Dragonflies recycled art with Metal and Wire wings

wire wing dragonfly art recycled art
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 had this great rusty wire with tiny little stars attached to it and really wanted to use it,
so I wrapped it around metal frame wings on a dragonfly.
I love the way it turned out and it sold right away...yay!

recycled dragonfly sculpture
I used old zipper pulls for the eyes and a put a rusty key on the body too.

rusty wire with rusty stars
Isn't that wire fun?

In the Jeweled Dragonfly post, I described how I make the 
wire frame for the wings

table leg dragonfly with wire wrapped wings
For this one with the lacy wire wings, 
I used the same wire frame design as above but this time 
wrapped it with thin rusty wire

using recycled elements in art
I added a vintage pulley at the tail

woven wire dragonfly wings
Woven wing detail...

wire wing dragonfly lucy designs
Here's another woven wire wing dragonfly...

metal key recycled art
An aged key at the tail...

mixed media dragonfly recycled art
A latch for the eyes and the last little bit of my starry wire for the antenna...

metal wing dragonfly art lucy designs
For this one I cut wing shapes out of a sheet of corrugated metal using
tin snips...

lucy designs dragonfly art
An aged brick tie for the antenna and an odd little metal piece for the eyes.

using brick ties in recycled art
This one has metal brick ties attached to another wire wing frame...

recycled metal art lucy designs
I hammered them down on the wire and they were very secure
and didn't need anything further to hold them on...

dragonfly recycled art
An old hinge on the body adds another pop of the silver color

metal brick ties dragonfly mixed media art
This dragonfly has a wooden body but I included it on this post 
because I covered the body with stripes made from metal brick ties.

metal strips on dragonfly body mixed media art
I hammered them around the shape of the body and secured with screws

recycled dragonfly art
Fun mismatched metal eyes and thumb screw antenna...

Layered block painted wing detail

mesh wing with metal washers dragonfly wings
And last but not least, this baby dragonfly with metal screen on the wings

recycled dragonfly art
Cute little black spindle body...

mesh wire dragonfly wings
And wire frame wings covered with the metal screening and 
embellished with aged washers
Thanks so much for checking them out

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