! ...sounds like a low-budget horror movie title :XD:

Could try making those tiny details with some sort of epoxy, though. 
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Fluffysminion Featured By Owner May 26, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Well there are ones about giant ants so I wouldn't be surprised if there is a film about giant beetles out there somewhere.

I'd never thought of doing that. The problem with doing things with size 15s is that you can't then use smaller beads for details. 
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Rrkra Featured By Owner May 26, 2014
Pretty sure I saw one about caterpillars. More funny than scary, those movies =D

Well, there are those elusive size 24s (that are apparently not even manufactured anymore =( ), but yeah... 
I want to try the epoxy/resin thing, once I get my hands on some.
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KateKostina Featured By Owner May 25, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Ааааа! Какой он классный! Влюбилась!
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Rrkra Featured By Owner May 25, 2014
:thanks:
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Tammysoul Featured By Owner May 24, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
so pretty :)
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Rrkra Featured By Owner May 25, 2014
=P
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almighty-pedestrian Featured By Owner May 24, 2014
BEAUTIFUL BABY

We have those little guys running around all over the place where I live.
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Rrkra Featured By Owner May 25, 2014
And flying all over the place, bumping into things (they are really, really bad at turning mid-flight) :XD:
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almighty-pedestrian Featured By Owner May 25, 2014
omg yes, beetles will fly into my bedroom window sometimes with a loud CLACK lmao
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Rrkra Featured By Owner May 26, 2014
Rofl, clumsy beetles :XD:
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Nakuru-Nebelung Featured By Owner May 24, 2014
Very cool!
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Rrkra Featured By Owner May 25, 2014
=^^=
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CJM99 Featured By Owner May 24, 2014
so pretty! :clap:
you never cease to amaze me with what you invent using beads!
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Rrkra Featured By Owner May 25, 2014
Thanks=D
Trades are a good  way to try new things^^
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HyenaTeeth Featured By Owner May 24, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
That's amazing! I bet it looks real from across a room!!
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Rrkra Featured By Owner May 24, 2014
Haha, yeah =D
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Bronze-Huntress Featured By Owner May 24, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
*Урчит и наглаживает жука*
^_^
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