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Praying Mantis Tutorial by Rrkra Praying Mantis Tutorial by Rrkra

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Thought it would be easier to explain :XD:

I think I'll leave it like this.
So yeah. Angry shiny bugs. Praying mantis is one awesome insect.

The materials I used for the green/orange mantis: 0.1mm braided fishing line, wire (probably steel wire, tried copper but it was too weak), 4mm bicones, Toho seed beads - short bugle beads, size 8, 11 and 15.
But it can be done with just one size of beads, too.

More tutorials: rrkra.deviantart.com/gallery/2…
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MyLadyKN Nov 1, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Congratulations! I've been trying to work out a pattern for a mantis, but got stuck. Thanks very much for posting this! All credit will be happily given!
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:iconrrkra:
I'd love to see it =D
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:icongoodgollygoblin:
GoodGollyGoblin Aug 3, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
You have such wonderful bead work, omg I love these things and this Mantis is so awesome!!! I need one of these =D
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:iconrrkra:
Glad you like=D
It's fun making them.
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:icongoodgollygoblin:
GoodGollyGoblin Aug 7, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm glad you enjoy your bead work, it is simply stunning... All of it! :la:
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:iconaepennington:
Really cool idea love how you used the beads to make this art!
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wandamckibben Jun 9, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Did you make this pattern up yourself? They are fantastic.
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:iconrrkra:
Yup=D
Glad you like them^^
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:iconstarkdarkgraphicart:
all your work is amazing :) inspiring, thank you!
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