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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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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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:iconrrkra:
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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:iconbellagbear:
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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:iconpopgal120:
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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:iconrrkra:
Rrkra Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2014
It feels scaly =D
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:iconmylorite:
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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:iconrrkra:
Rrkra Featured By Owner May 15, 2014
Glad you like it =D
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:iconstrawberrycucumber:
StrawberryCucumber Featured By Owner May 14, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Beautiful! :heart:
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:iconrrkra:
Rrkra Featured By Owner May 15, 2014
=D
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:iconkuldi:
Kuldi Featured By Owner May 14, 2014
wow! This is amazing!
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:iconrrkra:
Rrkra Featured By Owner May 15, 2014
Thanks =)
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:iconarcticicewolf:
ArcticIceWolf Featured By Owner May 4, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I love those feathers, they look so realistic!
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:iconrrkra:
Rrkra Featured By Owner May 4, 2014
Closest I could do with beads =D
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:iconarcticicewolf:
ArcticIceWolf Featured By Owner May 5, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
you´re awesome!
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:iconcerise357:
Cerise357 Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2014  Professional Artisan Crafter
Great! 
This may be my favorite!
Glow is tough to photo... I made some glow rings (acrylic and glow powder), they look really good to the eye but the camera does not capture how bright they are. 

I think it is a shame all the glow in the dark beads are large size... some one needs to make some 11/0 glow beads... 

Just think what you could do with those ;-)

He is awesome!
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:iconrrkra:
Rrkra Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2014
Thanks^^

Tell me about it... Glow is a nightmare to photograph. It always looks so much better in life, and then I'm like "silly camera, don't you see the glow"? 
It's probably too hard to be viable. We can dream, though =)
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Cerise357 Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2014  Professional Artisan Crafter
exactly my thinking (like when computer says it can't find the printer, they are on the same desk ;-) ), I wonder if it is only digital cameras that can't see the glow... but then SLR pics are not much use for the internet. I looked up some suggestions on glow paint websites... were not much help.
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:iconcerise357:
Cerise357 Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2014  Professional Artisan Crafter
redundant ;-) I was having trouble posting last visit, didn't realize my comment did post then... 
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:iconithlini:
Ithlini Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'm taking her home! T^T
AWESOME! :nuu:
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:iconrrkra:
Rrkra Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2014
XD
Thanks^^
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:iconcerise357:
Cerise357 Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2014  Professional Artisan Crafter
That turned out really great!
Ooooh! if only we could have glow in the dark 11/0, 15/0 beads.... I've only seen glow in the dark beads in large sizes, never smaller than 6/0 (4mm?). And more colors too! Hey... Toho.... 
I love the glow stuff too! I was playing with glow in the dark powder in acrylic powder, made some simple flower rings and found out how hard it is to get a good photo of glow... esp with my ancient 3.2 megapixel camera... it looks great to my eyes in the dark but to the camera it looks less impressive....


Your winged dragon is Magnificent! I think someone needs to write a fantasy book around your beaded characters... 
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:iconrrkra:
Rrkra Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2014
Thanks=D
I have size 11 that glows under black light, but not in the dark =( If Toho had glowing size 15, it'd be so awesome...
My camera is a toaster too (I like it, but it is a toaster) XD Someone in the comments here advised to use a black light lamp to photograph the glow, will need to try when I get one. But the glow will always look much nicer in person.
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:iconcerise357:
Cerise357 Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2014  Professional Artisan Crafter
We should suggest it to them ;-) Toho that is.... imagine..... 
the acrylic powders with glow, glow really will and with  pretty nice colors...
pity it is too hard to make beads


me too, camera is an antique... 32. mega ;-)
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:iconrrkra:
Rrkra Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2014
I wish =D
Would be so fun to use those...

Haha :XD:
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:iconhessanite:
Hessanite Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is amazing! I need to find that thread. I've been wanting to make a beaded dragon with transparent beaded wings, and it'd be even cooler if it glowed in the dark. Just not polyester, synthetic itchy rash-maker.
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:iconrrkra:
Rrkra Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2014
That should look cool =D
I'm not sure if there are non-polyester glowing threads, though... All the ones I've seen are synthetic.
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:iconhessanite:
Hessanite Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Dang. I'm going to search online. I won't be able to use polyester thread, I'm allergic.
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:iconrrkra:
Rrkra Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2014
Ow=(
Other idea that comes to mind is glow-in-the-dark beads. But those are usually a bigger size, and not so easy to find...
Or glowing fabric dye + any other thread...
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:iconhessanite:
Hessanite Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I've found some thread online, but I don't have any way to get it for almost two weeks. So I'll just have to be patient and as annoying as possible once the time comes to get my thread.
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:iconrrkra:
Rrkra Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2014
Hehe =D
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:iconhessanite:
Hessanite Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Yep...
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dragonlover219 Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
want dwagon baaad
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:iconrrkra:
Rrkra Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2014
:XD:
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:iconcherokeegal1975:
CherokeeGal1975 Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Beautiful!
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:iconrrkra:
Rrkra Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2014
Thanks^^
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:iconcherokeegal1975:
CherokeeGal1975 Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
You're welcome! :D
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Nattaronako Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2014
THIS IS NOTHING BUT TOTALLY AWESOME!!!!! HOLY F*** IT'S SO COOL!!! I WISH TO GOD I COULD DO SOMETHING LIKE THAT, BUT THEN AGAIN NOT, BECAUSE THEN I WOULDN'T BE ABLE TO FLIP OVER THE WORLD OVER HOW AWESOME YOU ARE!!! 
the hell? excited Spaz attack 
Nuu Nuu Nuu Nuu Nuu 
:squee: :squee: :squee: 
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:iconrrkra:
Rrkra Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2014
Haha, thanks=D
Glad you like it^^
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:iconindespiral:
IndeSpiral Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2014
WOW!  
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:iconrrkra:
Rrkra Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2014
Feathers are fun. Take forever, but fun =D
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:iconjlynnsmiley:
jlynnsmiley Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2014
do you sell these? how much would you sell this one for?
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:iconrrkra:
Rrkra Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2014
I don't sell the big ones=/
It was months of work, so it's hard to figure out a price.
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:iconlaedyrose:
LaedyRose Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
That dragon is gorgeous.  The detail is amazing.  The colorful patterns are impressive as well.
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:iconrrkra:
Rrkra Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2014
Thanks =D
Yay for colourful things =)
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seffykoepsel Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
that is awesome! and i feel your pain on the thread. had the same issue when someone got me thread on time and didn't tell me what kind. i learned not to trust that person for importants, ever.

but duuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuude it glows?! sweeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeettttt

i like shiny things. ^_^
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:iconrrkra:
Rrkra Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2014
I can imagine XD
Yup, glowy shiny colourful bird-thing =D
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:iconseffykoepsel:
seffykoepsel Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
yay shiny!
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NightPaws Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2014
Oh WOW!!!  :D That dragon is AMAZING. 
I feel your pain on the glow in the dark thread, the polyester or rayon and stuff act up like that for cross stitching too. 

Why did I not see this sooner?  I just about hyperventilated and nearly peed over the awesomeness.  Keep it up.  :)  You rock.
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:iconrrkra:
Rrkra Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2014
Hehe thanks =D
Oh, so it does the same thing for its intended use? Lol :XD:
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DraganBantiarna Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
:jawdrop:
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