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OLYMPUS IMAGING CORP.
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Hi, I have shiny wings by Rrkra Hi, I have shiny wings by Rrkra
I'm back with more dragons :fuzzydemon:

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This thing is what I've been doing for like a month. Most time-consuming dragon ever.
I wanted to make something with big wings for quite some time... And then I found this awesome bead colour called "Gold-Lustered Rust". It's brownish red with iridescent green shine. So unbelievably pretty when it catches light :love: I just had to make wings from it...

There are wires inside wings, tail and feather-thingys.
Pattern on the wings was 'make-it up-as-I-go' so it's not really symmetrical. Did my best to make them look alike though.
Feather-thingys were a random idea. I was reading about comet moths and decided to give something like that to the dragon.
Mouth was meant to be a cross between teeth and beak. It can open a bit. Eyes are big because he needs to see everything around while in flight.
Small legs - because it's not like he can run much with those wings anyway :lol:

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Peyote, ndebele, brick stitch.


Size: ~45cm (~17.7 inch) long, ~35cm (13.8 inch) wingspan.

Materials: Braided fishing line (whole 135m spool), wire. Hematite-coloured beads for eyes (they are magnetic), swarovski crystals (opal, metallic blue).

TOHO rocailles:
Size 11: 49 (black), 49f (frosted black), 21 (silver-lined), 25 (silver-lined red), iridescent blue, white.
Size 15: 49 (black), 49f (frosted black), 21 (silver-lined).

TOHO Treasures: 330(Gold-Lustered Rust), 21 (Silver-Lined), 49 (black), 88 (Metallic Cosmos).

Also some black size 15 charlottes and black triangles.
Glass balls and some other randomly-found beads and things used as filling.
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:iconbellagbear:
BellaGBear Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I love how you really thought about the anatomy of your dragon. Very skillfull
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:iconrrkra:
Rrkra Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2014
It's more like after-thoughts XD
But it makes some sense to me, so why not =P
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:iconbellagbear:
BellaGBear Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
haha. If you can sell it like that XD. 
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SeriantSlyjarr Featured By Owner May 6, 2014  Student Photographer
Wonderful! Thank you! Thank you! 
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:iconrrkra:
Rrkra Featured By Owner May 6, 2014
=D
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:iconsorceress-nadira:
Sorceress-Nadira Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
This is an absolute marvel, I love You and Your work :D
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:iconrrkra:
Rrkra Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2014
Thanks, glad you do =D
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:iconhessanite:
Hessanite Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
That is AMAZING. I just started beadworking, and was looking for a trick to make dragon wings, but you...Your work...Can you give me some pointers? Please?
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:iconrrkra:
Rrkra Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2014
Thanks^^
Take a look at the tuturials folder in my gallery =)
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:iconhessanite:
Hessanite Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Heh, I actually saw the tutorials after I commented. I'll check them out.
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:iconrrkra:
Rrkra Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2014
=D
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:iconsilvertop:
SilverTop Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
To do something like this must take a lot of patience and a ton of seed beads.  I love it! Love 
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:iconrrkra:
Rrkra Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2013
Yeah, a ton of beads and time, but it's worth it =P
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:iconsilvertop:
SilverTop Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
;) (Wink) 
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:iconweenyah:
Weenyah Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is absolutely gorgeous, I can only imagine the amount of work... the amount of details is just incredible! I'm in love with the wings and tailfeathers. *u* You are super talented, and thank you for the huge amount of how-to-do pdfs in your gallery! It's been ages I've crafted anything with beads, I guess I really should try something new.
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:iconrrkra:
Rrkra Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2013
It's quite a bit of work, but t's fun=D
Feel free to ask for tips if you decide to try =D
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:iconskyking96:
skyking96 Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Such detail O_O
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:iconrrkra:
Rrkra Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2013
Heh, details are fun^^
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:iconcmwyvern:
CMWyvern Featured By Owner May 10, 2013  Student Artisan Crafter
Your patience is astonishing! I love dragons and beads too, but I have never beaded something of any size.
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:iconrrkra:
Rrkra Featured By Owner May 13, 2013
Thanks^^
It's never late to try, though=D
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:icondustywallpaper:
Dustywallpaper Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
That is so cool! :D the wings ae amazing!!!! :D
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:iconrrkra:
Rrkra Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2013
Thanks^^
Making wings is fun^^
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:icondustywallpaper:
Dustywallpaper Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Haha that's good, cause they look stunning :)
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:iconfaelastar:
faelastar Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2013
absolutely amazing!
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:iconrrkra:
Rrkra Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2013
=P
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:icongray-gryphon:
Gray-Gryphon Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
sweet jesus these must take you AGES!
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:iconrrkra:
Rrkra Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2013
Yeah, they do :XD:
But it's fun))
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:iconwaiting-for-wings:
waiting-for-wings Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
that is AMAZING!! Not just the dragon (which is awesome) or the epic detail (which is also awesome) but that fact you stuck to it for so long! You can totally see the dedication in that. well done :D :D
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:iconrrkra:
Rrkra Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2012
Thanks, glad you like it =P
Hehe, yeah, it takes dedication to make=D
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:iconxyra-chan:
Xyra-chan Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2012
Respect!
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:iconrrkra:
Rrkra Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2012
=D
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:iconpinkjack19:
pinkjack19 Featured By Owner May 31, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
my bf saw this over my sholder and said he loved it, how did you go about making this? i would like to make it for him
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:iconrrkra:
Rrkra Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2012
Well, not exactly one like this, but pretty close: [link]
=)
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:iconpinkjack19:
pinkjack19 Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
thanks so much :)
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:iconrrkra:
Rrkra Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2012
^^
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:iconate-art:
Ate-Art Featured By Owner May 22, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
So great!
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:iconrrkra:
Rrkra Featured By Owner May 22, 2012
=D
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:iconelreniagreenleaf:
ElreniaGreenleaf Featured By Owner May 8, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
O______O

The tail is by far my favourite part - absolutely stunning work!
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:iconrrkra:
Rrkra Featured By Owner May 8, 2012
I like making long tails =D =D
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:iconelreniagreenleaf:
ElreniaGreenleaf Featured By Owner May 8, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I can do wired fabric sculptures but beads? God, you must have bucketloads of patience!
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:iconrrkra:
Rrkra Featured By Owner May 8, 2012
I tried making something from farbric a few times... Didn't go too well XD
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:iconelreniagreenleaf:
ElreniaGreenleaf Featured By Owner May 8, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Probably just practice I suppose! XD
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:iconrrkra:
Rrkra Featured By Owner May 8, 2012
True :XD:
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:iconmerlya21:
Merlya21 Featured By Owner May 5, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
WOW!! This is awesome! I loooove your work! Do you sell these?
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:iconrrkra:
Rrkra Featured By Owner May 5, 2012
I would, but the amount of time/materials used on these big ones makes the price scary :XD:

I take commissions for smaller ones though: [link]
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:iconcosmic-caterpillar:
Cosmic-Caterpillar Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
I love the little spire on the middle of the tail!
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:iconrrkra:
Rrkra Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2012
Hehe, you noticed it =D
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:iconcosmic-caterpillar:
Cosmic-Caterpillar Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
I like the other stuff too! But that caught my eye as I was typing the comment :)
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:iconrrkra:
Rrkra Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2012
Hehe =D
It's one of my favourite dragons too))
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:iconnekomarik:
NekoMarik Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
:rose::orange::butterfly: This has been featured here: [link] :rose::orange::butterfly:
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