Brooch bead "Dragonfly"

Bead jewelery does not lose its popularity in our time, when you can buy anything in stores. After all, a brooch, made with your own hands, is more pleasant to wear and it’s not a shame to give.
Brooch "Dragonfly" is very easy to manufacture and in order to make it, you need only basic knowledge of working with beads. Even a child familiar with needlework will cope with it.
Dragonfly Bead Brooch

For the manufacture of this brooch need 7 beads in the form of a crystal with a diameter of 3 millimeters. It is better if they are white or light green. Another 2 are the same beads, only dark green. It will be the belly of a dragonfly. As well as 2 round big beads for her eyes. Wings should be made of translucent beads of golden or silver color.
beads

You also need a thin copper wire.
copper wire

You need to start work with the body. On a wire 25 centimeters long, you need to stitch a bead and bend the wire.
ternary pattern

Then you need to string on two ends at once.
strung bead

Alternate the light beads in the form of crystals with small beads, and at the end also thread dark beads.
two ends at once

To make the eyes of a dragonfly, string round beads on each end of the wire.
string dark beads

You need to fasten a small bead, putting it on one end of the wire, and then passing it into the other end.
make dragonfly eyes

a little bead

The dragonfly's body is ready.
putting the second end into it

The wings are woven in two on one wire by the method of parallel weaving, threading the same beads into the same beads, first one end of the wire, then the other.
Dragonfly torso

dragonfly wing scheme

threading in one

then another

tighten the wire

Do not forget to tighten the wire so that the wing is rigid.
repeat

After 14 rows, the wing is finished.
was tough

Twist the ends of the wire between the beads of the body and begin to also weave the second wing.
the wing is finished

connection scheme

join the wings

Do not forget to fasten the wire, threading its ends in the last few beads.
weave the second wing

fasten the wire

The third and fourth wings are woven in the same way.
cut off wire

one pair of wings

After the dragonfly is ready, take a small pin and screw it with a thin wire to the body under the wings.
tie up the second pair

Dragonfly Bead Brooch

This brooch can be a great gift for any occasion.

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