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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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Hessanite 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:
Thanks^^
Take a look at the tuturials folder in my gallery =)
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:iconhessanite:
Hessanite Apr 1, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Heh, I actually saw the tutorials after I commented. I'll check them out.
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SilverTop 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:
Yeah, a ton of beads and time, but it's worth it =P
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SilverTop Dec 16, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
;) (Wink) 
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Weenyah 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:
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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skyking96 Jun 4, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Such detail O_O
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