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dragonflies!
Made wire dragonflies to put in with me and my bridesmaids wedding bouquets.

Posted by Alygator from Fort Drum, New York, United States • Published See Alygator's 52 projects »
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  • How to make a wire model. Wire Dragonflies - Step 1
    Step 1

    fold a length of wire in half and add a bead. (I like to use teardrop shaped beads for the head) Twist the wire just above the bead to hold it in place, later you can hot glue it to keep it there if need be.

  • How to make a wire model. Wire Dragonflies - Step 2
    Step 2

    Add the rest of the beads for the body, for the second bead I like to use an oblong one to make it look like the first segment of a dragonfly. And I like to use metallic beads for the body. Tie a knot at the end, and wrap the excess wire around the knot.

  • How to make a wire model. Wire Dragonflies - Step 3
    Step 3

    For the wings I like to use a thicker wire, make a loop and twist it so that it stays.

  • How to make a wire model. Wire Dragonflies - Step 4
    Step 4

    Make 3 more loops so that it looks like this. Twist it around so that it stays and cut it off from the wire, use pliers to tuck in the last little piece of wire.

  • How to make a wire model. Wire Dragonflies - Step 5
    Step 5

    To attach the wings to the body cut a thinner piece of wire and wrap it around many times.

  • How to make a wire model. Wire Dragonflies - Step 6
    Step 6

    To make the wing detailed slide a very long piece of the thinner wire through the wire used to connect the wings and body on the underside, twist it so it won't come undone. Pull it up so it makes a line through the wing and make a loop so it stays.

  • How to make a wire model. Wire Dragonflies - Step 7
    Step 7

    Keep making loops until it looks like this and then do the same for all four wings.

  • How to make a wire model. Wire Dragonflies - Step 8
    Step 8

    Then you're done.

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Lynne S.
Lynne S.
Very cool, need wire.Happy
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sandhya.ashtikar.18
sandhya.ashtikar.18
Nice and easy .

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Sandra Gioconda N.
Sandra Gioconda N. · Colorado Springs, Colorado, US
preciosas, se pueden hacer de colores con pintura de uña
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Suzanne D.
Suzanne D. · Montreal, Quebec, CA · 2 projects
Great project...got me crafting this afternoon Happy TYTongue
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mariaelena.davila
mariaelena.davila
Very nice
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Sadey S.
Sadey S. · 5 projects
hey-- really cool! ill try it sometime!
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Veronika V.
Veronika V.
Классная идея!
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Tasha L.
Tasha L. · Great Malvern, England, GB
I would LOVE a how to for these as they are really beautiful and would look stunning in my room.
Well done you and good idea Happy
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