Table Leg Dragonfly with Beaded Wire Wings, Recycled Art

table leg dragonfly beaded wings
Update as of Spring 2016, I'm no longer making the dragonflies.
I sincerely appreciate all the past orders, thank you!
Please visit my new online shop featuring my coastal and 
nature themed mosaics. 
I used to make dragonflies long before I first blogged about them
and would use wire for the wing shape and cover with window screen 
and attach beads or glue painted canvas to the wire wing form.

recycled art dragonfly with beaded wings
I don't have an instructional but I made the wings with thick wire,
then filled the insides of the wings with thinner wire and glass beads.

beaded dragonfly wings
There's no real method to the bead placement,
I kind of add them in a random pattern.

copper wire for dragonfly antenna
Copper wire antenna and metal pieces for the eyes...
Please...no more emails telling me dragonflies don't have antenna!
These are whimsical creations and I added big swirly antenna to some of them. 😃

table leg recycled art dragonfly
He has a pretty turquoise blue body...

Lucy Designs dragonfly
I also added a metal piece at the tail for a pop of color,  believe it is a
washing machine hose clamp.

table leg dragonfly beaded wings
This style is quite a bit more time consuming to make but 
he turned out great.

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