Today I saw the dragon-fly
My goal in teaching this dragonfly piece is to help others understand the cause and effect of the different ‘physical’ aspects regarding this ancient (2400-2600 B.C.) off-loom technique called Peyote or Gourd stitch. Specifically, to help others learn to make their own structural or sculptural shapes without any armature or stiffening waxes.
This piece incorporates tubular peyote with increase and decrease, regular and sculptural flat stitch peyote. The wings are unsupported. The dragonfly is created with 15/0 seed beads. The finished size is six inches by five inches.
Bead&Button, Bead Dreams Finalist
This dragonfly is the same dragonfly as the smaller version, except it is made with size 8/0 beads and uses 18mm vintage Swarovski crystals for eyes. Finished size is 11 inches wide by 9 inches long.
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