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Hi, I glow in the dark by Rrkra Hi, I glow in the dark by Rrkra
Rawr.

Making eyes from rivoli, again. 

Those of you watching my scraps folder have probably seen WIPs of this, and me complaining about polyester. Now you can see why. Short story: was walking around a craft store, saw glow-in-the-dark thread. Glow-in-the-dark polyester embroidery thread. For cross-stitch. It's hard to find a thread less suitable for beadwork. It tangled, refused to go through a needle and clung to everything. But... it glowed
And that was the main reason I made this.
Polyester thread is pure evil. 
But it glows.
I like shiny glowy things.

I don't want to know, how long it took me. I just don't. *Looks at the first WIP's date* oh my. No way. 

Also, that green cloth was the only thing big enough to be used as a background. Couldn't use white because feathers.

My camera is a toaster, so that's the best picture of the glow I could take. In person it looks much better than this pixelated mess, but oh well.

Critique on, because why not =D

WIPs:
Wip thing by Rrkra  Wip thing 3 by Rrkra  Wip thing 4 by Rrkra 
Wip thing 5 by Rrkra Wip thing 6 by Rrkra Wip thing 7 by Rrkra

~75 cm (29.5 inches) long, ~57 cm (22.4 inches) wingspan.

Beads used:
Toho size 11: 1, 7b, 24b, 36, 84, 27f, 2024f, 25b, 5b, 12, 30b.
Toho size 15: 27, 27b, 1, 5c.
Toho size 8: 24, 1.
Also some white Tila beads, Twin, Magatamas of varying shapes and sizes, dagger beads, claw beads, cube beads, some size 6 beads, Swarovski crystals and rivoli, transparent copper-lined Delica, transparent czech rocailles, red string, and a lot of steel wire.
The glowing thread is DMC E940 embroidery thread.

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:w00t!: Omg, a DD? Really? Thanks <3 :w00t!:
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Given 2013-12-16
Hi, I glow in the dark by *Rrkra ( Suggested by Rebeccannoying and Featured by cakecrumbs )

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BellaGBear Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
:D  The glowing effect is totally worth the many swearing you probably did for it. :claps: 

Also very much in love with your idea to give dragons feathers
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Rrkra Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2014
Yeah, it was worth the effort=D Glowy feathers<3
Not my idea, really, there are quite a lot of feathered dragons around here - all shapes and sizes =P
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BellaGBear Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
oke never really saw them much myself before.. Hm shouls look around, because I am a major dragon fan.
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Popgal120 Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2014
wow, it looks amazing.. I wish I could just reach out and pat it XD
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Rrkra Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2014
It feels scaly =D
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Mylorite Featured By Owner May 15, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I don't have the words to express how stunning this looks - just wish I could see it in real life. Your beading skills astound me :)
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Rrkra Featured By Owner May 15, 2014
Glad you like it =D
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StrawberryCucumber Featured By Owner May 14, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Beautiful! :heart:
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Rrkra Featured By Owner May 15, 2014
=D
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Kuldi Featured By Owner May 14, 2014
wow! This is amazing!
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