Dragonfly How to Bead
You will need:
— two purple seed beads 4/0 (for the dragonfly’s eyes)
— blue seed beads 8/0 (for the wings)
— green seed beads 8/0 (for the body)
Thread two purple beads and three green beads onto the wire and position them in the middle of the wire.
Step 2: Bend the wire between the green and the purple beads to separate the green beads and bring them to the second row.
Step 3: Pass the upper end of the wire through the green beads.
Step 4: String four green beads onto one end of the wire.
Step 5: Pass the other end of the wire back up through four green beads.
Step 6: String five green beads onto the end of the wire and secure them as previously.
Step 8: String about 30 blue beads onto the end of the wire and bend the beaded wire to shape the wing.
Step 9: Twist the end of the wire around the base of the wing several times.
Step 11: Make the second wing the same way. String five green beads onto one end of the wire and pass the other end through them as previously.
Step 12: Thread about 20 beads onto one end and bend the beaded wire to shape the wing.
Step 13: Twist the end of the wire around the base of the small wing.
Step 14: Make the second small wing the same way.
Step 15: Make three rows with five, four and three beads to finish the body. Make 15 rows with two beads for the tail.
Step 16: Pass the ends of the wire through the loop several times to secure the pattern.
Step 17: The dragonfly is complete!