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Shiny angry bug by Rrkra Shiny angry bug by Rrkra
A praying mantis, again. This time a bigger one.

...I don't think they like each other. A mantis isn't exactly what you call friendly - most things are either food or a perch from its point of view :fuzzydemon: :XD:

Mostly used silver-lined beads - Toho 30b, 27b, 25b. Shiiiiiiny.
Wings and legs are on wire.
Download for the big size.

The tutorial is here:

=D
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:iconganjamira:
Ganjamira Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2015  Professional Artisan Crafter
Ohhhh my, this is magnificent!!!:faint: So etailed and even posbale! Stunning work!:love:
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:iconrrkra:
Rrkra Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2015
They were pretty fun to make =D
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:iconganjamira:
Ganjamira Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2015  Professional Artisan Crafter
I guess so - never came to try beading myself, my mom did but I always ended up frustrated xD But that just makes your works more impressive to me:la:
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:iconrrkra:
Rrkra Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2015
Heh, it'd be pretty boring if everyone liked the same art/craft =P 
Glad you like^^
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:iconganjamira:
Ganjamira Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2015  Professional Artisan Crafter
=D Indeed! Diversity makes it all:heart:
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:iconmerlya21:
Merlya21 Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
These are so awesome! I made one for a friend, but I guess, it's not as good as yours ;) especcially mine is too heavy to stand alone without help...
But still, I like it, if you want to take a look: merlya21.deviantart.com/art/Go…
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:iconrrkra:
Rrkra Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2015
Ooo, pretty =P
It can be hard to find thin enough yet strong enough wire. But the stand is a good idea too!
Nice to see the tutorial being used :)
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:iconamytheemobat:
Amytheemobat Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Awesome !!!
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:iconrrkra:
Rrkra Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2014
=D
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:iconamytheemobat:
Amytheemobat Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2014  Student Digital Artist
:3
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:iconindespiral:
IndeSpiral Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2013
Once again, I am speechless, mumble mumble :)  Fantastic and Praying mantis' are my very favorite BUG!  one of these days I am going to ask for a custom-made one!  so wonderful.....
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:iconrrkra:
Rrkra Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2013
Mantis is one awesome insect =D I want one to keep as a pet...
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:iconindespiral:
IndeSpiral Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2013
just read your note - oh yes, they make great pets - I had several as a child in California.  We fed them flies and bananas!  :)
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:iconrrkra:
Rrkra Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2013
Wow, really, bananas? Now that's interesting. They sure know what's tasty =P
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:iconindespiral:
IndeSpiral Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2014
yep!  weird sort of - but they had to be really ripe ones, nice and gooey :)  they definitely enjoyed them!
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:iconrrkra:
Rrkra Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2014
Haha, awesome =)
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:iconindespiral:
IndeSpiral Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2014
:)   I love that winged dragon that you did recently!   I go find it.... :)
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:iconaurorarosealis:
AuroraRosealis Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Super fabulous! Very dramatic!
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:iconrrkra:
Rrkra Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2013
Hehe thanks))
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:icondtpforu:
dtpforu Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
These are awesome! Would love to have a tutorial!
Thanks!
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:iconrrkra:
Rrkra Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2013
Already made that - the link is in the description =P
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:iconburningrubber2:
burningrubber2 Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2013
So awesome!!!
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:iconrrkra:
Rrkra Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2013
=P
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:iconfroggiebuu:
Froggiebuu Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
next up, Orchid Mantis!
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:iconrrkra:
Rrkra Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2013
Heh, maybe))
They sure have a characteristic pose.
I want to make this one some day [link] isn't it fancy =D
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:iconfroggiebuu:
Froggiebuu Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Yea that ones really cool too
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:iconellygator:
Ellygator Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow! Awesomeness!
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:iconrrkra:
Rrkra Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2013
Thanks^^
It's sitting on my table now =D
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:iconcjm99:
CJM99 Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2013
wowzers!
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:iconrrkra:
Rrkra Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2013
Hehehe :meow:
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:iconnobuddy-else:
NoBuddy-else Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2013
Marvellous! :iconlovespinplz:
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:iconrrkra:
Rrkra Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2013
:meow:
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:iconalmaoscurecida:
Almaoscurecida Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2013
:wow:

Incredible. Absolutely amazing.
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:iconrrkra:
Rrkra Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2013
=D
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:iconrodentdrem:
rodentdrem Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Fight or mate? lol! It's wonderful! :)
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:iconrrkra:
Rrkra Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2013
Knowing mantids, it might be both XD
Thanks^^
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:iconandromeda:
andromeda Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Incredible!!!
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:iconrrkra:
Rrkra Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2013
=D
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:iconldott:
LDOTT Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
FIGHT, FIGHT, FIGHT, FIGHT!
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:iconrrkra:
Rrkra Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2013
I think that's precisely what they are going to do XD
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:iconalmighty-pedestrian:
almighty-pedestrian Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2013
Good lord this is incredible<3 And AWW you made another one with wings that look like the night sky<3
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:iconrrkra:
Rrkra Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2013
Green looked good with both orange and blue =D
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:iconnehemet:
Nehemet Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Wooooaah
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:iconrrkra:
Rrkra Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2013
=D
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:iconcybelemoon:
cybelemoon Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
That is AMAZING!!!!! You make it look easy in the tutorial. I guess you have to be familiar with beading in that manner. It looked complicated in the directions but the pictures make it look simple. I bet you could make a dragonfly easy peasy. Your works just amazes and baffles me! :love:
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:iconrrkra:
Rrkra Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2013
Thanks^^
Yeah, it's not the best idea for a first project - you have to be familiar with several stitches=/ But it's not too complicated - just takes long=)
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:iconcybelemoon:
cybelemoon Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I still want to do the little dragon, but I feel like I'm stealing a design. LOL
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:iconrrkra:
Rrkra Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2013
You can always add your own twist to the design=D
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:iconcybelemoon:
cybelemoon Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Very true, so question, if I EVER get around to making them, or make something like them, would it be okay to sell them in my Etsy Shop? If not, just say so. (I don't know if or where you sell yours, but I do not want to steal business from you.) I know that you live far away so postage would be more expensive. Anyway, let me know. I still love ALL of your beady little critters!
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:iconrrkra:
Rrkra Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2013
It's perfectly fine to sell them - I even write that in the tutorials^^ So good luck if you decide to))

Yeah, I'm not very protective of my designs :XD:
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